Wales Transportation

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Wales Transportation

  • By Bus

    Cardiff Transportation

    The public transportation of Cardiff consists of local buses, which are operated on an exact fare system. Cardiff is subdivided in 4 tariff zones. The single fare is calculated on how many zones you cross on your trip. There are several tickets available from single, return, transfare to different day tickets. A good deal seems to be the "City...

  • By Train

    Cardiff Transportation

    In December 2012, I travelled via Birmingham New Street Station from Leeds to Cardiff Central with Cross Country Trains. It cost me 66 gbp for an advance return (37 gbp outbound and 29 gbp inbound - booked in September 2012). It took me approximately 4.5 hours in total including connections at Birmingham New Street Railway Station from Leeds. On...

  • By Car

    Cardiff Transportation

    I’m pretty sure it’s easy to rent a car at Cardiff airport, but as we stayed central and the airport is pretty outside we were looking for a car rental company close to the centre. That was a bit more difficult. The Avis station (which by the way is very small and easily can be overlooked behind the petrol station) is not far from the central...

  • City Sightseeing Guided Bus Tour

    Cardiff Transportation

    In Cardiff you will find the hop on - hop off bus. Ideal for sightseeing Cardiff. For 2009 there were 10 stops: Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) National museum of Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) Holland House Hotel (Fitzalan Place) Tyndall Street Cardiff Bay (Bae Caerdydd) Mermaid Quay Techniquest Craft in the bay St Mary's Street Millennium Stadium...

  • Walking

    Cardiff Transportation

    As Cardiff is not a big capital city, everything is in walking distance in the city centre. The main sights like the Millenium Stadium or Cardiff Castle are just 5 to 10 minutes on foot from the Central Train Station. Even Cardiff Bay or the picturesque town of Llandaff are only about 2 to 3 miles outside of the city centre and well worth a nice...

  • By Plane

    Cardiff Transportation

    In May 2012 I arrived in Cardiff by air from Amsterdam. I had previously flown from Edinburgh to Cardiff some years earlier, but this was the first time to arrive from abroad. On arrival we had to go through immigration, but this was unlike any immigration process I had ever experienced. There was a short queue and I could see people having...

  • Driving in Wales

    We rented a car for our trip, after driving a manual in Ireland, I decided to pay the extra for an automatic so there was one less thing to concentrate on, it's hard enough to remember to drive on the left side and approach roundabouts from the left without thinking about shifting as well.I navigated with a combination of instructions I had from...

  • Vehicle

    Driving between North and South Wales takes approximately 4 hours, although the journey takes in some spectacular scenery, especially for journeys on the more Western route through Due to the topography, main roads can be busy and difficult to overtake slow moving traffic. Most roads have frequent laybys and it is considered polite to pull into lay...


    This review in the next few pages, is about one the many great senic small railways that grace the welsh mountians.The railway runs from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, through some of wales most splended countryside.The ride in the train takes some 2hours, 1hour each way ,and light refreshments are offered on board.

  • Lack of lay-bys to enjoy the view

    In such a beautiful country such as Wales, one could expect that even driving from one place to another would be sensational. As our time in Wales was limited, we had to skip some parts of the country without exploring them, so we only drove through. I was hoping to get at least the glimpse of the beauty of all those unexplored areas while driving...

  • A bit of nostalgia

    Jump on a steam driven train from this beautiful village to Llangollen,the surrounding countryside is absolutely breathtaking.Very photogenic,and relaxing.

  • well connected by rail and road

    Travelling to Wales is not difficult. It takes about 2 and a half to 3 hours by rail or road. Getting out of London by road can be frustrating, but once on the M4 it is well-marked and straightforward. The traffic can be heavy before Heathrow and at Reading, but after that thins out. The Severn Road Bridge is a toll bridge with a fee of £5. 40 , I...

  • Ferry from Ireland

    To be honest we used this method to LEAVE Wales but it obviously is a great way to get from Ireland to Wales. We departed from Fishguard and arrived in Rosslare. The trip took just over 3 hours and I presume the return journey is of similar length. Very comfortable ship with heaps to amuse yourself with to pass the time. Wouldn't recommend the 'sun...

  • Cars are great but sometimes a tight fit

    We had a car that we hired in London and dropped off in Fishguard. Great to have freedom to see what we wanted and when but similar complaints as in London. The price of parking was quite expensive and the problem was often the parks were not near town centres and you paid by the hour and you didn't really know how long you would stay for. Also the...

  • World's largest car Ferry to Wales

    The world's largest car ferry is called the Ulysess which is named after a poem by Oscar Wilde. The ferry journey is from Dublni port to Holyhead which is in the north of Wales. the Boat has restaraunts, shops, pubs and a cinema.

  • Train from Paddington Station

    One can take a train from London (Paddington Station) to Wales. The journey will take about 2 hours.A point to note when travelling by train: For safety purpose, the latch is on the outside of the door. As the train stops only briefly, you may want to be ready near the door as you're approaching the stations. Open the window on the door, reach out...

  • toll

    If going to Wales from England across the Severn Bridge by road , be sure to have change for the tollgate handy.The fee varies according to the type of vehicle.

  • Traffic cam locations in North Wales

    Abergele InterchangeSituated on the east side of Abergele, pointed towards Bodelwydden. Britannia Bridge MainlandLooking across the Britannia Bridge towards Anglesey from the mainland.Dalar Hir Interchange, AngleseyLocated on junction 4 of the A55, between Caergeiliog and Bryngwran. Dwygyfylchi JunctionLocated near the west portal of the...

  • Traffic Web Cams

    There are now a host of live webcams on road junctions, roundabouts and bridge entrances, so good fun to watch the sun coming up on the empty roads. Good to get a feel how the weather is...MMM no mystery there it seems like it's rainning half the time.

  • ferry to dublin from holyhead

    we took the overnight ferry to dublin after missing the earlier one. we were in no hurry to get to the boat; we had been waiting for hours, we didn't mind waiting a few minutes more so we just sat at the lobby while everybody else made the line and got in. by the time we got inside there was nowhere to sit, much less sleep. we didn't expect the...

  • To Ireland by Boat

    Wales has several ferry ports for services to the Republic of Ireland in particular.An daily overnight ferry runs from Swansea Docks to Ringaskiddy, near Cork ~ useful because you can sleep on the ferry and wake up fresh for an early start on your travels the next morning.Swansea-Cork FerriesFrom Fishguard, in the very far southwest, you can take...

  • The legendary A470

    The only transport link that unites North and South Wales is the A470 road from the Welsh capital, Cardiff, to the north coast seaside resort of Llandudno.Its route symbolises the slow, meandering beauty of Wales. It also illustrates how far Wales has to go before it is united physically and economically.The A470 takes you through towns, villages,...

  • Mini 1275 GT

    My wife's sister and her husband, who were living in Cambourne, Cornwall, not only agreed to look after our two young girls, they also were kind enough to loan us their Austin Mini 1275 GT.This little car offered a 'pocket rocket' experience with it's 1275 cc and 59 bhp engine giving it a top speed of about 90 mph! Combined with a 4-speed manual...

  • Ferries

    There are two main ferry ports in Wales, Holyhead in the north & Fishguard in the South. Swansea also has routes to CorkStenaline, Swansea Cork Ferries and Irish Ferries are the 3 companies which ply the waters between Ireland & Wales. The website below gives you information on all 3.Irish Ferries actually have the worlds largest car ferry, taking...

  • "Country Road Take Me...

    The public transport is not that great outside of the larger towns in wales, so getting around by car is the best option for touring. The roads are generally good, & out of season quiet. Take Snow chains if you are hunting out the winter in winter in Snowdonia.

  • Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway

    The railway was established by an Act of Parliament in 1832, and is now the oldest independent railway in the world. Its origin was to transport roofing slate from the quarries in the area - the wagons full would travel downhill by gravity with the empty carriages hauled back up again by horse power. The Double Fairlie engines with a chimney at...

  • Rent a car at Cardiff airport

    We had lots of troubles to rent a car, as most of the rental cars companies close on weekends at the airport, strange isn’t it?Finally we could book online a economy car (Fiat punto, nice and brand new) and returned at Sunday 5,00 am with Hertz.

  • Flying to Cardiff, South Glamorgan?

    It is an airport that is growing fast, I guess the main reason, is that BMI has made this airport the second one of its fleet.As Stace lived in Barry, I never had any problem as it is 10 minutes from there, but if you have to go to Cardiff, no problems.There is a bus called Airbus X91 and another one service number 95, goes to Cardiff. Prices...

  • Rail Pass

    Always try to buy a rail pass in your own country before you leave home, you can travel on unlimited rail lines for the number of days you have it. I had 15 day pass, and could use it for 15 days in 2 months..this allowed me to stop a few days in each place. You just had to write the day on it and show it to the conductor. No hassles!

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