Getting to Wales

Wales is conveniently located along the western border of England and across the Irish Sea, which makes it easy to combine a Wales vacation with other places in Britain that you might want to visit. Two hours from London and less than one hour from Manchester are regions that offer plenty to see and do.

Connecting flights are also available into Cardiff from most major US cities, and you can even include a stop-over in Ireland before heading into Wales. We have easy rail and bus connections from hubs all across Britain, or you can rent a car and travel our country roads at your leisure. See below to find out how to reach us, or use the tour operator and travel agent buttons on this page to find a travel professional who will be happy to help plan your trip.

Plane on the runway at Cardiff Airport

Flight arriving at Cardiff Airport by christopher james

Flying into Cardiff: Cardiff Airport offers flights from the United States via Ireland (Aer Lingus) and Holland (Delta - KLM) and also provides a twice-daily connection to the island of Anglesey in North Wales on weekdays.

Flying into London: London is Britain’s best-known arrival point. Wales is less than two hours from London by train or car. Train routes from London to South Wales stop at the cities of Newport, Cardiff and Swansea, then on to Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Trains head from London across Mid Wales to Aberystwyth and up to the Llŷn Peninsula. And also from London through North Wales to Llandudno, Conwy, Bangor and Holyhead on the island of Anglesey. British Airways and Norwegian Airways fly direct between Oakland, California and London Gatwick. Virgin has a flight between Seattle, Washington and London Heathrow.

Flying into Manchester: Manchester Airport is less than an hour from North Wales by car. It’s a relatively easy drive into Wales from the airport and there are direct trains to North Wales. Virgin has a flight between San Francisco, California and Manchester Airport, which operators seasonally during the summer.