There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle by bus, train, car or towncar

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

Bus, train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. 5
  2. 5C / ...

$39 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$17 - $26

4 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  3 h 18 min

$49 - $73

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 47 min

$41 - $97

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. 98.1 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 40 min

  1. 98.1 miles

$210 - $300

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 $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle via LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, Bangor, Gwynedd, Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), and Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) in around 5 h 58 min.

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)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Manchester Airport to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Efco
Phone
01407 721111
Email
Mail@EifionsCoaches.co.uk
Website
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Clynnog & Trefor Motor C
Phone
+44(0)1286 660208
Email
info@clynnogandtrefor.com
Website
clynnogandtrefor.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
clynnogandtrefor.com
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Caernarfon Castle
Estimated price
$210 - $300

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Caernarfon Castle is 135 km. The road distance is 157 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle is to bus which costs £12 - £20 and takes 5 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £15 - £23.

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) via LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Caernarfon Castle, including transfers.