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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Portmeirion by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Chester

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station H to Portmeirion, Tollgate

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
  3. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station H to Portmeirion, Tollgate

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bangor, Gwynedd
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station B to Portmeirion, Tollgate

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Portmeirion

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train, bus

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Machynlleth
  3. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot to Portmeirion, Tollgate

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train, bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX)
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Machynlleth
  4. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot to Portmeirion, Tollgate

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train, bus

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL)
  2. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station H to Portmeirion, Tollgate

Glasgow to Portmeirion by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Portmeirion is around 8h 12m and covers a distance of around 329 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 31m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 52m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, Northern Rail and others, the Glasgow to Portmeirion service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Portmeirion, Tollgate. Typically 54 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 40m
Layover time:
2h 31m
Total time:
8h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 52m
Journey distance:
329 miles
Services per week:
54
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Portmeirion train and bus schedules

Glasgow → Portmeirion
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portmeirion is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Portmeirion is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Portmeirion is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Portmeirion is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Portmeirion is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Portmeirion. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Portmeirion, Tollgate via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Bangor, Bus Station B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 32m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Portmeirion is 205 miles. The road distance is 309.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Portmeirion without a car is to train and bus via Chester which takes 7h 39m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 39m to get from Glasgow to Portmeirion, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Portmeirion bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Portmeirion is to train which takes 8h 25m and costs £110 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Glasgow to Portmeirion bus services, operated by Lloyd's Coaches, arrive at Portmeirion, Tollgate station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Portmeirion.
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  • Distance: 205.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 39m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Portmeirion, Wales?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Portmeirion via Warrington Bank Quay, Chester, Llandudno Junction, Blaenau Ffestiniog, and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Queen`s Hotel in around 8h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Portmeirion via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station B in around 12h 32m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Birmingham, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £130
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £80
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £60
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £16
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham International to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £80
Website
tfw.wales
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Lloyd's Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station H to Portmeirion, Tollgate
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station B to Portmeirion, Tollgate
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot to Portmeirion, Tollgate
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Portmeirion is 309 miles. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Glasgow to Portmeirion.

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