Essential Information

Since 1896 Snowdon Mountain Railway has been welcoming visitors to the little village at the foot of Snowdon, Llanberis in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, to experience the awe inspiring journey by rack railway to the summit of Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales and England.

From the moment you leave the station your train will begin the journey upwards to the clouds, a journey experienced by some 12 million intrepid travellers since 1896. If you are lucky enough to have tickets on the “Snowdon Lily” your carriage will be pushed by one of our original 1896 steam locomotives and you will immediately begin to hear the noble engine exerting its effort as you climb upwards and on towards the roof of the principality. From the first glimpse of the waterfall in Llanberis to the point at which your train crests the mountain 60 minutes later you will have been surrounded by the views and the experience that is Eryri , the land of the Eagles.

Interior - The Traditional Diesel Service

Interior - The Traditional Diesel Service

Interior - The Snowdon Lily Steam Service above Clogwyn

Interior - The Snowdon Lily Steam Service

An original steam locomotive at Llanberis Station

Visitor Information

See you next year!

Our trains have now ended service for 2015. Thank you to everyone that came and shared the magic of Snowdon with us!

Please note that this also means the summit visitor centre, Hafod Eryri, will be shut until we reopen in 2016.

We'll be spending the winter carrying out track maintenence, giving the locos a bit of pampering and preparing for our 120th anniversary in 2016! You can keep up to date with what we're up to by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Trains will recommence service in March 2016- hope to see you then!


Click here for an up-to-the-minute Snowdon Summit Met Office report.

Rates and specials

Online Ticket Prices
Adult: (16 years+)
Return From £27.00
Child: (3 - 15 years)
Return From £18.00


Phone: 0844 493 8120 for all enquiries.
Office hours are Monday to Friday 08.30 to 16.00.

Snowdon Mountain Railway
LL55 4TT