There are 5 ways to get from Holyhead to Bala by train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Betws-y-Coed
  3. Take a taxi from Betws-y-Coed to Bala

$107 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2

$29 - $31

3 alternative options

Bus via Bangor (Gwynedd)  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2

$35 - $52

Train, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Wrexham General
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$52 - $71

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Bala 66.6 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Bala is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Bala is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Bala is 51 miles. The road distance is 66.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Holyhead to Bala, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Bala. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Bala, Y Badell Aur (Y Badell Aur Cafe) via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) and Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Bala, Wales?

Lloyds Coaches operates a bus from Holyhead to Bala every 2 hours. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Betws-y-Coed
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
Train from Holyhead to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Betws-y-Coed to Bala
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Bangor Taxi
Phone
+4428 91 456 456
Website
bangorcabs.com
Seans Taxi
Phone
+441248 353 353
Website
seanstaxiservice.co.uk

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