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