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Llyn Tegid | Bala Lake Railway

Llyn Tegid | Bala Lake Railway

Llyn Tegid | Bala Lake Railway

Steam Railway, £4-£13

Llanuwchlyn Station,
LL23 7DD




Bala Lake Railway is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. The 9 mile return journey through the striking scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and a must see attraction on the shoreline of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid).

Llanuwchllyn ('the village above the lake') is the headquarters of the historic Railway and regular trains link the village with the busy market town of Bala.

The round trip takes about I hour and can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant 10 minutes walk into Bala town for shopping or merely browsing access to the lake shore at various intermediate points for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside; the shaded woodland nooks at Bryn Hynod are ideal for picnics, and there is a large picnic site by the beach at Llangower.

Visitors will see extensive views of Llyn Tegid, its surrounding countryside as well as the Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy mountains. Keep a look out for the herons & buzzards that nest near the line – a perfect example of nature and machines living side by side. All trains start and finish there day at Llanuwchllyn station, whereyou will find a cafe, locomotive sheds and heritage centre.

Please note, there are no toilets at Bala station. Public toilets are available at Llanuwchllyn and Llangower.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

Duration: 1 hour return journey

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

See website for train times.


2021 Fares
While social distancing regulations are in place for the Covid-19 outbreak, we are requiring all bookings to be made via our online shop, so that we can allocate socially distanced seating bays for you. You can book a train via the shop right up to the minute of departure (Subject to availability). There is currently a £20 minimum for ticket purchases due to reduced capacity to allow for Social Distancing, if you spend less than £20 a supplement will be applied. * Book your ride with us online to obtain discounted fares

Adult Return £13.00 / £12.00*
Adult Single £9.00 / £8.00*
Senior Citizen’s Return £12.00 / £11.00*
Unaccompanied Child Return £6.50 / £6.00*
Child Single £4.50 / £4.00*
Dogs (Assistance Dogs travel free) £1.00
Family Tickets (return fares)
1 Adult + 1 Child £15.00 / £14.00*
2 Adults + 2 Children £30.00 / £28.00*
Each additional Child £3.00

Child fares available for children aged 3 - 15 inclusive, under 3's travel for free Please Note: All trains finish their day's work at Llanuwchllyn. It is therefore not possible to make a return trip with the last departure from Bala. Cafe and Free Parking at Llanuwchllyn.


Llanuwchlyn Station,
LL23 7DD

Location and nearby places


Plan route to Llyn Tegid | Bala Lake Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 882299  Lat: 52.85494 Long: -3.66180


Llanuwchllyn station is just off the A494 at the South-Western end of Bala lake. Ample free car parking is available within the station site. Turning and parking facilities for pre-booked coach parties can also be provided.

Sat Nav users, please note the Google maps postcode does not lead to Llanuwchllyn station, please use LL23 7TW to get to Station Road or follow the B4403 through the village and look for the brown signs.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 23 miles from Barmouth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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