Travelling to the University

Located between the Menai Strait and Snowdonia National Park, the city of Bangor lies in one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of Wales. Bangor is in the county of Gwynedd, where according to the 2011 census, 65.4% of its residents are Welsh speakers. When coming to the conference, you will be joining a vibrant and inclusive bilingual community that is proud of its history and heritage. For further information about the history of Bangor University, founded in 1884 thanks to contributions from local farmers and quarrymen, visit A Brief History of Bangor University.

By Road

The University has good road connections from the A55 North Wales Expressway. Use postcode LL57 2TQ for route planning.

By Rail

Bangor railway station has frequent direct connections to London Euston and Manchester Airport. It is also well-connected by train to the city of Liverpool, with a likely change in Chester. Train services are provided by Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales.

By Bus & Coach

Bangor is served by National Express coaches with local bus services provided by Arriva Buses Wales and other local bus companies. TravelineCymru provide details of all bus services.

By Air

Bangor’s closest major airports are Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon; both have good road and rail links. The local Anglesey Airport provides daily flights to Cardiff.
If you a fly to a London airport, there are direct train services from London Euston to Bangor daily.

By Sea

The port of Holyhead (about 30 minutes from Bangor by car or train) has ferry services to Ireland provided by Irish Ferries and Stena Line.