There are 5 ways to get from Swansea to Snowdonia by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Shrewsbury  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$152 - $222

Cheapest option

Bus via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Orchard Street (Oldway Centre) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) X11
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) T2

$44 - $49

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) T2

$57 - $59

Train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$107 - $174

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Snowdonia 142.1 miles

$30 - $45

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Snowdonia, Wales?

You can take a train from Swansea to Snowdonia via Shrewsbury and Bangor (Gwynedd) in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Snowdonia via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station), Llanberis, Interchange (Snowdon Mountain Railway Stn), and Gwastadnant, Cae Perthi (Cae Perthi Farm) in around 8 h 14 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Train from Shrewsbury to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
Train from Bridgend to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $25
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Swansea, Orchard Street (Oldway Centre) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
First
Bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
First

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Swansea and Snowdonia is 163 km. The road distance is 227 km.

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Snowdonia is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 3 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Snowdonia is to drive which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £22 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Snowdonia. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Gwastadnant, Cae Perthi (Cae Perthi Farm) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) and Llanberis, Interchange (Snowdon Mountain Railway Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Swansea to Snowdonia, including transfers.