Snowdon Mountain RailwayTravel in style and comfort in 2013 on our brand new carriages.
Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Claim this mountain peak, the highest in Wales, as a lifetime’s achievement. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it's all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.
For more than 114 years holiday makers and day trippers have been appreciating the truly spectacular views they have experienced while claiming the ascent of Snowdon as a lifetime adventure. As the train climbs through the atmospheric landscape of Snowdon passengers can absorb themselves in the rich myth, legend and history Snowdonia has to offer.
Based on Victorian engineering Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only public rack and pinion railway in the United Kingdom and a true majestic mountain adventure.
The new Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre, Hafod Eryri, opened in 2009. Sympathetically designed to complement the landscape, this landmark building, designed by Ray Hole architects, grows out of the mountain and features spectacular panoramic windows giving travellers to Hafod Eryri unimpaired views across the mighty Snowdonia range and the Irish Sea, with newly accessible views to the summit cairn only feet above the building. A warm welcome is further assured by the stunning Welsh Oak interior where visitors are given protection beneath the cloud-like granite roof.Much more than just a train ride
As well as your Mountain Top Adventure on Britain’s highest rack railway, there is so much more to see and do at Snowdon Mountain Railway. Browse through the range of quality gifts, souvenirs and clothing on sale at the Station Gift Shop and in the new Summit Visitor Centre. Indulge your taste buds with a tempting selection of Welsh produce freshly cooked at the Taste of Wales Platform Grill or sit down to a hearty meal, or just a hot drink and a sandwich, in the Llanberis Café. Also, before your train departs, make time to experience our audiovisual presentation ‘To The Summit of Snowdon’, absolutely free, to all passengers in the Snowdon Theatre.Operating Days 2013
Tickets for the train can be purchased in the ticket office at Llanberis Station or in advance online or by telephone. The telephone booking line opens at 1.00pm daily. Please note advance bookings by internet or telephone cannot be made on the day of travel.
During school holidays, or on fine weather days, the railway can be extremely busy and advanced booking is recommended. On very busy days all trains may be sold out by mid-morning. If you have not pre-booked tickets, avoid unnecessary travel and disappointment by calling 0844 493 8120 to check availability.
Trains - Our Traditional Diesel Service with our stunning new carriages will only ever be driven with a diesel locomotive. Our Heritage Steam Experience* will be the rebuilt original Victorian carriage design and an original steam locomotive * Available from June 2013
Weather permitting trains will run every day from 16th March 2013 to the 3rd November 2013. From March to Early May trains will terminate at Clogwyn (subject to winter weather conditions). The Summit Station is the usual destination between May and the end of the season. When the summit is the destination passengers are not allowed to board or disembark at any other passing point.
Dates open: Late March – End of October
(Daily Weather Permitting)
Trains run at regular intervals from 9.00am subject to weather and passenger demand.
Trains may be steam or diesel hauled
PricesTraditional Diesel ServiceLlanberis – Summit Return
Adult - £27.00
Children - £18.00
Disabled Adult - £24.00
Disabled Child - £15.00 Llanberis – Summit Single
Adult - £20.00
Children - £15.00
Disabled Adult - £17.00
Disabled Child - £12.00 Llanberis – Clogwyn Return
Adult - £21.00
Children - £13.00
Disabled Adult - £18.00
Disabled Child - £10.00 Llanberis – Clogwyn Single
Adult - £17.00
Children - £11.00
Disabled Adult - £14.00
Disabled Child - £8.00 Heritage Steam ExperienceLlanberis – Summit Return
Adult - £35.00
Children - £25.00
Disabled Adult - £32.00
Disabled Child - £22.00 Llanberis – Clogwyn Return
Adult - £27.00
Children - £19.00
Disabled Adult - £24.00
Disabled Child - £16.00 Early Bird Prices
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 a traditional diesel service.
Llanberis – Summit Return
Early Bird Adult - £21.00
Early Bird Child - £12.00
Llanberis – Clogwyn Return
Early Bird Adult - £14.00
Early Bird Child - £8.00
For further ticket & pricing information please visit our website.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
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