TRAVELLING TO BANGOR
Free coach shuttle services are now available to book from Manchester Airport (subject to demand);
Please be aware that coaches from Manchester airport registration will be closed on 10th of August!
Coach 1: 28/08/2023 at 17:00 BST*
Coach 2: 29/08/2023 at 12:00 BST*
Coach 3: 29/08/2023 at 14:00/14:30 BST*
*These are approximate times for pick up (BST=British Summer Time).
Please email us at email@example.com to book your free place.
Planning to travel on your own? Please see the below information.
*Railway Industrial Action August/September - Industrial action has been announced by The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers on consecutive Saturdays 26th August and 2nd September.If you think you'll be affected by these strikes, please ensure alternative travel arrangements are in place in advance of these dates*
From Manchester Airport
Manchester International Airport is the most convenient UK entry point for Bangor.
You can get a ticket to Bangor from the Airport Train Station, however, there is no direct train. You will have to change trains so please ask a member of staff in the ticket office for the best itinerary for the day. You shouldn’t have to change trains more than twice and the total journey time is approximately 2.5-3 h.
From the airport, you can also hire a car from one of several companies such as Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Avis. Please check the specific rental services at your terminal for more information. The total journey time is approximately 1.5 h.
From Liverpool Airport
Take the shuttle bus from the airport to Liverpool city centre, departing approximately every 15-30 min. Go to Liverpool Lime Street train station. From here, find the Merseyrail underground station and catch a train for Chester, change at Chester and take the North Wales Coast line train for Bangor or Holyhead.
From the airport, you can also hire a car from one of several companies such as Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Avis. Please check the specific rental services at your terminal for more information.
You can either travel by Train or by car from London Airports.
By train from London:
From these London Airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted, aim to reach Euston Train Station, as detailed in the headings below. From London Luton Airport, it will be better if you aim for Milton Keynes Train Station, as explained below.
From Euston Train Station to Bangor, you can either catch:
- A direct train for Holyhead - North Wales, which makes a stop at Bangor so you will not need to change trains at all during this journey. The journey will take around 3.5 h from Euston Train station.
- Can travel to Crewe train station first, and then change to another train destined for Holyhead-North Wales, which will make a stop at Bangor. The journey to Bangor will take around 1.5 h from Crewe Train station.
1. From Heathrow International Airport to Euston Train station:
From the airport, you can take either the underground train network/tube (as it's usually called) or take a coach.
On the tube, take the Piccadilly line from Heathrow tube station. Change at Leicester Square tube station and take the Northern Line to Euston Station.
By Coach, take the A2 Airbus coach service from Heathrow airport to Euston train station. If you have a lot of luggage, you are advised to take the A2 Airbus as it will take you directly to Euston Station.
2. From Gatwick International Airport to Euston Train Station (and then to Bangor):
Take a train direct to London Victoria Station, then take the Victoria Line on the Underground train network or tube (as it's usually called), direct to London Euston.
3. From Stansted Airport to Euston Train Station:
Take the train from Stansted Airport station to Tottenham Hale station. On the tube, take the Victoria line from Tottenham Hale to Euston Station.
4. From Luton Airport to Milton Keynes Train Station:
At Luton Airport, catch a bus to Milton Keynes Central train station. At Milton Keynes Central, you may be fortunate in catching one of the two daily direct trains from London to Holyhead-North Wales which makes a stop at Bangor.
Otherwise, catch a train for Crewe. At Crewe, you will need to change trains and take an onward train to Holyhead-North Wales which makes a stop at Bangor which is about 1.5 h journey time from Crewe.
5. From the Eurostar train to Euston Train Station:
The Eurostar terminates at London Waterloo Station. On the Underground train network or tube (as it's usually called), take the Northern Line from Waterloo tube station direct to Euston Station.
Car Hire from London
From each of these airports, you have the option to hire a car from one of several companies such as Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Avis. Please check the specific rental services at you’re your airport and your specific terminal for more information.
Booking details and Timetable
Individual Transportation from Manchester and Liverpool airports could be organised too.
Once You’re Here
Whether arriving by bus, train or car, you will need to make your way to your accommodation and conference facilities.
Ffriddoedd Site & Neuadd Reichel
The conference venue and accommodation at the Alaw and Enlli halls are located at the university’s Ffriddoedd Road site:
Train Station: Follow Holyhead Road up to the mini roundabout near Morrisons supermarket and turn sharply left up Ffriddoedd Road proceeding until the 3rd turnoff to the right signposted for Neuadd Reichel. Buses can be taken from outside the train station – most routes to Caernarfon and Llanberis will pass the Ffriddoedd site (but check with the driver) – or alternatively, call a taxi from one of the companies we have listed below.
By Car: From the North Wales Expressway A55, turn off at Junction 9 and follow the signs for Bangor on the A478, ultimately joining Holyhead Road at the Antelope Roundabout. Follow Holyhead Road into Bangor, turning up at the mini roundabout near Morrisons supermarket. Once on Ffriddoedd Road, follow until the 3rd turnoff to the right, entering the Ffriddoedd site at the Reichel end.
Some Local Taxi Companies (More Can Be Found on Google)