Travelling 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!
Trains Wales - Train operator for all local trains in Wales.
Arriva also operate trains in the Welsh Borders.
Great 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 First 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
North Western - Train operator for North Wales line and the
NW of England. Useful for trains between Manchester airport and
- 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...
- Stenaline Ferries - For
ferries between the UK and mainland Europe, plus ferries between
Wales (Fishguard or Holyhead) and Ireland (Rosslare or Dun
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 Welsh
Wales Trails: a journey around Wales by bike
Rough Guide to Wales