from the quarries to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER WEEKEND TRIPS from BETHESDA

"88" connections to/from Llanberis   
Express Motors     
Express Motors Sherpa     
S6 Bethesda-Betws-y-Coed
  

by







  S4 Caernarfon-Beddgelert/Pen-y-Pass
     Express Motors Sherpa
  S97 Beddgelert-Porthmadog & Pen-y-Pass
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

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)


(Some suggested trips can be for considerably less if you stick to the suggested itinerary
- check the start of the individual itineries to see which ticket to purchase)


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
Saturdays ONLY - 15th April to 4th November 2017
Sundays - 16th April to 5th November 2017
(also Public Holidays
Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August
)

"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Bethesda

Summer is an ideal time for a day out to visit Snowdonia with through Sherpas
to/from Betws-y-Coed
NEW FOR 2017
Greatly improved connections at Capel Curig with the "S2" Sherpa allowing onward travel further into Snowdonia
Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Sherpas to Bethesda are as follows......
Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda (S6) - depart 16.10 (Sats)   16.10 (Suns & Public Hols)
Llanberis* to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection (change at Capel Curig) depart 15.30 (Sats)   15.30 (Suns & Public Hols)
Pen-y-Pass* to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection (change at Capel Curig) depart 15.50 (Sats)   15.50 (Suns & Public Hols)
Porthmadog to Bethesda (S97-S2-S6) - connection (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig) depart 13.30 (Sats)   13.30 (Suns & Public Hols)
Beddgelert to Bethesda (S97-S2-S6) - connection (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig) depart 13.55 (Sats)   13.54 (Suns & Public Hols)
Nant Gwynant to Bethesda (S97-S2-S6) - connection (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig) depart 14.00 (Sats)   13.59 (Suns & Public Hols)
* - start of path up Snowdon


  OPTION ONE   spend the day in Betws-y-Coed
    Click here for alternative Sherpa trips to Pen-y-Pass or Llanberis
    Click here for alternative Sherpa trips to Beddgelert and/or Porthmadog

     Click here if you want to climb Snowdon

               
BETWS-Y-COED
(via the Ogwen pass)
with time 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
Sats & Suns/Public Hols ONLY
Sats & Suns/Public Hols ONLY
 
S6
S6
S6
 
S6
S6
S6
Bethesda
08.55
11.55
15.25
Betws-y-Coed
09.40
12.40
16.10
Betws-y-Coed
09.25
12.25
15.55
Bethesda
10.10
13.10
16.40
08.55 - 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  

               
PEN-Y-PASS   or   LLANBERIS   (for Snowdon)
(via the Ogwen pass, Twin Lakes and Llanberis Pass)
with time to stop 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 Pen-y-Pass or Llanberis
 
Outward
   
Return
Sats & Suns/Public Hols ONLY
Sats & Suns/Public Hols ONLY
 
S6
S2
S6
S2
 
S2
S6
S2
S6
Bethesda
08.55
-
11.55
-
Llanberis
12.00
-
15.30
-
Capel Curig
09.15
09.22
12.15
12.22
Pen-y-Pass
12.25
-
15.50
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
-
12.35
Capel Curig
12.35
12.50
16.00
16.20
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
12.45
Bethesda
-
13.10
-
16.40
08.55 - 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  

               
BEDDGELERT   or   PORTHMADOG
(via the Ogwen pass, Twin Lakes and Nant Gwynant Pass)
with time to stop 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 Pen-y-Pass or Llanberis
 
Outward
   
Return
Sats & Suns/Public Hols ONLY
Sun+P.Hols
ONLY
Saturdays
ONLY
Sun+P.Hols
ONLY
Saturdays
ONLY
Sats & Suns/Public Hols
ONLY
 
S6
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S97
 
S97
S97
S2
S6
S97
S2
S2
S6
Bethesda
08.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
11.00
11.00
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
Capel Curig
09.15
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
-
Beddgelert
11.19
11.20
-
-
13.54#
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
09.50
10.35
11.35
-
11.50
Pen-y-Pass
-
11.38
12.25
-
14.12#
14.55
15.50
-
Beddgelert
-
-
10.07*
-
-
11.45*
12.07*
Capel Curig
-
-
12.35
12.50
-
15.05
16.00
16.20
Porthmadog
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.05
12.35
Bethesda
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
16.40




08.55 - Sherpa journey     # - one minute later on Saturdays    
Sats - Saturdays only    
  Sun+P.Hols - Sundays and Public Holidays only    
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        
* - If you are feeling more energetic why not remain on the "S97" Sherpa to Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 10.14, 11.49 or 12.14) and walk back 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 !
   
 
  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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