Address: Penceunant Isaf, Snowdon Path, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4UW
Telephone: 01286 872 606
GPS: -53.111334, -4.124337 - (+53° 6' 40.80", -4° 7' 27.61")
OS GRID REFERENCE - SH579 592
There is a good local service of buses from Llanberis to Caernarfon, Bangor, and Betws-y-Coed via Capel Curig. There is also a dedicated Sherpa shuttlebus which runs services around Snowdon, picking up and dropping off at the start of each of the main paths.
Sherpa Bus Timetable
Gwynedd Bus Timetables
There are regular mainline trains from London, Midlands and the North West of England across the North Wales coast, to Bangor and then across to Anglesey, ending up in Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland.
Transport for Wales
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Llyn Padarn Llanberis Lake Railway
Welsh Highland Railway/Ffestiniog Railway
Apart from the Snowdon Mountain Railway which takes people to the top of Snowdon, there's a smaller railway - the Llyn Padarn Llanberis Lake Railway - which takes you from near the Victoria Hotel in Llanberis across to the Slate Museum and then round Llyn Padarn. The Welsh Highland Railway runs from Caernarfon, down to Beddgelert - with stops for some of the paths on the western side of Snowdon - and on to Porthmadog, where you can pick up the Ffestiniog Railway which ends its journey at Blaenau Ffestiniog. With a bit of planning, you can achieve a fabulous round trip from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, up to Blaenau Ffestiniog and on up the mainline to Llandudno Junction, completing the circle by bus back to Caernarfon.
If you are coming to Wales from the Irish Republic, you have a choice of Stena Lines or Irish Ferries to reach Wales. Together they provide a good service between Dublin and the port of Holyhead on Anglesey. P&O Ferries provide a service between Dublin and Liverpool where you can pick up train services via Chester to North Wales. Cruise ships often call into Holyhead and offer day trips to Snowdon.
Snowdon is well connected to airports across the North West. Within two hours drive are Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester Airports providing flights to worldwide destinations. Anglesey airport has flights to Cardiff. There is an airport just to the south of Caernarfon, with an on-site aviation museum, offering scenic and training flights all year round.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport