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Getting there & away

The Snowdon Sherpa bus provides useful links to Snowdon trailheads and elsewhere. Bus S97 runs to Betws-y-Coed via Beddgelert and Pen-Y-Pass; buses stop along High St by the park. National Express coach 545 passes through daily at 8am en route to London via Llandudno, Bangor and Caernarfon; coaches stop by Tesco at the north end of town.

Express Motors bus 1 runs roughly hourly (fewer on Sunday) from Blaenau Ffestiniog (30 minutes) to Bangor (one hour) via Caernarfon (50 minutes). Arriva bus 3 runs to Pwllheli (every 20 minutes, 40 minutes) via Criceth (25 minutes) for connections across the Llŷn Peninsula.

Arriva’s TrawsCambria coach X32 leaves daily at 10.20am for Aberystwyth (2¼ hours) and runs onto Cardiff (seven hours); it stops along High St outside the Australia pub.

Porthmadog is on the Cambrian Coast line with trains to Machynlleth (£8.60, two hours, every two hours) and Pwllheli (£3, 30 minutes, every two hours).