The Menai Strait Regattas are surprisingly easy to reach from anywhere in Europe. 

By Car
The motorway network and the A55 road along the North Wales coast offers dual carriageway access right across the island or if you are travelling from the south you may prefer the A5 that takes you through the mountains of North Wales. 

Typical drive times to the Isle of Anglesey:
Chester - 1 hr 20 min
Manchester Airport - 2 hr
Birmingham - 3 hr
London - 5 hr

By Sea
Holyhead is the gateway from Ireland and offers fast services from just 99 minutes or more leisurely crossings in superbly equipped modern boats.

Stena Line Tel: 08705 707070
Website: www.stenaline.co.uk
Irish Ferries Tel: 08705 171717
Website: www.irishferries.com
P&O Ferries Tel: 08716 642121
Website: www.poferries.com


By Train
Bangor and Holyhead are on the main rail route to Ireland with connections and services from most parts of the UK.

Shortest train journey times to Bangor from:
Chester - 59 min
Manchester - 2 hr 10 min
Birmingham - 2 hr 32 min
London - 3 hr 23 min
Bangor to Holyhead - 29 min

For more rail information:
Tel: 08457 484950
Websites:
www.nationalrail.co.uk
www.virgintrains.co.uk

Traveline Cymru - Public Transport Information
Tel: 0870 608 2 608
Website: www.traveline-cymru

By Air
Manchester Airport is established as an important access point for the UK. It offers easy access to North Wales from most parts of Europe, USA and beyond with good connections by rail and road. Alternatively, London and Cardiff are also well connected whether you choose to drive or come by train.

RAF Valley has facilities for landing private aircraft, 24 hour notice is required (PPR).
Tel: 01407 762241 Ext 7582

Liverpool Airport
Tel: 0870 7508484
Website: www.liverpoolairport.com

Manchester Airport
Tel: 0161 489 30000
Website: www.manchesterairport.co.uk

By Bus
A network of coach services from most parts of the UK are available and once on the island there is a network of local services that allows you to travel around at your leisure.

National Express
Tel: 08705 808080
Website: www.nationalexpress.com

Traveline Cymru - Public Transport Information
Tel: 0870 608 2 608
Website: www.traveline.org.uk

For timetable details search the Isle of Anglesey County Council Website or telephone the Tourist Information Centres.