Whether you’re researching North Wales for your next getaway, or you’re ready to book your tickets, we’ve got all the need-to-know information right here. North Wales is the perfect destination for nature lovers, history buffs, and families, from scaling Mount Snowdon, to relaxing on one of the country’s stunning beaches, there’s plenty to do.
Our guide to North Wales trains can help you plan your journey from start to finish, so keep reading for all the inspiration you’ll need, plus tips for booking cheap train tickets to North Wales.
There are two train companies operating trains in and around North Wales:
We’ve highlighted some of the most popular trains routes in North Wales below, if you want to find out a bit more about each one, tap the link to find extra journey details, FAQs and book your tickets.
There are a number of train stations in North Wales that can take you to some amazing locations, including the mountains of Snowdonia to historic castles and breath-taking beaches.
Train companies like Transport for Wales and Avanti West Coast release tickets up to 12 weeks in advance, usually at their cheapest price.
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Did you know you can save up to 1/3 on eligible train tickets across the UK with a Railcard? Plus, they cost just £30 for one whole year.
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‘Splitting’ your journey into sections and buying tickets for each part can sometimes be cheaper than buying a single ticket on longer journeys. Luckily, our app feature, SplitSave, does the hard part for you.
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There are some amazing places you can visit by train in North Wales, and many of the popular destinations are well connected by rail, making travelling between them easy. To find some inspiration on where to go, check out these highlights below.
This island is home to Roman ruins, beautiful beaches and plenty of scenic walking trails for nature lovers. It’s also home to the village with the longest name in the UK, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
North Wales is well known for its connection with steam and heritage railways. What’s more, you can reach many of the heritage railways in North Wales via mainline trains. Tap on any of the links below to find out more about these fantastic steam trains and heritage railways in North Wales.
Want to learn more about the Welsh and UK rail network? Tap one of our train travel guides – we’ll provide you with all the information you need about days out, which trains go where and ticket types.
Depending on where you’re travelling from, you can either take a Transport for Wales or Avanti West Coast train to several destinations in North Wales.
Ticket prices to North Wales can vary depending on when you want to travel, how far in advance you book and whether you can use a Railcard or special deal.
Transport for Wales are the main train operator for all domestic Welsh trains. You can also travel into North Wales from England with Avanti West Coast.