Ways to Go · Traveling to Wales
Wales can feel remote - and that's a big part of its charm - but in reality, it's very easy to get to.

Regions of Wales

After a direct flight from the U.S. to Britain you’re just a quick connection away from Wales. Fly into London or any of several other British cities, hop in a rental car or on a train or bus, and in an hour or two you”ll arrive in the land of magic and enchantment.

Wales is easily reached from the London airports whether you travel by train, car or bus. If you rent a car, you can get from London to South Wales – on the highway all the way – in only two to three hours. By train it’s even quicker, just two hours from London to Cardiff. If you prefer to travel by bus, National Express coach services travel direct to both South Wales and North Wales.

Getting to Wales by car, bus, or train is even faster from the Birmingham, Manchester, or Bristol airports, all of which are very conveniently located for a trip to Wales and receive direct flights from the US.

Many airlines fly between the U.S. and Britain. Here are the main operators to get you started:

American Airlines
bmi (British Midland)
British Airways
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Northwest Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways
Virgin Atlantic

Cardiff International Airport
Although it doesn’t have a direct connection with the U.S., Wales’ main airport - Cardiff International Airport – has international service and handles a number of connecting flights worldwide.

Ferry Connections
If you’re thinking of combining your trip to Wales with a visit to Ireland, direct ferry crossings depart from Holyhead, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock or Swansea, with the quickest crossing - Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead - taking just 99 minutes.

Irish Ferries
Swansea Cork Ferries

Traveling Around Wales
Below are some useful websites that will assist you in planning your trip around Wales:

AA Route Planner
RAC Route Planner
Highway Code (British road regulations)
National Express
National Rail

Before You Leave Home
US citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Wales or anywhere in Britain. If you’re not a US citizen, but reside here, check the latest visa requirements for the UK before leaving on your trip.

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