from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER WEEKDAY TRIPS from BARMOUTH

Express Motors "38" Bus    
Express Motors "S97" Sherpa    
by



via Porthmadog
Aberglaslyn Pass
and Beddgelert
to the mountains
of Snowdonia


    Express Motors "S2" Sherpa
    former Padarn "S4" Sherpa


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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

  IMPORTANT..............
The last "S97" Sherpa of the day from Beddgelert has been retimed later
to connect off the 1735 "S4" from Caernarfon
(Beddgelert depart 1810)

Unfortunately this means it no longer connects into the
1835 "T2" Trans-Cambria bus from Porthmadog

Anyone using this Sherpa journey via Prenteg will in future have to return to Barmouth from Porthmadog on the 2038 Cambrain Coast Line train
or the new slow later connecting 2041 bus service via Dolgellau

However, it is still possible to connect using the "S4" via Caernarfon
(Pen-y-Pass depart 1635 and Beddgelert depart 1655)

Suggested timings 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
Mondays to Saturdays - 7th November 2016 to 13th April 2017
(except Public Holidays Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2nd January )

NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from 15th April to 4th November 2017
Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineraries from Barmouth
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Barmouth
  (also Harlech)
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa journeys to Barmouth are as follows...... 
Betws-y-Coed to Barmouth (S2-S4-T2-T3) - connection depart 1548  (change at Pen-y-Pass, Caernarfon and Dolgellau)
Llyn Ogwen to Barmouth (-----) - former Sherpa WITHDRAWN
Capel Curig to Barmouth (S2-S4-T2-T3) - connection depart 1600  (change at Pen-y-Pass, Caernarfon and Dolgellau)
Pen-y-Pass to Barmouth (S4-T2-T3) - connection depart 1635  (change at Caernarfon and Dolgellau)
Llanberis to Barmouth (S2-S97-T2-T3) - connection depart 1430   (change at Pen-y-Pass, Caernarfon and Dolgellau)
Beddgelert to Harlech and Barmouth (S97-39) - connection depart 1615  (change at Porthmadog)
Caernarfon to Barmouth (T2-T3) - connection depart 1745  (change at Dolgellau)
Llanberis to Barmouth (88-T2-T3) - connection depart 1700   (change at Caernarfon and Dolgellau)
Porthmadog to Harlech and Barmouth (39) - direct journey depart 1730##
(## - later connections are available to Barmouth only at 1835 or 2041 (T2-T3)  (change at Dolgellau)

               
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

Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
 
Return
     
 
38
1B
S97
S2
 
39
S97
S2
 
39
S97
 
S2
S97
39
 
S97
39
 
S2
S4
T2
T3
S97
T2
T3
train
Barmouth  dep
06.20
-
-
-
08.45
-
-
10.48
-
Betws-y-Coed  dep
13.10
-
-
-
-
15.48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
Capel Curig  dep
13.22
-
-
-
-
16.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
later
conn
-ection
back to Harlech
Harlech  dep
06.50
-
-
-
09.12
-
-
11.17
-
 Pen-y-Pass  dep
13.35
14.20
-
-
-
16.10
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms  dep
07.10
07.15
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
 Penygwryd  dep
-
14.22
-
-
-
-
16.37
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
07.28
09.00
-
09.35
11.00
-
11.40
13.30
Beddgelert  dep
-
14.40
-
16.15
-
-
16.55
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
 Pont Aberglaslyn   
(Aberglaslyn Pass)
-
-
09.13
-
-
11.19
-
-
13.49
Caernarfon
-
|
-
|
-
-
17.25
17.45
-
|
-
-
###
Porthmadog
-
15.05
16.10
16.35
17.30
-
-
18.35
-
18.35
20.41
-
2038
Beddgelert   arr  
-
-
09.20
-
-
11.25
-
-
13.55
Oakley Arms
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
|
Pen-y-Pass
(for Snowdon) arr 
-
-
09.38
10.25
-
11.43
12.25
-
14.13
Harlech  arr
-
-
16.33
-
17.50
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
2100
 Capel Curig
(for Tryfan) arr  
-
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.35
-
-
Dolgellau
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
19.18
19.35
-
21.30
22.30
-
Betws-y-Coed   arr
-
-
-
10.47
-
-
12.47
-
-
Barmouth arr
-
-
17.03
-
18.20
-
-
-
19.57
-
-
22.52
(2128)
08.45 - non-Sherpa journey    
### - Cambrian Coast Line train - bus tickets NOT valid    
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 09.13 or 11.19) 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)    
Capel Curig --- time for a short walk towards Tyrfan or to view the Ogwen Falls      
  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

Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
   
 
38
1B-1
88
 
88
S2
S97
 
39
T2
88
S2
S2
S97
39
 
S97
39
 
39
T2
88
S2
S2
S4
T2
T3
 
S97
T2
T3
Barmouth dep
06.20
-
-
-
-
-
08.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Harlech  dep
|
-
-
-
-
-
09.12hs
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.17hs
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
07.10
07.15
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
|
-
-
-
-
09.35
10.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.40
12.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
08.21
0830
0930
-
-
-
10.45
1100
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.55
1330
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
0853
0953
10.00
-
-
-
1125
12.00
No later
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
1353
14.30
No later
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
10.25
11.50
-
-
-
12.25
14.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.25
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert   
-
-
-
-
-
12.10
-
-
-
-
-
14.40
-
16.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.55
-
-
18.10
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.25
17.45
-
|
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
12.35
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
16.10
16.35
17.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.35
-
18.35
20.38
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.18
19.35
-
21.30
22.30
Harlech arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.30#
-
17.50rs
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
Barmouth arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.03
-
18.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.57
-
-
22.52



10.00 - Sherpa journey    
08.45 - non-Sherpa journey    
hs - High Street then calls at the railway station 5 minutes later    
# - Railway Station then calls at the High Street 3 minutes later     rs - Railway Station    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)  
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
   
 
38
1B
S97
S2
S2
88
S2
S97
 
39
S97
S2
S2
88
S4
S97
39
 
39
S97
S2
S2
88
T2
T3
 
S4
S97
T2
T3
Barmouth dep
06.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
08.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
07.10
07.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
07.28
09.00
-
-
-
-
-
09.35
11.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.40
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert   
-
-
09.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
09.38
No earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
11.35
-
-
-
-
11.43
No earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
13.35
-
-
-
-
-
14.13
No earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis ##
-
-
-
11.45
1231
-
-
-
-
13.50
1500
-
-
-
-
-
16.25
1700
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
1255
13.15
-
-
-
-
-
1522
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
1722
17.45
-
17.35
-
-
-
Beddgelert   
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.45
14.40
-
-
-
-
-
16.05
16.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
18.05
18.10
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.35
17.30
-
-
-
-
-
18.35
-
-
18.35
20.38
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
19.18
19.35
-
-
21.30
22.30
Barmouth arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.57
-
-
-
22.52



09.00 - Sherpa journey    
08.45 - non-Sherpa journey    
## - "88" buses operate twice every hour during the daytime from Llanberis to Caernarfon if you prefer to spend more time in Llanberis or Caernarfon    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)  
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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 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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