Travel by train and the adventure begins as soon as you step aboard…
Breeze from London to Llandudno in just three hours, with proper coffee, wifi and the great British countryside. Watch the landscape slip past and start to unwind…
Trains run direct from London Euston (Virgin), Manchester and Birmingham (Arriva Trains Wales) to Llandudno Junction and Bangor.
From Llandudno Junction join the scenic Conwy Valley Line into Snowdonia, or a bus to Betws-y-Coed.
From Bangor there are regular buses on to Llanberis, Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
Arriva Trains Wales run direct from Birmingham and Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and up the Cambrian Coast – one of the great railway journeys of Britain.
Most of the Great Little Trains in mid-Wales can be reached by rail and there are connecting bus services from Machynlleth and Barmouth to explore further. You can also join the T3 TrawsCymru bus into mid Wales at Ruabon station, which links with trains from Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Chester.
GWR trains run direct from London Paddington and Bristol to Cardiff in just two hours.
From Cardiff there are regular trains and buses north into the Brecon Beacons.
You can also save a third on most journeys with a Railcard if you are under 25, a couple, a family, or over 60 – see www.railcard.co.uk
For all UK train times, fares and information head to www.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance tickets are sold as singles – so you can easily do a circular trip, taking a different route to and from Wales.
Booking train tickets can sometimes be confusing. Don’t worry, just get in touch with the clever people at Ffestiniog Travel and they’ll do the hard work for you. Phone 01766 772040 or visit www.myrailtrip.co.uk
If you have mobility difficulties or other special needs, help is on hand to assist you with your journey www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/AssistedTravel 0333 0050 501