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Parking at Pen-y-Pass for those wanting to climb Snowdon along the Pyg Track, Miner’s Track or scramble over Crib Goch is often difficult. It’s only a small car park and on many weekends and every day throughout the summer it fills up very early in the morning. Parking at Pen-y-Pass is now pre-book only – find out more at Snowdon Parking at Pen-y-Pass.

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To help combat these parking issues at Pen-y-Pass, Snowdonia National Park Authority has built a much larger car park just up the road in the small village of Nant Peris near to LL55 4UF or ///websites.affirming.subtitle where a frequent park and ride (‘parcio a theithio’ in Welsh) service will take you up to Pen-y-Pass. Parking costs £5 for the day and payment is by card only using chip and pin or contactless. Cash is no longer accepted. The Shuttle bus is part of the Snowdon Sherpa service. Tickets are bought on the bus and contactless payment is accepted. Tickets to Pen-y-Pass cost just £2 for an adult single or £3 for an adult return (£1 for a child single and £1.50 for a child return) with a Snowdon Sherpa ‘hop on hop off’ day ticket costing £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Dogs are welcome on all Snowdon Sherpa services.

  • S1 – Snowdon Sherpa – Parcio a Teithio – Llanberis – Pen y Pass
  • S2 – Snowdon Sherpa – Llanrwst – Betws y Coed – Pen y Pass – Llanberis

Find out more about the Snowdon Sherpa service and view full timetables for each route at