There are 4 ways to get from London to Dolgellau by train, 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  •  5 h 44 min

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

$117 - $179

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Newtown, Powys
  3. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) X85

$39 - $48

2 alternative options

Train via London Marylebone  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth

$115 - $171

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from London to Dolgellau 217.1 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between London, England and Dolgellau, Wales?

You can take a train from London to Dolgellau via Birmingham New Street, Machynlleth, and Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) in around 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Dolgellau via Birmingham, Newtown, Powys, Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office), and Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) in around 9 h 10 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Newtown, Powys
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Dolgellau is 291 km. The road distance is 347 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Dolgellau is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 9 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Dolgellau is to drive which takes 3 h 53 min and costs £35 - £50.

No, there is no direct bus from London to Dolgellau. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Dolgellau, Ffordd Arran Road (Dolgellau Depot) via Birmingham, Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) and Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from London to Dolgellau, including transfers.