Bus Service Around the Base of Snowdon
Although there are plenty of parking spaces in the car parks for the main routes up Snowdon, these spaces are limited and at weekends (particularly in the summer months) these main car parks can get full quite early. A really useful and cheap way to get to the start of your walk is to use the Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service.
It is a service that many walkers and climbers use and runs all around the base of Snowdon connecting all of the main car parks and the most popular attractions. This service is particularly useful is you want to ascend Snowdon using one route and descend down another.
How much does the Snowdon Sherpa bus service cost?
- There is a flat fee of £2.00 for an adult single from trips from Llanberis to Nant Peris to Pen Y Pass
- A return fee along the same route is £3.00 so, if you park in Nant Peris and and get the return journey to Pen Y Pass, the cost of the trip is £3.00
The bus is easy to find from both Nant Peris and Pen Y Pass car parks because the bus stops are clearly marked.
Which bus runs from Nant Peris to Pen Y Pass?
- S1 Sherpa Bus Service
If you park in Nant Peris, the S1 service runs to both Llanberis and Pen Y Pass meaning you can park here and stat your walk easily from Pen Y Pass (Miners Track, Pyg Track and Crib Goch) or you can catch the bus to Llanberis and walk up the Llanberis Path. The S1 service runs from Llanberis to Nant Peris, onto Pen Y Pass and then returns.
- S2 Sherpa Bus Service
The S2 service runs from Llanberis to Llanwrst but does not always stop in Nant Peris so if you need to return to Nant Peris car park, you will need to check with the driver to see if they will stop.
Snowdon Sherpa Timetable
On Monday to Friday, the first bus that leaves Nant Peris to go to the Pen Y Pass car park leaves Llanberis at 07.30. It gets to Nant Peris at 07.45 and then to Pen Y Pass by 08.00.
On Saturday and Sunday the earliest bus leaves Llanberis at 06.45 to get to Nant Peris at 06.55 to reach Pen Y Pass at 07.10.
The last bus on a weekday leaves Pen Y Pass at 19.05, calls at Nant Peris for 16.15 and then reaches Llanberis at 19.20.
On a weekend, the last bus from Pen Y Pass leaves at 19.05 and gets to Nant Peris for 19.15 and then Llanberis at 19.20.
A full S1 and S2 time table can be found here.