How To Reach Snowdonia National Park
A region in the Northwest area of Wales, Snowdonia is clustered around the frosty landforms and the mountains of the massive Snowdonia National Park. The historic Snowdon Mountain Railway ascends to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain, the Mount Snowdon that offers oceanic views across the sea to Ireland and also houses an extensive series of trails, rugged peaks and over a hundred lakes. Snowdonia’s ideal for a short break or a holiday at 3,560ft, is the adventure capital of the world’s fastest zip wire, as also a haven for adventure enthusiasts with the Adventure Parc Snowdonia 300m lagoon and the Adrenaline Indoors! With a warm Welsh welcome and a unique cultural heritage, Snowdonia has a lot to offer in terms of exciting experiences.
The fastest way of reaching Snowdonia involves combination travel of flights and trains which takes approx. 16 ½ hours at around 70,000 INR with about 7 other travel alternatives.
The best way to reach Snowdonia is to take a flight from New Delhi to Birmingham International Airport and from there, take a train to Crewe (travel time: 1 hour 31m) – Bangore (travel time: 1 hour 29m) and then travel by a cab to Snowdonia, which will have you there in about 21 minutes. Trains leave for Crewe & Bangor every 20 minutes & 3 hours respectively. The overall estimated travel time is 16 hours and 25 minutes inclusive of 3 hours and 11 minutes transfer time and costs roughly between INR 23,000-80,700.
You can travel to Birmingham aboard KLM, Swiss Air, Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways or Emirates.
From Birmingham Airport, the rail distance between here & Crewe is 108km approx. at an estimated fare of INR 1,800-8,000 and travel time of about an hour and 31 minutes. With multiple operators like West Midlands, Virgin West Coast and Transport for Wales, the frequency of trains between Birmingham & Crews varies between every 30 minutes to an hour to twice a week. The frequency of trains between Crewe & Bangor ranges between every 4 hours to thrice a day with Virgin West Coast & Transport for Wales Trains respectively.
The travel time between Birmingham and Snowdonia is roughly 2 hours and 19 minutes and fuel costs approx. INR 1,800-2,800 if you drive down. A bus ride alternatively, would cost you approx. INR 3,400-4,300 for a 6 hour and 31 minutes travel time. To travel by bus on this route, a bus leaves Birmingham Coach Station-Digbeth once a day for Bangor and then you can ride a cab to Snowdonia.
Just a few hours from UK’s most populated areas with an excellent rail, coach and road connectivity, Snowdonia Mountains and the Coast are rather easy to reach. You can explore direct train connections between London & Bangor to reach the popular North Wales coastal sites, with inland connections via the Conwy Valley Line, while services between Midlands link up with Cambrian Line from Midlands & via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. For road travel, there’s direct access from Northwest along the A55 & M56, with easy connectivity between Midlands & the Motorway links, as also connect the coast and Snowdonia Mountains easily with the South of England.
The Stena Line and Irish Ferries operate high speed & continuous services to Holyhead from Dublin, and there are ferry services for the coast & Snowdonia Mountains into Pembroke Dock and Fishguard.
You should plan your transport well for climbing down Snowdon, with nearly ½ a million visitors every year visiting here, car parking is nearly always full in the summer months especially, that too as early as 7 am! You can explore walking up the Miner’s track or Pyg by using the Sherpa Bus Service. There are taxi operators as well as offering their services along popular routes. For travel across all of Wales’s mainline, for trains and bus services, you should avail the ‘Explore Wales Pass’ for unlimited access, while the North Wales Rover Tickets allow for a day’s bus/train travel.