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There are 5 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$48 - $71

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$17 - $24

3 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$41 - $97

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle 98.1 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Caernarfon Castle 98.1 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle is to bus which costs £12 - £19 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle station. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Caernarfon, Bus Station via Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and Bangor, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Caernarfon Castle is 85 miles. The road distance is 98.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £19 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bangor, Gwynedd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle.

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  • Distance: 84.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Caernarfon Castle, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle once a week. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle via Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Bangor, Gwynedd, Bangor, Bus Station, and Caernarfon, Bus Station in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
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 Manchester Airport to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
National Express
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Caernarfon Castle
Estimated price
$200 - $290

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