Here's the Menai Holiday Cottages guide to getting around by bus in North Wales. A holiday without the car!

If your idea of a holiday is being able to sit back and really appreciate the scenery, then taking advantage of our excellent public transport links might be just the ticket.

The main towns, resorts and attractions on Anglesey, the Lleyn and in Snowdonia all benefit from well timetabled regular bus services, so it's easy to hop around from one place to another whilst someone else does the driving.

The links on this page will help you plan your route with minimum hassle and fuss.

 

For general travel information

Traveline Cymru is a one-stop-shop for all your travel needs in Wales. The website carries plenty of helpful information on bus services as well as handy tools like a bus stop finder, live departure boards and free apps that will download live bus information to your mobile phone. If you're struggling to find the information you need online, or need extra help with accessibility or anything else, you can call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33. Their helpline is open daily from 7am until 8pm.

 

Bus services on Anglesey

Arriva Wales is the main service provider. Their website has a good route planner tool.

Alternatively take a look at the public transport page of Anglesey Council's website which lists all the main bus services with downloadable timetables.

Bear in mind that parts of Anglesey are very rural and sparse, and bus services whilst regular might not be frequent. Also worth noting that bus services are generally reduced on Sundays and bank holidays.

 

Bus services on the Lleyn

Pwllheli is main hub town for buses on the Lleyn, with most services starting and finishing here. Plenty of services will connect you through to Snowdonia too, and services to Bangor connect on to Anglesey. Gwynedd Council's website lists all the bus services operating across the peninsula.

 

Bus services in Snowdonia

Gwynedd Council's website lists all the main bus routes in and around Snowdonia.

 

 

Sherpa bus service in Snowdonia

The Sherpa Bus Service is a unique bus service that travels around the foot of Snowdon, creating a valuable link between the six main walking routes that travel up Snowdon, as well as the main car parks, villages and tourist attractions in the area. It's an ideal service for walkers or climbers who intend to start their journey from one point and finish at another, or indeed for anyone who wants to travel around Snowdonia and leave the car at home.

 

Just the ticket!

You can buy individual tickets for travel as you board your bus service. But if you're planning on doing a lot of travel on one day why not buy a North Wales Rover ticket? It gives you unlimited travel on all trains (excluding heritage rail journeys) and most buses throughout Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham. Available to buy at all staffed train stations in the area as well as from train conductors and bus drivers of participating companies.