There are 4 ways to get from Shrewsbury to Shell Island by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  2. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) T2

$39 - $51

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Bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) X75 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Wynnstay Arms Hotel (Red Lion Hotel PH) T12
  3. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) T2

$38

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  2. Take the train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog

$42 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Shrewsbury to Porthmadog 74.6 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Shrewsbury to Shell Island is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shrewsbury to Shell Island is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shrewsbury to Shell Island. However, there are services departing from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) and arriving at Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) via Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) and Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Shrewsbury to Shell Island. However, there are services departing from Shrewsbury and arriving at Porthmadog via Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Shrewsbury and Shell Island is 59 miles. The road distance is 74.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Shrewsbury to Shell Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £29 - £40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Shrewsbury to Shell Island, including transfers.

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Shrewsbury to Shell Island bus services, operated by Celtic Travel, depart from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) station.

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Shrewsbury to Shell Island train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Shrewsbury station.

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The best way to get from Shrewsbury to Shell Island is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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Shrewsbury to Shell Island bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) station.

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Shrewsbury to Shell Island train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Porthmadog station.

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Map of how to get from Shrewsbury to Shell Island.
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  • Distance: 59 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Shrewsbury, England and Shell Island, Wales?

You can take a train from Shrewsbury to Porthmadog via Machynlleth in around 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shrewsbury to Porthmadog via Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office), Machynlleth, Wynnstay Arms Hotel (Red Lion Hotel PH), and Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH) in around 6 h 8 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
Train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Shrewsbury, Mardol Jct (Mardol Junction) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Wynnstay Arms Hotel (Red Lion Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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