Times and prices

Journey times

The railway runs daily from mid-March until the 27th of October and travel to the summit is from the 15th of May (weather permitting).

During the early season, March to May, trains run to Clogwyn Station ¾ up the mountain, where the unsheltered viewing platform offers spectacular views of the valleys below.

A round trip to the summit is approximately 2.5 hours, which includes a 30-minute stopover at the UK's highest visitor centre, Hafod Eryri.

A round trip to Clogwyn is approximately 2 hours, which includes a 30-minute stopover at the unsheltered station. Please be aware that there are no facilities at Clogwyn Station or onboard the trains, there are facilities at Llanberis Station.

A single ticket can be pre-booked to travel up from Llanberis Station. Single tickets down the mountain cannot be pre-booked and are only available on a standby first come, first served basis from the destination station of the day (Clogwyn Station or Snowdon summit).

Assistance animals are allowed on board our trains.

Heritage Steam Experience 10th June-12th September

TICKET
SUMMIT
Adult Return
£55.00
Child Return
£45.00

Traditional Diesel Service 27th March-27th October

TICKET
CLOGWYN
SUMMIT
Adult Return
£36.00
£42.00
Adult Single
£26.00
£32.00
Child Return
£26.00
£32.00
Child Single
£16.00
£22.00
Early Bird Adult*
£30.00
£36.00
Early Bird Child*
£20.00
£26.00

Pre-book our 9.00am departure and receive a great discount on return fares! Tickets are sold subject to availability and must be booked in advance. The Early Bird departure will be on the Traditional Diesel Service. The discount is on a return service only. A child ticket is for children age 3-15 years old. Children aged 2 or under may travel free of charge (1 child per fare paying adult) providing they sit on an accompanying adult's lap and do not occupy a seat.

Things to know

Here are the key things you need to know to make the most of your visit. For further information, take a look at the FAQs section below.

How to find us

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4TU

Parking

We have our own small pay and display car park at Snowdon Mountain Railway, which is located behind the station on Victoria Terrace (postcode LL55 4TU). Parking can be limited during busy periods.

There are also ample pay and display car parks in Llanberis, which are only a short walk away from the station. The car park opposite the station is not owned or operated by us.

Ticket collection

You can collect your pre-booked tickets from the ticket office at Llanberis Station and we recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to find a parking space (we’d hate for you to miss the train!).



Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for both our Traditional Diesel Service and Heritage Steam Experience.


To buy your gift vouchers, call us on +44 (0) 1286 870 223.

Group bookings

We offer great discounts on standard fares throughout the season for groups of 25 or more passengers travelling at the same time. Download our Heritage Steam Experience and Traditional Diesel Service group brochures to find out more.

We’re proud that many schools visit us year after year. It’s a truly memorable trip that integrates with many aspects of the school curriculum, such as geology, the Victorians, engineering and the age of steam, and it provides a great day out for students and teachers. If you’re a school trip organiser, talk to us for details of great introductory offers.

To make your group booking email bookings@snowdonrailway.co.uk

Accessibility

Our diesel carriages are able to carry one wheelchair. However, we do ask wheelchair users to call us on +44 (0) 1286 870 223 before making a booking so we can make sure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.

Assistance animals are allowed on board the trains. Further information and our site access statement are available here.

Snowdon Mountain Railway app

Enhance your experience with our free app. Discover more about Snowdon and the railway with fantastic audio narration, 360 photos, facts and stories. Available to download from Google Play and Apple App Store.

Snowdon Mountain Railway App.

Things to do

Llanberis Station

A warm Welsh welcome awaits you at Snowdon Mountain Railway in the picturesque village of Llanberis. Visitors have been coming here to experience this unique railway since 1896, soaking up the sights and sounds of billowing steam in the heart of Snowdonia. Today’s visitors can do the same and relax in our flower-lined forecourt, taking in the views of the surrounding mountains before they begin their journey up through the clouds to the summit of Snowdon.

Food and drink

Our fully licensed Station Buffet and Platform Grill serve a tasty variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks, as well as a selection of cakes. You can even enjoy a Whippy or soft scoop ice cream from our vintage ice cream tram.

The summit café at Hafod Eryri, the highest refuelling station in the UK, serves hot and cold beverages and an assortment of ‘grab and go’ food.

Shop

The gift shop at Llanberis Station is housed in the original booking hall from 1896, with exposed beams and authentic Victorian shop fittings to enhance the station's heritage. The shop offers a selection of authentic Welsh products, including locally crafted ales and spirits, unique Snowdon Mountain Railway souvenirs and merchandise, clothing and Celtic jewellery.

Gifts, clothing and souvenirs unique to Snowdon and the railway can also be purchased in the summit gift shop at Hafod Eryri. You can even send a postcard from our very own summit post box!

Shop
Theatre

Film theatre

Step inside our film theatre and watch spectacular drone footage of Snowdon Mountain Railway. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the train journey from Llanberis Station up Snowdon and take in the beautiful mountain scenery from above. Free to watch!

FAQs

Tickets

Can I take my dog on the train?

For the comfort and safety of our passengers and staff, only assistance animals are allowed on our trains. Being a heritage, narrow-gauged railway we are restricted for space inside our carriages.

What is a return journey?

A return journey to the summit is approximately 2.5 hours, which includes a 30-minute stopover at Hafod Eryri, the UK’s highest visitor centre. A return journey to Clogwyn Station is approximately 2 hours, which allows for a 30-minute stopover before returning to Llanberis.

For logistical reasons and to account for unpredictable weather conditions and potential disruptions to train services, passengers must return on the same train.

Can I get a single ticket up?

Single tickets for the Traditional Diesel Service can be purchased in advance online (subject to a £3.50 booking fee per transaction) or at the Llanberis Station ticket office when available, exclusively for the journey up the mountain.

Can I get a single ticket down?

Single tickets down the mountain cannot be pre-booked and are only available on a standby first come, first served basis from the destination station of the day (Clogwyn Station or Snowdon summit).

The reason we cannot offer pre-booked tickets to travel down the mountain is because we have no guarantee that our trains will be able to reach their destination. All travel is weather permitting and if the wind speeds on the mountain exceed our operational safety level, our services will be interrupted and may even be suspended all together. This can happen throughout the year. In addition, any form of technical issue can prevent trains reaching their destination.

People who walk up the mountain must also be prepared to walk back down.

Can I walk up and use a return ticket down?

Due to the unpredictable weather on the mountain we cannot guarantee trains will reach their destination before leaving Llanberis Station. Return tickets are only valid once you have boarded the train in Llanberis 15-minutes before your train leaves.

What happens if the weather is bad, can I get a refund?

Our trains still run if the weather is rainy, cloudy or otherwise inclement. Occasionally, very high winds on the mountain may call for a shorter journey or cancellation.

If we have to cancel a train completely you will be offered the choice to move your booking to another day or receive a full refund.

It is important to note that, in the event of adverse weather conditions, if you voluntarily decide not to travel and the trains are operating as scheduled, your ticket will be forfeited with no refund due.

Where do I collect my tickets from?

All pre-booked tickets are available for collection from the Llanberis Station ticket office right up to 30-minutes before departure. All you will need to provide is your booking reference number or confirmation.

Can I purchase a ticket on the day?

Any available tickets for on the day travel are sold online from 8.30am and from the ticket office at Llanberis Station and these tickets sell out very quickly. During busy periods and particularly in good weather, all of our trains can be sold out so advance booking is highly recommended.

Do you offer discounts for groups and schools?

There is a discounted rate for groups of over 25 fare paying passengers. Please see the groups section further up this page for more information.

What if I am late and miss my train?

To ensure a smooth journey, our trains adhere strictly to their departure schedules and cannot be delayed for late passengers. Unfortunately, if you miss your scheduled departure you will need to purchase additional tickets subject to availability.

Llanberis is an extremely popular destination throughout the year, we highly recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure.

How do I make an advance booking?

Advance bookings are made via our website and are subject to a £3.50 administration charge per booking (not per ticket). During busy periods, such as school holidays and spells of fine weather, we can sell out weeks in advance, so it’s always better to pre-book before travelling to avoid disappointment.

Do children go free?

Children aged 2 or under may travel free of charge (1 child per fare-paying adult), providing they sit on an accompanying adult’s lap and do not occupy a seat. A child ticket is for children aged 3-15 years old. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while travelling on the railway.

Are tickets available to purchase on the day?

If tickets become available for purchase on the day, they are sold online and from the ticket office at Llanberis Station from 8.30am daily. During peak holiday periods, particularly in good weather, all of our trains may be sold out so advance booking is highly recommended.

Can I book tickets to Clogwyn Station and walk to the summit (March-April only)?

During the early season (March-April) a return journey to Clogwyn Station allows for a 30-minute stopover before passengers return on the same train. This is the only logistical way we can guarantee to bring you back down the mountain as there may not be availability or trains later in the day and with the weather able to change very quickly, train services may be stopped at short notice.

The 30-minute stopover at Clogwyn does not allow enough time to walk to the summit and back and travel down on your return ticket. If you’d like to walk from Clogwyn to the summit, which will take approximately 1 hour, you can pre-book a single ticket up.

Single tickets down from Clogwyn are only available on a standby basis at Clogwyn (March-April only) and walkers must be aware that there is no guarantee of there being trains with available seats on the mountain at any given time. Therefore, if you walk up, you should be prepared to walk down as well.

Journey

What time are the trains?

The first train is scheduled to leave Llanberis Station at 9.00am with subsequent trains scheduled for departure at 30-minute intervals throughout the day subject to passenger demand. If you plan on purchasing a ticket on the day of travel, we highly recommend booking online before your journey to ensure availability and avoid any potential disappointment.

What time does Hafod Eryri open?

Hafod Eryri opens from 10.00am daily (weather permitting) when trains are travelling to the summit and closes 20-minutes before the last train leaves the summit.

On bad weather days and when access to the summit via train is not possible, Hafod Eryri will remain closed. Please visit our social media channels for the latest summit updates.

How long can I stay at Hafod Eryri?

A return ticket allows for an approximately 30-minute stopover at Hafod Eryri, the UK’s highest visitor centre.

For logistical reasons and to account for unpredictable weather conditions and potential disruptions to train services, passengers must return on the same train.

Can I walk to the summit from Clogwyn?

A return journey to Clogwyn Station (March-April only) allows for a 30-minute stopover.

For logistical reasons and to account for unpredictable weather conditions and potential disruptions to train services, passengers must return on the same train.

The 30-minute stopover at Clogwyn Station does not provide sufficient time to walk to the summit and back to Clogwyn in order to travel on your return ticket. If you intend to walk from Clogwyn Station to the summit, which typically takes around 1 hour, it is advisable to pre-book a single ticket for the ascent. Single tickets for the descent from Clogwyn Station are only available on a standby basis at Clogwyn itself, and it is important for walkers to understand that there is no guarantee of available seats on the trains at any given time. Therefore, if you choose to walk up, you should be prepared to walk back down

If I walk up one of the other paths and catch the train down are there buses to take me back to where I left my car?

A Sherpa bus service operates throughout the season and runs a circular route around the Snowdonia area.

Please use the link below provided by the Snowdonia National Park to plan your journey:

Sherpa'r Wyddfa bus service

How long will it take to walk from Clogwyn (March-April only) to the summit?

Travel to Clogwyn Station is during March and April only, and trains stop here for approximately 30 minutes.

An average time to walk from Clogwyn Station to the summit would be approximately 1 hour. It is a mile in distance and 1000‘ increase in altitude up a 1:5 incline.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend passengers arrive 30-minutes prior to travel to collect pre-booked tickets. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, so if possible, please check the weather forecast before making a booking and don’t miss your departure time. We do not post pre-booked tickets.

How can I make my journey more sustainable?

As part of our mission to help preserve the mountain for generations to come and to play our part in combatting climate change, here are some top tips for packing before you visit us.

• Bring a reusable water bottle
• Source local and seasonal produce
• Pack food in paper or beeswax wraps
• Use a lunchbox for provisions and waste too
• Buy second-hand clothing with natural fibre layers

Getting here

How do I get to Snowdon Mountain Railway?

Snowdon Mountain Railway station is located in Llanberis on the A4086 and the postcode LL55 4TU will take you straight to our car park behind the Station. The nearest mainline railway station is Bangor, which is approximately 8 miles from Llanberis. There are buses from many local destinations. To find information on local buses and trains, call 0871 2002233 or visit www.traveline.info

Is there parking at the railway?

We have our own small pay and display car park behind the Station on Victoria Terrace (LL55 4TU). Parking can be limited during busy periods.

Please note that the car park across the road from the Station is not owned or operated by Snowdon Mountain Railway.

There is also ample paid parking in Llanberis, which does not require pre-booking.

I have sat nav, what is your postcode?

LL55 4TU is a generic postcode for the immediate area and will take you to within half a mile of the railway station. Our car park is located on Victoria Terrace behind the Station.

How much is car parking?

The following parking tariffs apply for the Snowdon Mountain Railway car park, which is located behind Llanberis Station on Victoria Terrace:

30 minutes - free
4 additional hours - £5
8 additional hours - £10
12 additional hours - £15

Parking tariffs apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tariffs apply for Blue Badge holders.

There are two payment machines located in the car park, which accept coins. Parking tickets can be paid for by card in the Trading Post shop (when open) at the entrance of the car park. Tickets can also be purchased from Llanberis Station shop (when open).

You can purchase additional time (if required) at the payment machines before leaving the car park. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions will result in a parking charge of £100.

If trains are cancelled at short notice, we do not offer refunds on parking.

The car park across the road from Llanberis Station is not owned or operated by Snowdon Mountain Railway.

General

Can I pay with credit/debit cards at the railway?

All major credit and debit cards are accepted with the exception of American Express.

Do you provide access for those with disabilities?

Snowdon Mountain Railway operates a disabled access policy. Wheelchair users are asked to call us to discuss their specific requirements prior to booking.

Is there anywhere to get refreshments if I walk down the mountain?

There is a small, independently run café halfway up the Llanberis Path.

Are there toilets on the trains?

There are no toilet facilities onboard the trains, or at Clogwyn Station. There are facilities at Llanberis Station and up at the summit visitor centre.

Are there toilets on the mountain?

There are toilets up at Hafod Eyri, the summit visitor centre, when the building is open (May - October, weather permitting).

Can I take a rucksack, pushchair or bike onto the train?

We apologise for the inconvenience, but we are unable to accommodate large, bulky items due to limited space. However, pushchairs can be left (at the owner's risk) at the platform in Llanberis Station. These can then be collected on your return.

What are the opening times at Hafod Eryri?

Hafod Eryri opens from 10.00 am daily from the 15th of May to the 27th of October (weather permitting) and will close 20-minutes before the last train leaves the summit. On bad weather days and when access to the summit via train is not possible, Hafod Eryri will remain closed. Visit our Facebook and X pages for the latest summit updates.