A little help required.
I have just found that I can get reasonably priced rail tickets into Bangor that would make it worth leaving the car at home.
However, I have been looking through the bus timetables and there is a raft of information to go through. Much of it appears to be conflicting or incomplete.
All I would like to know is what bus will take me from Bangor to say Ogwen or Llanberis for instance.
The S6 looks are fair bet for Ogwen, but the service looks to end at 13:00 from Bangor - is that correct?
Also, where is the Bangor Cloc stop exactly from the train station?
All help appreciated, thanks!
the clock and bus station is a short walk from the train station maybe 5-10 mins..
Cant help you with bus times as its been 10 years since i used to live there!! it could prove quite a bus journey tho
Ashley Steadman wrote (see)
Have you looked up the services you require on Traveline Cymru. This gives details of all public transport in Wales.
I have tried this website, with limited success though. Thanks for your post, neverthless.
For instance, I typed in Bangor and Capel Curig (Ogwen wasn't a choice) leaving anytime after 11am and the duration of journey was just under 2 hours!
Bangor to Llanberis went via Caernarfon and took 1 hour.
I'm sure that can't be right... hence, this thread!
Rocky wrote (see)
For instance, I typed in Bangor and Capel Curig (Ogwen wasn't a choice) leaving anytime after 11am and the duration of journey was just under 2 hours! Bangor to Llanberis went via Caernarfon and took 1 hour.I'm sure that can't be right... hence, this thread!
i think you should hitch hike from station and then couch surf to keep costs to a minium .failing that knock on Smegs door for either a lift or a roof for the night lmao.
buko wrote (see)
it will take that long !!! those bus journeys are awfull .. youd be better off in your car
I was only looking at different options for getting to the hills, but I think I could walk there quicker than the public transport. Makes you wonder why we should even bother to think of alternatives to taking a car!
bus timetables for Gwynedd
Might be easier getting to Llanrwst o'r Betws y Coed rather than Bangor and use the Snowdon Sherpa.
Link to all above.
Thanks folks, very much appreciated.
I managed to find all the timetables on the internet, they just seem utterly random and useless in practise though!
It just seems odd that a visitor to the main railway link to Snowdonia cannot get very much further with out severe head bashing!
It was the Sherpa service I initially looked at, however as Dylan states, it starts half way to the hills with no obvious link up.
I've been using the buses to get into the mountains from Bangor for about 8 years now, and they can be pretty hard to understand. Padarn are here:
There are a few early morning direct buses from Bangor to Ogwen and beyond, but if you miss those you need to get a bus to Bethesda first. The 66, 67, 77, 76 and 7 will all get you there via slightly different routes and run quite freqeuntly. Get off at the Spar and the S6 can be caught from there. Another option is to get the bus to Bethesda and walk out to the end of town and try hitching. If you look like a walker/climber odds are someone will pick you up.
For the last two years Arriva have run summer buses direct from Bangor to Capel Curig and on to Pen y Pass and Llanberis. Hopefully they'll start again this year.
To get to the bus station from Bangor station walk out and the main road (Deniol Road) stretches down in a straight line. Follow it past the uni buildings until you find Marks and Spencers and the bus station. 15 minute walk maximum.
A final word of warning. Many bus timetables at stops are incorrect and out of date. It's best to believe what the online ones say. I've sent many complaints over the years about this and nothing ever seems to get done!
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