Times & Prices

Discount ‘Early Bird’ offer on 9am diesel service

2020 Service Update

In light of the Welsh government’s lifting of restrictions, we are pleased to announce we are open.

Information on services available

After careful consideration we have decided not to open the summit building ‘Hafod Eryri’ for the 2020 season. This decision is based on the difficult practicalities of trying to implement safe social distancing measures within the building.

We have also made the decision not to operate our Heritage Steam Service for 2020 and we will instead focus on our Traditional Diesel Service throughout the season. We have made significant internal adjustments to our carriages which enables safe segregation between compartments, social distancing within compartments and reduced passenger numbers.

The destination for the remaining 2020 season will be Clogwyn Station, which is ¾ distance to the summit of Snowdon. The journey time to Clogwyn is approximately 45 minutes and passengers have a 30-minute stop-over at this unsheltered station before returning on the same train. The service represents approximately 2-hour experience overall. Please be aware that there are no facilities at Clogwyn, or on-board the trains.

The 30-minute stop-over at Clogwyn is not enough time to walk to the summit and return on the same train. If you wish to walk to the summit from Clogwyn you can pre-book a single ticket to travel up. Single tickets to travel down from Clogwyn are only available on a standby basis at Clogwyn if available. There is no guarantee of there being trains with available seats on the mountain at any given time. Therefore, if you decide to walk up to the summit from Clogwyn, you should be prepared to walk all the way back down to Llanberis.

Times and prices

Advanced 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 the station to avoid disappointment.

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

Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian whilst travelling on the railway.

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!

Tickets for our 2021 season will be available to book online from November 2020.

Please note: only registered support dogs are allowed on our trains.

Price List

July – October
Traditional Diesel Service Llanberis – Clogwyn Return Fare Llanberis – Clogwyn Single Fare
Adult – 16+ years £31.00 £23.00
Child – 3-15 years £21.00 £18.00
Disabled Adult £28.00 £20.00
Disabled Child £19.00 £15.00
1st May – 30th September 2021
Heritage Steam Experience Llanberis – Summit Return Fare Llanberis – Summit Single Fare
Adult – 16+ years TBC N/A
Child – 3-15 years TBC N/A
Disabled Adult TBC N/A
Disabled Child TBC N/A
July – October
Early Bird Prices Llanberis – Clogwyn Return Fare Llanberis – Clogwyn Single Fare
Adult – 16+ years £25.00 N/A
Child – 3-15 years £16.00 N/A
value Book for our 9.00am departure and receive a great discount! Tickets are sold subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance. The Early Bird departure will be on the Traditional Diesel Service. This is a return service only, no single tickets are available. Children aged 2 or under may travel free of charge (1 Child per fare paying adult) providing they sit on an accompanying adults lap and do not occupy a seat. A child ticket is for children age 3-15 years old.

Service times

Diesel departures leave Llanberis daily (weather permitting) from mid-March until Sunday 1st November 2020 every 30 minutes from 9am, subject to passenger demand. Steam departures will recommence in 2021 and run daily from May to the end of September.

During the early season (March and April) the usual destination is Clogwyn which is the 3/4 point on the mountain. The journey time to Clogwyn is approximately 45 minutes and passengers have a 30 minute stop-over at this unsheltered station. Please be aware that there are no facilities at Clogwyn, or on-board the trains.

From May 2021 onwards our usual destination will be Hafod Eryri Visitor Centre at the Summit of Snowdon. The return journey to the summit of the highest Mountain in Wales and England takes approximately two and a half hours, which includes a 30 minute stop-over before returning to Llanberis.

Ticket collection

Pre-booked tickets are available for collection from our Llanberis Ticket Office 30 minutes before departure. We do not post out pre-booked tickets. Why not arrive a little earlier and enjoy our Victorian shopping experience or enjoy a bite to eat from our Platform Grill take-away before you board your train?

All other tickets

Any available tickets for purchase on-the-day are sold daily from 8.30am in our ticket office in Llanberis. At peak holiday periods, particularly in good weather, all of our trains can be sold out. Advance booking is recommended.

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.

Early Bird tickets

value Book for our 9am departure and receive a great discount! Tickets are sold subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance. The Early Bird departure is always a Traditional Diesel Service. This is a return service only, no single tickets are available.

Snowdon Mountain Railway Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for both our Traditional Diesel Service and Heritage Steam Experience. Call +44(0)1286 870 223 to order.

Accessibility

Our diesel carriages are wheelchair friendly and accessible however wheelchair users and passengers with mobility issues are asked to call us to discuss their requirements before making a booking on +44(0)1286 870 223. Further information and the site access statement are available here. See our FAQ’s for more information.

Societies, groups & schools

Snowdon Mountain Railway is the “must do” attraction of North Wales. Our extensive publicity over recent years means that even more visitors to North Wales see a visit to Snowdon Mountain Railway as a ‘must do’ excursion. There are discounts on standard fares available throughout the year to social groups and group organisers.

We’re proud that many schools visit us year after year, it’s a truly spectacular trip that can integrate with many aspects of the school curriculum (geology, the Victorians, engineering and the age of steam) and it provides a great day out for students and teachers. Talk to us now for details of great introductory offers for school trip organisers.

Call us to make your group booking on +44(0)1286 870 223 or email bookings@snowdonrailway.co.uk