There are 5 ways to get from Shrewsbury to Bala by train, bus, taxi 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.

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Train, bus via Wrexham General  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Wrexham General
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$26 - $32

Cheapest option

Line 70 bus, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J) to Oswestry, Bear Hotel 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oswestry, Bear Hotel to Wrexham, Cobden Road 2A
  3. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$19

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  2. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Bala, Y Badell Aur (Y Badell Aur Cafe) T3

$38 - $50

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shrewsbury to Bala 44.7 miles

$210 - $250

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Shrewsbury to Bala 44.7 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Shrewsbury station to Bala. However, there are services departing from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J) and arriving at Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) via Oswestry, Bear Hotel and Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Shrewsbury and Bala is 38 miles. The road distance is 44.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Shrewsbury to Bala without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Shrewsbury to Bala, including transfers.

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Shrewsbury to Bala bus services, operated by Arriva Midlands, arrive at Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J).

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Shrewsbury to Bala bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shrewsbury to Bala is 45 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Shrewsbury to Bala.

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There are 461+ hotels available in Bala. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shrewsbury to Bala.
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  • Distance: 38.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Shrewsbury, England and Bala, Wales?

You can take a bus from Shrewsbury to Bala via Oswestry, Bear Hotel, Wrexham, Cobden Road, and Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing in around 4 h 28 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Shrewsbury to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
First Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Bala, Y Badell Aur (Y Badell Aur Cafe)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J) to Oswestry, Bear Hotel
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Oswestry, Bear Hotel to Wrexham, Cobden Road
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Shrewsbury to Bala
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250

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