WINTER WEEKDAY TRIPS from BEDDGELERT

Express "S97" Sherpa (weekdays)      
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass    
Caernarfon-Llanberis    
connecting "88-89" Bws Peris      

by



Beddgelert
to the mountains
of Snowdonia
and Betws-y-Coed

or via the
Aberglaslyn Pass
to Porthmadog



      Express Motors "S2" Sherpa
    Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed    
    Beddgelert - Rhyd Ddu - Caernarfon
      former Padarn "S4" leaving Beddgelert
      for Caernarfon
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

It is still possible to make a day or afternoon trip from
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed
 (change Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass)
(Alternatively use the Sherpa buses to reach and climb up or ride round Snowdon in either direction)


Suggested timings are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a "Red Rover"
(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 2017 until further notice
Click here for suggested Sunday itineraries from Beddgelert
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Beddgelert

Winter is an ideal time to see the views from inside a mini-bus
and you may be lucky to see snow on the hills !
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Beddgelert are as follows...... 
Pen-y-Pass to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 16.35
Betws-y-Coed to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection depart 1548  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llyn Ogwen to Beddgelert (S2-S2-S4) - former "S2" Sherpa WITHDRAWN
Capel Curig to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection depart 1600  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llanberis to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection depart 1430  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 16.47
Caernarfon to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 17.35
Llanberis to Beddgelert (88-S4) - connection depart 1700  (change at Caernarfon)
Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 17.56
Porthmadog to Beddgelert (S97) - depart 17.30
Barmouth to Beddgelert (39-S4) - connection depart 1558  (change at Porthmadog)
Harlech to Beddgelert (39-S4) - connection depart 1628  (change at Porthmadog)

White - all Sherpa services       Gold - partially non-Sherpa services

       Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
 or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
     - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........


 
Suggested itineraries
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website
 

               
BETWS-Y-COED
via Nant Gwynant Pass,  Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes,  Capel Curig and the Swallow Falls

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Betws-y-Coed
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
S97
S2
S97
S2
S97
S2
 
S2
S97
S2
S97
S2
S4
Beddgelert  dep
09.20
-
11.25
-
13.55
-
Betws-y-Coed  dep
11.10
-
13.10
-
15.48
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.38
10.25
11.43
12.25
14.13
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
11.35
11.50
13.35
14.20
16.10
16.35
Betws-y-Coed  arr
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
Beddgelert  arr
-
12.07
-
14.37
-
16.53
09.20 - Sherpa journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
LLANBERIS
via Nant Gwynant Pass,  Pen-y-Pass and the Llanberis Pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to/from Llanberis
 
Outward
   
Return
S4-88
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S4
88-S4
Beddgelert  dep
0925
09.20
-
-
11.25
-
-
13.55
-
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown  dep
12.00
no later
Sherpa
connection
in the
winter
-
14.30
no later
Sherpa
connection
in the
winter
-
1701
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  Interchange  dep
12.05
-
14.35
-
1700
Llanberis  arr
1025
-
11.45
-
13.50
-
16.25
Pen-y-Pass
12.25
14.20
14.55
16.35
###
 
 
Beddgelert  arr
-
-
14.37
-
-
16.53
1805
09.20 - Sherpa journey    
* - This is NOT a booked connection, but it is sometimes possible to transfer if the "S97" Sherpa is not delayed by traffic in the Nant Gwynant pass
   
## - an alternative earlier non-Sherpa outward service is possible via Caernarfon arrive 0955, depart 1000    
### - an alternative later non-Sherpa return service is possible via Caernarfon arrive 1722, depart 1735    
  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
via Rhyd Ddu,  Quellen Lake and Waunfawr

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip to Caernarfon
(note - the 5 Snowdon Sherpa Day ticket is ONLY valid as far as Waunfawr)
 
Outward
   
Return
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
Beddgelert  dep
07.50
09.25
11.30
14.00
16.55
Caernarfon  dep
08.45
10.45
13.20
15.30
17.35
Caernarfon  arr
08.20
09.55
12.00
14.30
17.25
Beddgelert  arr
09.15
11.15
13.50
16.05
18.05
07.50 - Sherpa journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
PORTHMADOG   for   HARLECH / BARMOUTH
via the Aberglaslyn pass and the new Pont Brewit bridge
stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
There are now onward Express Motors "39" connections to Harlech (for the castle) and Barmouth

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa if you only want to go to Porthmadog
or a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket if you prefer to continue to Harlech and/or Barmouth
 
Outward
   
Return
S+PSH
PSch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S+PSH
PSch
 
 
 
S97
S97
39
S97
39
S97
39
S2
 
S97
39
S97
39
39
S97
S97
39
S97
Beddgelert dep
08.00
08.15
-
10.10
-
12.10
-
14.40
Barmouth
-
1048
-
1248
1400
-
-
1558
-
Porthmadog
08.25
08.50
0905
10.35
1105
12.35
1305
15.05
Harlech town
-
1117
-
1317
|
-
-
|
-
Harlech station
-
-
0925
-
1125
-
1325
-
Harlech station
-
1122
-
1322
1428#
-
-
1628#
-
Harlech town
-
-
0928
-
1128
-
1328
-
Porthmadog
11.00
1140
13.30
1340
1446
15.20
15.20
1646
17.30
Barmouth
-
-
0958
-
1158
-
1358
-
Beddgelert   arr
11.23
-
13.53
-
-
15.43
15.59
-
17.53
10.10 - Sherpa journey    
0905 - non-Sherpa connecting bus)    
# - this "39" journey ONLY picks up at the Cambrian Line railway station (at the bottom of the hill)    
S+PSH - Saturdays and local (Porthmadog) School Holidays only     PSch - local (Porthmadog) School Days only    
  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  and   Pen-y-Pass
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
 
                                 
 
S4
88
88
S2
S4
88
S2
S97
88
S2
S4
88
88
S2
S97
88
S2
S4
88
S2
S4
Beddgelert  dep
07.50
-
-
-
09.25
-
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
no later
connections
in the
winter
-
Caernarfon
08.20
0830
0930
-
09.55
1000
-
-
1130
-
12.00
1230
1300
-
-
1400
-
-
Llanberis
-
0853
0953
10.00
-
1053
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
1153
12.00
-
1253
1325
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
1425
14.30
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
 
-
 
-
 
10.25
-
-
 
11.50
-
 
12.25
-
-
-
 
14.20
-
 
14.55
 
16.35
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.07
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.37
-
-
-
-
-
16.53



07.50 - Sherpa journey    
0830 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
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  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
anticlockwise  -  via Pen-y-Pass,  Llanberis  and  Caernarfon
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
                                 
 
S97
S2
88
S2
88
88
S4
S97
S2
88
S2
88
88
S4
S97
S2
88
S2
88
88
S4
Beddgelert dep
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 Maes Peris
-
1100
11.45
1200
1231
-
-
1300
13.50
1400
1500
-
-
1531
16.25
1631
1700
-
Caernarfon
-
-
1122
-
1222
1255
13.20
-
-
1322
-
1422
1522
15.30
-
-
1555
-
1655
1722
17.35
Beddgelert  arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.55



09.20 - Sherpa journey    
1100 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
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  

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Bangor - Snowdonia   (via Llanberis)
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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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