Getting There


Cardiff is the main airport and is served by many low cost airlines with flights to most other UK airports as well as many European destinations.

Trains & Buses

The main towns on the edge of Snowdonia and northern coast are easily reached by train and coach. If you’re travelling to North Wales by train, you can catch a train along the scenic coast to Bangor, and then further to Anglesey. You can also catch the Conwy Valley line brances at Llandudno Junction to Betws-y-Coed into the Snowdonia region. There are frequent bus services from Llandudno Junction up the Conwy Valley.

Getting Around


The UK’s train network isn’t as fast, cheap or efficient as in Europe but it is still quicker than driving and more convenient than flying — as long as you’re travelling between major transport hubs. See National Rail for timetable information and ticket prices.


Travelling by coach is cheaper than rail. There are a number of bus companies including National Express and Megabus.


It’s a good idea to hire a car and drive around North Wales to really appreciate the mountains and wild coastline. The roads are well travelled and parking isn’t difficult. To drive in Wales you need a current driving licence. The AA has very useful information on distances and route-planning. Bring a map!