"85" Bangor-Llanberis connections   
Gwynfor "Sherpa"        
"S2" Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed   
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website


Bangor
Deiniolen   Caernarfon
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig     Beddgelert
Betws-y-Coed     Porthmadog  

   "S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
        Gwynfor "Sherpa"
   "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog
   Weekdays
sherpanetwork

  Sundays and Public Holidays
sherpanetwork
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network

LATEST..........
    So far,  no official announcement has been made regarding Sherpa services for Summer 2020 --- but the Gwynedd CC website has just been updated to include some changes to Gwynfor's connecting "88" journeys from and back to Caernarfon also "85" journeys from and back to Bangor

    However,  based on the fact Gwynfor has a five-year contract with both Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC,  it s reasonable to assume the number of "S2" Sherpa journeys will again be "doubled" from winter 2019-2020


    The timings for the extra "S2" summer journeys below ASSUME there are no changes from 2019 and the times for connecting "S4" journeys to and from Beddgelert reflect the current revised timetable which was amended in November 2019 to take into account diversions due to work in connection with the 'new' Caernarfon by-pass

    At this stage,  the information below should be treated as "the likely level of service to expect" but should be sufficiently accurate to help you make PROVISIONAL plans for your visit - pending "official" information which is usually only available a couple of weeks before !

    You are strongly advised to re-visit this page nearer the time to see if there have been any further changes for Summer 2020,  both to the Sherpa timetables and also any connecting journeys

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer your visit for confirmation
and to check if there have been any further changes


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
and to encourage greater use includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


D R A F T

Snowdon Sherpa

Bangor --- Deiniolen --- Llanberis --- Pen-y-Pass -\- Capel Curig --- Betws-y-Coed
                                 \
                                                                 \
__Beddgelert__Porthmadog


Mondays to Saturdays - 4th April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above

The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 are EXPECTED to be re-instated making the connections shown below
  Click here for alternative Saturday journeys to Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
   
M-F
                       
M-F
Sat
   
Gwynfor Gwynfor     Gwynfor     Gwynfor     Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor  
 85  85      85      85      85  85  86  85  
   Bangor Bus Station *  0640  0705
-
-
0825
-
-
1100
-
-
1300 1525 1615 1630
-
   Bangor Bus Station * 
   Deiniolen  0712  0740
-
-
0852
-
-
1136
-
-
1336 1603    | 1706
-
   Deiniolen
   Llanberis Interchange  0728  0756
-
-
0908
-
-
1154
-
-
1354 1620 1700 1724
-
   Llanberis Interchange
 
LSch
S+LSH
               
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.38
08.00
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
12.00
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.40
08.05
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
12.05
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
09.25
1010
10.25
11.25
1220
12.25
13.55
1430
Sherpa
withdrawn
14.55
15.50
1635
16.50
18.05
1810
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
|
1025
|
|
1235
|
|
|
|
1650
|
|
1825
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
|
|
1035
|
|
1245
|
|
|
|
1657
|
|
1835
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
|
1158 c
|
|
1253
|
|
|
|
1813 c
|
|
====
    Rhyd Ddu
    Caernarfon
|
|
|
1225 c
|
|
1320
|
|
|
|
1835 c
|
|
2030 p
    Caernarfon
    Porthmadog
|
|
|
1100
|
|
1340 b
|
|
|
|
1718
|
|
1900
    Porthmadog
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
08.05
08.35
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
-
12.35
14.05
-
15.05
16.00
-
17.00
18.20
-
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
Betws-y-Coed
08.17 $
08.47
09.47
-
10.47
11.47
-
12.47
14.17
-
15.17 $
16.12
-
-
18.32
-
Betws-y-Coed
10.00 - Sherpa journey     $ - these "S2" Sherpas continue to Llanrwst on School Days only     b - change from the "S4" Sherpa at Beddgelert stop "A" into the "S97" Sherpa    
c - change from the "S4" Sherpa at Beddgelert stop "A" into the Caernarfon "S4" Sherpa at stop "B" - across the road by the Tourist Office    
  LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only       S+LSH - Saturdays and during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only    
* - all "85" connecting journeys from Bangor Bus Station also call on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop H) three minutres later    
t - change from the "S4" Sherpa at Caernarfon into the Lloyds "T2" (depart 1745)     p - change from the "S97" Sherpa at Porthmadog into the Dilwyns "1" (depart 1940)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
Snowdon Sherpa

Porthmadog__Beddgelert__                                                                 
\                  
Llanrwst --- Betws-y-Coed --- Capel Curig -\- Pen-y-Pass --- Llanberis --- Deiniolen --- Bangor
/|\                                                
|                                                
Llyn Ogwen                                                                 
Mondays to Saturdays - 4th April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above

The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 1010, 1210, 1440, 1640 and 1840 are EXPECTED to be re-instated making the connections shown below
  Click here for alternative Saturday journeys to Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
                             
later alternative via Caernarfon
   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Gwynfor   Arriva 
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
88   5C  
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
13.40
-
14.40
15.48
-
16.40
17.30
-
18.40
-    -    Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
-
14.52
16.00
-
16.52
17.42
-
18.52
-    -    Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0905 b
|
|
-
|
|
  1130 b  
|
|
1520 b
|
|
1720
|
-    -        Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
|
0905
|
|
1115
|
|
1330
|
|
1530
|
|
|
|
-    -       Caernarfon
   Rhyd Ddu WHR station
|
0934
|
|
1144
|
|
1359
|
|
1604
|
|
|
|
-    -       Rhyd Ddu WHR station
   Beddgelert
|
0943
|
|
1153
|
|
1406
>>>>|>>>>
>>>>|>>>>>>
1612
|
|
1745
|
-    -       Beddgelert
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
0948
|
|
1158
|
|
terminates
Beddgelert
|
|
1617
|
|
1750
|
-    -       Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
1005
10.35
11.35
1215
12.35
14.05
15.05
16.10
1634
17.05
17.55
1808
19.05
-    -    Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
1930  -    Llanberis Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.42
19R55  2015  Caernarfon
  Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor |   
|   
|   
\|/    
 
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85) 1000
-
1200
-
1400 1500 1630 1730 1830    Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)
   Deiniolen 1018
-
1218
-
1418 1518 1648 1748 1848    Deiniolen
   Bangor Bus Station * 1055
-
1255
-
1455 1555 1725 1825 1925 2044     Bangor Bus Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey     b - "S97" Sherpa - change from the "S97" Sherpa at Beddgelert (stop B) into the "S4" Sherpa    
* - all "85" connecting journeys to Bangor Bus Station also set down on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop J) two minutes earlier    
19R55 - continues to Caernarfon on request to the driver at or before Cibyn    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

Snowdon Sherpa

Bangor --- Deiniolen --- Llanberis --- Pen-y-Pass -\- Capel Curig --- Betws-y-Coed --- Llanrwst
             \
                                                \
---Beddgelert --- Porthmadog


Sundays - 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above

The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 are EXPECTED to be re-instated making the connections shown below
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
Click here for alternative Sundays journeys to Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
                                 
      Gwynfor     Gwynfor       Gwynfor       Gwynfor
-
       85      85        85        85  
   Bangor Bus Station *
-
-
-
0830
-
-
1100
-
-
-
1400
-
-
-
1630
-
   Bangor Bus Station * 
   Deiniolen
-
-
-
0906
-
-
1136
-
-
-
1436
-
-
-
1706
-
   Deiniolen
   Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
0924
-
1154 1454 1729
-
   Llanberis Interchange
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
(S2-)S4-S97
S2
S4-S97
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
12.00
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
-
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
12.05
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
no
1705
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
09.25
1005
10.25
11.25
1220
12.25
13.55
1445
14.55
15.50
1650
16.50
18.05-10
1810
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
1020
|
|
1235
|
|
1500
|
|
1705
|
|
1822
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
|
1030
|
|
1245
|
|
1510
|
|
1712
|
|
1835
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
1038
|
|
|
|
|
1518
|
|
-
|
|
====
    Rhyd Ddu
    Porthmadog
|
|
-
|
|
1310
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
1910
    Porthmadog
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
08.35
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
-
12.35
14.05
-
15.05
16.00
-
17.00
18.20
-
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
09.47
-
10.47
11.47
-
12.47
14.17
-
15.17
16.12
-
17.12
18.32
-
Betws-y-Coed
10.00 - Sherpa journey      
* - all "85" connecting journeys from Bangor Bus Station also pick up on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop H) three minutes earlier    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
Snowdon Sherpa

                             Porthmadog --- Beddgelert ---                                                                           ....Caernarfon....
                                                                                \                                               /                 \
Llanrwst --- Betws-y-Coed --- Capel Curig -\- Pen-y-Pass --- Llanberis -/- Deiniolen -\- Bangor

Sundays - 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above

The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 1010, 1210, 1440, 1640 and 1840 are EXPECTED to be re-instated making the connections shown below
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
Click here for alternative Sunday journeys from Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
REMEMBER - the last Sunday Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass WITH A DIRECT CONNECTION BACK TO BANGOR departs at EXPECTED to depart at 1705
however again there is also a later connection via Caernarfon at 1905
                       
$$$
     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Arriva 
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S6
S4
S2
S2
5C  
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
13.40
-
14.40
15.48
-
16.40
-
-
17.30
18.40
-    Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
-
14.52
16.00
-
16.52
-
-
17.42
18.52
-    Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0910
|
|
|
|
1355
|
|
-
|
-
-
|
|
-        Porthmadog
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
|
|
|
1136
|
|
|
|
1617
|
-
-
|
|
-        Rhyd Ddu
    Beddgelert
|
0940
|
|
1150
|
|
1420
|
|
1628
|
-
1715
|
|
-        Beddgelert
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
0945
|
|
1155
|
|
1425
|
|
1630
|
-
1720
|
|
-        Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
1003
10.35
11.35
1213
12.35
14.05
1443
15.05
16.10
1648
17.05
17.15
1740
17.55
19.05
-    Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
-
17.20
|
|
via
Ogwen
Valley
|
|

\|/
-
18.10
19.20
-    Llanberis Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.42
2042  Caernarfon
  Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor       |   
|   
|   
\|/    
 
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85) 1000
-
1200
-
1500
-
1730
-
no
connection
-
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)
   Deiniolen 1018
-
1224
-
1518
-
1748
-
-
   Deiniolen
   Bangor Bus Station * 1055
-
1301
1555
-
1825
18.00
-
-
2110     Bangor Bus Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey     b - change Sherpas at Beddgelert    
 
$$$ - BEWARE there is no evening connection back to Bangor off this journey    
If you miss the earlier "S2" Sherpa you are advised to return via Betws-y-Coed - otherwise your only option is to get a TAXI from Llanberis  (note it is much cheaper to Caernarfon rather than to Bangor)    
* - all "85" connecting journeys to Bangor Bus Station also set down on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop J) two minutes earlier    
c - change at Caernarfon to Arriva "5C" depart 2042    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

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Bangor - Snowdonia  (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia  (via Porthmadog)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno  (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Llandudno
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
Llanberis Pass --- Park and Ride
Llanberis - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon/Porthmadog
Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - Betws-y-Coed  (connections)
Llandudno - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Llandudno - Llanrwst - Corwen
Llandudno - Snowdonia  (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Porthmadog/Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Pwllheli - Snowdonia  (via Porthmadog)
Snowdonia - Bangor  (via Llanberis) 
Snowdonia - Barmouth  (via Porthmadog)
 Snowdonia - Llandudno  (via Betws-y-Coed or Caernarfon) 
Snowdonia - Pwllheli  (via Porthmadog)
Climb Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)
Ride Round Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)

Suggested weekday trips from Barmouth
Suggested weekday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Saturday trips from Bethesda
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
Suggested weekday trips from Corwen
Suggested weekday trips from Llanberis
Suggested weekday trips from Llandudno
Suggested weekday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested weekday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested Sunday trips from Barmouth
Suggested Sunday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Sunday trips from Bethesda
Suggested Sunday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested Sunday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested Sunday trips from Conwy
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanberis
Suggested Sunday trips from Llandudno
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested Sunday trips from Porthmadog
Suggested Sunday trips from Pwllheli

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

Later non-Sherpa weekday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Later non-Sherpa Sunday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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