Transport and Travel in Snowdonia


Getting to Snowdonia is relatively easy, with rail, bus and good road networks. This page is a guide for reaching Snowdonia by various methods, but more recent information can be found here on the Visit Snowdonia website.

By Car


The three main roads that approach Snowdonia are the A55 along the North Wales coast, the A5 from the english border near Oswestry and the A470 from South and Mid Wales.


By Train


Rail services run to key stations like Betws y Coed and Bangor.


By Coach/Bus


National Express runs services to most of the larger towns on the coast, and regular bus services around Snowdonia are operated by Arriva Wales.


The Snowdon Sherpa service around Snowdon is very useful to the roads surrounding Snowdon itself and to avoid some of the parking problems in the area around Pen y Pass.


By Ferry


There are regular ferry services from Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at Holyhead, Pembroke, Milford Haven and also Liverpool.


By Air


International airports at Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham can be reached in around 2 hours.


Useful links


National Rail

Arriva Trains Wales

Snowdon Sherpa

Visit Snowdonia

Traveline Cymru

Snowdonia National Park