Times & Prices
Discount ‘Early Bird’ offer on 9am diesel service
Diesel departures will leave Llanberis daily from Saturday 22nd May 2021 (weather conditions and Government restrictions permitting) until Sunday 31st October 2021 every 30 minutes from 9am, subject to passenger demand. Please note that the Heritage Steam Service has been withdrawn for the 2021 season.
The destination for the 2021 season is Clogwyn Station 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.
Advanced booking online
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!
Please note: only registered support dogs are allowed on our trains.
Walking to the summit from Clogwyn
A return journey to Clogwyn allows for a 30 minute stop-over before passengers must 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 maybe stopped at short notice.
The 30 minute stop-over at Clogwyn does not allow enough time to walk to the summit and back and travel down on your return ticket. If you wish to walk from Clogwyn to the summit which would 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 and walkers should 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.
|Traditional Diesel Service||Llanberis – Clogwyn Return Fare||Llanberis – Clogwyn Single Fare|
|Adult – 16+ years||£32.00||£22.00|
|Child – 3-15 years||£22.00||£12.00|
|Withdrawn for 2021|
|Heritage Steam Experience||Llanberis – Clogwyn Return Fare||Llanberis – Clogwyn Single Fare|
|Adult – 16+ years||N/A||N/A|
|Child – 3-15 years||N/A||N/A|
|July – October|
|Early Bird Prices||Llanberis – Clogwyn Return Fare||Llanberis – Clogwyn Single Fare|
|Adult – 16+ years||£26.00||N/A|
|Child – 3-15 years||£16.00||N/A|
|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.|
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
|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.
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.
Group discounts available for 25+ passengers
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 for groups of 25 or more passengers travelling at the same time.
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 email@example.com