Taxis at Pen y Pass
Although Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is served by the Sherpa bus service (which is much reduced in the winter), sometimes it can more expedient to use a taxi, and although this is a more expensive option, when going a bit out of the way, or with a group of people happy to share the cost, it can be a good choice. Using a taxi also supports the local economy.
Buses can have limitations
The Sherpa bus service during the season sees a very regular service running up and down the Llanberis Pass, serving Pen y Pass (for the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track), Llanberis (for the Llanberis Path) and the Park & Ride car park at Nant Peris.
Buses also run round the mountain serving the other paths, though this service is not as regular.
The following download (737KB) has all the Sherpa services compiled into a single .pdf :
Phoning for a taxi
There is good mobile signal in Llanberis, and although there is none at Pen y Pass, there is free WiFi available there. However, taxis are often to be found waiting at these places anyway.
You should bear in mind that there is no real mobile signal at the car parks for the Watkin Path, the Rhyd Ddu Path or the Snowdon Ranger Path (though a mast is currently under construction at Rhyd Ddu).
Some local taxi companies
Most are based in Llanberis but will happily take you anywhere in Snowdonia (see their websites for more details):
- Snowdonia Taxi – 01286 872447
- Pen y Pass Taxis – 01286 871785
- CK Cabs – 01286 871768
- PR Snowdonia Taxis – 01286 871785
- Taxi Arfon – 01286 479621
- Aled’s Taxis – 07729 613733