Getting To Wales From Within The UK
In the UK, fast and frequent rail services run between London Paddington and Cardiff, taking only two hours. There is a half-hourly departure to Cardiff Central, with an hourly continuation to Swansea and onward connections to West Wales. Direct trains to North Wales depart from London Euston. There’s also a rail service between London Marylebone, Shrewsbury and Wrexham. Hourly services also run from Manchester to the North Wales coast.
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National Express provides a nationwide network of express coach services linking major towns and cities in Wales as well as the UK’s principal destinations. Funfares are available exclusively online for as little as £1 (one way), subject to availability.
Megabus provides low cost intercity travel in the UK, with buses running from a number of major UK cities to Cwmbran, Newport and Cardiff. Prices from £1 plus 50p booking fee (one way).
Wales is serviced by a number of airlines who have direct routes into Wales and into cities close by like Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
You can also reach Wales by ferry from Ireland. See this section for more information about operators and routes.