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

unofficial website

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

   "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

UPDATE..........
BREAKING NEWS.......
Arriva have just announced they will withdraw their weekday and Sunday "85" connecting services between Bangor and Llanberis commencing Sunday 31st March
At this stage it is not clear who will take over the service or what journeys will operate in future
There are minor retimings to the Arriva "85" weekday connecting journeys
from and back to Bangor

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time in case 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"


Snowdon Sherpa

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


Mondays to Saturdays - 28th January 2019 until further notice
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPACED "increased" service on Mondays to Saturdays from 13th April 2019 until further notice
Click here for Sundays from 11th November 2018 until further notice
                         
M-F
Sat
   
Arriva Arriva     Arriva     Arriva     Arriva Arriva Arriva Arriva  
 85  85      85      85      85  85  86  85  
   Bangor Bus Station * 0630 0700
-
-
0900
-
-
1105
-
-
1310 1410 1635 1635
-
   Bangor Bus Station * 
   Deiniolen 0706 0736
-
-
0936
-
-
1141
-
-
1346 1446    | 1711
-
   Deiniolen
   Llanberis Interchange 0724 0754
-
-
0954
-
-
1159
-
-
1404 1504 1723 1723
-
   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-T2
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
1430
14.55
1635
16.50
no
later
connect
-ion
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
1025
|
1235
|
1445
|
1650
|
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
|
1035
|
1245
|
1455
|
1700
|
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
1158 c
|
1253
|
|
|
1708
|
    Rhyd Ddu
    Caernarfon
|
|
1220 c
|
1315
|
|
|
1730
|
    Caernarfon
    Porthmadog
|
|
1100
|
1340 b
|
1515
|
1833 t
|
    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 $
-
-
-
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)    
  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 - 28th January 2019 until further notice
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPACED "increased" service on Mondays to Saturdays from 13th April 2019 until further notice
Click here for Sundays 11th November 2018 until further notice
                                   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
 6B
S2
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
    Llyn Ogwen #
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
1820 #     Llyn Ogwen #
Capel Curig
09.22
-
11.22
-
13.52
-
16.00
-
17.42
-
1830 # Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0905 b
|
-
|
1130 b
|
1520 b
|
no
later
connect
-ion
in the
winter
 -     Porthmadog
    Caernarfon
|
0905
|
1115
|
1330
|
1530
|
 -     Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
|
0931
|
1141
|
1356
|
1601
|
 -     Rhyd Ddu
    Beddgelert
|
0940
|
1150
|
1405
|
1610
|
 -     Beddgelert
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
0945
|
1155
|
1410
|
1615
|
 -     Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
1005
11.35
1205
14.05
1427
16.10
1635
17.55
>>>>>>
Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
11.45
-
14.20
-
16.25
-
18.10
-
 - Llanberis Maes Padarn
  Arriva   Arriva   Arriva Arriva Arriva Arriva   Arriva  
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85) 1000
-
1205
-
1410 1505 1730 1840
-
1935    Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)
   Deiniolen 1018
-
1223
-
1428 1523 1748 1858
-
1953    Deiniolen
   Bangor Bus Station * 1055
-
1300
-
1505 1553 1825 1918
-
2030    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    
# - 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 - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPACED "increased" service on Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
                         
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
85
S2
S4-S97
85
S2
S2
S4-S97
85
S2
85
S2
S4
S2
85
S2
S4-S97
S2
85
S2
S4-S97
Bangor Bus Station  *
-
0730
-
-
0855
-
-
-
1105
-
1215
-
-
-
1425
-
-
-
1535
-
-
Bangor Bus Station  *
Deiniolen
-
0753
-
-
0918
-
-
-
1128
-
1249
-
-
-
1448
-
-
-
1611
-
-
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
1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05 %
0806 %
-
0932
10.05
-
1151
12.05
1303
-
14.35
1500
-
16.35 %
1634 %
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
-
1010
-
10.25
1215
-
12.25
-
1435
14.55
-
1645
16.50
-
no
later
connect
-ion
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
-
1022
-
|
1227
-
|
-
1447
|
-
1657
|
-
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
-
1035
-
|
1240
-
|
-
1500
|
-
1710
|
-
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
-
|
-
|
|
-
|
-
1508
|
-
|
|
-
    Rhyd Ddu
    Porthmadog
|
-
1055
-
|
1300
-
|
-
-
|
-
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     b - change from the "S4" Sherpa at Beddgelert (stop A) into the "S97" Sherpa    (on Sundays this is usually the same vehicle which also diverts via Rhyd-Ddu on some journeys)    
* - all "85" connecting journeys from Bangor Bus Station also pick up on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop H) three minutes earlier    
% - this first and last service from Bangor NOW fails to connect by just one minuite !   Sometimes if you are quick, it is just possible to catch the earlier "S2" at Llanberis Interchange (depart 0805 or 1635)    
- if you do,  it you will get to Pen-y-Pass or Betws-y-Coed much earlier    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email both the operator (Arriva - 0844 800 4411) and Gwynedd CC and ask them to retime the "85" journeys slightly EARLIER to RELIABLY connect 
  
  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 - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPACED "increased" service on Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
REMEMBER - the last Sunday Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass WITH A DIRECT CONNECTION BACK TO BANGOR departs at 1610
                     
$$$
     
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor/Llew
Jones/Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
85
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
85
85
S2
S97-S4
S2
85
S2
S4
S2-X19-5
S2
85
S2
S4
S2
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
|
-
0800 b
|
1110
-
-
|
1350
-
|
====
-
-
|
-
    Porthmadog
    Rhyd Ddu
|
-
0931
|
|
-
-
|
|
-
|
1601
-
-
|
no
later
connect
-ion
in the
winter
    Rhyd Ddu
    Beddgelert
|
-
0940
|
1150
-
-
|
1410
-
|
1610
-
-
|
    Beddgelert
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
-
0945
|
1155
-
-
|
1415
-
|
1615
-
-
|
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
-
1002
11.35
1212
-
-
14.05
1432
-
16.10
1632
1650
-
17.55
Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
1045
-
11.45
-
1305
1420%
14.20 %
-
1620
16.25
-
##
1755
18.10
-
Llanberis Maes Padarn
    Caernarfon
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
    Caernarfon
Deiniolen
-
1059
-
-
-
-
-
1333
1434
-
-
-
1634
-
-
-
1809
$$$
-
Deiniolen
Bangor Bus Station *
-
1131
-
-
-
-
-
1355
1506
-
-
-
1706
-
-
1939
-
1841
$$$
-
Bangor Bus Station *
09.10 - Sherpa journey     b - change Sherpas at Beddgelert    
 
% - whilst in theory is is possible to catch the 1420 "85" at Llanberis - 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 Bangor much earlier        
$$$ - 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    
## - via Betws-y-Coed station arrive 1712,  depart 1805("X19") and Llandudno Junction station arrive 1840,  Llandudno Junction flyover stop "W" depart 1858("5")    
* - 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
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)

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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