from the Conwy Valley to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS from BETWS-Y-COED

Express Motors "S2" Sherpa    
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
  
by

    Arriva "S97" Sherpa
  Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Porthmadog

These trips also depart SWALLOW FALLS approximately seven minutes later
also CAPEL CURIG approximately twelve minutes later
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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

It is possible to make a day trip round Snowdon from Betws-y-Coed
every day throughout the year

(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day)


Suggested itineraries are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a
"Red Rover"
(gives you maximum flexibility in case you want to change your plans en-route #)
Purchase your ticket from the driver of your first bus
# - some suggested trips can be done with a cheaper ticket if you stick to the services shown
- see individual options below


LATEST..........
The level of "S2" Sherpa to Llanberis is doubled from five
to ten journeys each way for the summer

The current connecting Arriva Sunday "S97" service is replaced
by new "S4" and "S97" services operated by Gwynfor
which connect at Beddgelert (for Porthmadog)

along with several new "shuttles" to Rhyd Ddu

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 sometimes 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
Sundays - 25th March to 2018 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March and Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for suggested weekday itineraries from Betws-y-Coed
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Betws-y-Coed

Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia
with more frequent and later Sherpas back to Betws-y-Coed
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Betws-y-Coed are as follows...... 
Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 16.30 and 17.50
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (88-S2) - connection departs 1545  (change at Llanberis)
Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 16.50 and 18.10
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1552 and 1745  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed (S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1520  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
(a later non-Sherpa departure via Blaenau Ffestiniog departs at 1640)
Rhyd Ddu to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S4-S2) - connection departs 1641  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1557 and 1750 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 17.00 and 18.20
Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed (S6) - 1320
Llyn Ogwen to Betws-y-Coed - 1330
Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed (19) - depart 20.20 and 22.50
Conwy to Betws-y-Coed (19) - depart 20.35 and 23.05
Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed (19) - depart 21.10 and 23.35

Green - all Sherpa journeys       Grey - partially or fully 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 itinerary
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd website
 

               
BEDDGELERT   and   PORTHMADOG
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes,  Nant Gwynant pass
and the Aberglaslyn 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 trip to Beddgelert or Porthmadog
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2
S4-S97$
S2
S4-S97$
S2
S4-S97$
S2
S4
S97
S4
S2
S97
S4
S2
S97
S4
S2
S4
S2
1S-X19
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
11.10
-
13.40
-
15.48
-
Porthmadog
11.00
-
-
13.40
-
-
15.20
-
-
-
-
1640
Penygwryd
|
-
|
-
|
-
16.07
16.14
Pont       
Aberglaslyn
11.13 #
-
-
13.53 #
-
-
15.33 #
-
-
-
-
##
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.05
11.35
11.52
14.05
14.32
-
|
Beddgelert
11.20
11.32
-
14.00
14.12
-
15.40
15.52
-
17.45
-
Beddgelert
-
1025 $
-
1215 $
-
14.55 $
-
16.32
Pen-y-Pass
-
11.52
12.25
-
14.32
14.55
-
16.02
16.50
18.05
18.10
Porthmadog
-
10.45
-
12.35
-
15.15
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
12.47
-
-
15.17
-
-
17.12
-
18.32
1805




09.10 - Sherpa journey    
* - the Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery    
$ - 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    

## - a later alternative non-Sherpa return service is available via Blaenau Ffstiniog arrive 1708, depart 1740    
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 alight from the Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 11.13 or 13.53 or 15.33) and walk 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  

               
LLANBERIS   and   CAERNARFON
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes and the Llanberis pass

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

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 if you ONLY intend to visit Llanberis
or a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Caernarfon
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
S2
88
S2
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
-
13.40
-
14.40
Caernarfon
1230
-
1345
-
-
1545
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.35
11.35
-
12.35
-
14.05
-
15.05
Llanberis
1259
13.30
1414
14.30
15.30
1614
16.30
17.50
Llanberis
09.45
10.45
11.45
1155
12.45
1310
14.20
1510
15.20
Pen-y-Pass
-
13.55
-
14.55
15.50
-
16.50
18.10
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1227
-
1342
-
1542
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
14.17
-
15.17
16.12
-
17.12
18.32
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
* - the Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery    
  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 Beddgelert,  Porthmadog,  Caernarfon  and  Llanberis

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
                 
S2
S4-S97$
T2
88
S2
88
S2
S2
S2
S2
S4-S97$
2
88
S2
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.10
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.35
11.35
11.52
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
1025 $
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1215 $
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
10.45
1105
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.35
1310
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
1150
1230
-
1345
-
-
-
-
-
1355
1545
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
-
1257
13.30
1414
14.30
15.30
-
-
-
-
1617
16.30
17.50
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
14.55
15.50
-
-
-
-
-
16.50
18.10
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
14.17
-
15.17
16.12
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
18.32



09.10 - Sherpa journey    
* - the Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery    
$ - 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    

1105 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
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  

         
ALTERNATIVE   CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDONIA
via Blaenau Ffestiniog,  Porthmadog,  Beddgelert and  Pen-y-Pass

(out using the Llew Jones "X19" service and returning by the Sherpa "S97"-"S2" link via Beddgelert)
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
           
X19
1
S97
S4
S2
S97
S4
S2
S4
S2
Betws-y-Coed  dep
10.57
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
11.22
12.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
12.28
13.40
-
-
15.20
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
14.00
14.12
-
15.40
15.52
-
17.45
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
14.32
14.55
-
16.12
16.50
18.05
18.10
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
-
17.12
-
18.32
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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
anti-clockwise - via Llanberis,  Caernarfon  and  Beddgelert

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
             
S2
S2
S2
88
T2
S97
S4
S2
S4
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
10.10
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
09.45
10.45
11.45
1155
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1227
1330
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
1420
15.20
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
-
15.40
15.52
-
17.45
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.12
16.50
18.05
18.10
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
18.32
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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  

                               
LLYN OGWEN    BETHESDA   and   BANGOR
via Capel Curig,  Llyn Ogwen and the Ogwen pass

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S2
 Betws-y-Coed
09.10
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
13.40
 Bethesda
13.20
-
-
-
-
-
 Capel Curig
09.22
10.22
11.22
12.25
12.22
13.52
 Llyn Ogwen dep
13.30
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
 Llyn Ogwen
walk *
walk *
walk *
12.35
walk *
walk *
 Capel Curig
13.40
14.05
15.05
16.00
17.00
18.20
 Bethesda
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
 Betws-y-Coed arr
-
14.17
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
  09.10 - Sherpa journey    
* - There is a footpath between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen-Tryfan  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)   
which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road - use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa    
1815 - later non-Sherpa connection - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys  (but "Red Rover" tickets are valid)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC or Gwynedd 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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