Gwynfor Coaches - "S4" Sherpa      
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass    
Beddgelert - Porthmadog
   
Gwynfor Coaches -
"S97" Sherpa      
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
unofficial website



Llanberis (88+S2)
Caernarfon (S4)
Beddgelert (S4+S97)
Pen-y-Pass (S4+S97sun)   Porthmadog (S97)
                                        Morfa Bychan (99)

     summer
   Gwynfor Coaches - "S4" Sherpa
   at Pen-y-Pass

     mid-winter
sherpanetwork
  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

LATEST..........
So far,  no official annnouncement has been made about Sherpa services for summer 2019
- which usually commences on the "Saturday before Easter weekend"

IMPORTANT - it is ASSUMED the alterations made at the start of the winter timetable will continue..........
and that the additional summer 2018 journeys which were withdrawn for the winter
are re-instated

So far,  this information is NOT yet on any official website
so at this stage please treat this page as the "sort of service to expect"

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time for confirmation
and to check if there have been any further changes

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 necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out


It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


D R A F T

  llwbr GELERT route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

Snowdon                                                    Pen-y-Pass      
:                                                         /                  
Llanberis - Caernarfon --\-- Rhyd Ddu --- Beddgelert --/-- Aberglaslyn Pass --/-- Porthmadog
                \........................................................Pen-y-Groes......................................................./

Mondays to Saturdays - 13th April 2019 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

Note - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa may display "Beddgelert"  "Pen-y-Pass" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97"    
(often changing en-route) - but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
 
P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
                                         
alternative later
service to
Porthmadog
 
Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor
    Llanberis (88)
no connection
(first journey
now arrives 0755)
0830
-
0930 1030 1130 1230
-
1330 1430
-
1630 1740 1920(S2)     Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon 0855
-
0955 1055 1155 1255
-
1355 1455
-
1655 1805 1942(S2)     Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
 
S4-S97
S4
S97
S4
S4
S4-S97
S4
S97
S4
S4
S97
S4-S97
S4
T2
Caernarfon
07.40
09.05
-
10.15
11.15
12.30
13.30
-
14.30
15.30*
-
17.35
18.15
2000
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
07.55
09.20
-
10.30
11.30
12.55
13.45
-
14.45
15.50
-
17.50
18.30
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
08.04
09.29
-
-
11.39
13.04
13.54
-
-
15.59
-
17.59
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu station
08.06
09.31
-
-
11.41
13.06
13.56
-
-
16.01
-
18.01
-
Rhyd Ddu station
Beddgelert
08.15
09.40
10.35
-
11.50
13.15
14.05
14.55
-
16.10
16.45
18.10
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
|
10.05
|
-
12.15
|
14.27
|
-
16.35
|
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
Pont Aberglaslyn
08.19
-
10.39
-
-
13.19
-
14.59
-
-
16.49
18.14
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Llanfrothen
08.27
-
10.47
-
-
13.27
-
|
-
-
|
18.22
-
Llanfrothen
Prenteg
08.32
-
10.52
-
-
13.32
-
15.05
-
-
16.55
18.27
-
Prenteg
Alltwen Hospital
Sat
M-F
-
R
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
|
-
Alltwen Hospital
Tremadog
08.35
08.35
-
10.55
-
-
13.35
-
15.08
-
-
16.58
18.30
-
2043
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
08.40
08.50
-
11.00
-
-
13.40
-
15.15
-
-
17.05
18.35
-
2048
Porthmadog parc
  Lloyds Lloyds   Lloyds               Lloyds        
    Porthmadog (99) 0847 0934
-
1134 #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
    Porthmadog (99)
    Morfa Bychan 0854 0941
-
1141 #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1736
-
-
-
    Morfa Bychan
07.45 - Sherpa journey     * - on School Days operates via Caernarfon school - on non-School Days starts 1535 and runs direct to Waunfawr    
M-F - Mondays to Fridays only     Sat - Saturdays only   
# - one hour later on Saturdays    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GELERT route  

......................................................Pen-y-Groes.....................................................                
/                                                                                  \
               
Porthmadog --/-- Aberglaslyn Pass --- Beddgelert --- Rhyd Ddu --\-- Caernarfon - Llanberis
                                                                            :
                                                                            Snowdon


Mondays to Saturdays - 13th April 2019 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

Note - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa may display "Beddgelert"  "Caernarfon" or "Pen-y-Pass" and the route number "S97" or "S4"  (often changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
 
M-F
Sat
                             
last Sherpa service
via Beddgelert
 
alternative later services from Porthmadog
 
   
no connection
(first journey
arrives 0904)
    Lloyds   Lloyds   Lloyds          
    Morfa Bychan (99)
-
-
-
-
1041
-
1241
-
1341
-
-
-
-
-
    Morfa Bychan (99)
    Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
1051
-
1251
-
1351
-
-
-
-
-
    Porthmadog
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Dilwyns
 
S97-S4
S97-S4
S97-S4
S4
S4-S97
S97-S4
S4
S97-S4
S4
S97
S4
S97
S4
T2
1
Porthmadog parc
07.25
08.00
09.05
-
-
11.30
-
13.45
-
15.20
-
17.10
-
1825
1940
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
07.30
08.05
09.10
-
-
11.35
-
13.50
-
15.25 #
-
17.14
-
1830
1943
Tremadog
Prenteg
07.33
08.08
09.13
-
-
11.38
-
13.53
-
15.28 #
-
17.17
-
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Prenteg
Llanfrothen
07.37
|
|
-
-
|
-
13.57
-
15.32 #
-
17.21
-
Llanfrothen
Pont Aberglaslyn
07.45
08.14
09.19
-
-
11.44
-
14.05
-
15.40 #
-
17.29
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Pen-y-Pass
|
|
|
-
10.10
|
12.20
|
-
|
16.35
|
???
Pen-y-Pass
Nant Gwynant
|
|
|
-
10.25
|
12.35
|
-
|
16.50
|
???
Nant Gwynant
Beddgelert
07.50
08.25
09.25
-
10.35
11.50
12.45
14.15
-
15.44 #
17.00
17.34
18.20
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu station
07.58
08.33
09.33
-
-
11.58
12.53
14.23
-
-
17.08
-
18.28
Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
08.00
08.35
09.35
-
-
12.00
12.55
14.25
-
-
17.10
???
extends to
Pen-y-Pass
in the
summer
18.30
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
08.10
08.45
09.45
11.00
-
12.10
13.05
14.35
15.15
-
17.20
18.40
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
08.20
08.55
10.10
11.10
-
12.20
13.15
14.45
15.25
-
17.30
18.50
1908
2030
Caernarfon
  Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor          
    Caernarfon (88) 0900 1100 1200
-
1300 1400 1500 1600
-
1810
-
no direct connections
    Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis 0927 1127 1227
-
1327 1427 1527 1627
-
1837
-
    Llanberis (88)
07.25 - Sherpa journey    
# - diverts via Porthmadog school on School Days and then runs approximately 16 minutes later from intermediate stops to Beddgelert    
M-F - Mondays to Fridays only     Sat - Saturdays only    ??? - this alternative journey was operated by Arriva until 30th March - it is understood Gwynedd CC are trying to find a replacement operator    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr GELERT route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  


                                     .......Pen-y-Groes.......
                                     /                   \

 Pen-y-Pass -- Llanberis -- Caernarfon -/- Rhyd Ddu -\- Porthmadog    
\.................................................................Beddgelert................................................................./  

Sundays - 14th 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

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
Note - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherepa may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" and the route number "S4" or "S97"  (often changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
 
                                         
???
 
???
 
???
???
 
???
  ???
    Llanberis (88)
0815
-
0935
-
-
1155
1305
-
1505
-
-
1640
    Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon
0844
-
1004
-
-
1224
1334
-
1534
-
-
1709
    Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
 
S4
S4-S97
T2
S97
1S
S4
S4-S97
T2
S4
S4-S97
2S-2G
S4
S97
T2
Caernarfon
09.05
-
0930
-
1030
-
-
1330
15.35
-
1650
-
-
1825
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
09.20
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
15.50
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
09.29
-
-
-
-
15.59
-
-
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu station
09.31
-
-
11.40
-
16.01
-
-
-
Rhyd Ddu station
    Pen-y-Pass
|
10.10
-
|
12.00
|
16.45
18.10
<<<<
    Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
09.40
10.35
-
11.48
12.25
16.10
17.10
18.30
18.42
Beddgelert
Pont Aberglaslyn
-
10.39
<<<<
-
12.29
-
17.14
>>>>
18.46
Pont Aberglaslyn
Prenteg
-
10.45
10.45
-
12.35
-
17.20
-
18.52
Prenteg
Tremadog
-
>>>>
1015
10.49
1115
-
12.39
1415
-
17.25
1730
-
18.55
1907
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
-
-
1020
10.55
1120
-
12.45
1420
-
17.30
1735
-
19.00
1915
Porthmadog parc
    Barmouth (2G)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1540 D
-
-
1845
-
-
2205 D
    Barmouth (2G)
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
D - change at Dolgellau to service "T3"     ??? - these journeys were operated by Arriva until Sunday 24th March - it is understood Gwynedd CC are trying to find a replacement operator    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GELERT route  

....Pen-y-Groes....                                                   
/                 \
                                                 
Porthmadog -/-Rhyd Ddu-\- Caernarfon -- Llanberis -- Pen-y-Pass         
\..............................................................Beddgelert............................................................../  

Sundays - 14th 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

Note - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa may display "Beddgelert"  "Rhyd Ddu" or "Pen-y-Pass" and the route number "S97" or "S4"  (often changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
                                     
alternative later
service to
Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew Jones/
Gwynfor
S97-S4
S4
1S
T2
S97-S4
S4
2S-2G
S97-S4
S4
S4
T2
S97-S4
S4
1S-X19-S2
    Barmouth (2)
-
-
-
0940 T
-
-
1220
-
-
-
1230 D
-
-
-
    Barmouth (2)
Porthmadog parc
08.00
-
0930
1105
11.10
-
1325
13.50
-
-
1605
???
-
1640
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
08.05
-
0934
1109
11.15
-
1329
13.55
-
-
1609
???
-
via
Blaenau Ffestiniog
arr 1708
dep 1740


also

Betws-y-Coed
arr 1805
dep 1840
Tremadog
Prenteg
08.08
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|

\|/
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|

\|/
11.18
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|

\|/
13.58
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|

\|/
???
-
Prenteg
Pont Aberglaslyn
08.14
-
11.24
-
14.04
-
-
???
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Beddgelert
08.25
09.40
11.30
11.50
14.10
15.00
16.10
17.45
18.30
Beddgelert
    Pen-y-Pass
|
10.05
-
12.12
14.32
|
16.35
18.05
|
    Pen-y-Pass
Rhyd Ddu station
08.33
-
-
-
-
15.08
-
-
18.36
Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
08.35
-
-
-
-
15.10
-
-
-
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
08.45
-
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
-
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
08.55
-
1020
1150
-
-
1408
-
15.30
-
1650
-
-
1942
Caernarfon
  ???   ???   ???   ???      
    Caernarfon (88) 1010
-
1230
-
-
1545
-
1720
##
-
-
    Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis 1039
-
1259
-
-
1617
#
1749
##
-
-
    Llanberis
0800 - Sherpa journey     # - by changing at Pen-y-Pass,  passengers can arrive Llanberis -1720     ## - by changing at Pen-y-Pass,   passengers can arrive Llanberis 1920 and Caernarfon 1942    
T - change at Tan-y-Bwlch from service "2"     D - change at Dolgellau from service "T3" - long wait,  but is shown as it is the last northbound connection on a Sunday     ??? - these journeys were operated by Arriva until Sunday24th March - it is understood Gwynedd CC are trying to find a replacement operator    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  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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