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Welshpool is served by three major airports, all less than an hour and a half away by car. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the nearest, but Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport are barely any further away, and take around the same time to reach by car.
As the third-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, Manchester Airport provides flights to destinations all over the world and can cater to a traveller’s every need, with ATMs, currency exchange, tourist information kiosks, car rental desks, children’s play areas, multi-faith prayer rooms and a rwide selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. There are several hotels within the airport, where you can spend the night and save yourself the stress of rushing to catch an early morning flight.
Birmingham Airport is the seventh-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, with flights to a variety of domestic and international destinations. It is a well-equipped airport, with a similar range of facilities as Manchester Airport.
While it is a little smaller than Manchester and Birmingham Airports, Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers flights to many destinations, both domestic and international, and still offers a useful range of facilities, although the choice of shops and places to eat and drink is a little smaller.
Manchester Airport is used by more than 50 airlines, which fly to over 190 direct destinations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, while Birmingham Airport hosts over 25 airlines flying to over 140 direct destinations, and Liverpool hosts six airlines to around 60 direct destinations in Europe. All three airports offer indirect flights to many more destinations, as well as a good number of domestic flights within the United Kingdom.
Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool Airports are all within easy driving distance of Welshpool, the journey taking around 1 hour and 20 minutes from any of the three airports. If you arrange a car rental through Expedia before you travel, you can pick up your car from one of the desks at the airport and be on your way to Welshpool in the shortest possible time.
You can catch a direct train from Birmingham Airport to Welshpool, which will take around 1 hour and 40 minutes, or you can get a train from Manchester, via Crewe and Wolverhampton. It will take a little longer to travel by train from Liverpool Airport, as you will have to make at least two changes, at Liverpool South Parkway and Wolverhampton. You can also make the journey by bus, but it will involve several changes, and take considerably longer.
Welshpool is a great place to visit at any time, but there are a number of annual events that you may wish to attend during your stay, including the Welshpool Carnival in May, the Welshpool Country Music Festival in July and the Welshpool Winter Festival in December.