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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Snowdonia by car ferry, taxi, bus and ferry or bus

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Car ferry, taxi  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take a taxi from Holyhead to Snowdonia

£99 - £121

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

£67 - £101

1 alternative option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19h 38m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Caernarfon, Bus Station T2

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Snowdonia is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Snowdonia is mandatory.

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Snowdonia is to car ferry which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 5h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Dublin to Snowdonia is to car ferry and taxi. Taking this option will cost 110€ - 150€ and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Snowdonia. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Gwastadnant, Cae Perthi via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 and Caernarfon, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 38m.

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The distance between Dublin and Snowdonia is 92 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Snowdonia without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 4h 15m and costs 110€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Dublin to Snowdonia, including transfers.

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Dublin to Snowdonia bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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Dublin to Snowdonia bus services, operated by Lloyd's Coaches, arrive at Caernarfon, Bus Station.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Snowdonia. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Snowdonia.
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  • Distance: 91.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Snowdonia, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Snowdonia. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead then take the taxi to Snowdonia. Alternatively, Stena Line operates a car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead 4 times a day, and the journey takes 3h 31m. Irish Ferries also services this route 4 times a day.

Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Lloyd's Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Caernarfon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32
Other operators
Taxi from Holyhead to Snowdonia
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Cybi Cabs
Phone
+44 1407 761 010
Alpha Cars
Phone
+44 1407 765 000
AAA Taxis Holyhead
Phone
+44 1407 761 000

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