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There are 6 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station H to Porthmadog, Australia T2

Cheapest option

Train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog

£110 - £253

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Cardiff  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 T1c
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Porthmadog, Park C T2

Bus  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberystwyth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Porthmadog, Park C T2

Drive  •  4h 11m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog 232.8 miles

£35 - £55

Fly, train, bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  4. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station H to Porthmadog, Australia

London Paddington Station to Porthmadog by subway, train and bus

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Porthmadog is around 15h 55m and covers a distance of around 272 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 24m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Avanti West Coast and Lloyd's Coaches, the London Paddington Station to Porthmadog service departs from Paddington and arrives in Porthmadog, Australia. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 55m
Fastest journey time:
14h 24m
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:54
Last service departs at:
17:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Porthmadog subway, train and bus schedules

London Paddington Station → Porthmadog
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Porthmadog is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Porthmadog. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Porthmadog, Park C via London Victoria Coach Station and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Porthmadog via London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Porthmadog is 195 miles. The road distance is 232.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 28m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Porthmadog bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Paddington Station to Porthmadog train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog is to train which takes 8h 2m and costs £110 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11h 48m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog.
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  • Distance: 194.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 28m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Porthmadog, Wales?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog via Euston Square station, London Euston, Birmingham New Street, and Machynlleth in around 8h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog via Paddington Rail Station, Victoria Station, London Victoria Coach Station, and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 in around 11h 48m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£230 - £310
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £80
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £80
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£42 - £48
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£42 - £48
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Bus operators
Lloyd's Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station H to Porthmadog, Australia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Porthmadog, Park C
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
New Adventure Travel
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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London Paddington Station to Porthmadog bus services, operated by Lloyd's Coaches, arrive at Porthmadog, Park C station.

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London Paddington Station to Porthmadog train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Porthmadog station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Porthmadog is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4h 11m to drive from London Paddington Station to Porthmadog.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 345+ hotels available in Porthmadog. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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