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Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:10 pm

I'll be flying VLY-CWL next week. This was booked to fly the D28, but sadly Citywing, previously Manx2, no longer contracts the operator that used that aircraft. Never mind!  

From what I can tell, VLY has a bus stop within, or near, the car park. Is this true?

Arriva Wales operates a regular bus between Bangor and Holyhead. Per the timetable*, there's a stop entitled 'RAF Valley' (given the airport is a military facility with an commercial bit attached). Presumably this is what I will require?

Seems a silly question, but I thought I'd clarify.

Cheers!

* http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/serviceInformation.aspx?id=7584
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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:47 pm

James,

The bus services are quite infrequent and unreliable in Anglesey (the one stopping at the airport is once hourly). You could either take a taxi from Bangor station (4 miles, shouldn't cost too much), or take the 4A/4 that you mentioned. The bus stop at the airport is in the airport car park and you can't really miss it. I'd recommend a taxi though - always plenty waiting outside Bangor station.

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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:29 pm

Quoting Hywel (Reply 1):
(the one stopping at the airport is once hourly).

Well, that doesn't sound all that bad if you have enough time available.

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
This was booked to fly the D28, but sadly Citywing, previously Manx2, no longer contracts the operator that used that aircraft

So what aircraft will be on the route?
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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:46 pm

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
So what aircraft will be on the route?

For the past few weeks it's been the same aircraft every day - Jetstream 31, G-EIGG


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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:04 pm

Thanks folks.

Quoting Hywel (Reply 1):
quite infrequent and unreliable
Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):


Well, that doesn't sound all that bad if you have enough time available.

Once-hourly seems reasonable under the circumstances.  
Quoting Hywel (Reply 1):
The bus stop at the airport is in the airport car park and you can't really miss it. I'd recommend a taxi though - always plenty waiting outside Bangor station.

To VLY?! It's 19-mile trip from Bangor!  
Quoting Hywel (Reply 3):

For the past few weeks it's been the same aircraft every day - Jetstream 31, G-EIGG

It's a shame - flown on them a few times, mainly between JER and GCI - but it's still a cool machine, especially for £19.95 all-in.  
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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:24 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
It's a shame - flown on them a few times, mainly between JER and GCI - but it's still a cool machine, especially for £19.95 all-in.

I deem that a bargain, and no shame at all - the JS31 is a very cool-looking aircraft. Not flown one myself, only a JS41.
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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:10 am

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 5):
I deem that a bargain, and no shame at all - the JS31 is a very cool-looking aircraft. Not flown one myself, only a JS41.

It's certainly a bargain, and obviously likewise BLK-IOM which you can obtain from £19.95 one-way all-in aboard the very cool L4T.

Alas, I haven't yet flown the J41, although I have flown the J32.
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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:25 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Arriva Wales operates a regular bus between Bangor and Holyhead. Per the timetable*, there's a stop entitled 'RAF Valley' (given the airport is a military facility with an commercial bit attached). Presumably this is what I will require?

"Dedicated" to your main question here´s a statement that hopefully gives a sufficient answer:
http://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en-GB...sport_-_anglesey_airport-1054.aspx

But I´d give them a call to verify if that´s still the current situation ...
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RE: Getting To Anglesey/Valley (VLY) By Bus

Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:01 pm

Quoting MHG (Reply 7):
"Dedicated" to your main question here´s a statement that hopefully gives a sufficient answer:
http://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en-GB...sport_-_anglesey_airport-1054.aspx

But I´d give them a call to verify if that´s still the current situation ...

Thanks. I had seen that before posting but just wanted to double-check some details.
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