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

all year round      
Express Motors "S2" Sherpa    
some summer journeys
     


by



    Express Motors "S97" Sherpa
    Express Motors "S4" Sherpa

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 Snowdonia 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


  CHANGES FOR SUMMER 2017..............

There is a later "S97" weekday Sherpa journey back
from Porthmadog via the Nant Gwynant pass at 1715


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
Mondays to Saturdays
15th April to 4th November 2017

(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday 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 Joe Brown to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 17.35
Llanberis Interchange to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 17.40
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (88-S2) - connection departs 1710  (change at Llanberis Interchange)
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S4-88-S2) - connection departs 1400  (change at Caernarfon and Llanberis Interchange)
Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 17.55
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed (S97-S2) - connection departs 1715  (change at Beddgelert and Penygwryd)
Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed (39-S97-S2) - connection departs 1550  (change at Porthmadog and Penygwryd)
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1530  (via Beddgelert and change at Pen-y-Pass)
Snowdon Ranger to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1554  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1556  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1734  (change at Penygwryd)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1739  (change at Penygwryd)
Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 18.05
Bangor to Betws-y-Coed (6B) - depart 17.35
Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed (6B) - depart 18.11
Llyn Ogwen to Betws-y-Coed (6B) - depart 18.20
Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed (19) - depart 20.20,  22.50
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed (1B-5C-5-19) - connection departs 2055  (change at Caernarfon and Conwy)
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S4-5C-5-19) - connection departs 1810  (change at Caernarfon and Conwy)
Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed (19) - depart 21.10,  22.35

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..........


      Click here for a day trip to Porthmadog (depart 0910 or 1110), with the option of breaking your journey at Pen-y-Pass and/or Beddgelert
      Click here for a day trip to Caernarfon via the Llanberis Pass, with the option of breaking your journey at Llanberis
      Click here for an afternoon trip to Beddgelert (depart 1310)
      Click here for an extended day trip to Porthmadog, returning round Snowdon via Caernarfon and Llanberis
      Click here for a day trip to the Ogwen Valley, Bethesda or Bangor


Suggested itinerary
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC 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
or a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket if you prefer to continue to Harlech or Barmouth
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2
S97
39
S2
S97
39
S2
S97
 
S97
S2
39
S97
S4
S2
39
S97
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
-
11.10
-
-
13.10
-
Barmouth
-
-
1400
-
-
-
1558
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
09.50
-
11.35
11.50
-
13.35
14.20
Harlech station
-
-
1428#
-
-
-
1628
-
-
Beddgelert
-
10.07
-
-
12.07
-
-
14.37
Porthmadog
13.30
-
1446
1520
-
-
1646
17.15
-
Porthmadog
-
10.35
1105
-
12.35
1305
-
15.05
Beddgelert
13.55
-
-
1543sch
16.07
-
-
17.34
-
Harlech station
-
-
1125
-
-
1325
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
14.13
14.25
-
-
16.25
16.50
-
pyg
pyg
Harlech town
-
-
1128
-
-
1328
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
-
-
-
17.12
-
-
18.17
Barmouth
-
-
1158
-
-
1358
-
-
 1543sch - S97 arrives Beddgelert at 1559 on School Days only    
09.10 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S2" 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 --- Sherpa destination is Llanberis
   
pyg - passengers for Betws-y-Coed MUST change Sherpas at Penygwryd (S97 Sherpa arrive 1749, S2 Sherpa depart 1757)    
1105 - non-Sherpa connecting bus)    
# - this "39" journey ONLY picks up at the Cambrian Line railway station (at the bottom of the hill)    
  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
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
 
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
S4
88
S2
88
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
10.10
-
11.10
-
12.10
-
13.10
-
14.40
Caernarfon
1300
-
1400
-
1500
-
1530
1600
-
1710
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
-
10.35
-
11.35
-
12.35
-
13.35
-
15.05
Llanberis Joe Brown
|
13.30
|
14.30
|
15.30
|
|
16.30
|
17.35
Llanberis
09.45
1000
10.45
1100
11.45
1200
12.45
1300
13.50
1400
14.20
Llanberis Interchange
1325
13.35
1425
14.35
1525
15.35
|
1625
16.35
1735
17.40
Caernarfon
-
1022
-
1122
-
1222
-
1322
-
1422
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
13.55
-
14.55
-
15.50
1625
-
16.50
-
17.55
 
 
Betws-y-Coed
-
14.17
-
15.17
-
16.12
-
-
17.12
-
18.17
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,  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
S4
88
88
S2
 
88
S2
 
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
 
88
S2
 
88
S2
Betws-y-Coed dep
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.30
09.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.35
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
10.07
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.07
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
12.00
1230
1300
-
1400
-
-
-
14.30
1500
-
1600
-
1710
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
|
|
13.30
|
14.30
-
-
-
|
15.30
|
16.30
|
17.35
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
1253
1325
13.35
1425
14.35
-
-
-
1525
15.35
1625
16.35
1735
17.40
Betws-y-Coed arr
-
-
-
-
-
14.17
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
16.12
-
17.12
-
18.17
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
1230 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
  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
S4
S97
S2
 
S2
88
 
88
S4
S97
S2
 
S2
88
 
88
S4
S2
 
S97
S2
Betws-y-Coed dep
09.10
-
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
09.45
1000
-
-
-
11.45
1200
1231
-
-
-
13.50
1400
1500
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
1022
10.45
-
-
-
1222
1255
13.20
-
-
-
1422
1522
15.30
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
11.15
11.25
-
-
-
-
13.50
13.55
-
-
-
-
16.07
-
17.34
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
11.43
12.25
-
-
-
-
14.13
14.55
-
-
-
16.25
16.50
|
17.55
Penygwryd
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
17.49
17.57
Betws-y-Coed arr
-
-
-
-
12.47
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
18.17
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
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)    
1000 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
EXTENDED   CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise - via Porthmadog,  Beddgelert,  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
S97
S4
88
S2
 
88
S2
 
S2
S97
S97
S4
88
S2
 
88
S2
 
88
S2
Betws-y-Coed dep
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
09.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.35
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
10.35
11.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.35
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aberglaslyn Bridge  
-
-
11.19 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.49
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
11.23
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.53
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
12.00
1230
-
1330
-
-
-
-
14.30
1500
-
1600
-
1710
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
-
|
13.30
|
14.30
-
-
-
-
|
15.30
|
16.30
|
17.35
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
-
1253
13.35
1353
14.35
-
-
-
-
1525
15.35
1625
16.35
1735
17.40
Betws-y-Coed arr
-
-
-
-
-
14.17
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
-
16.12
-
17.12
-
18.17
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
Aberglaslyn Bridge --- if you are feeling more energetic why not alight from the "S97" Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 11.19)    
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 !
   
 
1230 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
  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
 
 
 
Sat
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sat
 
 
 
Sat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6B
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
 
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
6B
 Betws-y-Coed dep
06.42
09.10
09.40
10.10
11.10
12.10
12.40
13.10
 Bangor bus station dep
-
15.00
-
-
-
17.35
 Capel Curig
06.52
09.22
09.50
10.22
11.22
12.22
12.50
13.22
 Bethesda dep
-
15.25
-
-
-
18.11
 Llyn Ogwen arr
07.05
walk *
10.00
walk *
walk *
walk *
13.00
walk *
 Llyn Ogwen dep
walk *
15.35
walk *
walk *
walk *
18.20
 Bethesda arr
07.15
-
10.10
-
-
-
13.10
-
 Capel Curig
15.05
15.45
16.00
17.00
18.05
18sd30
 Bangor arr
07.30
-
10.25
-
-
-
13.25
-
 Betws-y-Coed arr
15.17
15.55
16.12
17.12
18.17
18sd40
  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    
Sat - Saturdays only    
06.42 - non-Sherpa service - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on this journeys    
sd - stops to set down passengers joining at or before Llyn Ogwen    
  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 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 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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