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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 14 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

$28 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus via Oswestry, Bus Station  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) to Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 4) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oswestry, Bus Station to Wrexham, Cobden Road 2A / ...
  3. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$20 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) to Plas Coch, Wrexham General Station 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$26

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shrewsbury to Bala 44.7 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Shrewsbury to Bala 44.7 miles

$9 - $14

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

You can take a bus from Shrewsbury to Bala via Plas Coch, Wrexham General Station and Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing in around 3 h 34 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 - $21
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $21
First Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
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 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
easyBus
Bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) to Plas Coch, Wrexham General Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Bus from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) to Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 4)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
easybus.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) to Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 4)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Oswestry, Bus Station 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
$220 - $270

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Shrewsbury to Bala?

The distance between Shrewsbury and Bala is 61 km. The road distance is 72 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Shrewsbury to Bala?

The cheapest way to get from Shrewsbury to Bala is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Shrewsbury to Bala?

The quickest way to get from Shrewsbury to Bala is to taxi which takes 58 min and costs £160 - £190.

Is there a direct bus between Shrewsbury and Bala?

No, there is no direct bus from Shrewsbury to Bala. However, there are services departing from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) and arriving at Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) via Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

How long does it take to get from Shrewsbury to Bala?

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Shrewsbury to Bala, including transfers.