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Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch


Parking for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and More

We are expecting Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and the surrounding mountain areas to be incredibly popular this year. We highly recommend planning ahead as car parks are likely to be very busy.

Pre-book your Pen y Pass parking space on the JustPark website.

Sherpa Service for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

What3Words for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Sherpa Service:


Pen y Pass is the starting point for the PyG Track and Miners Path up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Located in the village of Llanberis, is parking for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) with easy to access shuttle buses which run every regularly up to Pen y Pass.

If you’re travelling from Betws y Coed direction we recommend parking at the Nant Peris car Park which also has easy to access shuttle buses which run frequently up to Pen y Pass.

Standard parking rate (whole day) - Llanberis:  £5.00 (may vary depending on choice of car park)

Shuttle bus: Snowdon Sherpa Day ticket £5 (adult)/ £2.50(child) (Contactless payment accepted)

View our full list of SNPA Car Parks.

Pen y Pass Pre-booked Parking - Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

What3Words for Pre-booked Parking at Pen y Pass (from April 8th onwards):


This season you can now pre-book a parking space at Pen y Pass, meaning that you'll be able to turn up stress free knowing that a space is reserved for you. On top of this you're ticket fee will contribute towards the running of sustainable transport and parking options in the area as well as towards maintaining the paths on the mountain - so thank you in advance for helping us look after this wonderful National Park!

Please remember that space are limited and therefore tickets are likely to sell out very quickly. Only ticket holders will be able to gain access to the car park. If you do not have a pre-booked ticket please head straight to the Sherpa Service at Llanberis or Nant Peris (see above).

Standard rates:  

8 hrs - £18

8-12hrs - £25

12-24hrs - £40

Opening hours: 24 hrs. 

Payment method:  Via the pre-booking site

Other Parking Options for Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

If this is your first time hiking up Snowdon we recommend the Llanberis Path which starts in the village of Llanberis or alternatively from Pen y Pass we recommend going up the PyG track and returning via the Miners Path.

For experienced hikers there are a number of alternative routes. Find out more here.

Ogwen Parking

A regular shuttle bus service will be operating on weekends during all school holidays this year. Given that the small car parks in Ogwen are likely to be full by 8am, if you are visiting on a weekend during the school holidays, we highly recommend heading straight to Bangor or Bethesda park and hop on the shuttle bus from there.

Sherpa shuttle bus timetable for Ogwen 

Outside of these times more details on parking in Ogwen can be found here.

Ogwen Parking & Shuttle Bus

Discover the other 800 square miles

Snowdonia National Park covers a vast area of Wales stretching all the way from the north coast of Wales all the way down to Aberdyfi. There are some incredible places to visit, from white sandy beaches and castles to ancient celtic rainforests.

View our travel map to find out more about how to get to and around Snowdonia and where you can park.

Where can I get the latest bus timetables?

Gwynedd Council have a dedicated Snowdon Sherpa page with access to all the latest timetables.

Or Traws Cymru for the T10 Service from Bangor to Corwen.

Plans for a sustainable destination

The National Park Authority is currently working with partners and local communities to develop long-term plans to transform Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and the surrounding area into a sustainable destination. You can find out more here.

Morfa Dyffryn Car Park (© SNPA)

Morfa Dyffryn Car Park (© SNPA)

Header image - Morfa Harlech (© Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales)