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Manchester to Llandudno by train

How to take direct trains from Manchester to the North Wales Coast



From Manchester to North Wales by train

Travel Information

Final Destination Llandudno

These trains commence their journeys in the station at Manchester Airport and they call at Manchester Oxford Road station to Chester.

At Manchester Piccadilly, these trains use the part of the station which is furthest away from its main entrance, so if the starting point of your journey will be in central Manchester and you have seat reservations, boarding at Oxford Road can be a good option.

These trains also call at Rhyl and Colwyn Bay and Llandudno Junction; connect in Llandudno Junction for Bangor (see note below) and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Monday to Friday = 9 x trains per day
Saturday = 12 x trains
There are no direct trains on Sundays, connections in most hours are available at Chester.


Book early and save: Yes

TFW Rail does offer discounted Advance tickets on this route, you can save more than 50% by booking ahead.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
TFW Rail *

TFW Rail Guide

TFW Rail, the train train service provided by Transport For Wales, only offers discounted Advance tickets, which automatically include a seat reservation, on its longer distance routes such as journeys between North and South Wales and journeys connecting both Birmingham and Manchester with Wales

National Rail *

National Rail Guide

In Great Britain each Train Operating Company provides its own booking service for journeys by its trains, but many of their websites also sell tickets for nationwide journeys, regardless of which company operates the trains on the routes you wish to travel by.

The National Rail website is plugged into all of the train operator's booking services, so when more than one of these companies offers tickets for a route, it in effect offers a price comparison service.
It isn't a ticket agent, so you will be connected to the website of your choice in order to make a booking.

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Journey Features

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Good to Know

At these times on Monday to Friday at 08:52; 09:53 and 17:52, there are direct trains from Manchester to Holyhead via Bangor; which have connections at Llandudno Junction station into trains on to Llandudno.

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