Some on-line route planners do not produce the best routes to Pwllheli especially for those towing trailers.

Except where there is a specific reference to the contrary, all the following routes are suitable for towing.

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Local Transport Information 

Please note that North Wales Police are strict enforcers of all speed limits.

From the M6 southbound

The fastest way from M6 junction 20:

M56 westbound; A5117; A550; A494; A55 westbound to junction 10 or 9; A487 through Caernarfon; A490 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone turn left at first roundabout then third right over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

A more scenic route, though still reasonable when towing:

M56 westbound; A5117; A550; A494; A55 eastbound to junction 35; A550 southbound; A5104; A5, A494 to Bala; A4212 to Trawsfynydd; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

From the M6 northbound

The fastest route is to go to junction 20 and follow the route above.

A slower but shorter route:

Leave at M6 junction 16 and follow A500 westbound; A51 to just before Chester; A55 westbound to junction 10 or 9; A487 through Caernarfon; A490 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

A more scenic route, though still reasonable when towing:

Leave at M6 junction 16 and follow A500 westbound; A534 towards Wrexham; A5156 to avoid Wrexham; A483 southbound; A525 to Llandegla; A5104; A5, A494 to Bala; A4212 to Trawsfynydd; A470; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

From the M54

The fastest way (though slightly slower, but considerably shorter, than going to M6 junction 20 if joining the M54 from M6 junction 10A):

A5 through Llangollen and Corwen; A494 to Bala; A4212 to Trawsfynydd; A470; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

Or:

A5; A458 through Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion; A470 past Trawsfynydd; A470; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

A shorter, scenic, route (not suitable for towing):

A5; B4396 through Knockin (look out for the village shop); A495; B4396 (again) through Llangedwyn; B4391 through Pen-y-bont-fawr and Llangynog to Bala; A4212 to Trawsfynydd; A470; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

From the A49 northbound

The fastest way:

After Craven Arms A489 to Church Stoke; A490 to Welshpool; A458 through Llanfair Caereinion; A470 past Trawsfynydd; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

A slightly slower, scenic, route (not suitable for towing):

After Craven Arms A489 to Church Stoke; A490 through Welshpool;; B4391 through Pen-y-bont-fawr and Llangynog to Bala; A4212 to Trawsfynydd; A470; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.

From South Wales

Join the A470 at a convenient point and continue past Trawsfynydd; A487 to Porthmadog; A497 to Pwllheli.  Entering Pwllheli 30 zone take first left over bridge and level crossing then immediately straight ahead as the road bears sharp right.