There are 4 ways to get from Porthmadog to Caernarfon by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH) T2 / ...

$4 - $8

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Steam train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the Steam train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Porthmadog to Caernarfon 19.7 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Porthmadog to Caernarfon 19.7 miles

$4 - $7

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) and arriving at Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Porthmadog and arriving at Caernarfon. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Porthmadog and Caernarfon is 16 miles. The road distance is 19.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Porthmadog to Caernarfon without a car is to bus which takes 44 min and costs .

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The bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH) takes 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Porthmadog to Caernarfon bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, depart from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) station.

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Porthmadog to Caernarfon train services, operated by Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, depart from Porthmadog station.

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The best way to get from Porthmadog to Caernarfon is to bus which takes 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Steam train, which costs and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Porthmadog to Caernarfon bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH) station.

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Porthmadog to Caernarfon train services, operated by Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, arrive at Caernarfon station.

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Map of how to get from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.
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  • Distance: 16 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

What companies run services between Porthmadog, Wales and Caernarfon, Wales?

Lloyds Coaches operates a bus from Porthmadog to Caernarfon hourly. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 44 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways operates a train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon twice daily, and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Phone
01766 516024
Email
enquiries@ffwhr.com
Website
festrail.co.uk
Train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
John's Coaches
Phone
+44 1766 831781
Bus from Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Other operators
Taxi from Porthmadog to Caernarfon
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Porthmadog to Caernarfon is 20 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.

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There are 827+ hotels available in Caernarfon. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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