Snowdon Park & Ride

Location

The Park & Ride car park at Nant Paris (located between Llanberis and Pen y Pass on the B4086, see below) primarily serves walkers on the Pyg Track and the Miners’ Track, but also those on the Llanberis Path.

Pen y Pass is the start of the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track. Llanberis is the start of the Llanberis Path.

If the car park at Pen y Pass is full, or drivers want a cheaper option, they are encouraged to use the Park & Ride facility at Nant Peris, which is 3 miles down the pass towards Llanberis. It is 2 miles from Llanberis.

When the Park & Ride car park gets full in the summer, the adjacent field (towards Pen y Pass) is usually opened for additional parking.

There is a vehicle charging point at the Park & Ride car park.

Frequency of buses

THE HIGH SEASON SERVICE HAS NOW ENDED. The route between Llanberis (for the Llanberis Path), Nant Peris (Park & Ride) and Pen y Pass (for the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track) is served by just the S1 out of season. This is now a two-hour service in each direction.  (The intensive 15-minute high season service will not resume until around Easter.)


Park & Ride winter timetable: runs until 31 March 2023

  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Pen y Pass at 08:15; the last return bus from Pen y Pass to the Park & Ride leaves  at 19:30.
  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Llanberis at 09:40; the last return bus from Llanberis to the Park & Ride leaves at 18:10.

The S1 service, in addition to linking the Park & Ride to Llanberis and Pen y Pass, also runs on to connect with Caernarfon and Betws y coed.

********************** HIGH SEASON DETAIL (HIDDEN) *************************************
The Park & Ride car park is served by the Sherpa bus service, connecting with Pen y Pass every 15 minutes in the season (30 mins over their lunch break), and with Llanberis every 30 minutes (where there is also other parking). Out of season the service is less regular.
  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Pen y Pass at 07:15; the last return bus from Pen y Pass to the Park & Ride leaves at 19:30.
  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Llanberis at 08:10; the last return bus from Llanberis to the Park & Ride leaves at 18:10.

Buses running from Llanberis through to Pen y Pass (or vice-versa) run half-hourly, also calling at the Park & Ride car park.

******************* END OF HIGH SEASON (HIDDEN) ***********************************

Taxis

There is a taxi rank at the Park & Ride, where local taxis wait. This can be particularly useful out of high season when buses are far less frequent.

Prices

Parking at the Park & Ride car park costs £5 for the day (card only).

It is not possible to pre-book for the Park & Ride car park, nor to pre-book on the buses.

Bus tickets from the Park & Ride to either Pen y Pass or Llanberis cost £2.60 for an adult single or £3.90 for an adult return (half-price for children). If you have a Welsh concessionary travel card, this can be used.

Buses accept both cash and contactless card payments, and dogs are allowed on all buses.

Getting there
The full Sherpa service

For details of how the Sherpa bus service links with Snowdon’s other main paths, and for details of the full Sherpa service and timetables, see here.

Part of the Park & Ride car park, with toilets


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