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 March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bala in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Bala


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 Wellington and takes around 42h 15m.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Bala, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Bala to Birmingham takes 1h 55m and costs around $55 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $24 for a 2h 06m trip.


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.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bala, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Bala takes 72 km and will cost you around $13. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $22 for a journey of 113 km.

Airports near Bala

Airlines serving Bala

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Bala

Average rates range from around $126 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $374 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bala

Hiring a car in Bala

Expect to pay $3.21 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 $38.52 and $51.36.