How to get there

Situated on Wales’ western seaboard, Dolgellau is the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park and the Coed-y-Brenin forests.

Getting to the United Kingdom:

The closest airports within the UK to Dolgellau are:

  • Liverpool (130km)
  • Manchester (160km)
  • Birmingham (150km)
  • Bristol (171km)
  • Cardiff (206km).

Getting to Dolgellau by Train:

Liverpool – Dolgellau

Liverpool – Chester (Train) 

Chester – Bangor (Train) 

Manchester – Dolgellau

Manchester – Crewe (Train) 

Crewe – Bangor (Train) 

Birmingham – Dolgellau

Birmingham – Shrewsbury (Train) 

Shrewsbury – Machynlleth (Train) 

Bristol – Dolgellau

Bristol – Birmingham (Train) 

Birmingham – Shrewsbury (Train) 

Shrewsbury – Machynlleth (Train) 

Cardiff – Dolgellau

Cardiff – Ruabon (Train) 

Getting to Dolgellau by Car:

Situated on the United Kingdom’s Western coast, Wales can be accessed directly from neighbouring England.  


Drive time – 140km (2hrs) 



Drive time – 157km (2hrs 25mins) 


Drive time – 167km – (2hrs 40mins) 



Drive time – 206km (3hrs 10mins)