from the Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER SUNDAY TRIPS from CAERNARFON

S2 at Betws-y-Coed    
Express Motors Sherpa      
S2 Llanberis-Pen-y-Pass-Betws-y-Coed
   

by







    S97 Beddgelert-Porthmadog/Pen-y-Pass
      Arriva Sunday Sherpa
      Express Motors bus
    88 Caernarfon-Llanberis

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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

Suggested timings are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a "Red Rover"
which is valid all day on any bus in Gwynedd - this gives you the flexibility to change your mind
if you suddenly decide to go elsewhere or stop off en-route !
(Purchase from the driver of your first bus)


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"
You can click on any underlined location to go direct to the appropriate timetable


Snowdon Sherpa
Sundays - 13th November 2016 to 9th April 2017
(also 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 Sunday and Public Holiday itineraries from 14th April 2017 until further notice
Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Caernarfon
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Caernarfon

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 Sunday buses to Caernarfon are as follows......
Llanberis to Caernarfon (88) - depart 18.41
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2-88) - connection depart 1740 (change at Llanberis)
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (S6-S2-88) - No connections in the winter
Capel Curig to Caernarfon (S2-88) - connection depart 1752 (change at Llanberis)
Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (S2-88) - connection depart 1805 (change at Llanberis)
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S2-88) - connection depart 1600 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis)
Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S97-S2-88) - connection depart 1620 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Caernarfon (S97-S2-88) - connection depart 1625 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis)
     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..........
Suggested itinerary
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd website

               
BETWS-Y-COED
via Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes,  Capel Curig and the Swallow Falls

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 to Betws-y-Coed
 
Outward
   
Return
88
S2
S2
88
S2
S2
88
S2
S2
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
Caernarfon dep
0835
-
-
1035
-
-
1235
-
-
Betws-y-Coed  dep
11.10
no
later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
13.10
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.48
-
no
later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.40
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown
|
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
10.00
|
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.00
|
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
14.30
Pen-y-Pass
11.35
-
13.35
-
16.10
-
-
18.05
-
Llanberis  Interchange
0859
10.05
1059
12.05
1259
14.35
Llanberis Maes Padarn
11.45
1301
13.50
1501
16.25
1631
1731
18.20
1841
Pen-y-Pass
-
10.25
-
12.25
-
14.55
Caernarfon arr
-
-
1325
-
1525
-
-
1655
-
1755
-
1905
Betws-y-Coed  arr
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
10.00 - Sherpa journey    
0835 - non-Sherpa connecting journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
BEDDGELERT   or   PORTHMADOG
via Pen-y-Pass,  the Nant Gwynant Pass and the Aberglslyn Pass

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 to Beddgelert or Porthmadog
 
Outward
   
Return
 
alternative
 
 
 
88
S2
S97
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
S97
 
S97
S2
88
S2
88
Caernarfon  dep
0835
-
-
-
-
1035
-
1235
-
-
Porthmadog
16.00
-
-
-
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown
|
-
-
1000
-
|
12.00
|
no
later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Beddgelert  
16.20
-
-
-
-
Llanberis  Interchange
0835
09.05
-
1005
-
1035
12.05
1235
-
Pen-y-Pass
16.38
no earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
-
18.05
-
Pen-y-Pass
 
-
09.25
 
09.50
 
1025
 
1335
-
12.25
-
 
14.15
Llanberis  Maes Padarn
-
1731
18.20
1841
-
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Caernarfon arr
-
-
1755
-
1905
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
|
1047
1310
-
-
-
-
|
 
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.07
(time for lunch)
-
-
-
-
14.32
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
Porthmadog
-
-
10.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.00
0835 - non-Sherpa connecting journey    




Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
.If you are feeling more energetic why remain on the "S97" Sherpa and alight at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 14.44) and walk back 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 !
   
 
  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  Llanberis,   Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert  and  Porthmadog
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop 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 circuit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
88
S2
S97
T2
S97
2
S97
88
S2
S2
88
S2
S97
T2
Caernarfon   dep
0835
-
-
-
-
-
-
1035
-
-
1235
-
-
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown
|
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
10.00
|
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.00
|
no
later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Llanberis  Interchange
0859
-
-
-
-
10.05
1059
12.05
1259
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
09.50
-
-
-
10.25
-
12.25
-
14.15
-
Beddgelert
-
-
10.07
-
11.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.35
-
Porthmadog
-
-
10.35
1105
12.05
1310
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.00
1610
Caernarfon arr
-
-
-
1150
-
1355
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1655




10.00 - Sherpa journey    
0835 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
  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
anticlockwise  -  via Porthmadog,   Beddgelert,   Pen-y-Pass  and  Llanberis
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
T2
S97
1
S97
S2
S2
88
T2
S97
S2
88
S2
88
Caernarfon   dep
0945
-
1030
-
-
-
-
1340
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
1025
11.00
1120
13.30
-
-
-
1425
16.00
-
-
-
-
 Pont Aberglaslyn  
-
11.13
-
13.43
-
-
-
-
16.13
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
11.19
-
13.54
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
14.12
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
16.10
-
-
16.38
no
earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
18.05
-
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
16.25
1631
-
-
1731
18.20
1841
Caernarfon   arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
1655
-
-
-
1755
-
1905




11.00 - Sherpa journey    
0945 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
.If you are feeling more energetic why not alight from the Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 11.13 or 13.43) 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 !
   
 
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
  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 - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno/Colwyn Bay   (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Llandudno
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Llanberis Pass   (Park and Ride)
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - 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 - Llangollen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Llangollen - Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
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 Corwen
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
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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