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. Because of the limited number of spaces at Pen Y Pass car park and the recently popularity in starting walks up Pyg Track, Miners Path or Crib Goch, it is now necessary to pre-book a space and all bookings can be done on the pre-bookings website. 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. The bus service runs form the much larger Nant Peris car park up to Pen Y Pass car park regularly and only takes 10 or 15 minutes.

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 £have gone up recently and are now, £18 for an 8 hour pass, £25 upto 12 hours and £40 for a 24 hour pass.

There are few routes that will take longer than 8 hours to complete from Pen Y Pass car park to the summit of Snowdon and back so unless you’re planning an extra-ordinary route or camping, then the 8 hour pass should be enough.

Due to the immense popularity recently, it is necessary to pre-book parking spaces for Pen Y Pass car park. All bookings can be done at the pre-booking site.

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.