Gwynfor Coaches - weekdays      
Sherpa  S4 ---    
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass
   

Gwynfor Coaches - weekdays      
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
unofficial website



Llanberis (88+S2)
Caernarfon (S4+S96)
Beddgelert (S4+S96+S97+S98)
Pen-y-Pass (S4+S97)   Porthmadog (S4+S97)
                         Morfa Bychan (99+S97+S96)

     Gwynfor Coaches - weekdays
  Sherpa  S97 --- Porthmadog - Beddgelert
     Arriva - Sundays

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..........
Several times have been changed to eliminate the longer gaps between journeys
and running times are eased to improve performance
Some connections at Beddgelert which were severed in January and April have now
been re-instated - but unfortunately there are still some "near-misses"
also some "zero" minute connections which unfortunately will NOT be recognised
by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner" !!!
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
On Sundays there are greatly improved connections from/to Barmouth
reinstating a weekend day visit to Snowdonia
using Gwynfor's service "2" and/or Lloyds service "T2" connections
Two former Sunday "S4" Rhyd Ddu journeys each way are extended from/to
Caernarfon giving Waunfawr a service for the first time in many years

something Gwynfor deserve considerable credit for !!!!

The downside of this is the last Sunday "S97" journey" will now leave Porthmadog much earlier at 1350
hopefully a later journey will be re-instated for summer 2019

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The last journeys of the day through the Nant Gwynant Pass are withdrawn
for the winter
also the last northbound weekday journey from Beddgelert to Caernarfon
will run considerably earlier during the winter

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time in case there have been
any further last minute 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"



  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 - 5th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
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    
 
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 11th November 2018 until further notice
                                         
alternative later
service to
Porthmadog
 
Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Arriva
    Llanberis (88)
no connection
(first journey
now arrives 0755)
0830
-
0930 1030 1130 1230 1430
-
1630 1740 1830(85)     Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon 0855
-
0955 1055 1155 1255 1455
-
1655 1805    ##     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
M-F
Sat
-
R
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
|
-
Alltwen Hospital
Tremadog
08.35
08.35
-
10.55
-
-
13.35
-
15.08
-
-
16.58
18.30
-
2043
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
08.50
08.40
-
11.00
-
-
13.40
-
15.15
-
-
17.05
18.35
-
2048
Porthmadog parc
    Lloyds   Lloyds               Lloyds        
    Porthmadog (99)
no
connection
0847
-
1134 #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
    Porthmadog (99)
    Morfa Bychan 0854
-
1141 #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1736
-
-
-
    Morfa Bychan
07.45 - Sherpa journey     * - on School Days operates via Caernarfon school - on non-School Days starts 1535 and runs direct    
M-F - Mondays to Fridays only     Sat - Saturdays only   
# - one hour later on Saturdays    
## - the last direct weekday "88" from Llanberis to Caernarfon departs at 1740 - a later connection is available via Bangor Hospital arrive 1908,  depart 1948 (T2)    
  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 - 5th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
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    
 
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 11th November 2018 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
Lloyds
 
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
1950
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
07.30
08.05
09.10
-
-
11.35
-
13.50
-
15.25 #
-
17.14
-
1830
1953
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
starts
Beddgelert
in the winter
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
17.40
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu station
07.58
07.33
09.33
-
-
11.58
12.53
14.23
-
-
17.08
>>>>
17.48
Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
08.00
08.35
09.35
-
-
12.00
12.55
14.25
-
-
17.10
terminates
Beddgelert
in the
winter
17.50
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
08.10
08.45
09.45
11.00
-
12.10
13.05
14.35
15.15
-
17.20
18.00
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
08.20
08.55
10.10
11.10
-
12.20
13.15
14.45
15.25
-
17.30
18.10
1908
2038
Caernarfon
  Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor          
    Caernarfon (88) 0835 0900 1100 1200
-
1400 1500 1600
-
1740
-
no direct connections
in the winter
    Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis 0900 0925 1125 1225
-
1325 1525 1625
-
1803
-
    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   
  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 - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
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    
 
                                         
Arriva
 
Arriva
 
Arriva
Arriva
 
Arriva
  Arriva
    Llanberis (88)
0815
-
0935
-
-
1155
1305
-
1505
-
-
1640
    Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon
0844
-
1004
-
-
1224
1334
-
1534
-
-
1709
    Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Johns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
 
S4
S4-S97
T2
S97
1
S4
S4-S97
T2
S4
S4-S97
2-2G
S4
S97
T2
Caernarfon
09.05
-
0930
-
1030
-
-
1330
15.35
-
1650
-
-
1830
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
-
-
no Sherpa
in the
winter
-
16.01
-
-
-
Rhyd Ddu station
    Pen-y-Pass
|
10.10
-
12.00
|
16.45
no Sherpa
in the
winter
-
    Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
09.40
10.35
-
12.25
16.10
17.10
no Sherpa
in the
winter
Beddgelert
Pont Aberglaslyn
-
10.39
<<<<
-
12.29
-
17.14
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Prenteg
-
10.45
10.45
-
12.35
-
17.20
-
Prenteg
Tremadog
-
>>>>
1015
10.49
1115
-
12.39
1415
-
17.25
1730
-
1910
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
-
-
1020
10.55
1120
-
12.45
1420
-
17.30
1735
-
1915
Porthmadog parc
    Barmouth (2G)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1540 D
-
-
1845
-
-
2205 D
    Barmouth (2G)
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
D - change at Dolgellau to service "T3"    
  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 - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
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    
 
                                     
alternative later
service to
Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Johns
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
-Arriva
S97-S4
S4
1
T2
S97-S4
S4
2
S97-S4
S4
S4
T2
S97-S4
S4
S4-S2
    Barmouth (2)
-
-
-
0940 T
-
-
1220
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
    Barmouth (2)
Porthmadog parc
08.00
-
0930
1105
11.10
-
1325
13.50
-
-
1605
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
08.05
-
0934
1109
11.15
-
1329
13.55
-
-
1609
-
-
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
no Sherpa
in the
winter
14.10
15.00
16.10
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Beddgelert
    Pen-y-Pass
|
10.05
11.52
14.32
|
16.35
-
-
    Pen-y-Pass
Rhyd Ddu station
08.33
-
-
-
-
15.08
-
-
no later
connecting
service via
Pen-y-Pass
in the
winter
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
-
-
Caernarfon
  Arriva   Arriva   Arriva   Arriva      
    Caernarfon (88) 1010
-
1230
-
-
1545
-
1720
-
-
-
    Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis 1039
-
1259
-
-
1617
#
1749
-
-
-
    Llanberis
0910 - Sherpa journey     p - "S2" Sherpa - change from "S4" Sherpa at Pen-y-Pass    
# - by changing at Pen-y-Pass,  passengers can arrive Llanberis 1810    
T - change at Tan-y-Bwlch from service "2"    
  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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