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Trains from Euston to Conwy

Is train service from London Euston station to Conwy not operating on Saturdays in March? I cannot book tickets for March 9.

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There is a delay on opening Avanti West Coast bookings to any of their destinations that weekend.
Bookings are expected to open next Wednesdsy, 17 January.
London North Western are open for their semi fast trains Euston to Crewe and Transport for Wales are open for their Crewe to North Wales Coast trains, so we know there are no track works on the route.

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Thank you. I thought I had read somewhere that due to planned work on the line that buses would be providing service for some of the route. I was also exploring the option of Cardiff to Conwy as I will be travelling on to Cardiff after Conwy.

Posted by
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The Avanti West Coast Trains from Euston do not stop at Conwy but they do stop at Llandudno Junction - which is 1 mile east of Conwy.

Direct trains operate between Conwy and Cardiff operated by Transport for Wales.

When going to Conwy or heading to Cardiff, you will pass through Chester - which is well worth a look. Consider an overnight in Chester or at least a break of journey which means separate tickets for each leg of journey.https://www.visitcheshire.com/chester

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By and large James is not correct in his statement about direct Conwy to Cardiff trains (a statement since amended by him)- just two per day at 0916 and 1511. Most of the Conwy stoppers are local trains to Chester. For Cardiff you normally change at Chester.

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Beware of buying the advance specific train tickets too far in advance. If you were to book now for March from Conwy to Cardiff, you will see the fare is £92.20. If you check dates for this month - say late January, you will see that you can bag the 9.14am direct train from Conwy to Cardiff for £34.60.

This applies to all routes where you are buying one way tickets in advance.

If you are doing a lot of train travel, it might be worth you buying a Railcard. See >
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/tickets-railcards-and-offers/railcards/

(You can pre book advance tickets on the assumption that you already have the Railcard if you plan to get one).

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Thanks to all for the helpful information for the train tickets!