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

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
mid-winter
     


by



      "S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert
    Gwynfor Coaches Sherpa
      "S97" 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..........
BREAKING NEWS.......
Although,  at this stage,  there is no alteration to the "S2" Sherpa Sunday timetable..........
Dilwyn's has taken over the connecting "88" journeys and the service has been completely revised with just a few days notice !


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 - 7th April 2019 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

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

Spring is an ideal time to see the views before the leaves partially block them out
and all the summer crowds arrive !
 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 1530  (change at Llanberis)
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S4-88-S2) - No longer any connection
Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 16.50
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1610  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed (S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1350  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
(a later non-Sherpa departure via Blaenau Ffestiniog departs at 1640)
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1535  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1601  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1615 (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 (S6) - no S6 journey in the winter
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       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
S4-S97
S2
S4-S97
S2
S97-S4
S2
S4
S97-S4
S2
S97-S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
1S-X19
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
11.10
-
13.40
-
15.48
-
Porthmadog
11.10
-
13.50
-
====
-
-
-
1640
Penygwryd
|
-
|
-
|
-
16.07
no
return
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pont       
Aberglaslyn
11.24 #
-
14.04 #
-
====
-
-
-
##
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.10
11.35
12.00
14.05
14.35
16.10
Beddgelert
11.30
-
14.10
-
16.10
-
no 1745
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Beddgelert
-
10.35
-
12.25
-
15.00
-
Pen-y-Pass
11.52
12.25
14.32
14.55
16.32
16.50
no 1810
Sherpa
in the
winter
Porthmadog
-
10.55
-
12.45
-
C
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
12.47
-
15.17
-
17.12
-
1805




09.10 - Sherpa journey     C - the Sherpa continues to Caernarfon     * - 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    
## - 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
S97-S4
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
S2
S4
88
S2
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
13.40
-
-
no 1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
Caernarfon
1130
-
1330
-
-
15.35
1530
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
11.35
-
-
14.05
14.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
1259
no 1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
1359
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
1559
16.30
no 1735
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanberis
09.45
11.45
1200
1400
14.20
|
1600
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
14.55
16.32
-
16.50
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1227
-
1427
-
15.30
1627
-
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

see important note above
Journeys which have been withdrawn by Gwynedd CC with only a few days notice are shown " 1220 " to warn passengers as these are STILL shown on most official websites
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
S2
S2
S97
2
88
S2
S97-S4
88
S2
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
no 1010
Sherpa in
the winter
11.10
-
-
-
 13.40 
-
Following 'last-minute' changes to the
Sunday "88" link between Llanberis and
Caernarfon - this later option can now
NO LONGER BE COMPLETED
Betws-y-Coed *
Pen-y-Pass  
09.35
10.10
-
-
-
-
11.35
12.00
-
-
14.05
 14.35 
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
10.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.25
-
-
-
15.00
Beddgelert  
Porthmadog
-
10.55
1105
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
1325
-
-
|
-
-
-
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
-
1150
1330
-
-
-
-
-
1408
1530
-
15.30
 1545 
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis
-
-
-
1359
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
1559
>>>>>
>>>>>
 1617 
16.30
no 1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.50
Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
Betws-y-Coed



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    
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-S4"-"S2" link via Beddgelert)
(where there is an optional two hour break)
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
S4
S2
S4
S2
Betws-y-Coed  dep
10.57
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
11.22
12.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
12.28
13.50
-
====
-
====
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
14.10
-
16.10
-
no 1745
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
14.32
14.55
16.32
16.50
no 1810
Sherpa
in the
winter
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
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
88
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S4
S2
S4
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
no 1010
Sherpa in
the winter
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
09.45
1000
11.45
1200
1400
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
1027
-
-
1227
-
1427
15.35
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.10
-
no 1745
Sherpa in
the winter
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.32
16.50
no 1810
Sherpa in
the winter
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
  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
no 1010
Sherpa in
the winter
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa in
the winter
13.40
 Bethesda
no S6
Ogwen
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
 Capel Curig
09.22
11.22
no S6
Ogwen
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.52
 Llyn Ogwen dep
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
 Llyn Ogwen
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
walk *
 Capel Curig
no 1405
Sherpa in
the winter
15.05
no 1600
Sherpa in
the winter
17.00
no 1820
Sherpa in
the winter
 Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
 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)

Later non-Sherpa weekday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Later non-Sherpa Sunday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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