How to Reach Llandudno


The town is just off the North Wales Coast railway line which was opened as the Chester and Holyhead Railway in 1848, became part of theLondon and North Western Railway in 1859, and part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Llandudno was specifically built as a mid-Victorian era holiday destination and is served by a branch railway line opened in 1858 from Llandudno Junction with stations at Deganwy and Llandudno. 

  • By Air: The nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester but only Manchester is directly linked by train (from airport by train to Manchester Piccadily, then change train). From Liverpool airport; take a bus to Liverpool Lime Street station, then take a train.
  • By Train: Llandudno Railway Station.
  • Through trains from London Euston, 6 times a day, change at Llandudno Junction.
  • Through trains from Manchester, every hour on weekdays (2½ hours).
  • Through trains from Liverpool (approx. 2-2½ hours), change at Chester or change at Chester and Llandudno Junction (it depends on the timetable how many changes there'll be).
  • Trains from Crewe, every hour on weekdays, change at Chester and/or Llandudno Junction.
  • Trains from Cardiff, every two hours on weekdays, change at Llandudno Junction.
  • Trains from Holyhead, every hour on weekdays, change at Llandudno Junction.
  • By Bus: Local buses operate from Rhyl (every 12 minutes), Bangor (four per hour), Caernarfon, Llanberis and Llangollen but there are no daily long distance coach services to Llandudno. National Express has a daily service from London calling at Llandudno Junction (three miles away). There is a weekly National Express service to Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Sundays. It’s regularm.
  • By Car: From England: From the M6, take the M56 in the direction of Chester, North Wales. Take the M53 in the direction of A55, North Wales at the end of the M56. This becomes the A55, stay on this for 30 miles or so until you see signs for the A470 turn off. From here follow signs for Llandudno.


Llandudno is very small in area and one can easily walk from place to place. A wealth of public transport options are available when travelling around the city.

  • By Tram: The alternative form of transport up to the Great Orme is the tram which celebrated its centenary in 2002. This tram is the only cable hauled street tram in Britain and uses its original Victorian carriages. It’s operational March-October, about the only time you’ll get to apply it to your Llandudno itinerary planner.
  • By Tour Bus: There are numerous tourist bus companies that take you around the city.
  • By Cable Car: The Llandudno Cable Car is an attraction in the seaside resort of Llandudno in Conwy County Borough, Wales. The cable car runs along the Great Orme spanning a distance of one mile, forty feet exactly.
  • By Boat: A boat trip can be taken around the Orme. It not very long - about 30 minutes for £2.50.