from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia

Lloyds "39" connection from Barmouth  
Gwynfor  "S2" Sherpa  



Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
Barmouth connections


unofficial website




 Gwynfor "S97 Sherpa at Porthmadog
    Gwynfor "S4" at Pen-y-Pass

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..........
Lloyds commence a new "39" weekday connecting service from Barmouth to Porthmadog serving Harlech before continuing over the river on "Pont Briwit" to Penrhyndeudraeth
Alternative "T3-T2" journeys are also available via Dolgellau

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 - 16th April 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
                       
Lloyds
Arriva
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Lloyds
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
38
1B
T2
train
1B
39
T3
T2
train
39
train
1B
T3
T2
1B
train
T3
T2
train
1B
Barmouth
0620
-
-
0747
-
09.45
0950
-
1001
12.45
1201
-
1250
-
-
1357
1430
-
1558
-
Barmouth
    Dolgellau
|
-
08.00
|
-
|
1013
10.20
|
|
|
-
1313
13.20
-
|
1453
15.20
|
-
    Dolgellau
Harlech station
0650
-
|
0825
-
10.12
-
|
1027
13.12
1227
-
-
|
-
1431
-
|
1629
-
Harlech
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
08.15
|
|
09.48
|
-
|
|
|
|
13.03
-
|
14.12
|
-
|
|
15.26
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
Oakley Arms
0710
08.33
08.36
|
10.06
|
-
10.56
|
|
|
13.21
-
13.56
14.30
|
-
15.56
|
15.44
Oakley Arms
Porthmadog
-
08.46
08.50
0850
10.19
10.34
-
11.10
1052
13.34
1252
13.34
-
14.10
14.43
1456
-
16.10
1653
15.57
Porthmadog
             
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
   
S97-S4$
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S97-S4$
88
S97
S2
88
S97
S4
S2
S4
S97
S4
   
Porthmadog parc
09.00
-
-
-
-
-
11.20
-
14.10
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
17.15
-
-
-
Porthmadog parc
Porthmadog station
09.02
-
-
-
-
-
11.22
-
14.12
-
-
15.22
-
-
-
17.17
-
-
-
Porthmadog station
Beddgelert
09.17 $
0945
-
-
1130
-
11.45 $
-
14.33
1450
-
15.43 *
1607
-
1650
17.37
1820
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
|
1005
1025
1035
1150
1225
|
-
-
|
-
-
1627
1650
|
-
|
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
    Caernarfon
10.05
-
|
|
-
|
12.15
1250
-
1520
1530
-
-
1712
1720
-
1850
-
-
    Caernarfon
    Llanberis
-
-
|
1045
-
|
-
1322
-
-
1602
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
    Llanberis
  Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1047
-
-
1247
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1712
-
-
-
-
-
  Betws-y-Coed
09.00 - Sherpa journey     * - on schooldays arrives Beddgelert at 1559    
$ - as there is less than 5 minutes at Beddgelert it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"  -  however in reality these journeys are normally worked by the same bus    
  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 - 16th April 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
             
Last return bus
connection to Harlech
         
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S4
S97
S2
S2
S4
S4-S97$
88
S4
S97
88
S4
S97
S2
S2
S4
88
S2
S2
S4
S97
  Betws-y-Coed
0910
-
-
-
1110
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1548
-
-
1730
-
-
-
  Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
|
-
-
1000
|
-
-
1245
-
-
1451
-
-
1530
|
-
1655
|
1750
-
-
    Llanberis
    Caernarfon
|
-
-
|
|
-
13.00
1317
1340
-
1523
1530
-
|
|
-
|
|
direct
|
\|/
|
|
-
-
    Caernarfon
  Pen-y-Pass
0935
1005
-
1020
1135
1150
|
-
|
-
-
|
1430(S4) b
1555
1610
16.30
1755
1810
1815
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
1025
10.40
-
-
1210
13.40 $
-
1410
14.40
-
1605
16.15
-
-
16.50
-
-
1835
18.50
Beddgelert
Caernarfon
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
17.20    
1727
-
-
-
|
Caernarfon
Porthmadog 11.05    14.05    15.05               16.35   
-
19.15    Porthmadog
 
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Arriva
Lloyds
Arriva
Lloyds
Lloyds
 
39
1B
train
T2
T3
1B
39
T2
1B
train
T2
T3
1B
39
train
T2
1B
T3
1B
T2
T3
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Porthmadog
11.51 #
11.10
1201
14.35
-
14.45
14.51
15.20
16.05
1601
16.35
-
17.30
17.45
1806
18.35
18.40
-
20.30
20.48
-
Porthmadog
Oakley Arms
|
11.25
|
14.49
-
15.00
|
15.34
16.20
|
16.49
-
17.45
|
|
18.48
18.55
-
20.45
21.02
-
Oakley Arms
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
11.41
|
|
-
15.26
|
|
16.36
|
|
-
18.01
|
|
|
19.11
-
21.01
|
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
Harlech station
12.08 #
-
1224
|
-
-
15.08
|
-
1624
|
-
-
18.05
1827
|
-
-
-
|
-
Harlech station
    Dolgellau
|
-
|
15.25
1535
-
|
16.10
-
|
16.35
1735
-
|
|
19.18
-
1935
-
21.36
2235
    Dolgellau
Barmouth
12.42 #
-
1253
-
1557
-
15.42
-
-
1654
-
1757
-
18.33
1855
-
-
1957
-
-
2257
Barmouth
10.40 - Sherpa journey     0910 - Sherpa connection     b - change at Beddgelert    
$ - as there is less than 5 minutes at Beddgelert it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"  -  however in reality these journeys are normally worked by the same bus    
# - one hour later throughout on Saturdays    
* - connects into 2023 train to Llandudno  (the train does NOT wait for the 2020 "1B" arrival if it is running late)    
  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 - 25th March 2018 until further notice
(ALSO Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

BEWARE - the only morning northbound "T2" journey from Barmouth and Dolgellau arrives Porthmadoc at 1105
resulting in a 2 hour 35 minute wait for the next "S97" Snowdon Sherpa  %
             
last Sunday connections
from Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed
     
Lloyds
Johns
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Johns
Lloyds
Gwynfor
  Gwynfor  
Johns
Lloyds
Lloyds
Lloyds
T2
1
T3
2
T2
train
1
T3
2
   2G
1
T3
T3
T2
    Wrexham
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0905
-
    -
-
-
1300
-
    Wrexham
    Corwen
-
-
0825
-
-
-
-
0955
-
    -
-
-
1355
-
    Corwen
    Bala
-
-
0845
-
-
-
-
1030
-
    -
-
-
1430
-
    Bala
    Dolgellau
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
1120
-
    -
-
-
|
-
    Dolgellau
Barmouth
-
-
|
09.40
-

no
Cambrian
Coast
Line
train
in the
winter
-
1140
12.20
    -
-
1230
|
-
Barmouth
    Dolgellau
06.30
-
0915
|
10.15
-
-
|
    -
-
1253
1505
15.15
    Dolgellau
Harlech
|
-
-
10.06
|
-
-
12.46
    -
-
-
-
|
Harlech
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
09.00
-
|
|
12.00
-
|
    -
14.20
-
-
|
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
Oakley Arms
06.55
09.15
-
10.30
10.50
12.15
-
13.10
 <====
14.35
-
-
15.50
Oakley Arms
Porthmadog
07.10
09.28
-
-
11.05 %
12.28
-
13.25
 13.25 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> |
14.48
-
-
16.05
Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
-
====>
 14.08                       |
-
-
-
16.50
   Caernarfon
   Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 14.23                       |
-
-
-
-
   Bangor Hospital
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
 
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
 
S97
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
88
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
85
S2
88
S97
S4
S2
S2
88
Porthmadog
09.10
-
-
-
11.00 %
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
Beddgelert
09.30
0945
-
-
11.20
1132
-
-
-
-
-
14.00
1412
-
-
-
-
-
15.40
1552
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
-
1005
1025
1035
-
1152
1225
1235
-
-
-
-
1432
1455
1505
-
-
-
-
1612
1650
1705
-
Pen-y-Pass
   Caernarfon
-
-
|
|
-
-
|
|
1230
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
1545
-
-
|
|
1720
   Caernarfon
   Bangor Hospital
-
-
|
|
-
-
|
|
|
-
-
-
-
|
|
1441
-
|
-
-
|
|
|
   Bangor Hospital
Llanberis
-
-
|
1045
-
-
|
1245
1302
1330
1430
-
-
|
1520
1505
1530
1617
-
-
|
1720
1752
Llanberis
    Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1247
-
-
1417
1517
-
-
1517
-
-
1612
1517
-
-
1712
-
-
    Betws-y-Coed
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
% - if the "T2" arrives Porthmadog slightly early,  it is sometimes just possible to catch the MUCH earlier "S97" at Porthmadog - unfortunately this is yet another case of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    
- if this also causes you inconvenience,  write/phone(01248 722 694)/email both the operator (Gwynfor) and Gwynedd CC and ask them to retime this "S97" journy later to reliably connect (as they have done on weekdays after pressure from your webmaster !)    
  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 - 25th March 2018 until further notice
(ALSO Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

                     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S4-S97$
S2
S2
S4-S97$
88
S2
S2
S4-S97$
88
88
S2
S2
S4
S97
   Betws-y-Coed
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
-
1340
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
   Betws-y-Coed
;Llanberis
0900
|
-
1100
|
-
1155
1330
|
-
1510
1640
|
1750
-
-
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0925
0935
10.05
1125
1135
11.52
|
1355
1405
14.32
|
|
1755
1805
1810
-
Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
-
10.25 $
-
-
12.15 $
|
-
-
14.52 $
|
|
-
-
1830
18.50
Beddgelert
Porthmadog
-
-
10.45
-
-
12.35
|
-
-
15.15
|
|
-
-
-
19.10
Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
1227
-
-
-
1542
1712
-
-
-
-
   Caernarfon
             
Johns
Johns
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Lloyds
Lloyds
Johns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
train
 
Lloyds
Lloyds
1
1
train
T2
T3
T3
1
2
2
T3
train
 
T2
T3
   Caernarfon
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
16.50
-
-
-
-
18.30
-
   Caernarfon
Porthmadog
11.20
13.30
1412
14.20
-
-
15.40
17.35
-
-

no
Cambrian
Coast
Line
train
in the
winter
-
19.20
-
Porthmadog
Oakley Arms
11.35
13.45
|
14.34
-
-
15.55
17.50
-
-
-
19.34
-
Oakley Arms
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
11.50
13.58
|
|
-
-
16.08
|
-
-
-
|
-
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
Harlech
-
-
1432
|
-
-
-
18.10
<<<<<<
normally
same bus
-
-
|
-
Harlech
   Dolgellau
-
-
|
15.10 #
1520
-
-
|
-
-
20.10
2145
   Dolgellau
Barmouth
-
-
1459
-
1540
1630
-
18.40
1845
-
-
-
2205
Barmouth
   Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
1655
-
normally
same bus
>>>>>>
1904
1940
-
-
-
-
    Dolgellau
    Bala
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
    Bala
    Corwen
-
-
-
-
-
1805
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
    Corwen
    Wrexham
-
-
-
-
-
1856
-
-
-
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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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)

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