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Boat

The ferry from Holyhead to Dublin costs £36 per adult, or between £104 and £164 with a car; the trip takes around 3½ hours and there are four to six sailings per day.

Bus

  • TrawsCymru (www.trawscymru.info) runs the T2 bus between Aberystwyth and Bangor (3½ hours, three to seven per day), passing through Caernarfon, while National Express (www.nationalexpress.com) runs a daily direct service from Liverpool to Llandudno (£14.20, 2½ hours).
  • Bus services to and from Anglesey all pass through Bangor, and across the Menai Bridge. Routes of interest to travellers include the 4/4A/X4/44, from Holyhead to Bangor (1½ hours, up to two per hour) and the 53-58 from Beaumaris to Bangor (35 minutes, up to 13 per day).

Car & Motorcycle

Cars can be hired in Holyhead, Bangor and Llandudno Junction. Driving into the area is straightforward, as the road system isn't complicated.

Train

Holyhead's role as the ferry port to Dublin ensures good rail access to this part of Wales, as does the historic popularity of its seaside resorts. Direct routes include London to Holyhead (£36, 3¾ hours, one daily) and Llandudno Junction to Manchester (£14.50, two hours, hourly).