Getting to Anglesey is easy – it’s the not wanting to leave that’s the hard part. From the moment you cross the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge you automatically become embraced in a different way of life. Island life.
Whether you come across the bridge by car, arrive by train direct from London, by air at Anglesey Airport or calmly breeze in on one of the many cruise ships that dock here, Anglesey offers plenty of great reasons to visit – reasons that are sure to bring you back time and time again.
It is certainly easy to lose yourself in Anglesey’s natural wild beauty, after all we have plenty of it, but if you can drag yourself away even briefly from breath-taking landscapes where blue skies meet blue seas, you’ll see that the island has lots more to offer too. And come rain or shine, you can plan your next outdoor adventure, escape into some local history or simply be inspired by experiencing something new.
The major road network across the North Wales coast offers dual carriageway access right up to and across the island, or if you are travelling from the south you may prefer the A5 that takes you through the breath-taking mountains of North Wales. The choice is yours.
Typical drive times to the Isle of Anglesey:
- From Chester: 1hr 20min
- From Birmingham: 3hr
- From London: 5hr
- From Manchester Airport: 2hr
Bangor and Holyhead are the two main train stations to access Anglesey, and are both on the main rail route to Ireland with connections and services from most parts of the UK.
Shortest train journey times to Bangor from:
- Chester - 59min
- Birmingham - 2hr 32min
- Manchester - 2hr 10 min
- London - 3hr 23min
- Bangor to Holyhead - 29min
Holyhead is the gateway to Anglesey by sea, and offers fast ferry services to Dun Laoghaire / Dublin in just 1 hour 49 minutes or you can take more leisurely crossings in superbly equipped modern boats, from both Stena line and Irish ferries.
Other transport options
Anglesey Airport is located at RAF Valley, providing a gateway for both business and leisure travellers to North West Wales.
Linking Cardiff with Anglesey, Anglesey Airport offers an alternative to the long journeys by road and rail between the region and the capital, as well as providing a link to Cardiff Airport and its possibilities for onward travel across the globe.
A number of coach operators offer both short breaks and day trips to Anglesey from most parts of the UK. Once on the island there is also a network of local bus services that allows you to travel around at your leisure, enjoying the local amenities.