Maps of Wales : the Railways.
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This map portrays the rail track in Wales. Please use it to plan your vacation.

The map should be used in conjunction with the maps listed on
For clarity not all the stations, or indeed all the towns are shown.

The narrow gauge "great little trains of Wales ", are not included here but can be found at

Further information:

National Train Enquiries

Rail - 08457 484950

Bus and Coach Timetables:

Traveline - 0871 200 22 33



A rough guide (travel times are for rail journeys and based on direct connections):

London, Euston to Colwyn Bay in North Wales. 3 hours.
London, Euston to Holyhead in North Wales. 4 hours.
Manchester airport, via Manchester Central to Holyhead. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours.
Manchester airport, via Manchester Central to Colwyn Bay. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.
Chester to Colwyn Bay. 45 minutes
London Paddington, via Reading and Swindon to Cardiff. 2 hours.

There are three rail "gateways" to Wales (as with the roads) : the North, Midwales, and South Wales.

For the international traveller Manchester and Liverpool Airports serve the North. Journey times from Manchester to Colwyn Bay (situated in the centre of the northern coast) are approximately 1.5 to 2 hours via Manchester Central.
Fast Virgin West Coast trains link Holyhead, North Wales, to London Euston, serving Bangor and Colwyn Bay.

Mid Wales, including Aberystwyth on the West coast is serviced with trains from Birmingham via Shrewsbury. This service connects with Virgin trains from London Euston at Birmingham.

South Wales is served by Great Western Intercity trains run between London Paddington and Cardiff. This service also runs to Newport, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea. The service continues through to Swansea with connections to the West coast.



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