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

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


BEWARE - All weekday "S97" Sherpa journeys from Porthmadog have been cut back to Beddgelert --- MANY onward connections Beddgelert "appear" to have been either SEVERED according to the official TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
However in reality, two morning "S97" journeys from Porthmadog immediately continue to Caernarfon as an "S4"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT OUT !!!

BEWARE - All direct "39" journeys between Barmouth and Porthmadog have been withdrawn
althoiugh the Cambrian Coast Railway Line continues unaltered
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Most former "38" journeys now only run on School Days
and these are now operated by Lloyds
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The level of connecting service from Blaenau Ffestiniog has been considerably reduced and are now operated by Arriva
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To partially compensate the level of "T2" service from Dolgellau
(most journeys with "T2" connections from/to Barmouth)
has increased and all journeys are now operated by Lloyds

BEWARE..........
The level of the connecting service "88" between Caernarfon and Llanberis has been roughly halved and is now operated by Arriva *

Please check the revised times very carefully as some previous connections no longer exist !


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 - 2nd January 2018 until further notice
  Click here for Sundays from 7th January 2018 until further notice
                       
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
38
1B
1B
T2
train
T3
T2
1B
train
T3
T2
train
1B
 39 
train
1B
 39 
train
1B
Barmouth
0620
-
-
-
0747
0825
-
-
1001
1050
-
1201
-
former
1400
journey
with
-drawn
1357
-
former
1558
journey
with
-drawn
1558
-
Barmouth
    Dolgellau
|
-
-
08.00
|
0852
09.00
-
|
1113
11.20
|
-
|
-
|
-
    Dolgellau
    Llanelltyd  
|
-
-
|
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
|
-
|
-
|
-
    Llanelltyd  
Harlech
0650
-
-
|
0825
former
"39"
journey
with
-drawn
|
-
1027
former
"39"
journey
with
-drawn
|
1227
-
1431
-
1629
-
Harlech
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
07.00
08.20
|
|
|
09.45
|
|
|
13.00
|
14.10
|
16.35
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
Oakley Arms
0710
07.15
08.35
08.36
|
09.36
10.00
|
11.56
|
13.15
|
14.25
|
16.50
Oakley Arms
Porthmadog
-
07.28
08.48
08.50
0850
09.50
10.13
1052
12.10
1252
13.28
1456
14.38
1653
17.03
Porthmadog
             
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S97-S4$
S4
S2
S2
S2
S4
S2
S97-S4$
88
S97
S2
88
88
S97
S4
S2
S97
Porthmadog parc
09.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.10
-
14.10
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
17.15
Porthmadog parc
Porthmadog station
09.02
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.12
-
14.12
-
-
-
15.22
-
-
17.17
Porthmadog station
Beddgelert
09.17 $
0947
-
-
-
1132
<<<%<<<
11.30 $
-
14.33
1450
-
-
15.43 *
1607
-
17.34
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
|
1005
1025
No earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
1135
1150
1225
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
1625
1650
-
Pen-y-Pass
    Caernarfon
10.05
-
|
|
-
|
12.05
1210
-
1520
No earlier
bus
1700
-
-
1712
-
    Caernarfon
    Llanberis
-
-
|
1145
-
|
-
1242
-
-
1732
-
-
|
-
    Llanberis
  Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1247
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1712
-
  Betws-y-Coed
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
$ - 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    
* - on schooldays arrives Beddgelert at 1559    
% - whilst in theory is is possible to catch the 1132 "S4" at Beddgelert - 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 much earlier        
  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 - 2nd January 2018 until further notice
  Click here for Sundays from 7th January 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
Arriva
Gwynfor
S2
S4
S97
S2
S2
S4
S97
S4
S2
S97
88
S4
S97
S2
S4
88
S97
  Betws-y-Coed
0910
-
-
-
1110
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1548
-
-
-
  Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
|
-
-
1100
|
-
-
1245
-
-
1405
-
-
|
-
1700
-
    Llanberis
    Caernarfon
|
-
-
|
|
-
-
1317
1340
-
1437
1530
-
|
-
|
-
    Caernarfon
  Pen-y-Pass
0935
1005
-
1020
1135
1150
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
1605
16.30
direct
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
1207
10.40
-
-
1207
13.40
-
1410
14.40
-
1605
16.15
-
16.50
|
17.55
Beddgelert
Caernarfon
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
17.20    
1722
|
Caernarfon
Porthmadog 11.05    14.05    15.05    16.35   
-
18.15
Porthmadog
 
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Arriva
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Johns
Lloyds
\/
\/
\/
\/
\/
\/
\/
Arriva
 
 39 
1B
train
 39 
1B
1B
train
 39 
1B
38
train
T2
1B
T3
1B
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Porthmadog
former
1105
journey
with
-drawn
11.15
1201
former
1305
journey
with
-drawn
14.45
16.00
1601
former
1610
journey
with
-drawn
17.10
-
1806
18.35
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 
18.34
Porthmadog
Oakley Arms
11.30
|
15.00
16.15
|
17.25
17.50
|
18.48
1850
-
 
-
18.49
Oakley Arms
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
11.45
|
15.17
16.30
|
17.40
|
|
|
1904*
-
-
19.04
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
Harlech station
-
1224
-
-
1624
-
18.10
1827
|
-
-
-
-
Harlech station
    Dolgellau
-
|
-
-
|
-
|
|
19.18
-
1935
-
-
    Dolgellau
Barmouth
-
1253
-
-
1654
-
18.37
1855
-
-
1957
-
-
Barmouth
    Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
    Dolgellau
* - 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 - 7th January 2018 until further notice
             
last Sunday connections
from Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed
     
 
Johns
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Arriva
Wales
Johns
Lloyds
Gwynfor
                 Gwynfor
 
Johns
Lloyds
Lloyds
Lloyds
 
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
-
-
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
-
09.15
-
10.30
10.50
12.15
-
13.08
  <=============
14.35
-
-
15.50
Oakley Arms
Porthmadog
-
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
 
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
 
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
 
Express
Motors
Gwynfor
 
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
 
S97
S2
S97
88
S2
S2
 
 
S97
S2
85
 88 
S2
88
S2
S2
S97
S2
88
Porthmadog
09.00
-
11.00
-
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.00
-
-
Porthmadog
Beddgelert
09.19
-
11.19
-
-
-
-
-
13.49
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.19
-
-
Beddgelert
    Bangor Hospital
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
1441
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
    Bangor Hospital
    Caernarfon
|
-
-
1230
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
NO direct
88  bus
-
1545
-
-
|
-
1720
    Caernarfon
    Llanberis
|
-
-
1259
no 1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
1430
-
-
|
-
1505
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
1614
1630
no 1735
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
-
1749
    Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
09.38
1025
-
-
1455
-
-
14.12
1455
-
-
-
1650
16.38
1650
-
Pen-y-Pass
    Betws-y-Coed
-
1047
-
-
1517
-
-
-
1517
-
-
-
1712
-
1712
-
    Betws-y-Coed
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
  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 - 7th January 2018 until further notice
                         
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
   
 
S2
S2
S97
S97
S2
88
S2
S2
S97
88
S2
S2
S97
88
   
    Betws-y-Coed
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
1340
-
-
-
1548
-
-
-
    Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
0900
|
-
-
1145
1155
1200
|
-
1510
1430
|
-
1640
-
    Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0925
0935
09.50
-
-
|
1225
1405
14.15
|
1455
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
 
Johns
Johns
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Lloyds
Lloyds
 
|
Johns
|
 
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 \/ 
\/
\/
\/
\/
\/
\/
Arriva
Wales
Lloyds
Johns
Lloyds
Lloyds
 
 
1
1
train
T2
T3
T3
 
|
1
|
 
 
2
2
train
T3
1
T2
T3
 
    Caernarfon
-
-
-
13.30
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
1227
-
1542
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.50
-
-
-
-
1712
1830
-
    Caernarfon
Porthmadog
11.20
13.30
1412
14.20
-
-
 
-
-
15.40
-
-
-
17.35
\/ 
<<<<<<<<<<<<< 

no
Cambrian
Coast
Line
train
in the
winter
-
18.40
-
1920
-
Porthmadog
Oakley Arms
11.35
13.45
|
14.34
-
-
-
-
15.55
-
-
-
17.50
-
 
-
18.55
-
1934
-
Oakley Arms
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
11.50
13.58
|
|
-
-
-
-
16.08
-
-
-
|
-
-
19.08
-
|
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
Harlech
-
-
1432
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
|
-
Harlech
    Dolgellau
-
-
|
15.10 #
1520
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
<<<<<<
normally
same bus
-
-
-
2010
2145
    Dolgellau
    Llanelltyd  
-
-
|
-
1523
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
    Llanelltyd  
Barmouth
-
-
1459
-
1540
1630
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1845
1910
-
-
-
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 - 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 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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