Our Location

Bangor is located in a breathtaking landscape with panoramic views. The location is probably one of the most beautiful university settings in the whole of the UK – situated between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Straits.

Excellent transport links and only few hours from major cities

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. The ferry service from nearby Holyhead to Ireland is also fast and frequent.

Estimated journey times are:

Liverpool to Bangor by car: approx. 1.5 hours
Manchester to Bangor by car: approx. 2 hours
Birmingham to Bangor by car: approx. 3 hours
London to Bangor by train: approx. 3 hours

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Map of Bangor

Wrexham campus

If you are visiting the School of Healthcare Sciences’ Wrexham campus (Diagnostic Radiography & some Nursing and Midwifery courses), click here for location details.

Travel Directions to Bangor

By road

Our interactive location map (provided by Google map ) provides you with directions to Bangor.

Using a SatNav, LL57 2UW will get you to Bangor, near to the Deiniol Building (building 47 on our downloadable map of Bangor)

By Bus

  • Visit Traveline Cymru for information on travelling by public transport around Bangor.

By rail

By sea

If you're coming to Bangor from Ireland can cross on the ferry to Holyhead, please see these external websites for timetables:

If you are arriving at Holyhead, there is a rail link to Bangor (journey time about 30 minutes). Check National Rail website for details.

By air

Manchester and Liverpool are around two hours away from Bangor by train. Check National Rail website for details.

Anglesey Airport

  • Anglesey Airport has hour-long flights between Cardiff International and Anglesey.

Map of Bangor