ICCF Congress 2018, Llandudno, Wales

Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation
Ffederasiwn Cymru Gwyddbwyll drwy Ohebiaeth

19-23 August 2018 | Awst 19-23 2018

Only 2 days left until the opening of Congress!

Travelling to Llandudno

If you are flying into the United Kingdom, we recommend that you select Manchester International Airport as your flight destination if possible; Llandudno is easily accessible by train from Manchester, trains run hourly from the airport station, which is accessible by foot from all terminals.  The journey takes approximately two and a half hours (if you're interested, you will leave England and enter Wales shortly after leaving Chester station).  Tickets for the train can be purchased from the airport station or online in advance for collection; we will be able to send you more detailed travel plans when we know your landing time.  Please note that cheaper advance tickets go on sale approximately six weeks before date of travel; delegates are advised to wait for advanced tickets to become available before booking rail travel online.

Train times from Manchester International Airport

Typical Calling points

  • Manchester International Airport
  • East Didsbury
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Oxford Road
  • Newton-le-Willows
  • Earlestown
  • Warrington Bank Quay
  • Runcorn East
  • Frodsham
  • Helsby
  • Chester (You are now leaving England)
  • Shotton (Welcome to Wales/Croeso i Gymru!)
  • Flint
  • Prestatyn
  • Rhyl
  • Abergele & Pensarn
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Llandudno Junction
  • Deganwy
  • Llandudno
  • Manchester International Airport
  • Styal
  • Wilmslow
  • Alderley Edge
  • Chelford
  • Goostrey
  • Holmes Chapel
  • Sandbach
  • Crewe
  • Chester (You are now leaving England)
  • Shotton (Welcome to Wales/Croeso i Gymru!)
  • Flint
  • Prestatyn
  • Rhyl
  • Abergele & Pensarn
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Llandudno Junction
  • Deganwy
  • Llandudno

Saturday 18th August

Depart Manchester International Airport Changes Arrive Llandudno
05:33 Direct 08:02 (2h 29m)
05:45 Crewe and Llandudno Junction 08:38 (2h 53m)
06:19 Manchester Piccadilly 09:02 (2h 43m)
07:28 Manchester Oxford Road 10:05 (2h 37m)
08:28 Manchester Oxford Road 11:02 (2h 34m)
09:37 Direct 12:02 (2h 25m)
10:37 Llandudno Junction 13:07 (2h 30m)
11:37 Direct 14:02 (2h 25m)
12:37 Direct 15:02 (2h 25m)
13:37 Direct 16:03 (2h 26m)
14:37 Direct 17:02 (2h 25m)
15:37 Direct 18:03 (2h 26m)
16:37 Direct 19:03 (2h 26m)
17:37 Direct 20:02 (2h 25m)
18:37 Chester and Llandudno Junction 21:44 (3h 7m)
NB: The following trains terminate at Llandudno Junction, please notify us if you will be travelling late on Saturday 18th August, and we will arrange transport from Llandudno Junction station
19:05 Crewe 22:19 (3h 14m)
19:29 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 22:19 (2h 50m)
20:35 Chester 23:38 (3h 3m)
23:07 Manchester Piccadilly and Chester 07:08 (8h 1m)

Sunday 19th August

Depart Manchester International Airport Changes Arrive Llandudno
07:52 Manchester Piccadilly, Crewe, and Llandudno Junction 11:00 (3h 8m)
09:19 Manchester Piccadilly, Chester, and Llandudno Junction 12:10 (2h 51m)
10:20 Manchester Piccadilly, Chester, and Llandudno Junction 13:08 (2h 48m)
11:10 Manchester Piccadilly, Chester, and Llandudno Junction 14:12 (3h 2m)
12:19 Manchester Piccadilly, Chester, and Llandudno Junction 15:12 (2h 53m)
13:33 Manchester Piccadilly, Chester, and Llandudno Junction 16:14 (2h 41m)
14:33 Manchester Piccadilly, Chester, and Llandudno Junction 17:15 (2h 42m)
15:33 Manchester Oxford Road, Chester, and Llandudno Junction 18:43 (3h 10m)
NB: The following trains terminate at Llandudno Junction, please notify us if you will be travelling late on Sunday 19th August, and we will arrange transport from Llandudno Junction station
16:33 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 19:23 (2h 50m)
17:04 Wilmslow and Crewe 19:46 (2h 42m)
17:33 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 20:18 (2h 45m)
18:33 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 21:07 (2h 34m)
19:33 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 22:06 (2h 33m)
20:33 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 22:54 (2h 21m)
21:33 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 23:52 (2h 19m)
22:56 Manchester Oxford Road and Chester 01:27 (2h 31m)

Train times from Llandudno

Friday 24th August

Depart Llandudno Change Arrive Manchester International Airport
04:38 Crewe 06:54 (2h 16m)
Please note that the 04:38 departs from Llandudno Junction, if you need to catch this train, please let us know and we will help you to find transport to Llandudno Junction station
05:54 Llandudno Junction and Manchester Oxford Road 08:35 (2h 41m)
06:46 Crewe 09:53 (3h 7m)
07:08 Llandudno Junction and Crewe 09:53 (2h 45m)
07:45 Direct 10:19 (2h 45m)
08:30 Llandundo Junction 11:19 (2h 49m)
08:30 Chester and Crewe 10:53 (2h 23m)
09:45 Direct 12:20 (2h 35m)
10:08 Llandudno Junction, Chester, and Crewe 12:53 (2h 53m)
10:44 Direct 13:20 (2h 36m)
10:44 Manchester Oxford Road 13:19 (2h 35m)
11:12 Llandudno Junction, Chester, and Crewe 13:54 (2h 42m)
11:44 Manchester Oxford Road 14:18 (2h 34m)
13:08 Llandudno Junction and Crewe 15:53 (2h 43m)
14:08 Llandudno Junction and Crewe 16:53 (2h 45m)
14:40 Manchester Oxford Road 17:18 (2h 38m)
15:08 Chester and Crewe 17:53 (2h 45m)
16:07 Manchester Piccadilly 19:09 (3h 2m)
16:07 Chester and Crewe 18:53 (2h 46m)
16:20 Llandudno Junction, Chester and Crewe 18:53 (2h 33m)
17:07 Manchester Piccadilly 20:08 (3h 1m)
18:08 Llandudno Junction, Chester and Crewe 20:54 (2h 46m)
18:44 Direct 21:20 (2h 36m)
18:44 Manchester Oxford Road 21:18 (2h 34m)
19:34 Chester and Manchester Oxford Road 22:17 (2h 43m)
20:08 Llandudno Junction, Crewe, and Wilmslow 22:46 (2h 38m)
20:43 Manchester Piccadilly 23:26 (2h 43m)
21:45 Crewe 01:09 (3h 24m)
21:45 Chester and Manchester Piccadilly 00:52 (3h 7m)

Getting to the Imperial Hotel from Llandudno Railway Station

Once at Llandudno station, the Imperial Hotel is a four minute walk down Vaughn Street, immediately opposite the station.

Driving to Llandudno

From Jctn 19 of the A55 North Wales Expressway, take the A470 into Llandudno, the hotel is situated opposite the band stand on the Promenade. The postcode for your satnav is LL30 1AP.

Although there is a small car park at the Imperial Hotel, it has a very limited capacity, and it may be neccessary to use the Pay and Display spaces on the Promenade.


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