Car park at the start of Pyg Track, Miners Track and Crib Goch

Pen Y Pass car park is the closest to the start of the Pyg track, Miners Track as well as Crib Goch. It is hugely popular and spaces are very limited. In the popular summer months, the car park fills up very early (before 07.00 on some mornings) so it’s not guaranteed that you’ll be able to find a space. There is a Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service that runs from the nearby car park in Nant Peris so, it’s worth also bearing this in mind to avoid a disappointing start to you walk.

Pen Y Pass parking meter

Postcode of Pen y Pass car park

The postcode for Pen Y Pass car park is LL55 4NU and getting to it is quite simple. The car park is located at the top of the A4086 just 6 miles from Llanberis centre and 11 miles from Betws-y-Coed. It is easy to find because of the large volume of cars usually parked there along with the Youth Hostel and Visitor Centre.

How much does it cost to park at Pen Y Pass car park?

Pen y Pass parking costs £6 for 4 hours or £10 for a day pass. Card payments are accepted. Unless, you’re a very experienced and fast walker, it is worth getting the day pass because the routes from Pen Y Pass to the summit and back normally take over 4 hours.

If you’re planning on a night walk on Snowdon, there is an overnight rate of £10 which expires at 08.30 the next morning.

Card payments are taken at the ticket machine.

Services at Pen y Pass car park

Pen y Pass car park is not only popular with walkers for its closeness to the start of your walk but also because of the services there. There are well maintained toilet facilities, a large café serving hot and cold food and a youth hostel opposite.

Pen Y Pass car park services

Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service

If you arrive and the car park at Pen y Pass is full, there is a park and ride service that runs from Nant Peris. Simply drive down the A4086 back towards Llanberis and you will enter the small hamlet of Nant Peris. On the left hand side there is a large car park and the Snowdon Sherpa service runs from here. As well as the car park, there are toilet facilities here. You can find out more information about the Sherpa Snowdon bus and park and ride here.