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..........
..... "S2" will again be doubled in frequency for the summer
..... there are major changes to the "S4" and "S97" services on weekday afternoons and Sundays
..... the additional "S1" 'Park and Ride' journeys will start again for the summer
..... the summer weekend only "S6" via the Ogwen Valley is reinstated and in future starts from Bangor

    All other local connecting bus journeys remain unalterd
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BEWARE
- so far,  much of this information is NOT yet on many the official websites

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"


  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    
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPACED "increased" service on Mondays to Saturdays from 13th April 2019 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2018 until further notice
                                       
alternative later services
to Porthmadog
 
Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor-Arriva-Dilwyns
    Llanberis (88)
no connection
(first journey
now arrives 0755)
0830
-
0930 1030 1130 1230
-
1330 1430
-
1630
-
1740 1830(85-5C)     Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon 0855
-
0955 1055 1155 1255
-
1355 1455
-
1655
-
1805    ##     Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Lloyds
 
S4-S97
S4
S97
S4
S4
S4-S97
S4
S97
S4
S4
S97
S4
S97
S4
1
T2
Caernarfon
07.40
09.05
-
10.15
11.15
12.30
13.30
-
14.30
15.30*
-
17.10
-
18.35
1840
2000
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
07.55
09.20
-
10.30
11.30
12.55
13.45
-
14.45
15.50
-
17.25
-
R
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
08.04
09.29
-
-
11.39
13.04
13.54
-
-
15.59
-
17.34
-
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu station
08.06
09.31
-
-
11.41
13.06
13.56
-
-
16.01
-
17.36
-
-
Rhyd Ddu station
Beddgelert
08.15
09.40
10.35
-
11.50
13.15
14.05
14.55
-
16.10
17.00
17.43
18.35
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
|
10.02
|
-
12.12
|
14.27
|
-
16.32
|
-
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
Pont Aberglaslyn
08.19
-
10.39
-
-
13.19
-
14.59
-
-
17.04
-
18.39
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Llanfrothen
08.27
-
10.47
-
-
13.27
-
|
-
-
|
-
18.47
-
Llanfrothen
Prenteg
08.32
-
10.52
-
-
13.32
-
15.05
-
-
17.10
-
18.51
-
Prenteg
Tremadog
08.35
-
10.55
-
-
13.35
-
15.08
-
-
17.13
-
18.55
-
1921
2043
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
08.40
08.50
-
11.00
-
-
13.40
-
15.15
-
-
17.18
-
19.00
-
1925
2048
Porthmadog parc
  Lloyds Lloyds   Lloyds               Lloyds            
    Porthmadog (99) 0847 0934
-
1134 #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
-
-
    Porthmadog (99)
    Morfa Bychan 0854 0941
-
1141 #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1736
-
-
-
-
-
    Morfa Bychan
 
Sat
M-F
07.45 - Sherpa journey     * - on School Days operates via Caernarfon school - on non-School Days starts 1535 and runs direct to Waunfawr     R - stops to set down on request to the driver    
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 Y Felinheli Faenol arrive 1909,  depart 1920 (5C),  Caernarfon arrive 1939    
  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    
see important note above
BEWARE - the 1430 ex-Pen-y-Pass does not serve Waunfawr or Caernarfon as erroneously shown by Gwynedd CC
  Click here for an ANTICIPACED "increased" service on Mondays to Saturdays from 13th April 2019 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
                                 
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
Lloyds
 
S97-S4
S97-S4
S4
S4-S97
S97-S4
S4
S97-S4
S4
S4-S97
S97-S4
S4-S97
S97
S4
T2
1
T2
Porthmadog parc
07.25
09.05
-
-
11.30
-
13.45
-
-
15.20
-
17.20
-
1825
1940
2025
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
07.30
09.10
-
-
11.35
-
13.50
-
-
15.25 #
-
17.25
-
1830
1943
2030
Tremadog
Prenteg
07.33
09.13
-
-
11.38
-
13.53
-
-
15.28 #
-
17.28
-
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-Groes
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-Groes
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
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Prenteg
Llanfrothen
07.37
|
-
-
|
-
13.57
-
-
15.32 #
-
17.32
-
Llanfrothen
Pont Aberglaslyn
07.45
09.19
-
-
11.44
-
14.05
-
-
15.40 #
-
17.40
starts
Beddgelert
Pont Aberglaslyn
Pen-y-Pass
|
|
-
10.10
|
12.20
|
-
14.30
|
16.35
|
Pen-y-Pass
Nant Gwynant
|
|
-
10.25
|
12.35
|
-
14.42
|
16.47
|
-
Nant Gwynant
Beddgelert
07.50
09.25
-
10.35
11.50
12.45
14.15
-
14.55
16.00
17.00
17.44
18.05
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu station
07.58
09.33
-
-
11.58
12.53
14.23
-
-
16.08
-
-
18.13
Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
08.00
09.35
-
-
12.00
12.55
14.25
-
-
16.10
-
becomes
"S4" to
Pen-y-Pass
arrive 1808
18.15
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
08.10
09.45
10.30
-
12.10
13.05
14.35
15.15
-
16.20
-
18.25
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
08.25
10.10
10.40
-
12.20
13.15
14.45
15.25
-
16.30
-
-
18.35
1908
2030
2115
Caernarfon
  Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor              
    Caernarfon (88) 0900
-
1100
-
1300 1400 1500 1600
-
1710
-
-
no direct connections
    Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis 0927
-
1127
-
1327 1427 1527 1627
-
1737
-
-
    Llanberis (88)
07.25 - Sherpa journey     # - diverts via Porthmadog school on School Days and then runs approximately 15 minutes later from intermediate stops to Beddgelert    
  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

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    
                             
Dilwyns   Dilwyns   Dilwyns Dilwyns   Dilwyns    
    Llanberis (88) 0800
-
1000
-
1200 1400
-
1600
-
-
    Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon 0827
-
1027
-
1227 1427
-
1627     Caernarfon
 
Lloyds
Llew Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
 
T2
1S
S4
S97
T2
S4
S97
2-2G
S97
T2
Caernarfon
0930
1030
11.10
-
1330
15.50
-
1650
-
1825
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Pen-y
-Groes
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11.25
-
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
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\|/
16.05
-
|
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
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-
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Pen-y
-Groes
|
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Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
11.34
-
16.14
-
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu station
11.36
-
16.16
-
-
Rhyd Ddu station
Beddgelert
11.50
12.45
16.25
18.35
-
Beddgelert
    Pen-y-Pass
12.12
|
16.47
|
-
    Pen-y-Pass
Pont Aberglaslyn
-
12.49
-
18.39
<<<<<
Pont Aberglaslyn
Prenteg
-
12.55
-
18.45
18.45
Prenteg
Tremadog
1015
1115
-
12.59
1415
-
>>>>>
1730
18.49
1907
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
1020
1120
-
13.05
1420
-
-
1735
18.55
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 - 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    
see important note above
                                 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
S97
S4
1
T2
2
S97-S4
S4
S4
T2
S4
    Barmouth (2)
-
-
-
0940 T
1220
-
-
-
1230 D
-
    Barmouth (2)
Porthmadog parc
09.10
-
0930
1105
1325
13.55
-
-
1605
-
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
09.15
-
0934
1109
1329
14.00
-
-
1609
-
Tremadog
Prenteg
09.18
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Pen-y
-Groes
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-Groes
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-Groes
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14.03
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-Groes
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-
Prenteg
Pont Aberglaslyn
09.30
-
14.15
-
-
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
    Pen-y-Pass
|
10.10
|
14.50
-
-
    Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
09.34
10.35
14.19
15.15
16.25
17.15
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu station
-
10.43
-
15.23
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Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
-
10.45
-
15.25
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
-
10.55
-
15.35
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
-
11.05
1020
1150
1408
-
15.45
1650
Caernarfon
    Dilwyns Dilwyns Dilwyns   Dilwyns    
    Caernarfon (88)
-
1130 1330 1530
-
-
-
1730
-
    Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis
-
1159 1359 1559
-
-
#
1759
##
    Llanberis
0800 - Sherpa journey     p - "S2" Sherpa - change from "S4" Sherpa at Pen-y-Pass    
# - by changing at Pen-y-Pass,  passengers can arrive Llanberis 1720     ## - by changing at Pen-y-Pass,  passengers can arrive Llanberis 1810    
T - change at Tan-y-Bwlch (Oakley Arms) 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    
R - continues to Llanberis on request to the driver at or before Cwm-y-Glo    
  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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