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

"88" connections to/from Llanberis   
Express Motors     
Express Motors Sherpa     
S2 Llanberis-Pen-y-Pass-Betws-y-Coed
  

by







  S4 Caernarfon-Beddgelert/Pen-y-Pass
     Express Motors Sherpa
  S97 Beddgelert-Porthmadog & Pen-y-Pass
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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)


(Some suggested trips can be for considerably less if you stick to the suggested itinerary
- check the start of the individual itineries to see which ticket to purchase)


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
Mondays to Saturdays - 7th November 2016 to 13th April 2017
(except 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 Monday to Saturday itineries from 15th April 2017 until further notice
Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineries from Caernarfon
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Caernarfon

Winter is an ideal time to see the views from inside a mini-bus
You may even be lucky enough to see snow on the mountain tops !
Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday buses to Caernarfon are as follows......
Llanberis to Caernarfon (88) - depart 21.15
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2-88) - connection depart 1740 (change at Llanberis)
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (6B-S2-88) - there are no connecting journeys 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)
Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon via Beddgelert (S4) - depart 1635
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2-S4) - connection depart 1548 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Caernarfon (S2-S4) - connection depart 1600 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1647
Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 18.10
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S4) - connection depart 1730  (change at Beddgelert)
Rhyd Ddu to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 18.16



  OPTION ONE   spend the day in Betws-y-Coed with the option of time for a tea or coffee at Beddgelert and/or Betws-y-Coed
   Click here for alternative Sherpa trips to Betws-y-Coed/Llanrwst via Llanberis
   Click here for alternative Sherpa trips to Beddgelert and/or Porthmadog

     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..........



               
BEDDGELERT   and   BETWS-Y-COED
(via Llyn Cwellyn and the Nant Gwynant 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
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S4
S97
S2
S4
S97
S2
S4
S97
S2
 
S2
S97
S4
S2
S97
S2
S4
S4
Caernarfon
08.45
-
-
10.45
-
-
13.20
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
11.10
-
-
13.10
-
15.48
-
-
Beddgelert
09.15
09.20
-
11.15
11.25
-
13.50
13.55
-
Pen-y-Pass
11.35
11.50
-
13.35
14.20
16.10
16.35
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
09.38
10.25
-
11.43
12.25
-
14.13
14.55
Beddgelert
-
12.07
14.00
-
14.37
-
16.55
18.10
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
10.50
-
-
12.50
-
-
14.50
Caernarfon
-
-
14.30
-
-
-
17.25
18.40
08.45 - Sherpa 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  

               
BETWS-Y-COED
(via Llanberis and the Llanbeis 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
 
Outward
   
Return
 
S+LSH
 
 
 
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
 
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
Caernarfon
0721
-
0830
-
0930
-
1030
-
1130
-
1400
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.10
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
15.48
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.40
-
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Llanberis
0738
08.00
0853
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
0953
10.00
1053
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
1153
12.00
1425
14.30
Pen-y-Pass
13.35
-
-
16.10
-
-
18.05
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
08.25
-
-
10.25
-
-
12.25
-
14.55
Llanberis
13.50
1400
1531
16.25
1631
1741
18.20
1915
2115
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
-
-
10.47
-
-
12.47
-
15.17
Caernarfon
-
1422
-
1555
-
1655
-
1805
-
1937
-
2137
10.00 - Sherpa journey    
  S+LSH - Saturdays also Mondays to Fridays during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    
  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   and   PORTHMADOG  (for Harlech and Barmouth)
via Llyn Cwellyn and the Aberglaslyn pass  
(and continuing over the "new" Pont Brewit road bridge)
stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket and if you prefer, to continue to Harlech or Barmouth withb the same inclusive ticket
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S4
S97
39
S4
S97
39
S4
S97
 
S97
S4
39
S97
S4
39
S97
S4
39
T2
Caernarfon
08.45
-
-
10.45
-
-
13.20
-
Barmouth
-
-
1400
-
-
1558stn
-
-
1713stn
-
Beddgelert
09.15
10.10
-
11.15
12.10
-
13.50
14.40
Harlech town
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
1745
-
Porthmadog
-
10.35
1105
-
12.35
1305
-
15.05
Harlech station
-
-
1428#
-
-
1628#
-
-
1750
-
Harlech station
-
-
1125
-
-
1325
-
-
Porthmadog
13.30
-
1446
15.20
-
1646
17.30
-
1808
1825
Harlech town
-
-
1128
-
-
1328
-
-
Beddgelert
13.53
14.00
-
15.43 *
16.55
-
17.53
18.10
-
//
Barmouth
-
-
1158
-
-
1358
-
-
Caernarfon
-
14.30
-
-
17.25
-
-
18.40
-
1903
08.45 - Sherpa journey    
* - on Schooldays operates via Porthmadog school then runs 16 minutes later to Beddgelert arrive 1559    
1105 - non-Sherpa connecting bus     stn - departs from Barmouth railway station    
# - this "39" journey ONLY picks up at the Cambrian Line railway station (at the bottom of the hill)    
// - an alternative later non-Sherpa connecting bus (via Pen-y-Groes)    
  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  and   Beddgelert
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
 
 
S+SH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
88
S2
88
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S97
88
S2
88
S2
S4
S4
Caernarfon dep
0721
-
0830
-
-
-
0930
-
1030
-
-
-
1130
-
1300
-
-
1400
-
no later
connect
-ions
in the
winter
-
-
Llanberis
0738
08.00
0853
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
0953
10.00
1053
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
1153
12.00
1325
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
1425
14.30
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
 
08.25
-
 
09.50
-
 
-
 
10.25
-
 
11.50
-
 
-
12.25
-
 
14.55
-
 
14.55
 
16.35
-
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
10.07
11.30
-
-
-
-
12.07
14.00
-
-
-
-
14.37
-
-
-
-
16.55
18.10
Caernarfon arr
-
-
-
-
-
12.00
-
-
-
-
-
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.25
18.40




09.50 - Sherpa journey    
S+SH - runs on Saturdays also local School Holidays only    
0721 - 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)    
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 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S4
S97
S2
88
S2
88
S4
S97
S2
88
S2
88
S4
S97
S2
88
S2
88
S4
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
Caernarfon dep
08.45
-
-
-
-
-
10.45
-
-
-
-
-
13.20
-
-
-
-
-
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
09.15
09.20
-
-
-
-
11.15
11.25
-
-
-
-
13.50
13.55
-
-
-
-
16.07
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
09.38
no earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
11.35
-
-
11.43
no earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
13.35
-
-
14.13
no earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
16.10
-
16.25
no earlier
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
18.05
-
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Llanberis Maes Peris
-
-
1100
11.47
1200
-
-
1300
13.47
1400
-
-
1531
16.25
1631
-
1741
18.20
1915
2115
Caernarfon arr
-
-
-
1122
-
1222
-
-
-
1322
-
1422
-
-
-
1555
-
1655
-
-
1805
-
1937
-
2137




08.45 - Sherpa journey    
1200 - 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        
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 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 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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