Parking for Snowdon

Pen y Pass car park

[Quick link to parking at Pen y Pass]
[Quick link to Park & Ride]

All the main paths up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) have car parks.

All the National Park Authority car parks are open 24/7 and have toilets. (This does not include Llanberis; click on the link below.)

For detailed parking information, click on the links below.

Cars & vans

The National Park Authority has recently launched a free app which shows how many vacant places are available in certain car parks in real time; at present, as far as Snowdon is concerned, this includes only the Nant Peris (Park & Ride) and Rhyd Ddu car parks. You can read more about the Parking Snowdonia app here.

The only car park which can be pre-booked is Pen y Pass (now operating until the end of October). Click on the link below.

The above 3 are also served by the Park & Ride bus service from Nant Peris (located between Llanberis and Pen y Pass).

For information, parking fees from Pen y Pass go directly towards path maintenance on Snowdon. Parking fees from the other SNPA car parks may be spent anywhere in the National Park, including Snowdon.


If a motorbike is parked in a marked parking bay, the normal ticket policy and pricing will apply.

At Pen y Pass, which is the only manned SNPA car park, guidance can be sought from the car park staff as to the best/safest place to leave motorbikes.


The National Park currently have no dedicated places for leaving bicycles in any of their car parks. However, most sites have posts or poles to which bikes can be chained for safety, or bikes can be chained together, so long as they are not blocking any path or access.

The only manned National Park car park is at Pen y Pass, and here guidance can be sought from the staff as to the best place to leave bikes safely.

Blue badge holders

Disabled blue badge holders can park for free in SNPA car parks (i.e. not Llanberis), space allowing.

Overnight parking

(This relates to SNPA car parks only,  i.e. not Llanberis.)

If you are going up overnight, and you arrive after 6pm, you should pay for a ticket when you arrive, and this will cover you until you return the next morning. However, if you arrive before 6pm, you will need to pay for two tickets (for both days), and display them both in your vehicle.

Note that overnight stays in SNPA car parks are not permitted (such as in motorhomes or campervans, or camping). Moreover, in Wales, if you have a motorhome or campervan, even parking up overnight in roadside lay-bys is illegal without consent from the landowner, and you should move on immediately without fuss if the landowner or authorities ask you to do so. Non-compliance could lead to prosecution for trespassing.

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