Travel to Wales & the Welsh Borders
Some information about travelling to Wales and the Welsh Borders of
Train Travel | Bus Travel
| Boat Travel | Travel Sites
| Travel Tips
Travel by train...
Avoid the plane, travel by train!
- Transport For
Wales - Train operator for all local trains in Wales and the
Western - Train operator on the line between London and
South Wales. They have now introduced a special reservable bicycle
fare of only £1 (£2 return). It enables you to guarantee a place
for your bike on the new on-train racks, situated in the guard's
van adjacent to coach 'A'. There are 6 spaces on each Great
Western service. Reservations must be made at least 2 hours before
departure - space is subject to availability, so you are advised
to book as far in advance as possible.
- Seat 61 -
The place to get lots of good info about trains, buses, ferries
etc. Avoid the plane, travel by train - and The Man in Seat
Sixty-One will help you on your way! Seat61.com is not a
company or a travel agency, but a personal site originally started
as a hobby.
Rail - The gateway to Britain's rail network. Info about all
the train operators.
- UK Railways on
the Net - Useful general site, with train news and links to
all UK train operators.
- Off-line Rail Info - If you don't want to buy train
tickets on-line, phone (UK only) national train enquiries on 0845
7 48 49 50.
- Operate trains through the tunnel linking the UK with mainland
Travel by bus...
Travel by boat...
Ferries - For ferries between the UK and mainland Europe,
plus ferries between Wales (Fishguard or Holyhead) and Ireland
(Rosslare or Dun Laoghaire).
Seaways - For ferries between Dover and Dunkirk/Calais, and
between Newcastle and Amsterdam.
Useful travel sites...
Bikes that move around when you travel by train or ferry can get
damaged. Recycle your old inner tubes into useful elastic bands
which will keep your bike immobile by holding the brake levers on.
Cut across the inner tube every 1cm with a pair of scissors, to
produce really strong elastic bands. Slip one of these on each end
of your handlebars. When you need to leave your bike with the brakes
on, you simply stretch the bands over the brake levers too (void
leaving the brake levers held on for longer than necessary).
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Avoid the plane, travel by train! Train, bus
& boat travel info, plus useful links and travel tips
Lost Lanes Wales: 36 glorious bike rides in Wales and the
Wales Trails: a journey around Wales by bike.
Rough Guide to Wales.