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There are 8 ways to get from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$187 - $319

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Bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$65 - $90

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Train, Steam train  •  11h 43m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog
  4. Take the Steam train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon

Drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle 272.3 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$182 - $331

Fly Southampton to Manchester, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$121 - $316

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$169 - $416

Train to Bristol, fly to Chester, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  3. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$211 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle is to drive which costs £45 - £65 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle is to drive which costs £45 - £65 and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Caernarfon via Birmingham New Street, Machynlleth and Porthmadog. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 43m.

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The distance between Southampton and Caernarfon Castle is 198 miles. The road distance is 272.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle without a car is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs £140 - £250.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle, including transfers.

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Southampton to Caernarfon Castle train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs £140 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £70 and takes 11h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle.
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  • Distance: 198 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Caernarfon Castle, Wales?

You can take a train from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London Euston, Chester, and Bangor (Gwynedd) in around 6h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bangor, Gwynedd in around 11h 4m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Phone
01766 516024
Email
enquiries@ffwhr.com
Website
festrail.co.uk
Train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Caernarfon Castle is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4h 52m to drive from Southampton to Caernarfon Castle.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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There are 810+ hotels available in Caernarfon Castle. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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