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Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

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Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

Hi. We're travelling from the Midlands to stay at Hafan Y Mor (Pwllheli) next week. I've been advised to get off the train at PenyChain. Is it far to walk to the holiday site please? Also, is it easy to get out and about to see local area, i.e. Porthmadog etc on public transport? Thanks x

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1. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

Hafan y Mor was originally the site of a Butlins holiday camp and holiday trains ran regularly to Penychain station. Penychain is an unstaffed halt now and has no facilities, but it is within easy walking distance to the camp entrance. Trains call by request so you will need to inform the guard if you wish to alight there. Oddly, the Haven web site does not mention Penychain, in stead directing you to Pwllheli.The bus service by Arriva links Pwllheli to Porthmadog and passes the camp entrance and also passes through Criccieth. Porthmadog has two narrow guage railways if you like that sort of thing. You can of course use the train to visit Criccieth, Porthmadog, Harlech and Barmouth.Buses also run to Abersoch and Caernarvon from Pwllheli.

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2. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

That's brilliant. Thanks so much x

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3. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

what is the best way to travel to hafan y nor from the wirral on public transport with 2 young children

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best way to get to havan y mor from the wirral please

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5. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

The easiest route I can think of would be to get a train to Chester and then a train from Chester to Bangor. From Bangor you'd need a bus to Caernarfon and then a second bus to either Porthmadog or Pwllheli. Finally the number 3 bus which runs between Porthmadog and Pwllheli stops at Hafan-y-Mor.

You can plan the bus times using the Traveline Cymru website - https://www.traveline.cymru/

Also there's a daily bus ticket that's valid on any buses in Gwynedd and Anglesey called a Red Rover which costs £6.80 for adults and £3.40 for kids so it's likely to be cheaper to buy one of those than paying separately for the buses between Bangor and Hafan-y-Mor.

You could travel from the Wirral to Penychain by train but that would require changes at Chester and Shrewsbury and, depending on where you're starting from on the Wirral, would take around five and half hours.

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As above, use this website and they also have a free app https://www.traveline.cymru/

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7. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

National bus goes direct to criccieth from just near the market in Birkenhead. Stops at rhyl , Conwy, Bangor also

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8. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

Criccieth doesn't show as an stop on the National Express website so is this service still operating? I remember there used to be a service to Pwllheli once upon a time but Pwllheli isn't showing as a stop either.

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9. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

Yes it still runs. Used it just a couple of weeks ago. Goes right past the camp, had to ask driver to let me off at criccieth

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10. Re: Using Public Transport to Hafan Y Mor and beyond

hi just enquiry if there is public transport direct from hollyhead port to haven y mor am traveling with six other people comming from ireland so not to sure of roads over there as to bring own car or go as foot passenger ,how long would travel be on bus thank you in advance

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