from the Conwy Valley to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER 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


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 - 12th November 2017 until further notice
(NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day)
  Click here for suggested weekday itineraries from Betws-y-Coed
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Betws-y-Coed

Winter is an ideal time to see the views from inside a mini-bus
and you may be lucky to see snow on the hills !
 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
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (88-S2) - connection departs 1605  (change at Llanberis)
Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 16.50
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed (S97-S2) - connection departs 1600  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S97-S2) - connection departs 1620  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Betws-y-Coed (S97-S2) - connection departs 1625  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 17.00
Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed (S6) - no S6 journey in the winter
Llyn Ogwen to Betws-y-Coed - no S6 journey in the winter
Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed (19) - depart 20.20,  22.50
Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed (19) - depart 21.10,  23.35

Green - all Sherpa journeys       Gold - 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
S97
S2
S97
S2
S97
 
S97
S97
S2
S97
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
11.10
-
13.10
-
Porthmadog
11.00
13.30
-
16.00
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
09.50
11.35
  **  
13.35
14.15
Beddgelert
11.19
13.54
-
16.20
-
Beddgelert
-
10.07
-
**
-
14.32
Pen-y-Pass
-
14.13
14.55
16.38
16.50
Porthmadog
-
10.35
-
-
-
15.00
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
15.17
-
17.12
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    
** - there is no Sunday connection to Beddgelert at this time of day    
- click here for an alternative outward journey via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog    
  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
88
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
 
88
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
no later
Sherpa
journey
in the
winter
-
11.10
no later
Sherpa
journey
in the
winter
-
13.10
-
no later
Sherpa
journey
in the
winter
Caernarfon
1235
-
-
1435
-
1605
-
1705
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
-
11.35
-
13.35
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
1257
no earlier
Sherpa
journey
in the
winter
14.30
1457
no S2
Sherpa
journey
in the
winter
|
16.30
|
no late
Sherpa
journey
in the
winter
Llanberis
09.45
1101
11.45
1301
13.50
1501
Llanberis Interchange
1259
14.35
1459
1629
16.35
1729
Caernarfon
-
-
1125
-
-
1325
-
1525
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
14.55
-
-
16.50
-
 
 
Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
-
-
17.12
-
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
S97
T2
88
S2
S2
S97
2
88
S2
88
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S97
T2
88
S2
Betws-y-Coed  dep
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No later connecting journeys in the winter
Pen-y-Pass  
09.35
09.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.35
11.35
12.35
13.35
14.15
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
10.10
-
-
-
-
11.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.40
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
10.35
1105
-
-
-
12.05
1310
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
1610
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
1150
1235
-
-
-
1355
1435
-
1605
-
-
-
-
-
-
1655
1705
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
1257
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
14.30
-
-
1457
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
no
late
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
1259
14.35
-
-
1459
1629
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
1729
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed  arr
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
-
-
-
-
-
-



1105 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
09.10 - 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  

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

(out using the new 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
S2
S97
S2
Betws-y-Coed  dep
10.52
-
-
-
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
11.17
12.00
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
12.28
13.30
-
16.00
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
13.54
-
16.20
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
14.12
14.55
16.38
16.50
Betws-y-Coed  arr
-
-
-
15.17
-
17.12
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
88
S2
S2
88
T2
S97
S2
Betws-y-Coed  dep
09.10
no later
"S2" Sherpa
in the winter
-
11.10
no later
"S2" Sherpa
in the winter
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
09.45
1101
11.45
1301
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
1125
-
-
1325
1340
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
1425
16.00
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.38
16.50
Betws-y-Coed  arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12


09.10 - Sherpa journey    
1001 - 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)    
  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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alternative
later journey
 
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
 
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S6
5
X19
 Betws-y-Coed dep
09.10
no S6
Ogwen
Valley
Sherpa
in the
winter
no S2
Sherpa
in the winter
11.10
no S2
Sherpa
in the winter
no S6
Ogwen
Valley
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.10
 Bangor bus station dep
-
no S6
Ogwen
Valley
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
no
alternative
late
service
in the
winter
 Capel Curig
09.22
11.22
13.22
 Bethesda dep
-
-
-
-
 Llyn Ogwen arr
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
 Llyn Ogwen dep
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
 Bethesda arr
-
-
-
-
-
 Capel Curig
15.05
no S2
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.00
no late
Sherpa
in the
winter
 Bangor arr
-
-
-
-
-
 Llandudno Jn Station
|
|
   Betws-y-Coed arr
15.17
17.12
  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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