If you want to catch a flight to break the back of your journey to Llanberis, you’ll have plenty of options by way of airports to fly in and out of.
You can consider flights to Manchester Airport, Liverpool Airport or Anglesey Airport, all just a couple of hours’ drive time from Llanberis. It means that once you’re away from the terminal, you could be walking in Snowdonia, visiting the National Slate Museum or riding the Snowdonia Mountain Railway within the same morning or afternoon of your arrival.
If you’re planning to travel extensively around Llanberis, you’ll probably be considering car rental. If so, then why not arrange it through Expedia in advance? That way, you could make an even smoother getaway after your flight and arrive in Llanberis even sooner.
You can fly to the Llanberis area on flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport, the closest airport to the village at around 27 miles away.
Other options include flights into Manchester Airport or Liverpool Airport. Manchester Airport is around 97 miles distant. Regular flights to Manchester depart from a range of UK airports, such as London Heathrow and Stansted, Southampton, Belfast, Aberdeen and others. Flights also come in to Manchester from around the world, including direct and indirect services from New York and other mainland Europe hubs.
If you’re thinking about flights into Liverpool Airport, meanwhile, you can choose from departure points such as London Stansted, Jersey, Newcastle and numerous airports across mainland Europe. Then, once you’re off your flight, it’s around a 90-mile onward journey to Llanberis.
If your flight arrives at Anglesey Airport, you need to factor in a 40-minute or so car journey from the terminal to Llanberis. Alternatively, you could take the indirect bus services from the airport via Tollgate.
When you fly into Manchester Airport, meanwhile, the quickest and easiest option is to drive to Llanberis via the M56 and North Wales Expressway (A55) — you can expect a journey of approximately two hours.
For arrivals at Liverpool Airport, an onward journey by car is also the simplest and most straightforward option, with an estimated driving time to Llanberis of around two hours if you travel along the M56 and the North Wales Expressway (A55).
There’s plenty to see and do in Llanberis from one month to the next. Yet, it’s during the summer that the lure of the village reaches its height, with a slew of special events and popular attractions.
If sports are your thing, you could book a flight to coincide with the July Snowdon Race to the Summit or October’s testing Snowdonia Marathon, a race that begins and ends in the village. Otherwise, you may want to visit Llanberis during the triathlons and swimming competitions of August and September, or in March, when the annual Mountain Film Festival takes centre stage.