Access couldn't be easier
Snowdonia Mountains and Coast is only a few hours away from most of the UK's main population centres, with excellent road, rail and coach links. Airport delays, red-eyed flight times and the pile-them in package mentality have well and truly taken the shine off international travel. There are no such worries here – Snowdonia's so close you'll arrive before you know it.
Check out the Traveline Cymru's bilingual app! As well as contacting Traveline Cymru by phone or internet, you can now access bus times on your mobile. The app is free to download from the iTunes store and the Android market. Great for checking travel alerts, planning your journey from A to B and you can also find your bust stop on a map which you can save if you use them regularly. For more information visit www.traveline.cymru
Direct train services run to the popular North Wales coastal destinations from most parts of Britain, with inland connections onto the Conwy Valley Line which runs through the Snowdonia National Park to Betws y Coed and onwards to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Services from the Midlands via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth link up with the Cambrian Coast Line for stations to Pwllheli. The majority of train services in North Wales are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.
There's quick, straightforward access from the North West along the M56 and A55. Motorway links with the Midlands are good too, and the same roads – the M6, M5 and M1 – also bring North Wales within easy reach of the South of England.
National Express run to Llandudno, Bangor, Caernarfon, Porthmadog and Pwllheli from Cardiff, London, Chester and Manchester.
Local Buses to Llanberis
85/86 Bangor (12 miles)
88 Caernarfon (7 miles)
S2 Snowdon Sherpa from Pen y Pass
Bus timetables subject to change. Check all bus details HERE.
Bangor (12 miles), buses 85 and 86 stop at the station
If you enjoy cycling why not use pedal power to come to beautiful, bike-friendly Snowdonia Mountains and Coast by following the National Cycle Network. Quiet, traffic-calmed and traffic-free routes create easy access from the surrounding area and further afield.
Transfers from the international gateways of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham take less than two hours. A new air route between Cardiff International Airport and Anglesey Airport takes just over an hour. See Eastern Airways Anglesey
Irish Ferries and Stena Line operate regular and high-speed services to Holyhead from Dublin and Dun Laoghaire. For southern Snowdonia, ferry services into Fishguard and Pembroke Dock are a handy alternative.
Irish Ferries 0818 300 400
Stena Line 03447 707070
A Ferry has the bility to compare all ferry companies to find the best deal for you
For an updated weather forecast please visit here Snowdon Live Weather
The Snowdon Sherpa takes you by public transport around Snowdonia and its attractions, with some routes on open-top buses. Whether you are walking or sightseeing, take the green option and leave your car behind. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery from our buses.
The Explore Wales Pass is just what it says – one ticket that gives you unlimited access to all of Wales's mainline train services and almost every bus service.
Call the following numbers for information on public transport in:
Gwynedd 01286 679535
Conwy Valley 01492 575412