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
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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

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
Mondays to Saturdays and Sundays from 24th March to 4th November 2018
(Public Holidays are  Good Friday 30th March and Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Bethesda

Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Sherpas to Bethesda are as follows......
Pen-y-Pass to Bethesda (S6) - depart 16.45
Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection departs 1548 (change at Capel Curig)
Porthmadog to Bethesda (S97-S4-S6) - connection departs 1520 (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Caernarfon to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1530 SATURDAYS ONLY (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1607 SATURDAYS ONLY (change at Pen-y-Pass)
                - connection departs 1552 SUNDAYS and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ONLY (change at Pen-y-Pass)


    Click here to visit Betws-y-Coed
    Click here to visit Pen-y-Pass or Llanberis
    Click here to visit Beddgelert,   Caernarfon or Porthmsadog

    Click here if you want to climb Tryfan or 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
S2
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2
S6
Bethesda
09.00
-
13.20
-
Betws-y-Coed
11.00
-
15.48
-
Capel Curig
09.20
09.35
13.40
14.05
Capel Curig
11.22
12.25
16.00
16.55
Betws-y-Coed
-
09.47
-
14.17
Bethesda
-
12.45
-
17.15
09.00 - 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
09.00
-
13.20
-
Llanberis
11.00
-
15.30
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.35
13.55
14.05
Pen-y-Pass
11.22
12.15
15.50
16.45
Llanberis
-
10.45
-
14.20
Bethesda
-
12.45
-
17.15
09.00 - 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 (for Porthmadog)   or   CAERNARFON
(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 Neddgelert,   Caernarfon or Porthmadog
 
Outward
   
Return
Saturdays
ONLY
Sundays and Public Holidays
ONLY
Saturdays
ONLY
Sundays and Public Holidays
ONLY
S6
S4
S97
S6
S4
S6
S4-S97$
S6
S4
S4
S6
S97
S4
S6
S4
S6
S97
S4
S6
Bethesda
09.00
-
-
13.20
-
09.00
-
13.20
-
Porthmadog
-
-
15.20
-
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.05
-
13.55
14.30
09.35
10.05
13.55
14.32
Caernarfon
-
-
|
15.30
-
-
-
|
-
-
Beddgelert
-
10.25
10.40
-
14.50
-
1025 $
-
14.52
Beddgelert
11.30
-
15.40
16.07
-
11.30
-
15.40
15.52
-
Caernarfon
-
10.55
|
-
15.20
-
|
-
15.15
Pen-y-Pass
11.50
12.15
-
16.27
16.45
11.50
12.15
-
16.12
16.45
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
-
-
-
10.45
-
-
Bethesda
-
12.45
-
-
17.15
-
12.45
-
-
17.15




09.00 - Sherpa journey    
$ - as there is less than 5 minutes at Beddgelert it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
however in reality these journeys are normally worked by the same bus    

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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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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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