SUMMER 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)


  LATEST..............
UPDATE................
    Arriva have made further changes to their connecting "88" service between Llanberis and Caernarfon and vv as shown in the tables below.......

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 - 14th May 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for suggested Sunday itineraries from Beddgelert
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Beddgelert

Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia
with extra connecting Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass
 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 16.30 and 18.15
Betws-y-Coed to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection depart 1548 and 1730  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection depart 1600 and 1742  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llyn Ogwen to Beddgelert (S6-S2-S4) - NO Ogwen Valley connecting service in the winter
Llanberis to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection depart 1530 and 1750 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 16.42 and 18.27
Caernarfon to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 17.25
Llanberis to Beddgelert (88-S4) - connection depart 1606  (change at Caernarfon)
Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 17.46
Porthmadog to Beddgelert (S97) - depart 17.15

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
 
 
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S97
Beddgelert  dep
09.45
-
11.30
-
14.10
-
Betws-y-Coed  dep
11.10
-
13.40
-
15.48
-
17.30
-
Pen-y-Pass
10.05
10.25
11.50
12.25
14.30
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
11.35
11.50
13.35
14.30
16.10
16.30
17.55
18.15
Betws-y-Coed  arr
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
Beddgelert  arr
-
12.10
-
14.50
-
16.50
-
18.35
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
S2
S2
S97
88-S4
Beddgelert  dep
0920
09.45
-
-
11.30
-
-
14.10
-
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown  dep
12.00
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
17.50
-
1622
Pen-y-Pass
##
10.05
10.35
11.35
11.50
12.35
14.05
14.30
15.05
16.10
Llanberis  Interchange  dep
12.05
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
17.55
-
1621
Llanberis  arr
1042
-
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
Pen-y-Pass
12.25
13.55
14.30
14.55
15.55
16.30
16.50
18.10
18.15
###
 
 
Beddgelert  arr
-
-
14.50
-
-
16.50
-
-
18.35
1755
09.20 - Sherpa journey    
## - an alternative all-year-round earlier non-Sherpa outward service is possible via Caernarfon arrive 0950, depart 1010    
### - an alternative all-year-round late non-Sherpa return service is possible via Caernarfon arrive 1653, depart 1725    
Note - the Snowdon Day Ticket is not valid on service "88" - purchase a Red Rover ticket if you plan to use either or both of these alternatives    
  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
S4
S4
S4
S4
Beddgelert  dep
07.50
09.20
10.25
11.45
12.10
14.50
16.50
Caernarfon  dep
09.15
10.10
11.00
13.00
13 40
15.30
17.25
Caernarfon  arr
08.20
10.05
10.55
12.15
12.40
15.20
17.20
Beddgelert  arr
09.45
10.40
11.30
13.40
14.10
16.05
17.55
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
via the Aberglaslyn pass

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa if you only want to go to Porthmadog
 
Outward
   
Return
M-F
Sat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S+PSH
PSch
 
 
 
S97
S97
S97
S97
S97
S97
 
S97
S97
S97
S97
S97
Beddgelert dep
08.15
08.35
10.40
13.40
14.40
16.15
Porthmadog
11.20
14.10
15.20
15.20
17.15
Porthmadog
08.50
09.00
11.05
14.05
15.05
16.35
Beddgelert   arr
11.45
14.33
15.43
15.59
17.34
10.40 - Sherpa journey    
M-F - Mondays to Fridays only     Sat - Saturdays only    
Sat+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
S2
S4
88
S2
S4
S2
S4
88
S4
S4
88
S2
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4
S4
88
88
S2
S4
Beddgelert  dep
07.50
-
-
09.20
-
-
-
-
10.25
-
11.45
12.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.50
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
08.20
0925
-
10.05
1010
-
-
-
10.55
1130
12.15
12.40
1250
-
-
1330
-
1450
-
-
15.20
1545
1655
-
-
Llanberis
-
0954
10.00
-
1042
11.00
-
12.00
-
1202
-
-
1322
13.30
-
1402
14.30
1522
15.30
-
-
1617
1732
17.50
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
 
-
 
10.25
-
-
11.25
 
11.50
12.25
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
 
14.30
-
14.55
-
15.50
 
16.30
-
 
-
 
-
 
18.10
 
 
18.15
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.50
-
-
-
-
16.50
-
-
-
-
18.35



07.50 - Sherpa journey    
0925 - 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
 
                       
S4
S2
88
S2
88
S4
88
S4
S97
S2
88
88
S4
S2
88
S4
S2
88
S4
Beddgelert dep
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.10
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
10.05
10.35
-
11.35
-
-
-
-
11.50
12.35
-
-
-
14.05
-
14.30
15.05
-
-
Llanberis Maes Peris
-
10.45
1125
11.45
1205
-
1245
-
-
12.45
1325
1405
-
14.20
1510
-
15.20
1621
-
Caernarfon
-
-
1157
-
1237
13.00
1317
13.40
-
-
1357
1437
15.30
-
1542
-
-
1653
17.25
Beddgelert  arr
-
-
-
-
-
13.40
-
14.10
-
-
-
-
16.05
-
-
-
-
-
17.55



09.45 - Sherpa journey    
1125 - 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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Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
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Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
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Llanberis - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
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Porthmadog/Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Pwllheli - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Snowdonia - Bangor (via Llanberis) 
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Climb Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)
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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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