from the Conwy Valley to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER 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


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
7th November 2016 to 13th April 2017

(except Public Holidays Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2nd January )

NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from 15th April 2017 until further notice from Betws-y-Coed
Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineraries from Betws-y-Coed
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Betws-y-Coed

Winter is an ideal time to see the views (below) 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 Joe Brown to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 16.30
Llanberis Interchange to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 16.35
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (88-S2) - connection departs 1600  (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 16.50
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed (S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1520  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed (39-S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1400  (change at Porthmadog,  Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
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 1607  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S2) - connection departs 1612  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed (S2) - depart 17.00
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
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

White - all Sherpa services       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


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
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
-
11.10
-
-
13.10
-
Barmouth
-
-
1400
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
09.50
-
11.35
11.50
-
13.35
14.20
Harlech station
-
-
1428#
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
10.07
-
-
12.07
-
-
14.37
Porthmadog
13.30
-
1446
1520
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
10.35
1105
-
12.35
1305
-
15.05
Beddgelert
13.55
-
-
1543sch
16.07
-
-
Harlech station
-
-
1125
-
-
1325
-
-
Penygwryd
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
Harlech town
-
-
1128
-
-
1328
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
14.13
14.25
-
-
16.25
16.50
no later
"S97" journey
in the winter
Barmouth
-
-
1158
-
-
(1358)
-
-
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    
1543sch - arrives Beddgelert at 1559 on School Days only    
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
 
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
S4
88
S2
88
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
09.10
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
11.10
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
13.10
-
Caernarfon
1300
-
1400
-
1500
-
1530
1600
-
1710
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
-
-
11.35
-
-
13.35
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
|
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
14.30
|
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
|
16.30
|
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanberis
09.45
1000
1100
11.45
1200
1300
13.50
1400
Llanberis Interchange
1325
1425
14.35
1525
|
1625
16.35
1735
Caernarfon
-
1022
-
1122
-
1222
-
1322
-
1422
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
14.55
-
1625
-
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,  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
-
-
-
|
|
no earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
14.30
-
-
-
|
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
16.30
|
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
1253
1325
1425
14.35
-
-
-
1525
1625
16.35
1735
Betws-y-Coed arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
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
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
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
11.43
12.25
-
-
-
-
14.13
14.55
-
-
-
16.25
16.50
Betws-y-Coed arr
-
-
-
-
12.47
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
17.12
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
-
-
-
-
|
no earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
14.30
-
-
-
-
|
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
16.30
|
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
-
1253
1353
14.35
-
-
-
-
1525
1625
16.35
1735
Betws-y-Coed arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
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  

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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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