Traveling to Llandudno and the St George’s Hotel
By air to Manchester or Liverpool
Llandudno is within easy reach of Manchester International and Liverpool John Lennon airports. Manchester has direct flights to/from most major US and European cities, and Liverpool has direct flights to/from many European cities. Major London airports are well connected to the North Wales coast via the London Euston train station (about 3h30 hours train ride).
By car: The journey is about 70 miles and takes ~1hr 20mins.
By taxi: The journey costs about £80 and can be reserved in advance. It is the same price for several passengers.
By rail: From Manchester International Airport, there are a number of train options, either direct or with a change depending on the time. There are several changes if you are travelling from Liverpool John Lennon Airport but it is generally a very smooth journey. Train schedules and prices can be found here http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search. Journey time varies between 2 and 3 hours.
By air to London
There are excellent rail links between London Euston and the North Wales Coast Railway Line. As before, you will need to change at Llandudno Junction for trains/taxis to Llandudno. Journey Time: ~3.5 hours
IMPORTANT NOTICE: DISEMBARKING AT LLANDUDNO JUNCTION
Many trains stop at Llandudno Junction rather than Llandudno itself. If you are able to disembark at Llandudno then the St. George’s Hotel is a short walk from the station. If you disembark at Llandudno Junction (~3 miles south of town), you can either change trains again for Llandudno (~10min journey), or take a taxi to the St. George’s Hotel, Llandudno (~£10-£12). Two main taxi companies operate in the Llandudno Junction area:
- Roger’s Taxis (just outside Llandudno Junction Station): +44 (0)1492 572224
- Castle Cabs: +44 (0)1492 593398
General information regarding UK rail travel.
If you are planning to travel by train, we strongly advise that you book as far ahead in advance as possible to get the best prices (National Rail allow bookings up to 13 weeks in advance). In the UK, advance tickets are the cheapest but only allow you to travel on a specific train at a specific time of day (this includes any connections). Off-peak or open return train tickets are usually a little more expensive but much more flexible, should you be delayed for any reason. An open return is valid for travel up to one month from the date of the outbound journey. In most cases rail tickets from major London airports to London Euston include travel on the London Underground. Buying tickets on the day of travel can be expensive.
All rail tickets booked online can be collected from any automated ticket machine. There are self-service ticket machines at most major stations. IMPORTANT: you will need the credit/debit card that you booked with AND the reference number.