If you’re visiting Bangor you can choose between flights to Anglesey Airport on the Isle of Anglesey, Manchester Airport or Liverpool Airport. Anglesey Airport is approximately 20 miles from Bangor, Manchester roughly 90 miles, and Liverpool Airport around 80 miles away.
Whatever flight you arrive on, you’ll have a fairly easy onward journey to Bangor, so you can be enjoying its cathedral, shops and restaurants and sampling the beauty of Snowdonia National Park in just a short time.
Direct flights into Anglesey Airport run from Cardiff Airport, with a flight time of around an hour from the Welsh capital.
Many airlines fly into Manchester Airport from UK airports such as London Heathrow and Stansted, Southampton, Belfast, Aberdeen and more. Flights also come in to Manchester from further afield, including direct and indirect services from Paris, Berlin, New York and other cities.
If you’re considering a flight into Liverpool Airport, it’s served by flights from all around the UK and mainland Europe such as London Stansted, Jersey, Newcastle, Rome and other destinations.
If your flight lands at Anglesey Airport, buses can whisk you to Bangor or you can arrange car hire through Expedia and follow the island’s A55 expressway to the city. Alternatively, take a bus to Holyhead for rail links to Bangor or hire a cab from the rank outside the airport.
For flights into Manchester, there are four options to Bangor – rail, coach, cab or car. Expect a rail journey of around two to three hours, with a possible change at Crewe, Chester or Llandudno Junction. Alternatively, consider coach services to Bangor with a journey time of around four hours.
Otherwise, arrange car rental through Expedia and drive along the North Wales coast to the city. Journey times clock in at around 100 minutes, and with a rental car, you’ll be free to go when and where you wish during your stay.
If you’re flying to Liverpool Airport, take the shuttle bus to the city centre, catch a train to Chester from Liverpool James Street station, and change at Chester for Bangor — it’s around a 3 hours in total. Or by car or cab the scenic drive takes just 90 minutes.
Bangor is a great destination, any time. The city offers many year-round attractions, from shopping and dining to historical highlights such as Bangor Cathedral and nearby Penrhyn Castle. In summer, the call of Snowdonia National Park and the coastal North Wales Path reaches its height, while in March every year Bangor hosts the popular Bangor Music Festival, with concerts and events that celebrate contemporary Welsh music.