"S2" Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed   
Gwynfor "Sherpa"        
"S4" Sherpa connection at Pen-y-pass   
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website

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

   replacement "85" Bangor connections
        Arriva
        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

  GENERAL INFORMATION..............

This "summary page" gives a basic overview of services from "The North Wales Coast" at Bangor.......
going to all parts of "Snowdonia" in the morning
and returning from "Snowdonia" in the afternoon


LATEST.....
"Express Motors" have ceased to operate any service
The Sherpa network (except the Sunday "S97") is now being operated by "Gwynfor Coaches"

BEWARE - MANY existing connections at Beddgelert have been either SEVERED or considerably extended
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT OUT !!!

BEWARE..........
The level of the connecting service "85" between Bangor and Llanberis has been roughly halved and is now operated by Arriva
Please check the revised times very carefully as some previous connections have now been broken !

For more information about all connecting journey along the principal
routes to "Snowdonia" use the "short-cut" links immediately below  or for further information use the comprehensive index at the bottom of every page........
Llanberis to Porthmadog via Nant Gwynant and Beddgelert outward and return
Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed via Pen-y-Pass outward and return
Llanberis to Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan) via Capel Curig outward and return
or here for "suggested trips" starting from Llanberis


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is still available
and to encourage greater 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 - 2nd January to 23rd March 2018
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 24th March to 7th April 2018
Click here for Sundays and from 7th January to 18th March 2018
Click here for the limited services on summer Saturdays via the Ogwen Valley
   
LSch
 
S+LSH
                       
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
5C
S2
85
S2
S2
S4
85
S2
S2
S4
85
S2
S2
S4
85
S2
S2
S4
S2
85
S2
S97
Bangor Bus Station *
0622
-
0700
-
-
-
0900
-
-
-
1055
-
-
-
1300
-
-
-
-
1635
-
-
Bangor Bus Station *
Deiniolen
|
-
0734
-
-
-
0934
-
-
-
1129
-
-
-
1334
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
Deiniolen
Caernarfon
0650
07.05
|
07.35
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
07.30
|
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
1735
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
07.35
0752
08.05
-
0952
10.05
-
1147
12.05
-
1352
14.35
-
16.35
1723
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
-
07.55
-
08.25
1005
-
10.25
1150
-
12.25
1430
-
14.55
1630
16.50
-
no
late
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
-
|
-
|
1017
-
|
1202
-
|
1442
-
|
1642
|
-
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
-
|
-
|
1022
-
|
1207
-
|
1447
-
|
1647
|
-
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
-
|
-
|
1031
-
|
1216
-
|
1456
-
|
1656
|
-
    Rhyd Ddu
    Caernarfon
-
|
-
|
1055
-
|
1240
-
|
1520
-
|
1720
|
-
    Caernarfon
    Porthmadog
-
|
-
|
1105b
-
|
1405b
-
|
1635b
-
|
1815b
|
-
    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 into the "S97"    
  LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only       S+LSH - Saturdays and during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only    
* - all "85" connecting journeys from Bangor Bus Station also call on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop "H") three minutres later    
  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 - 2nd January to 23rd March 2018
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 24th March to 7th April 2018
Click here for Sundays and from 7th January to 18th March 2018
Click here for the very limited services via the Ogwen Valley
             
 
           
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S97
S2
 6B
S2
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
no
1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
-
no
1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.10
-
no
1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.48
-
no
1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.40
 -
no
1840
Sherpa
in the
winter
Betws-y-Coed
    Llyn Ogwen #
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
1820 #     Llyn Ogwen #
Capel Curig
09.22
-
11.22
-
13.22
-
16.00
-
-
17.52
1830 # Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0900b
|
-
|
1110
|
1520 b
no
late
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
 -     Porthmadog
    Caernarfon
|
0915
|
1100
|
1340
|
1530
|
 -     Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
|
0936
|
1121
|
1401
|
1556
|
 -     Rhyd Ddu
    Beddgelert
|
0947
|
1132
|
1412
|
1607
|
 -     Beddgelert
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
0952
|
1137
|
1417
|
1612
|
 -     Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
1005
11.35
1150
13.35
1430
16.10
1625
18.05
 - Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
11.45
-
13.50
-
16.25
-
-
18.20
 - Llanberis Maes Padarn
  Arriva   Arriva   Arriva   Arriva Arriva   Arriva  
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85) 1000
-
1205
-
1410
-
1525 1815
-
2015    Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)
   Deiniolen 1015
-
1220
-
1425
-
1540 1830
-
2030    Deiniolen
   Bangor Railway Station 1047
-
1252
-
1457
-
1612 1902
-
2102    Bangor Railway Station
   Bangor Bus Station 1049
-
1254
-
1459
-
1614 1904
-
2104    Bangor Bus Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey     b - Change Sherpas at Beddgelert from S97 to S4    
# - a weekday non-Sherpa connecting "6B" journey operates from Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan) at 1820 along the Ogwen Valley (change to the "S2" Sherpa at Capel Curig)    
  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 - 7th January to 18th March 2018
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
Click here for alternative services via the Ogwen Valley
                         
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
S2
85
S2
S97
85
S2
S2
85
S2
85
S2
S97
S2
85
S2
S97
S2
85
S2
Bangor Bus Station  *
-
0730
-
-
0855
-
-
1105
-
1220
-
-
-
1430
-
-
-
1540
-
Bangor Bus Station  *
Deiniolen
-
0753
-
-
0918
-
-
1128
-
1254
-
-
-
1353
-
-
-
1616
-
Deiniolen
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
1735
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05 %
0802 %
-
0928
10.05
1151
12.05
1306
-
14.35
1505
-
16.35
1639
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
-
0950
-
10.25
-
12.25
>>>>>>
1415
14.55
>>>>>>
1640
16.50
-
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
-
1002
-
|
-
|
-
1427
|
-
1652
|
-
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
-
1007
-
|
-
|
-
1432
|
-
1657
|
-
    Beddgelert
    Porthmadog
|
-
1035
-
|
-
|
-
1500
|
-
1730
|
-
    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 call on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop "H") three minutres later    
% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the earlier "S2" at Llanberis Interchange (depart 0805) - as it is less than 5 minutes, it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"    
but if you do make it you will get to Pen-y-Pass or Betws-y-Coed much 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 - 7th January to 18th March 2018
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
Click here for alternative services via the Ogwen Valley
REMEMBER - the last Sunday Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass
WITH A CONNECTION BACK TO BANGOR departs at 1610
                   
$$$
$$$
   
$$$
 
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
S2
S97
85
S2
S2
S2
85
S2
85
S97
S2
85
S2
S97
S2
85
S2
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
-
no
1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
no
1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
13.10
-
-
no
1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
15.48
-
no
1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.40
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
09.22
-
-
11.22
-
13.22
-
-
-
16.00
-
-
17.52
Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0900
-
|
-
|
-
1330
-
|
1600
-
|
    Porthmadog
    Beddgelert
|
0920
-
|
-
|
-
1354
-
|
1620
-
|
    Beddgelert
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
0925
-
|
-
|
-
1359
-
|
1625
-
|
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
0938
-
11.35
-
13.35
-
1412
-
16.10
1638
-
18.05
Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.47
-
1045
11.47
1305
13.50
1420
-
1620
16.25
-
1755
18.20
Llanberis Maes Padarn
Deiniolen
-
-
1058
-
-
-
1331
-
1433
-
-
1633
-
$$$
$$$
1808
$$$
Deiniolen
Bangor Bus Station *
-
-
1045
-
-
-
1355
-
1507
-
-
1707
-
-
-
1842
-
Bangor Bus Station *
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
$$$ - BEWARE there is no evening connection back to Bangor off this journey    
* - all "85" connecting journeys to Bangor Bus Station also call on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station two minutres 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
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 - Llangollen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Llangollen - Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
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)

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