Travel & Parking

Located in Snowdonia National Park, Bala is accessible by all means of transport. Below we have provided information and useful links to help you find your way to the Snowdonia Outdoor Festival by various modes of transport. 

Train with Barmouth Bridge © Crown copyright 2016 (Visit Wales).
Cyclists © Crown copyright 2016 (Visit Wales).
Walker approaching summit © Crown copyright 2016 (Visit Wales).
Great Orme Tranway © Crown copyright 2016 (Visit Wales).


The address is Gwernhefin Farm in Bala, Snowdonia - the postcode is LL23 7YH.

To travel to Snowdonia Outdoor Festival on the motorway network:

From the east: M54, A5, A494

From the north: M56 via Chester A483, A5, A494

From South Wales: A470 to Dolgellau then A494

Time by Road to Bala:

London: 4¼ hours (215 miles; 345 km)

Hull: 3½ hours (175 miles; 280 km)

Chester: 1 hour (40 miles; 65 km)

Wrexham: ¾ hour (30 miles; 50 km)

Holyhead (Anglesey): 1¾ hour (72 miles; 120 km)

Bala Car Parks

The Festival will have parking available.

If you require disabled parking close to the Festival site please contact us asap on


With a timetable, and a little planning, you can reach the Snowdonia Outdoor Festival by bus. If you are a walker, you can use the bus to complete a linear walk without the necessity of having to return to where you left the car.

Regular daily service: Chester-Wrexham-Bala-Dolgellau-Barmouth (T3 provided by GHA); bus timetable provided by Gwynedd Council.

National Express has a seasonal daily coach service London to Llangollen with connections to other routes, e.g. via Shrewsbury or Birmingham. From Llangollen there is a regular local bus service to Bala (see above).


Biscuit Travel, Tel: 079 693 349 23 (8-seater available)

Global Taxis (Bala), Tel: 078 503 702 32 (8/15-seater available)


The nearest railway stations are Wrexham, Chester and Barmouth.


The most convenient airports for visiting Snowdonia are:

Manchester Airport: 1½ hours away by car

Liverpool Airport: 1½ hours away by car

Birmingham Airport: 2½ hours away by car

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