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 usually a more expensive option, when going a bit out of the way, or with a group of people, it can be a good choice. Groups of up to 8 can often be accommodated in minibus taxis.
Taxis are also useful for taking you to a more remote drop-off point if, say, undertaking a linear walk like the Welsh 3000s.
Remember that 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.
However, the bus service can have its limitations, so taxis can be very convenient.
Taxis can often be found waiting at Pen y Pass, Llanberis, and at the Park & Ride car park (at Nant Peris).
Taxis at the bus interchange at Llanberis
Phoning for a taxi
(See phone numbers below.)
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
The following taxi companies are based in Llanberis but will happily take you anywhere in Snowdonia (see their websites for more details):
- CK Cabs – 01286 871768
- PR Taxis – 01286 871785
- Snowdonia Taxi Ltd – 01286 872447
- Taxi Arfon – 01286 479621
- Taxi Refail – 01286 870989