from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS from BARMOUTH

Gwynfor Minibus    
Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa    
by


via Porthmadog
Aberglaslyn Pass
and Beddgelert
to the mountains
of Snowdonia

   Gwynfor "2" Barmouth connection
   Llew Jones Sunday "1S"
heading back home

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  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

It is now possible to make a Sunday day or afternoon trip
from Barmouth to Snowdonia


LATEST..........
There are no changes to the connecting journeys from the Barmouth area
but the number of Sunday Sherpa departures from Porthmadog has been
reduced to just two
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Where possible the suggested itineries below use these..........
..........but non-Sherpa "88" connections from Caernarfon operated by Dilwyns
are also included (highlighted against a "gold" background)

Please bookmark and re-visit this page in case there have been any further late changes
  The following "timetables" enable visitors to leave the car behind and head for the Snowdonia hills
without the worry of finding somewhere to park and paying for the priviledge !

Details are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a "Red Rover"
which is valid all day on any bus in Gwynedd - this gives you the flexibility to change your mind
if you suddenly decide to go elsewhere or stop off en-route !
(Purchase from the driver of your first bus)


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what services are available
It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out
It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"

You can click on any underlined location to go direct to the appropriate timetable


Snowdon Sherpa
Sunday - 14th April 2019 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

see important note above
  Click here for suggested Mondays to Saturday itineraries from Barmouth
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Barmouth
  (also Dolgellau and Harlech)
Summer is an ideal time for a full day out to visit Snowdonia with lighter nights
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday Sherpa buses to Barmouth are as follows...... 
Betws-y-Coed via Barmouth (S2-S4/97-2) - connection departs 1730 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Capel Curig via Barmouth (S2-S4/97-2) - connection departs 1742 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Llyn Ogwen to Barmouth (S6-S4-2) - connection departs 1410 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Caernarfon)
Llanberis to Barmouth (S2-S4/97-2) - connection departs 1750 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
an alternative return journey is possible at 1600 direct via Caernarfon for both Harlech and Barmouth
Pen-y-Pass to Barmouth (S4/S97-2) - depart 1810 (change at Porthmadog)
Beddgelert to Barmouth (S97-2) - depart 1835 (change at Porthmadog)
Caernarfon to Barmouth via Beddgelert (S4-S97-2) - NEW connection departs 1550
(change at Beddgelert - break for tea - and Porthmadog)
Caernarfon to Harlech-Barmouth (2) - depart 16.50
(a later T2-T3 connection to Barmouth only is available at 1825 via Dolgellau (with an hour and a half wait)
Llanberis to Barmouth (88-2) - connection departs 1600 (change at Caernarfon)
Porthmadog to Harlech-Barmouth (2) - depart 17.35
(a later T2-T3 connection to Barmouth only is available at 1915 via Dolgellau (with an hour and a half wait)

Green - all part-Sherpa services       Gold - all non-Sherpa services

Sunday journeys between Barmouth and Porthmadog appear in various publications
as "2"  "2S" (for Sunday)  or "2G" (for Gwynfor) and even occasionally "T2"
There is ONLY one bus - irrespective of the number shown thereinin the publication or on the front of the bus
so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!!!

               
BEDDGELERT   or   PEN-Y-PASS  or   BETWS-Y-COED
SNOWDON  

via Aberglaslyn Pass,  Nant Gwynant Pass,   the Twin Lakes,   Capel Curig,  and Swallow Falls
stopping off for lunch  and/or  tea/coffee  and/or  a short walk to suit yourself

see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
   
Return
      last return service to Harlech    
later summer connection back to
Dolgellau and Barmouth only
T3
2
T2
T3
2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
2-2G
T3
S2
S97-S4
S2
S4-S97
T2
T3
Corwen
0825*
-
-
0955*
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
-
-
15.48
-
17.30
-
-
-
Bala
0845*
-
-
1030*
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
14.05
14.35
-
-
16.10
16.50
17.55
18.10
-
-
Dolgellau
0915
-
10.15
1120
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
15.00
-
-
-
17.12
-
18.35
-
-
Barmouth
0935
09.40
|
1140
12.20
-
-
Caernarfon
-
15.30
16.50
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
Harlech
-
10.06
|
-
12.46
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
17.35
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
19.00
19.15
-
Oakley Arms
-
10.30
10.50
-
12.10
-
-
Harlech
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
-
13.25
13.50
-
Barmouth
-
-
18.40
1920
-
-
-
-
|
-
Pont Aberglsaslyn  
-
-
-
-
-
14.04
-
Dolgellau
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
-
-
20.05
21.45
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
-
14.10
-
Barmouth
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
22.05
 Pen-y-Pass   
-
-
-
-
-
14.32
14.55
Bala
-
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
Corwen
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
-
-



11.10 - Sherpa journey    
0955 - non-Sherpa connecting services     12.20 - non-Sherpa journey    
* - BEWARE there no return connections off the later "S2/S4/S97" Sherpa journeys to these starting points    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
If you are feeling more energetic why not alight from the Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 13.33) and walk along the Fisherman's Path    
to Beddgelert ----- suitable shoes should be worn as the path can be wet and muddy at any time of the year !
   
 
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
CAERNARFON
stopping off for lunch  and/or  tea/coffee  and/or  a short walk round Caernarfon to suit yourself
or continue onto LLANBERIS
(out and back along the northern side of Snowdon and running alongside Llyn Padarn)
see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
 
Return
 
2-2G
T3
T2
88
 
T3
2
88
 
88
2-2G
T3
 
T2
T3
Corwen   dep
-
0825
-
-
0955
-
-
Llanberis
1600
-
-
-
-
Bala   dep
-
0845
-
-
1030
-
-
Caernarfon
1627
16.50
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1825
-
Dolgellau   dep
-
0915
10.15
-
1120
-
-
Porthmadog
-
17.35
-
1915
-
Barmouth   dep
09.40
-
|
-
1140
12.20
-
Dolgellau
-
|
-
2005
2145
Harlech   dep
10.06
-
|
-
-
12.46
-
Harlech   arr
-
18.10
-
-
|
Oakley Arms
10.30
>>>>>
10.50
-
-
|
-
Barmouth   arr
-
18.40
1920
-
2205
Caernarfon
-
-
11.50
1330
-
14.08
1530
Dolgellau   arr
-
19.04
1940
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
-
1359
-
-
1559
Bala   arr
-
-
2015
-
-
 
 
Corwen   arr
-
-
2050
-
-
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

         
AFTERNOON   CIRCULAR   TRIP   THROUGH   SNOWDONIA
outward through the Aberglaslyn Pass and returning past Llyn Quellen
stopping off for coffee/tea/ice cream at both Beddgelert and Caernarfon

see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
                   
2S
T3
T2
T3
2S
S97
S4
T2
T3
T2
T3
Corwen   dep
-
0825
-
0955
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bala   dep
-
0845
-
1030
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
1120
-
-
-
-
-
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
1140
12.20
-
-
-
-
Harlech
10.06
-
|
-
12.46
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
10.30
>>>>>
10.50
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
-
13.25
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
15.15
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.45
16.50
-
18.25
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
19.15
-
Harlech
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
|
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
20.05
2145
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
-
2205
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
Bala   arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2015
-
-
Corwen   arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
13.55 - Sherpa journey    
12.20 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

         
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise - via Caernarfon,   Llanberis,  Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert  and  Porthmadog

stopping off for coffee/tea/lunch at Caernarfon and time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon at Pen-y-Pass

see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
     
later summer connection back
to Dolgellau and Barmouth only
         
2
T3
T2
88
S1
S97-S4
2S-2G
T3
S2
S2
S4
2S-2G
88
S2
S2
S4-S97
T2
T3
Corwen
-
0825
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bala
-
0845
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
Harlech
10.06
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.46
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
10.30
>>>>>
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
11.50
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.08
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
13.57
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
14.30
15.30
-
-
15.57
16.30
17.50
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
13.59
14.05
-
-
-
14.35
15.35
-
-
-
16.35
17.55
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
14.25
14.50
-
-
14.50
15.50
16.50
-
-
16.50
18.05
18.10
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
-
15.15
-
-
-
-
17.10
-
-
-
-
18.35
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
15.45
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.25
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
19.15
-
Harlech
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20.05
21.45
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
22.05
Bala
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Corwen
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.30 - Sherpa journey    
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

           
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
anticlockwise - via Porthmadog,   Beddgelert,  Pen-y-Pass,   Llanberis  and  Caernarfon

stopping off for coffee/tea at Pen-y-Pass, Llanberis and/or Caernarfon to suit yourself

 
see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
       
2
T3
T2
T3
2
S97-S4
S2
88
T2
T3
 
T2
T3
Corwen   dep
-
0825
-
0955
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bala   dep
-
0845
-
1030
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
1120
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
1140
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
10.30
>>>>>
10.50
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
-
13.25
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
-
-
-
14.42
15.05
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.20
16.00
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.27
16.50
-
18.25
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
19.15
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
20.05
2145
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
-
2205
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
Bala   arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2015
-
-
Corwen   arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
13.55 - Sherpa journey    
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
note - some outward journeys calls at Harlech  but there is no return journey under this option     (see alternative "clockwise" option above)    
  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
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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