How to get to Bangor

Bangor University offers an Airport Pick-up Service on key arrival dates throughout the academic year. If the dates are not convenient for you then here is some travel information about how to get to Bangor by public transport.

From Manchester

By Train

One of the most convenient airports to fly to is Manchester as it is only 90 miles from Bangor and is connected by a rail link.

The rail journey from Manchester Airport to Bangor takes between 2 and 3 hours and may require you to change train at Crewe, Chester or Llandudno Junction. The single fare is approximately £45 (less if you book in advance). For more details, including timetables, see: www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com

By Coach

National Express provide a coach service between Manchester Airport and Bangor. A single fare will cost approximately £20. The journey time will be between 3½ and 4 hours on direct services. For more details, including a timetable, see: www.nationalexpress.com

By Taxi

If you would prefer to travel to Bangor via taxi from Manchester or Liverpool airports, please email internationalsupport@bangor.ac.uk for details of local taxi companies. The charge for this service (which you will be expected to pay in cash to the driver) is approximately £100 per trip (plus approximately £20 per person if more than one passenger).

From London

By Train

London has two main airports – Gatwick and Heathrow. The London railway terminal for trains to Bangor is Euston Station.

  • From Gatwick take the ‘Gatwick Express’ service direct to London Victoria Station – cost approximately £18, journey time approximately 30 minutes. Then go by Underground on the Victoria Line to Euston Station (4 stops).
  • From Heathrow take the ‘Heathrow Express’ service direct to London Paddington Station – cost approximately £21, journey time approximately 20 minutes. Then go by Underground on the Circle or Hammersmith and City line to Euston Square (4 stops).
    Alternatively, go by Underground on the Piccadilly Line changing at Leicester Square (20 stops) to the Northern Line for Euston Station (journey approximately 45 minutes).

The rail journey from Euston Station to Bangor takes approximately 3½ hours and may require a change of trains at Crewe and/or Chester. The cost is approximately £88. For further details see: www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com

By Coach

The London coach terminal for buses to Bangor is Victoria Coach Station next to Victoria Train Station. A direct service travelling to Bangor departs at 10:30 am each day. The journey takes about 8½ hours and costs approximately £13. Other daily National Express services from London to Bangor are available but you will need to connect at Liverpool Coach Station (journey time approximately 9 hours, cost approximately £30). See www.nationalexpress.com for more details, including a timetable and how to book.

Other Options from London

A private taxi would probably cost approximately £300 if booked in advance. It would cost considerably more if booked at the airport.

You could also consider a connecting flight from London to Manchester or Liverpool.

From Liverpool

By Train

Trains to Bangor mainly run from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Regular buses operate between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and this train station.

The journey time between Liverpool and Bangor is approximately 2½ hours and you will need to change at Chester. A single fare will cost approximately £27. For further details see: www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com

By Coach

National Express provides a coach service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Bangor. A single fare will cost approximately £18. The journey time will be between 4 and 6 hours on services connecting at Liverpool Coach Station. For more details, including a timetable, see: www.nationalexpress.com

By Taxi

If you would prefer to travel to Bangor via taxi from Manchester or Liverpool airports, please email internationalsupport@bangor.ac.uk for details of local taxi companies. The charge for this service (which you will be expected to pay in cash to the driver) is approximately £100 per trip (plus approximately £20 per person if more than one passenger).

If you need any more travel information, please contact internationalsupport@bangor.ac.uk