How to get to the Open Day

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Travel directions

We’re far easier to get to than you might think – there are good road links to Bangor along the north Wales coast from the M56 and M6.

There are direct trains from London, Manchester, Crewe and Cardiff. There are also frequent ferries from Dublin, Ireland to nearby Holyhead.

Estimated journey times are:

  • Liverpool to Bangor by train or car - 1.5 hours
  • Manchester to Bangor by train or car - 2 hours
  • Birmingham to Bangor by train or car - 3 hours
  • London to Bangor by train - 3 hours
  • Cardiff to Bangor by train or car - 4 hours

By road

Postcode LL57 2DG will bring you to the Main University Building, where our Open Day begins. There are several University car parks around the Main University Building and also in lower Bangor.

If you follow the Bangor University Open Day signs around Bangor and you'll arrive at one of our car parks. Open Day guides will then show you where you need to go. 

By train or bus

By ferry

From Ireland, you can cross on the ferry to Holyhead which is half an hour away from Bangor. See these external websites for timetables:

By air

Both Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are around two hours from Bangor, by train or car.

Video: Bangor and the area

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