"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

   STOP PRESS
    Gwynfor have just confirmed the 1730 "S2" Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis WIlL now be extended to Caernarfon - as it was all summer
    This means there is an 1810 local journey from Llanberis - 'one hour' later than the last "88" at 1710 !!!!!

    IMPORTANT..........
    The "winter 2020-2021" Shrepa timetables have been advanced to commence on Saturday 24th October
  (co-terminous with the all-Wales 'two week' lock down)

    The daily "S2" reverts to the standard "one bus" two hourly service without the late journeys
    The connecting weekdays only "S4" from Caernarfon to Pen-y-Pass terminates at Beddgelert and to compensate the "S97" from Porthmadog to Beddgelert is extended to Pen-y-Pass --- minor changes to many times and again without the late journeys


    REMEMBER..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"
    These are also included below as a warning - to help you avoid being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark this page and revisit nearer the time to see if there have been any changes or further SUSPENSIONS from the limited official information when this page was last updated

    Any journey shown on all pages on this website with a "strike through" line is still be operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a connection back to the start location of this page - eg
 1234 

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



Snowdon Sherpa

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


Mondays to Saturdays - 24th October 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 are WITHDRAW for the mid-winter period
  Click here for alternative Saturday journeys to Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
Click here for Sundays and from 25th October 2020 until further notice
   
M-F
                       
M-F
Sat
   
  Gwynfor     Gwynfor       Gwynfor   Gwynfor     Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor  
   85      85        85    85      85  86  85  
   Bangor Bus Station *
-
0710
-
-
0830
-
-
-
1130
-
1330
-
-
1530  1615   1630 
-
   Bangor Bus Station * 
   Deiniolen
-
0735
-
-
0906
-
-
-
1206
-
1403
-
-
1606    |  1706 
-
   Deiniolen
   Llanberis Interchange
-
0751
-
-
0924
-
-
1224
-
1424
-
1629  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
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.38
08.00
no
0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
10.00
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
12.00
no
1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
14.30
no
1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
16.30
no
1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.40
08.05
-
10.05
-
12.05
-
14.35
-
16.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
1010
10.25
1220
12.25
no
1430
Sherpa
connect
-ion
in the
winter
14.55
1635
16.50
no
1815
Sherpa
connect
-ion
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
1025
|
1240
|
|
1650
|
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
|
1030
|
1245
|
|
1700
|
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
1203b
|
1423b
|
|
1758b
|
    Rhyd Ddu
    Caernarfon
|
|
1225b
|
1445b
|
|
1820b
|
    Caernarfon
    Porthmadog
|
|
1055
|
1310
|
|
1718
|
    Porthmadog
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
08.05
08.35
-
10.35
-
12.35
-
15.05
-
17.00
-
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
Betws-y-Coed
08.17 $
08.47
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17 $
-
17.12
-
Betws-y-Coed
10.00 - Sherpa journey     $ - these "S2" Sherpas continue to Llanrwst on School Days only     b - change Sherpas at Beddgelert  (note "S4" journeys to Caernarfon depart from 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 - 24th October 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 1010, 1210, 1440, 1640 and 1840 are WITHDRAW for the mid-winter period
  Click here for alternative Saturday journeys from Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
Click here for Sundays from 25th October 2020 until further notice
REMEMBER - the last weekday "S2" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass WITH A DIRECT CONNECTION BACK TO BANGOR departs at 1610
however Gwynfor have since confirmed the 1730 ex-Betws-y-Coed will continue to operate to Caernarfon to provide a later connection back to Bangor
                         
Sat
 
later alternative connections via Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Arriva   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Arriva 
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S97
S2
S6
S2
5C  
S97-S4
S2
88
5C  
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
no
1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
-
no
1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.40
-
no
1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.48
-
no
1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.30
-   
-
no
1840
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-    Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
09.22
-
11.22
-
13.52
-
16.00
-
-
17.42
-   
-
-
-    Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0905
|
1130
|
====
|
1535
-
|
-   
no
later
connect
-ion
in the
winter
-
-        Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
|
0900b
|
1115b
|
 1330b 
|
1530b
-
|
-   
-
-       Caernarfon
   Rhyd Ddu WHR station
|
0922b
|
1137b
|
 1352b 
|
1557b
-
|
-   
-
-       Rhyd Ddu WHR station
   Beddgelert
|
0935
|
1155
|
 1400 
|
1615
-
|
-   
-
-       Beddgelert
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
0940
|
1200
|
NOW terminates at Beddgelert
|
1620
Sat
|
-   
-
-       Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
0955
11.35
1215
14.05
16.10
   1635 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
no 1715
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.55
-   
-
-    Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
11.45
-
14.20
16.25
-
18.10
-   
-
 1930 
-    Llanberis Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.32
1930
-
 19R55 
2030 Caernarfon
  Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor   |   
|   
|   
\|/    
      |   
|   
|   
\|/    
 
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85) 1030
-
1230
-
1400 1500
-
-
1640
-
1730
-
-
-
-
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)
   Deiniolen 1048
-
1248
-
1418 1518
-
-
1658
-
1748
-
-
-
-
   Deiniolen
   Bangor Bus Station * 1125
-
1325
-
1455 1555
-
-
1735
-
1825
-
2000
-
-
-
2100    Bangor Bus Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey     b - "S4" Sherpa - change Sherpas at Beddgelert  (note "S97" journeys to Pen-y-Pass depart from stop "B" - across the road by the Tourist Office)    
 
Sat - Saturdays only    
* - all "85" connecting journeys to Bangor Bus Station also set down on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop J) two 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

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


Sundays - 25th October 2020 until further notice
also Public Holiday NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 are WITHDRAW for the mid-winter period but note there are NO LONGER any Sunday connections at Pen-y-Pass to Beddgelert
  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
no
0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
10.00
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
12.00
no
1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
14.30
no
1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
16.30
-
no
1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
-
10.05
-
12.05
-
14.35
-
16.35
1705
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
1005
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
10.25
1220
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
12.25
1445
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
14.55
1650
Sherpa
SUSP
-ENDED
16.50
1815
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
|
|
|
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
|
|
|
|
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
|
|
-
|
    Rhyd Ddu
    Porthmadog
|
-
|
|
-
|
-
|
    Porthmadog
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
08.35
-
10.35
-
12.35
-
15.05
-
17.00
-
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
-
17.12
-
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 - 25th October 2020 until further notice
also Public Holiday NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 1010, 1210, 1440, 1640 and 1840 are WITHDRAW for the mid-winter period but note there are NO LONGER any Sunday connections at Pen-y-Pass from Beddgelert
  Click here for alternative Sunday journeys from Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
REMEMBER - the last Sunday "S2" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass WITH A DIRECT CONNECTION BACK TO BANGOR departs at 1610
however Gwynfor have since confirmed the 1730 ex-Betws-y-Coed will continue to operate to Caernarfon to provide a later connection back to Bangor
                     
later alternative connections via Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Arriva   
Gwynfor
 Arriva 
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S6
S4
S2
5C  
S2
5C  
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
no
1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
-
no
1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.40
-
no
1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.48
-
no
1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
17.30
-   
no
1840
Sherpa
in the
winter



-    Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
09.22
-
11.22
-
13.52
-
16.00
-
-
-
17.42
-    -    Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0910
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
|
|
1355
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
|
-
-
-
|
-    -        Porthmadog
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
1136
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
|
|
1617
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
-
-
|
-    -        Rhyd Ddu
    Beddgelert
|
|
|
|
-
1715
Sherpa
SUSP
-ENDED
|
-    -        Beddgelert
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
|
|
|
-
|
-    -        Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
11.35
14.05
1443
16.10
no 1715
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.55
-    -    Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
11.45
-
14.20
-
16.25
-
-
18.10
-    -    Llanberis Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.32
1849 2010 Caernarfon
  Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor     |   
|   
|   
\|/    
  |   
|   
|   
\|/    
 
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85) 1000
-
1200
-
1500
-
1730
-
-
-
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)
   Deiniolen 1018
-
1224
-
1518
-
1748
-
-
-
   Deiniolen
   Bangor Bus Station * 1055
-
1301
1555
-
1825
-
-
1920
-
2041    Bangor Bus Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey      b - change Sherpas at Beddgelert     
 
* - all "85" connecting journeys to Bangor Bus Station also set down on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop J) two 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  

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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 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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