from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia

Express Motors "38-1B" connection    
Express Motors  "S2" Sherpa    



Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
Barmouth connections


unofficial website




        Weekdays - Express Motors
    "S97 Sherpa from Porthmadog
        Sundays - Arriva

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

  CHANGES FOR SUMMER 2017..............

There are minor changes to the times of the last
return weekday journeys back from Snowdonia


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


  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

Barmouth - Porthmadog - Beddgelert (for Caernarfon) - Pen-y-Pass (for Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis)

Mondays to Saturdays - 15th April 2017 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2017 until further notice
                   
 
Express
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Arriva
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Express
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Arriva
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38
1B
1B
train
39
1B
train
39
train
1B
39
train
1B
39
train
1B
Barmouth station
0620jr
-
-
0747
08.45jr
-
1001
10.48
1201
-
14.00jr
1357
-
15.58
1558
-
    Dolgellau
|
-
-
|
|
-
|
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
-
    Llanelltyd  
|
-
-
|
|
-
|
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
-
Harlech
0650
-
-
0825
09.12hs
-
1027
11.17hs
1227
-
14.28
1431
-
16.28
1629
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
07.00
07.55
|
|
10.25
|
|
|
12.25
|
|
14.45
|
|
16.30
Oakley Arms
0710
07.15
08.10
|
|
10.40
|
|
|
12.40
|
|
15.00
|
|
16.45
Porthmadog
-
07.28
08.25
0850
09.35
10.53
1052
11.40
1252
12.53
14.46
1456
15.13
16.46
1653
16.58
           
 
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S97
S2
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S97
S2
S2
Porthmadog parc
09.00
-
-
-
11.00
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
17.15
-
-
Porthmadog station
09.02
-
-
-
11.02
-
-
-
13.32
-
-
-
15.22
-
-
17.17
-
-
Beddgelert
09.17
-
-
-
11.23
-
-
-
13.53
-
-
-
15.43 *
1607
-
17.34
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.38
1025
1035
1135
11.43
1225
1235
1335
14.13
1455
1505
1610
-
1625
1650
17.55
pyg
1805
Betws-y-Coed
-
1047
|
|
-
1247
|
|
-
1517
|
|
-
-
1712
-
1817
|
      Llanberis
-
-
1045
1145
-
-
1245
1350
-
-
1520
1625
-
-
-
-
-
1820
09.00 - Sherpa journey     * - on schooldays arrives Beddgelert at 1559    
Sherpa "S4" connections depart Beddgelert for Forest camp site, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdon Ranger, Waunfawr and Caernarfon   at 0925, 1130, 1400, 1650 and 1820    
pyg - passengers for Betws-y-Coed MUST change Sherpas at Penygwryd (S97 Sherpa arrive 1749, S2 Sherpa depart 1757)    
Barmouth --- jr - Jubilee Road (other journeys start from outside the railway station)    
Harlech --- hs - High Street then calls at the railway station 5 minutes later - other journeys only call at the railway station (bottom of the hill)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  

Beddgelert (from Pen-y-Pass and Caernarfon) - Porthmadog - Barmouth

Mondays to Saturdays - 15th April 2017 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2017 until further notice
                       
 
Express
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Motors
 
S97
S4
S2
S97
S4
S2
S97
88
S4
S97
S2
S4
88
S2
S4
S97
    Llanberis
-
-
1100
-
-
1330
-
1500
-
-
1530
-
1700
1735
-
-
    Caernarfon
-
1045
|
-
1320
|
-
1522
1530
-
|
-
|
|
1735
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.50
|
1125
11.50
|
1355
14.20
-
|
-
1555
16.30
direct
1755
|
18.00
Beddgelert
10.10
1115
-
12.10
1350
-
14.40
-
1605
16.15
-
16.50
|
-
1805
18.21
Caernarfon
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
17.20  
1722
-
-
|
Porthmadog
10.35
12.35   15.05   16.35  
-
18.45                  
 
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Arriva
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Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
 
39
1B
train
1B
39
train
1B
train
39
1B
39
train
T2
1B
T3
1B
train
T3
T2
T3
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
11.05
11.45
1201
12.45
13.05
1402
15.45
1601
16.10
16.45
17.30
1806
18.35
-
-
19.50
2038
-
2041
-
Oakley Arms
|
11.58
|
12.58
|
|
15.58
|
|
16.58
|
|
18.48
1850
-
20.05
|
-
2056
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
12.16
|
13.16
|
|
16.16
|
|
17.16
|
|
|
1904*
-
20.20
|
-
|
-
Harlech station
11.25#
-
1224
-
13.25#
1425
-
1624
16.30#
-
17.50
1827
|
-
-
-
2100
-
|
-
    Dolgellau
|
-
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
19.18
-
1935
-
|
-
2130
2235
Barmouth
11.58
-
1253
-
13.58
1453
-
1654
17.03
-
18.20
1855
-
-
1957
-
2128
2300
-
2257
    Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2320
-
-
* - connects into 2023 train to Llandudno  (the train does NOT wait for the 2020 "1B" arrival if it is running late)    
# - bus "39" arrives Harlech High Street 3 minutes later    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

Wrexham - Barmouth -/- Oakley Arms - Porthmadog -\- Beddgelert -/- Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
/                                                       \.............................../            
Blaenau Ffestiniog.../                                                          Caernarfon/Llanberis                                                                                            

Sundays - 16th April to 5th November 2017
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

             
last Sunday connections
from Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed
 
 
Johns
 
Johns
Lloyds
Coaches
Johns
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
Arriva
Wales
Johns
Lloyds
Coaches
Johns
                   Johns  
Johns
 
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
   
1
1
T3
2
T3
T2
train
1
T3
2
                     2
1
T3
T3
T2
    Wrexham
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0910
-
                     -
-
-
1310
-
    Corwen
-
-
-
0825
-
-
-
-
-
1000
-
                     -
-
-
1400
-
    Bala
-
-
-
0845
-
-
-
-
-
1035
-
                     -
-
-
1435
-
    Dolgellau
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
1120
-
                     -
-
-
|
-
Barmouth
-
-
-
|
09.40
0950
-

no
Cambrian
Coast
Line
train
in the
winter
-
1140
12.05
                     -
-
1230
|
-
    Dolgellau
-
-
-
0915
|
1010 #
10.15
-
-
|
                     -
-
1250
1510
15.20
    Llanelltyd  
-
-
-
-
|
-
10.18
-
-
|
                     -
-
-
-
15.23
Harlech
-
-
-
-
10.06
-
|
-
-
12.31
                     -
-
-
-
|
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
09.00
-
-
|
-
|
12.00
-
|
                     -
14.20
-
-
|
Oakley Arms
-
09.15
<=====  
-
10.30
>>>>>>>
10.50
12.15
-
12.55
  <=============
14.35
-
-
15.55
Porthmadog
-
09.28
09.30
-
-
-
11.05
12.28
-
13.10
                  13.10
14.48
-
-
16.10
    Caernarfon
-
====>
10.20
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
-
====>
                  13.55
-
-
-
16.50
    Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 14.08 <=====    |                                                   
\|/                                                \|/
-
-
-
-
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
 
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
 
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
S97
S2
S97
88
S2
 
 
88
S2
 
 
S97
S2
85
88
S2
88
S2
S97
S2
 
 
88
S2
Porthmadog
09.00
-
11.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.00
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
09.19
-
11.19
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.49
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.19
-
-
-
-
-
    Bangor Hospital
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
1415
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
    Caernarfon
|
-
-
1035
-
-
-
1235
-
-
-
|
-
|
1435
-
1605
-
|
-
-
-
1705
-
    Llanberis Joe Brown
|
-
-
|
1100
-
-
|
1330
-
-
|
-
|
|
1530
|
1630
|
-
-
-
|
1735
    Llanberis Interchange
|
-
-
1059
1105
-
-
1259
1335
-
-
|
-
1437
1459
1535
1629
1635
|
-
-
-
1729
1740
Pen-y-Pass
09.38
1025
-
-
1125
-
-
-
1355
-
-
14.12
1455
-
-
1550
-
1650
16.38
1650
-
-
-
1755
    Betws-y-Coed
-
1047
-
-
1147
-
-
-
1417
-
-
-
1517
-
-
1612
-
1712
-
1712
-
-
-
1817
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
# - in the event of the "T3" bus running late, passengers should change at Llanelltyd (on the approach to Dolgellau)    
- tell the driver you want to connect and ask him to advise you when to alight    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  

Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass -\- Beddgelert -/- Porthmadog - Oakley Arms -\- Barmouth - Wrexham
                  \.............................../                                                       \
                                                   Caernarfon/Llanberis                                                          \...Blaenau Ffestiniog

Sundays - 16th April to 5th November 2017
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

                         
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
   
 
S2
S2
S97
S97
S2
88
S2
S2
S97
88
S2
S2
S97
88
   
    Betws-y-Coed
-
0910
-
-
1210
-
1310
-
-
-
-
1548
-
-
-
    Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
0900
|
-
-
1245
1301
|
1330
-
1501
1530
|
-
1731
-
    Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0925
0935
09.50
-
-
|
1335
1355
14.15
|
1555
1610
16.40
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
-
10.10
11.45
-
|
-
-
14.35
|
-
-
17.10
-
Beddgelert
Porthmadog
-
-
10.35
12.05
-
|
-
-
15.00
|
-
-
17.30
-
Porthmadog
 
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Johns
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
 
|
Johns
|
 
 
Johns
Johns
 \/ 
\/
\/
\/
\/
\/
\/
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Coaches
Johns
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
Lloyds
Coaches
 
 
1
1
train
T2
T3
T3
 
|
1
|
 
 
2
2
train
T3
1
T2
T3
T3
 
    Caernarfon
-
-
-
13.40
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
1325
-
1525
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.50
-
-
-
-
1755
1810
-
-
    Caernarfon
Porthmadog
11.20
13.30
1412
14.25
-
-
 
-
-
15.40
-
-
-
17.35
                        \/
  <<<<<<<<<<<

no
Cambrian
Coast
Line
train
in the
winter
-
18.40
-
1850
-
-
Porthmadog
Oakley Arms
11.35
13.45
|
14.40
-
-
-
-
15.55
-
-
-
17.50
-
 
-
18.55
-
1905
-
-
Oakley Arms
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
11.50
13.58
|
|
-
-
-
-
16.08
-
-
-
|
-
-
19.08
-
|
-
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
Harlech
-
-
1432
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
Harlech
    Dolgellau
-
-
|
15.15 #
1520
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
<<<<<<
normally
same bus
-
-
-
1935
1940
2145
    Dolgellau
    Llanelltyd  
-
-
|
-
1523
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
|
|
\|/
|
    Llanelltyd  
Barmouth
-
-
1459
-
1540
1630
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1845
1920
-
-
-
2205
Barmouth
    Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
1650
-
-
-
-
-
-
normally
same bus
>>>>>>
1904
-
1940
=========================>
1940
-
    Dolgellau
    Bala
-
-
-
-
-
1725
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
-
-
2015
-
    Bala
    Corwen
-
-
-
-
-
1759
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
through
T3 to
Wrexham
-
-
-
2049
-
    Corwen
    Wrexham
-
-
-
-
-
1850
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2140
-
    Wrexham
# - in the event of the "T2" bus running late, passengers should change at Llanelltyd (on the approach to Dolgellau)    
- tell the driver you want to connect and ask him to advise you when to alight    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  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 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 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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