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Manchester to Porthmadog

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3 suggested routes to go from Manchester to Porthmadog by train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Porthmadog ?

Trip Manchester Porthmadog

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance87 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Porthmadog as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Manchester and how to find the best Manchester to Porthmadog transport deals? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Porthmadog from Manchester Simply enter your travel date to Porthmadog and Vivanoda does the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of National Express, MegaBus, Northern Rail, Blablacar, Arriva Trains Wales, East Midlands Trains or First TransPennine Express to reach Porthmadog.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Porthmadog bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Manchester to Porthmadog

Going by bus from Manchester to Porthmadog may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Porthmadog.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Porthmadog to offer cheaper fares.
  • The new buses used by National Express are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Manchester Porthmadog is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • The coaches operating the Manchester Porthmadog line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • The modern buses that operate the line Manchester Porthmadog have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.

Coach companies on the Manchester Porthmadog trip

The journey by coach Manchester Porthmadog is served by only one bus company: National Express.

National Express Manchester Porthmadog

Bus stops in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Porthmadog' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Porthmadog

As soon as the coach stops at Porthmadog, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Porthmadog

Train Manchester to Porthmadog

Is Manchester connected to Porthmadog with a direct train?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Porthmadog without making any changes.

Manchester Porthmadog train companies

The railways First TransPennine Express, East Midlands Trains, Arriva Trains Wales and Northern Rail are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Porthmadog.
First TransPennine Express Manchester PorthmadogEast Midlands Trains Manchester PorthmadogArriva Trains Wales Manchester PorthmadogNorthern Rail Manchester Porthmadog

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Carpool from Manchester to Porthmadog

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Porthmadog with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-Porthmadog rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Porthmadog.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Porthmadog ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

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