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

"S2" Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed   
Gwynfor "Sherpa"        
"S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelerty - Caernarfon   
by




Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen
(for Tryfan)
Capel Curig (connect for Betws-y-Coed)
Pen-y-Pass (for Snowdon)
Beddgelert       Llanberis
 Porthmadoc       Caernarfon

  "S6" - summer weekends
  Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Pen-y-Pass
        Gwynfor "Sherpa"
  "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog
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)


LATEST..........
Gwynfor have re-instated limited "S6" Sherpa journeys
between Bethesda and Pen-y-Pass and v.v.
(but this year they are extended to start from and return to Bangor)
on Saturdays,  Sundays and Public Holidays throughout the summer


In consequence,   there are major changes from the 2018 times

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These will augment the very limited all-year-round non-Sherpa
"6B" journeys by Llew Jones along the Ogwen Valley (for Tryfan)


Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time in case
there have been any further changes

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 from 13th April to 2nd November 2019
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

  Click here for suggested Sunday itineries from Bethesda
"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 Pen-y-Pass
(with connections to/from Betws-y-Coed at Capel Curig)
Please note specially - during the summer ONLY the last return Saturdays only Sherpas to Bethesda are as follows......
Pen-y-Pass to Bethesda (S6) - depart 17.15
Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection departs 1640 (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 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu * to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1601 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1610 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) * to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1615 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llanberis * to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection departs 1630 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Bethesda (S6) - depart 17.25
Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection departs 1640 (change at Capel Curig)
Llyn Ogwen #  to Bethesda (S6) - depart 17.35

* - start of path up Snowdon     # - start of path up Tryfann


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

    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
S2
 
S6
S2
S2
S6
 
S2
S6
Bethesda
08.10
-
-
14.00
-
Betws-y-Coed
11.10
-
16.40
-
Capel Curig
08.30
08.35
09.35
14.20
15.05
Capel Curig
11.22
11.55
16.52
17.25
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
09.47
-
15.17
Bethesda
-
12.15
-
17.45
08.10 - 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
08.10
-
14.00
-
Llanberis
11.00
-
16.30
-
Pen-y-Pass
08.40
09.35
14.30
15.05
Pen-y-Pass
11.22
11.45
16.50
17.15
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
15.20
Bethesda
-
12.15
-
17.45
08.10 - 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   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 for the COMPLETE trip to Beddgelert or Porthmadog
or a "Red Rover" Day Ticket for the COMPLETE trip to Caernarfon
Either ticket can be purchased from the driverr of your first Sherpa
 
Outward
   
Return
S6
S4-S97
S4
S6
S4
S97
S4
S6
Bethesda
08.10
-
-
14.00
-
Porthmadog
15.20
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
08.40
10.10
-
|
14.30
Caernarfon
|
15.30
-
Penygwryd
-
10.12
-
14.27
14.32
Beddgelert
15.44
16.10
-
Beddgelert
-
10.35
11.50
-
15.15
Pen-y-Pass
-
16.32
17.15
Caernarfon
-
|
12.20
-
-
Bethesda
-
-
17.45
Porthmadog
-
11.00
-
-
-
 



08.10 - Sherpa journey    
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 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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