Local Taxis

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 :

Taxi ranks

Taxis can often be found waiting at Pen y Pass, Llanberis, and at the Park & Ride car park (at Nant Peris).

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):

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