Getting to/from the airfield

You can get to/from us by air, rail and road.

Air
Llanbedr airfield has the designation of EGFD.  The location and arrival instructions are described the airfield plate in the PPR document, available on this site.  Please note that PPR is mandatory as the airfield is used for other non-aviation activities.

If you have arrived by air and want to stay, overnight parking (outside or in a hangar) is available, and onward transport by rail, bus, foot or road can be arranged.

By popular demand, we also have half a dozen loan bicycles to get around once you are here (on a first come first served basis).  Please take advantage of them; they are fine machines for the trip to the village or the beach, but don't expect them to win any concours events.  A mountain bike rental shop is available in Llanbedr village.

For those wanting onward transport by air, we have the number of a local helicopter company who have an A to B licence and can transport you on to your destination.

We have also had recommendations for reliable taxi services.

As yet, we have not found a car hire service, but we will keep looking.

Rail
We are close to Llanbedr railway station.  We walked it the other day, and it was an easy 15 minute walk from our office.  From the station, there are regular (but not frequent) trains north to Harlech, Minffordd  (change here for the Ffestiniog railway), Portmadoc, Criccieth, and Pwllheli and south to Barmouth, Fairbourne, Tywyn, Machynlleth and loads of stops in between.  Details are available from www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk.  The journey is lovely, regardless of whether you have a particular destination in mind.  If you are a resident or visitor in the area, we can work air experience and trial lessons (and aircraft hire) around the train arrival and departure times; please make it clear that you are travelling by train when booking though so we can accommodate you properly.

If you have arrived by air, we may be able to give you a lift to the station if you have heavy baggage.  If you have planned to leave your aircraft at the airfield, or find yourself unable to leave by air due to weather restrictions or your aircraft becoming unserviceable, trains from Llanbedr go regularly (but not frequently) to Shrewsbury where there are good connections to Crewe (for onward connections to most places), Birmingham New Street (for connections to lots of other places), and Cardiff and the north coast of Wales.

Road
On the 'Location of airfield' map, you can see how close we are to the railway station and Llanbedr village.

If you are driving and using a sat-nav, setting the destination to the postcode LL45 2PX is accurate on many units.

Bus routes and timetables, and a route overview are provided by Gwynedd council and are available here. (link updated 16 Aug 2016).

Walking from our office to Llanbedr village centre takes about 20 minutes (we walked that too, just to make sure we could give you accurate information).  It's a nice walk, next to the river/stream, and the narrow part of the road has a footpath next to it to make it a bit safer.  Several visitors have suggested that you allow extra time to stop and watch the fish in the river.  We can recommend various pubs and hotels there and in the surrounding areas to cater for most budgets and levels of sophistication.