Getting to and from Llanberis
International visitors will probably fly into either London Heathrow or London Gatwick Airports, which are some 250 miles (400km) away from North Wales.
There is a fast rail service from London Euston to North Wales - you should book to Bangor, which is 9 miles (15km) from Llanberis. Rail travel in the UK is considerably cheaper if you book in advance for a specific train (online at http:/http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/); you can collect your tickets from a machine in your departure station.
Rail connections to Bangor are also available from Manchester and Birmingham Airports.
There is a local bus service from Bangor railway station to Llanberis and times will be posted here nearer the date of the Symposium. However the service is not very frequent and you will be able to book a lift if you let the organisers know the time of your arrival in Bangor - please email David Kennedy KennedyD@cardiff.ac.uk
If travelling by road, the best route from London is via M1, M6, M56 and the A55 North Wales coast road to Bangor, then B4366/A4086 to Llanberis. The Royal Victoria Hotel is at the far end of the village, just beyond the Snowdon Mountain Railway terminus.
During the Symposium
A car is not necessary for transportation during the Symposium. Three of the afternoon hikes and excursions start directly from the Royal Victoria Hotel. The other two hikes start from locations (Ogwen Valley and Pen-y-Pass) where there is very limited parking, and a rented bus or taxis will be available for the outward and return journeys. Local buses run between Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass for those who wish to return earlier or later than the rest of the group.