13 Prestatyn – Llandudno

Prestatyn - Llandudno

A breath-taking journey with Arriva between Prestatyn and Llandudno where you want to keep your eyes out for castles, sheep and wind turbines at sea in the distance.


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

Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

10 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour and 30 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 30 minutes (reduced operating hours on Sundays)

Starting point:

Prestatyn Bus Station Stand 3

How to get here

Journey fact:

Television presented Carol Vorderman lived in Prestatyn as a child until leaving for university. The former Deputy Prime Minister for the United Kingdom, John Prescott, was born in Prestatyn.

Journey Overview

This beautiful bus routes takes you across the coast north coast of Wales from Prestatyn to Llandudno. The route goes via some great coastal towns such as Colwyn Bay and there are up to 10 top attractions you can visit along the route wanting you to come back again and again. You can easily pay for your trip by simply tapping on and off with your debit card.

As you leave Prestatyn hold on tight as we climb up to an incredible view over the coast – and the views just continue getting better and better all the way into Llandudno.

Gateway to the number 13: There are regular trains to Prestatyn from Birmingham New Street, Manchester Airport and Cardiff.

A Fab Day Out!

Your journey begins at Prestatyn bus station which is a short walk from the railway station and very close to an M&S and Costa to grab yourself a drink for the journey.

The journey starts with a steep climb out of Prestatyn, keep an eye out for the lamas on your right when we get onto the main road.

A few minutes into the journey, we approach Rhaeadr Dyserth Waterfall in Dyserth where you can visit the Waterfalls and stop off for a picnic. There is a seasonal café here too.

The first castle you will see is the Rhuddlan Castle, the bus passes this castle on the left so keep your eyes peeled! You can stop off in Rhuddlan to explore the castle mound which is a beauty spot ideal to get incredible photos over the landscape and of the historic castle full of wildlife birds, rabbits, swans, ducks, and bullocks.

You will soon be in Abergele, jump off the bus at the Tesco Superstore where you can top up on snacks before heading down to Traeth Pensarn beach. This sandy beach is also on the Wales Coastal Path meaning that walkers of all abilities can enjoy the sea views.

Our next castle is the Gwrych Castle an imposing Georgian castle – the castle is on your left. As the bus drives along Abergele Road the castle wall is on your left and the sea view on your right. Are you an ‘I’m a celebrity’ fan? – well this is the castle where the quirky series was filmed instead of Australia, during the pandemic. .

The bus goes via the village of Llysfaen with its stunning views over the coast how about counting how many wind turbines you can see at sea in the distance? We are now just over half way along in our journey, so if you fancy a quick drink how about jump off in Llysfaen for the Conwy Brewery Ltd and try some of their award winning beers crafted in Wales?

Hopefully you have your buckets and spades, as we are now approaching Colwyn Bay Beach. This is a fantastic beach to take the family for a day out – it’s long and sandy, so there is plenty room to run around and have fun.

The final castle you can see on our trip is Conwy Castle, an impressively preserved 13th-century estuary fortress. You can view this iconic castle as you approach Llandudno Junction.

After Llandudno Junction we follow the coast around and within no time at all are approaching Llandudno, the ideal place to hop off the bus and head towards the sea front for an ice-cream – but watch out for the pesky seagulls!

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

Rhuddlan Castle

Pensarn Beach and Harbour

Gwrych Castle

Colwyn Bay Beach


Prestatyn Bus Station

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