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Pen y Pass Pre-booking

Pre-booking is now available for Pen y Pass Car Park (for the PyG and Miners tracks). Please note that you cannot park at Pen y Pass without pre-booking a parking space.

You can also use the Snowdon Sherpa bus service to reach Pen y Pass.

Pre-book parking space
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service

There are several parking options for hiking up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), and which car park you should use depends on which route you intend to take.

Keep in mind

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is a busy area, especially during the summer season. Use the official car parks and be mindful of the local community.

Parking in lay-bys
Avoid parking in lay-bys along the road leading to Pen y Pass. These places can get busy very quickly.
Walking along the road
Avoid walking along the road leading to Pen y Pass. It's a narrow, winding and dangerous road in some places.
Book a parking space well in advance
If parking at Pen y Pass, make sure you book a parking space well in advance.
Local communities
Remember that many of the car parks are located in small local communities. Do not park irresponsibly or in residential areas.

Parcio Eryri – Parking Snowdonia

The Parcio Eryri – Parking Snowdonia app helps you find available parking in the north of Snowdonia National Park. Using real-time data and sensors, the app will direct you to the most convenient parking around the most popular areas of the Park.

To find available parking, open the app to reveal the map. The coloured icons (red, green, and amber) indicate the number of car parks which are available.

Tapping a map icon will give you more information about the parking arrangements in that area. This includes hours of operation, time limits, parking fees, and other restrictions, if applicable.

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There are a wealth of car parks in the village of Llanberis suitable for the Llanberis Path. Always park in designated parking areas and do not park on side streets or in residential areas.

For the Miners’ and Pyg Tracks, you can either park at Pen y Pass Car Park or use the park and ride service from Nant Peris.

Pen y Pass Car Park
Parking is available at Pen y Pass by pre-book only. You can also use the Snowdon Sherpa bus service to reach Pen y Pass.

Pre-book parking space
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service

Nant Peris Park and Ride Car Park
Owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority

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For the Watkin Path, use the Pont Bethania car park at Nant Gwynant.

Pont Bethania Car Park, Nant Gwynant
Owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority

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For the Snowdon Ranger Path, use the Llyn Cwellyn car park.

Llyn Cwellyn Car Park
Owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority

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For the Rhyd Ddu Path, use the car park at the village of Rhyd Ddu.

Rhyd Ddu Car Park
Owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority

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