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The World according to Richard Klaus..Trains, Planes, Cars, Wales,Scotland.

Latest travel deal. $6 a day train travel!

Just an update to those that might travel in Wales.  The railcar on the right in this photo is on the Conwy Valley  Line, a delightful ride from the North Coast to Blaenau Ffestiniog .

The little train on the left is on the Ffestiniog Railway and a great way to get to Porthmadog on the coast. And of course as I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, later this year the connection with the Welsh Highland Railway.

The new news is the price. A full day pass on the Conwy Valley Line is (drum roll please) 3 pounds sterling, less that $6.00 for the whole day.

Considering the area served by the Conwy Valley Line, this might be the best travel buy on the planet.

Thanks to John for pointing this out.  The Cambrian Coast Line “One Day Ranger” pass is 8 pounds sterling, or in U.S. terms. A little less than $16 for a days travel.


April 7, 2010 - Posted by | trains, Uncategorized, Wales | , , , , , , , ,


  1. Wow! The day passes for that and the Cambrian Coast line are absolute bargains, I’ll have to travel on Conwy Valley Line nest time I’m in Snowdonia.

    Comment by John | April 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. Some of those daypasses are obnoxiously good deals…though also, local train tickets are not bad at all. On a shoestring budget, all you really need is to stay in the hostel in Borth and take the train into Aberystwyth and Machynlleth; with comfortable shoes you can get to enough stuff not to need even a bus ticket in either of those towns. (If you mean to get around to the National Library while you’re in Aber, do that on the first day, before you get blisters, or the last day, after you’ve given up and drained them and they turn to calluses. The distance isn’t bad if you’re not against the clock but the hill is a bit much with blisters.)

    Comment by Avrila | April 8, 2010 | Reply

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