Llandudno has its own train station (located near the corner of Augusta Street and Oxford Road), but all train lines from outside the area (like from Cardiff, Wrexham, etc.) stop at Llandudno Junction train station, three miles to the south. One-way tickets from Llandudno Junction to Llandudno cost around £4. If you just want to take a taxi into town, you can do that by visiting Roger`s Taxis (+44 1492 522224), located just outside Llandudno Junction station, which has a tiny office with a phone where you can phone for a taxi. There is no taxi rank in Llandudno Junction station, but there is one at Llandudno station, situated on the service road adjacent to the station.
Driving directions to Llandudno from Chester and Wrexham: Get on the A55 motorway (North Wales Expressway) at Exit 38 (north of Wrexham and south of Chester) and head west. Get off on Exit 20 and take the B5115 motorway (Brompton Avenue to Llandudno Road, becoming Colwyn Road). Within a half-mile after starting on Colwyn Road, you will be on The Parade.
Driving directions from Caernarfon: Take the A487 motorway north seven miles out of town, and then go east on the A55 motorway (North Wales Expressway) at Exit 9. Get off at Exit 19 (Llandudno Junction) and drive west and then north on the A470 until you arrive in Llandudno.
Driving directions from Conwy: Take Castle Street out of town by crossing the Conwy Suspension Bridge. At the roundabout, take the first left onto the A546 motorway (Glan-y-Mor Road). After a half-mile, turn right onto Pentywyn Road/B5115 motorway. Pentywyn Road will become Conway Road, which will take you directly into Llandudno.
Arriva Buses Wales (www.arrivabus.co.uk/wales) links Llandudno with Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Bangor, Rhyl, and other adjacent towns. These services are geared toward commuters more than tourists, but stop at frequent intervals around town. These are the routes you will most likely ride if you get on a bus in Llandudno:
-Route 12: Rhyl Bus Station to Llandudno Palladium
-Route 13: Prestatyn Bus Station to Llandudno Clifton Road
-Route 24: Colwyn Bay Railway Station to Llandudno Police Station
-Route 27: Old Colwyn St. David`s Road to Conwy Railway Station
There are two taxi ranks in Llandudno, in front of The Palladium (7 Gloddaeth Street) and on the service road at Llandudno train station. Llandudno taxis come in many colors, similar to Caernarfon but unlike other Welsh cities. It is easy to hail a taxi from the street if the light on the roof is on, signifying a vacancy. Flagfall in Llandudno starts at £2.40, with £1.50 added for each 0.6 miles and 20p per minute of waiting time. Between midnight and 7 a.m., add £1.20 to the flagfall as a night surcharge. Most taxi journeys should cost £10 or under in and around Llandudno, and about £15 to Llandudno Junction and Conwy. Local taxi companies include Llandudno Taxis (+44 1492 878156) and InterLink Taxis (+44 1492 860033).I will have a car in Llandudno. Where can I park?
There are eight car parks in Llandudno:
-Dale Road on the eastern side of the West Shore Beach Promenade
-Ffordd Maelgwyn Road below Gloddaeth Avenue
-Ffordd Efrog York Road north of Gloddaeth Street
-Llandudno Town Hall
-Happy Valley/Y Fach
-Great Orme Summit
The Maelgwyn Road, Venue Cymru, York Road, and Dale Road car parks are open 24 hours. 24-hour parking ranges from £4 to £10 daily depending on the car park. For more information, visit www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Parking-Roads-and-Travel/Parking-and-Permits/Coach-and-Car-Parking/Pay-and-Display-Car-Parks/Llandudno-Car-Parks.aspx.
The currency of Wales, like all constituent nations of the United Kingdom, is the pound sterling (£). U.S. dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for pounds upon arrival. ATMs can be found at many locations in Llandudno.Where are the best places to enjoy food and drink in Llandudno?
Nightlife sizzles along Mostyn Street, perhaps the most lively street in town, where you will find everything from bars to nightclubs, and lots of delicious restaurants as well. You will also find good food options along The Parade and east of Venue Cymru in addition to the cluster along Mostyn Street (on both sides of Gloddaeth Street). There are food and drink options close to West Shore Beach, but if you want to party, you need to head to Mostyn Street. Many bars are open until midnight during the week, but some are open until 1 a.m. (and 2 a.m. on the weekends). (Note: With Wales in varying degrees of coronavirus-related lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, businesses have opened and closed -- and opened again -- with varying hours. Modified hours may continue through at least 2021.)How can I ride the Great Orme Tramway and the Llandudno Cable Car?
The Great Orme Tramway was built in 1902 and takes visitors a mile from Victoria Station (near Old Road and Ty-Coch Road) up to the halfway point and then to the summit of the Great Orme. The tramway is open from late March to late October and typically costs about £9 for adults round-trip. You are allowed the options of getting off the train, visiting the museum and visitor centre, and having lunch at the nearby park, and you can get back on when you are ready. Trams leave regularly between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily (closing at 5 p.m. in March and October). For more information, visit www.greatormetramway.co.uk.
Another iconic mode of transport in Llandudno is the Llandudno Cable Car, which links the Happy Valley with the summit of the Great Orme. It has been in operation since 1969 and serves tourists from July through October each year, typically starting the first weekend in July. The journey takes about nine minutes (one mile), suspends riders 80 feet in the air, and costs £11 for a return trip. For more information, visit www.visitconwy.org.uk/things-to-do/llandudno-cable-car-p277371.