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Planning how to get to and around Snowdonia is one way to ensure a successful visit to the National Park.

From highland railways to e-cycling, there are many unique ways to travel around Snowdonia that can add to your experience of visiting the National Park.

During the summer months, areas such as Snowdon and Ogwen can get very busy. Using services such as the Snowdon Sherpa helps protect the National Park and its local communities.

Sustainable travel in Snowdonia

Play your part in protecting the National Park for future generations by travelling sustainably in Snowdonia.

Local Communities
The National Park is a living, working area and its popularity can affect local communities. Avoid parking in residential areas and do not park on the side of roads.
Peak Season
The summer months between April and September is the most popular time to visit Snowdonia. During this time, consider travelling in a sustainable way by sharing cars and using public transport.
Go Green
Climate change is the biggest threat to the National Park. Using more sustainable travel methods such as cycling and public transport plays a big part in tackling the threat of our changing climate.
Plan ahead
There are many ways to visit some of the more popular areas of the National Park. Planning how to travel around Snowdonia plays a big part in protecting the National Park.

Getting to Snowdonia National Park

From north-west England

Head for the A55 and leave the dual carriageway at junction 19. Follow the A470 to Llanrwst and then on to Betws-y-Coed. If travelling by train, head for Crewe train station and then on to Llandudno Junction station. You can use the Conwy Valley line to get to the National Park from Llandudno Junction.

From south England

Head for Shrewsbury then follow the A5 from Shrewsbury to the National Park. If travelling by train, head for Shrewsbury station. From there, use the Cambrian line to get to the National Park.

From Holyhead

Head for the A55 and exit at junction 19. Take the A470 through Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed. If travelling from Holyhead by train, head for Llandudno Junction train station. You can use the Conwy Valley line to get to the National Park.

From south-west Wales

Head for Aberystwyth and travel along the A487 to Machynlleth. At Machynlleth, you can continue along the A487 towards Dolgellau. To travel along the National Park coastline, turn left after Machynlleth and take the A493 towards Aberdyfi. If travelling by train, head for Aberystwyth train station and take the Cambrian line.

From south-east Wales

Head for Builth Wells and follow the A470 until Llandinam. When you get to Llandinam, follow signs for Dolgellau. If travelling by train, head for Shrewsbury train station. Use the Cambrian train line to get to the National Park.

Travelling around Snowdonia

Snowdonia has an extensive cycling network. You can also hire an electric bike (e-bike) from one of the many bicycle hire companies around Snowdonia.

More information about bicycle hire companies is available on the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast website.

Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

There are many car parks across the National Park but they can get busy during the summer months between April and September. You can consider using services such as the Snowdon Sherpa if you’re intending on visiting popular areas such as Snowdon.

There are several charging points available throughout the National Park to charge your electric car.

Parking in Snowdonia

Snowdonia has an extensive bus network, including the Snowdon Sherpa bus, which is an excellent way of travelling around the Wyddfa area, and the Traws Cymru T10 which stops at Ogwen.

T10 Traws Cymru

Bus timetables are available on the Traveline Cymru website.

Traveline Cymru

The Snowdon Sherpa is a bus service that travels around Yr Wyddfa. This is the best way of visiting one of the most popular areas of the National Park.

Snowdon Sherpa

The Cambrian and Conwy Valley train lines are great ways to get to and around the National Park. In addition, the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway are magnificent steam train services that travel around the north-west area of the National Park.

Train timetables for public railways are available on Traveline Cymru.

Traveline Cymru

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