12 Rhyl – Llandudno

Rhyl - Llandudno

A stunning journey with Arriva’s featuring panoramic views of the north coast of Wales, across the mountains and of the stunning scenery. This route gets you from Rhyl to Llandudno in no time!


Adult day ticket £5.90, child pass £3.90 and £12.00 for a family pass

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No. of Attractions:

13 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour and 15 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 15 minutes (reduced operating hours on Sundays)

Starting point:

Rhyl Bus Station A

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Journey fact:

The Rhyl Miniature Railway has been running for over 100 years. It opened in 1911 and is officially Britain’s oldest miniature line. The steam trains were built in Rhyl during the 1920s.

Journey Overview

Fancy a day out in Llandudno – there is no better way to enjoy your day out than by the number 12 from Rhyl to Llandudno. This route has everything you could want from a scenic journey, beaches, mountains, animals in the distance and plenty places to walk. You can easily pay for your trip by simply tapping on and off with your debit card.

As you leave Rhyl count the caravans in the distance and keep an eye out for the log lum and other rides at the racing track. The route goes through some incredible places including Abergele Gwrych Castle which was the famous location for the filming of I’m a celebrity.  This journey is full of castles, sea views and beautiful landscapes.

Gateway to the number 12: There are regular trains to Rhyl from Birmingham New Street, Manchester Airport and Cardiff.

A Fab Day Out!

Our journey starts in Rhyl – as we head out of Rhyl keep your eyes peeled for the Rhyl Miniature Railway and if you’re lucky, Fun Land at Tir Prince Raceway may be on today so you can enjoy go-karts, a log-flume and much more!

The bus soon approaches Traeth Pensarn beach. This sandy beach is also on the Wales Coastal Path meaning that walkers of all abilities can enjoy the sea views.

The journey continues and Abergele Gwrych Castle is on your left, with its prominent castle wall and the sea on the right. If you are an  ‘I’m a celebrity fan?’, you’ll be excited to learn that this is the castle where the programme was filmed instead of Australia, during Covid!

As the bus approaches Tan Yr Ogof Caravan Park there are plenty of fun filled attractions to alight here and devour, including Tan-yr-Ogof Caves and Lady Emily’s Tower. This is also a great place to start a walk along the Llanddulas Coastal Path.

Another option for a walk is to hop off the bus at Colwyn Bay and walk around the coast to Rhos-on-Sea – or just stay on the bus because that’s our next destination.

We then swoop past Rhos-on-Sea Beach. This is a fantastic place to have a look around the Combermere Gardens, visit the Princess Diana Memorial Garden or maybe take a look at the Catch of the Day Statue. Rhos-on-Sea is also full of plenty bars and restaurants for you to enjoy.

If you’re up for finding a hidden gem on your journey, simply get off at the Penrhyn Hall Caravan Park. Here you can walk to Porth Dyniewaid Angel Bay and the Little Orme. These are both popular with walkers and the keen explorers!

Our journey finishes in Llandudno, now time for lunch!

How to get here...

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Llandudno Pier

Llandudno Snowsports Centre

Great Orme Tramway

Llandudno Cable Cars

Great Orme Mines

Conwy Castle

Tir Prince Raceway

Gwrych Castle

Colwyn Bay Beach

Rhyl Miniature Railway

SeaQuarium Rhyl

Rhyl Beach



Rhyl Railway Station

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