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There are 4 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia by train, bus or car

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia.
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  • Distance: 78.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Snowdonia, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 hour 12 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia via Irlams o' th' Height, Bolton Rd/Heights Roundabout, Pendleton, Salford Shopping Ctr/Hankinson Way (Pharmacy), Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station), Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre), and Gwastadnant, Cae Perthi in around 8 hours 49 minutes.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Llandudno Junction
Avg. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Llandudno Junction
Avg. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

How far is it from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia?

The distance between Greater Manchester and Snowdonia is 126 km. The road distance is 172 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia?

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia is to drive which costs £20 and takes 1 hour 54 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia?

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia is to drive which takes 1 hour 54 minutes and costs £20.

Is there a direct bus between Greater Manchester and Snowdonia?

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia. However, there are services departing from Irlams o' th' Height, Bolton Rd/Heights Roundabout and arriving at Gwastadnant, Cae Perthi via Pendleton, Salford Shopping Ctr/Hankinson Way (Pharmacy), Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) and Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 hours 49 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia?

It takes approximately 4 hours 46 minutes to get from Greater Manchester to Snowdonia, including transfers.