Getting toPortmeirioncar-free

1 At a glance

  • Train to Minffordd (scenic) or Bangor (fast)
  • from Minffordd it’s a 20-30 minute walk*
  • from Bangor it’s a 1 hour bus/taxi ride

2 Step-by-step

Fast trains run direct from London and Manchester to Bangor.

Or take the scenic Cambrian Line from Birmingham to Minffordd.

Train times and tickets National Rail

From Bangor station (stop H) the T2 TrawsCymru bus runs every two hours to Minffordd, taking 75 minutes. Or you can take a taxi straight to Portmeirion (see below).

  • Live bus times:
    Bangor Station (stop H)

From Minffordd it's a pleasant one mile walk to Portmeirion.* Take the path alongside driveway and follow the waymarks - see map

An alternative adventurous route from the North Wales Coast is to take the Cowny Valley Line to Blaenau Ffestiniog and ride the spectacular Ffestiniog Railway to Minffordd.

About Portmeirion

Colourful Italianate village resort and gardens perched on a coastal headland in Snowdonia. Locations of cult 60s TV series the Prisoner and now Festival No6.

  • County: Gwynedd
  • Address: Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER
  • Refreshments: Choice of restaurants and cafes on site
  • Car-free offer: 10% off entry when you show train/bus ticket, or bike, at the gate (quoting 'GJ18')

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Portmeirion

Colourful Italianate village resort and gardens perched on a coastal headland in Snowdonia. Locations of cult 60s TV series the Prisoner and now Festival No6.

  • County: Gwynedd
  • Nearest town: Porthmadog
  • Refreshments: Choice of restaurants and cafes on site
  • Car-free offer: 10% off entry when you show train/bus ticket, or bike, at the gate (quoting 'GJ18')
Bike routes

Portmeirion is just off NCN Route 8. Plan your route on Cyclestreets

Taxi numbers

Dukes 01766 514799, B&M 01766 770851, Huw’s 01286 676767

Handy Tips

* If you are staying at Portmeirion a courtesy car will meet you at Minffordd station, call 01766 770000.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount