How to get here
Located between the bridge over the River Dee
And Abbey Road (A542) (SATNAVS LL20 8SN)
Located close to the Welsh Border with England, on the banks of the River Dee.
Located near the Dee Bridge over the River Dee on Abbey Road (A542) (SATNAV LL20 8SN)
Easily Accessible from
Liverpool (Via M53 which becomes the A55, then take the A483 continue past Wrexham to Ruabon then take the A539 through Acrefair to Llangollen)
Manchester (Via M56 to M53 which becomes the A55 signposted Wrexham/Chester and then take the A483 continue past Wrexham to Ruabon then take the A539 through Acrefair to Llangollen)
Birmingham (Via M6 to M54 (Wales/Telford/Wolverhampton/Shrewsbury/A5) continue onto A5 to Chirk then A5 to Llangollen)
Please download more detailed directions from AA Route Planner or Google maps.
Please note: Llangollen Railway is not responsible for getting you to the station.
TRAVEL BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The days when direct train services ran to Llangollen have long since gone, but ease of access is still possible using a mix of train and bus travel from centres in the North-West of England and the Midlands, as well as North Wales. There is also a good train service from London Euston, changing at either Birmingham or Crewe to Ruabon or Wrexham which provides access from southern England.
RUABON Station is unstaffed but is equipped with Customer Information Service screens which give real time details of train services from both platforms.
Only bus shelter type accommodation is provided on both platforms; the former station building is in private occupancy. Car parking facilities are provided.
Access from platform 1 – the down side to Chester – is via a footbridge – there is no disabled access to/from platform 1 and the disabled are advised to remain on the train to Wrexham General station and access the local buses from Wrexham’s King St bus station.
A bus stop and shelter is provided in Ruabon station forecourt in Station Road and is served by the route X94 Traws Cambria from Chester/Wrexham to Barmouth(Abermaw) at two hourly intervals. It is limited stop to & from Llangollen and is provided by Arriva Cymru.
More information about train and bus services can be found at http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/travel/rail/ruabon.htm
The bus timetable can be obtained from Wrexham County Borough Council at the Enquiry Office, Kings St Bus Station, Wrexham or follow these links for appropriate timetables or telephone 01978 266 166
Wrexham-Ruabon-Llangollen - Monday to Saturday (Except bank holidays) http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/assets/pdfs/bus_timetables/5_llangollen.pdf
Wrexham-Ruabon-Llangollen - Sunday & Bank Holidays http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/assets/pdfs/bus_timetables/5a_llan_chirk.pdf
X94 – Barmouth – Monday to Saturday and Sunday & Bank Holidays http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/assets/pdfs/bus_timetables/x94_barmouth.pdf
Note: there is no direct bus service to Shrewsbury from Llangollen or Ruabon but bus services do operate to Oswestry for onward connections; however they are time consuming options and cannot be recommended for those in a hurry to catch the steam train at Llangollen! Some people may recommend Chirk as a railhead for Llangollen but this is only provided you have a car for onward transport as there is no direct bus service – other than on a Sunday with route 5A.
It is emphasised that care must be taken to study the timetables for these bus services as, if you miss one, in parts of rural Wales there won’t be another one along in 5 minutes!
Engineering work on the railways may also take place on Sundays and information about the impact on train services should be obtained in advance of travel.
Websites of related interest are:
Merseyrail for a journey planner option.
National Rail Times For National Rail train times.
Bus Routes & Times For all bus routes and times
Wrexham Bus Timetable Wrexham Bus timetable enquiries
The Wrexham Bus Line is available on 01978 266166.
Traveline Cymru provides public transport information on: 0871 200 22 33.
Come and see us using public transport and enjoy your journey into this beautiful part of North East Wales.