Bala travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bala

With a population of 1.974, Bala is a must-see destination in Wales, United Kingdom.

When to visit Bala

Bala in January
Estimated hotel price
$266
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bala in January
Estimated hotel price
$266
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Bala

Plane

Although Bala doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 68 km from Bala. The shortest flight to Bala from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 35h 35m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Bala, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Bala to London takes 2h 06m and costs around $385 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Edinburgh, expect to pay about $205 for a 3h 14m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Bala is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 284 km from Bala. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bala, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Bala takes 80 km and will cost you around $18. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $11 for a journey of 137 km.

Plane

Although Bala doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 68 km from Bala. The shortest flight to Bala from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 35h 35m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Bala, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Bala to London takes 2h 06m and costs around $385 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Edinburgh, expect to pay about $205 for a 3h 14m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Bala is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 284 km from Bala. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bala, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Bala takes 80 km and will cost you around $18. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $11 for a journey of 137 km.

Airports near Bala

Airlines serving Bala

Lufthansa
Good (4,682 reviews)
KLM
Good (843 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,723 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,464 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,198 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
LOT
Good (675 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bala

Average rates range from around $185 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $471 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bala

Hiring a car in Bala

Expect to pay $3.01 per litre in Bala (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.02 and $48.03.

Expect to pay $3.01 per litre in Bala (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.02 and $48.03.