from the Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS

Dilwyns "88" - Caernarfon-Llanberis 
all year round      
Gwynfor "S2" - Llanbeis-Betws-y-Coed  
from
CAERNARFON

by










 "S4" Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass
      Gwynfor Sherpa
 "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog

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

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)


LATEST..........
Dilwyns have made changes to their Sunday "88" connections
from and back to Caernarfon commencing Sunday 14th July
as shown in the tables below......
BEWARE - their first journey towards Snowdonia has been ADVANCED to start at 0925
(note - Sunday journey to Llanberis now operate direct to the Interchange
along the by-pass and only serve the village on the return leg
If you want to go into the village,  remain on the bus at the Interchange
and arrive in the centre approximately two minutes later)

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The are no changes to any Sherpa journeys

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



Snowdon Sherpa
Sundays - 14th July 2019 until further notice
also Public Holiday Monday 26th August

  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Caernarfon
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Caernarfon

Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia with more Sherpas from Llanberis to and from Betws-y-Coed
Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday buses to Caernarfon are as follows......
Llanberis to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 19.20
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 18.40
Capel Curig to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 18.52
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (S6-S4) connection depart 1410 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 19.05
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S4-S2-88) - connection departs 1355 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis)
there is a later direct non-Sherpa "T2" journey at 1605 via Pen-y-Groes
and an even later Summer only non-Sherpa "1S-X19-S2" journey at 1640 via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed

Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4-S2) - connection departs 1715 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Caernarfon (S4-S2) - connection departs 1720 (change at Pen-y-Pass)

Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (S97-S4) depart 1450
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Caernarfon (S97-S4) depart 1502
Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1515
there are later Sherpa "S4-S2" journeys at 1625 and 1715 via Pen-y-Pass
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S4) - connection departs 1355 change at Beddgeler)
there is a later non-Sherpa "T2" journey at 1605 via Pen-y-Groes
and an even later Summer only non-Sherpa "1S-X19-S2" journey at 1640 via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed

Rhyd Ddu to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 15.23
there is a later Sherpa "S4-S2" journey at 1616 via Pen-y-Pass
Waunfawr to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 15.35

Green - all Sherpa journeys       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..........
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

 
see important note above
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
                       
S2
88
S2
S2
S4*
88
S2
S2
88
S2
S2
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
 
S2
Caernarfon
07.35
0925
-
-
11.05
1135
-
-
1505
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
-
14.40
15.48
-
16.40
-
17.30
-
18.40
Llanberis  Joe Brown
08.00
|
10.00
11.00
|
|
12.00
13.30
|
14.30
Pen-y-Pass
14.05
>>>>>
14.50
15.05
16.10
-
17.05
-
17.55
-
19.05
Llanberis  Interchange
08.05
0949
10.05
11.05
|
1159
12.05
13.35
1429
14.35
Llanberis
14.20
1430
|
15.20
16.25
1645
17.20
no
connection
18.10
no
connection
19.20
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
-
10.25
11.25
12.02
>>>>>
12.25
13.55
-
14.55
Caernarfon
-
1453
15.45
-
-
1709
-
-
19.42
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
-
10.47
11.47
-
-
12.47
14.17
-
15.17
 
07.35 - Sherpa journey    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" (sometimes changing en-route)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
0925 - 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  (for Rhyd Ddu)   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

 
see important note above
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
       
last 'all-year-round'
return Sherpa
later summer Sherpas
alternative
     
S2
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
S2
S4-S97
88
S2
S2
S4
S97-S4
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S2
88
S4
S2
S2
T2
Caernarfon
07.35
-
-
11.10
0925
-
-
-
1135
-
-
-
Porthmadog
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1605
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
09.00
-
|
|
-
11.00
-
|
-
13.30
-
Beddgelert
14.20
15.15
-
-
-
16.25
-
-
17.15
-
-
|
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
-
|
0949
10.05
11.05
-
1159
12.05
13.35
-
Rhyd Ddu
|
15.23
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
Pen-y-Pass 
08.25
09.25
 
10.10
|
|
 
-
10.25
11.25
 
12.20
 
-
12.25
13.55
 
14.50
Pen-y-Pass
14.32
>>|>>
15.05
16.10
-
16.47
17.05
-
1740
17.55
19.05
|
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Llanberis
-
|
15.20
16.25
1645
-
17.20
no
connection
-
18.10
19.20
|
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
|
11.36
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
Caernarfon
-
15.30
-
-
1709
-
-
-
===
19.42
1650
Beddgelert 
-
-
10.32
11.43
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
12.45
-
-
-
15.12
 
11.10 - Sherpa journey
   
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
-
0925 - 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  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via  Llanberis,   Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert  and  Porthmadog
Summary Timetable

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stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

       
see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2
S2
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4-S97
2G
88
S2
88
S2
S4
T2
Caernarfon
07.35
-
-
0925
-
0925
-
-
-
1135
-
1135
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
09.00
-
|
10.00
0952v
11.00
-
-
|
12.00
1202v
13.30
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
-
0949
10.05
-
11.05
-
-
1159
12.05
-
13.35
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  
08.25
09.25
10.10
-
10.25
-
11.25
12.20
-
-
12.25
-
13.55
14.50
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.35
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
-
15.15
-
Beddgelert  
Porthmadog
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
13.10
1325
-
-
-
-
|
1605
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
-
11.05
-
-
-
-
-
1408
-
-
-
-
15.45
1650
Caernarfon




07.35 - Sherpa journey    
0925 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys     v - operates via the Interchange    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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

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stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

       
see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
                           
S4
S2
S2
88
T2
1S
S97-S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S2
88
S4
S2
S2
Caernarfon
11.10
-
-
-
0930
1030
-
-
-
-
15.50
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Porthmadog
|
-
-
-
1020
1120
13.55
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
 Pont Aberglaslyn  
|
-
-
-
-
-
14.15
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
 Pont Aberglaslyn  
Beddgelert  
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
-
-
-
16.25
-
-
17.15
-
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
12.12
12.35
14.05
-
-
-
14.42
15.05
16.10
-
16.40
17.05
-
17.40
17.55
19.05
Pen-y-Pass  
Llanberis
-
12.45
14.20
1430
-
-
-
15.20
16.25
1645
-
17.20
no
connection
-
18.10
19.20
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1453
-
-
-
-
-
1709
-
-
-
-
19.42
Caernarfon




11.10 - Sherpa journey    
0925 - 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 14.153) and walk along the Fisherman's Path    
to Beddgelert ----- allpow at least 45 minutes and 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 - 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
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


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