How to get to Snowdonia

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Use our definitive guide on how to get to Snowdonia when planning your next getaway to North Wales!

Despite its remoteness, Snowdonia’s mountains and coast are within easy driving distance of most of the UK’s main cities, complemented by excellent road, rail, and coach links.

Travel to Snowdonia by road

From the North West, The M56 and A55 provide quick and easy access to Snowdonia. From the Midlands, there are many Motorway connections to Snowdonia including the M6, M5, and M1. From the South of England, you can connect Snowdonia’s mountains and coast via the same motorway connections – M6, M5, and M1.

For a greener approach, you can even hop on a bus from Llandudno to Snowdonia and Bangor to Snowdonia!

To plan your journey, we recommend using the AA Route Planner.

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Travel by train to Snowdonia

Is your preferred method of travel a train to Snowdonia? From most regions of the United Kingdom, direct services connect you to the popular North Wales coastal resorts via a range of Snowdonia railway routes.

Make inland connections to Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog via the Conwy Valley Line, which travels through the Snowdonia National Park. The Cambrian Line connects services from the Midlands via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. You will also find direct trains from Cardiff to Snowdonia which take you through stunning landscapes.

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Travel to Snowdonia by plane

The closest and most accessible airports to Snowdonia are scattered around the North West at Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

You can hop on direct transfers from international gateways which get you from Liverpool to Snowdonia, Manchester to Snowdonia, or Birmingham to Snowdonia in around two-three hours.

Find out more information via your preferred airline provider with a quick Google search.

Once you’ve sorted out how to get to Snowdonia, plan your trip with our Snowdonia Travel Guide…

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