Welcome  to  John's  Snowdon Sherpa  website

IMPORTANT
    Major 'Engineering Work to Barmouth Railway Viaduct
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    This work has resulted in ALL connecting train journeys from both Barmouth and Pwllheli along the Cambrian Coast Line being replaced by special "Rail Replacement" coach journeys
   This is now being EXTENDED until "AT LEAST" AFTER CHRISTMAS following the discovery of further rotting timbers

    You are advised to check the latest position direct with Transport for Wales if you intend to travel during late-December or early-January

Update - 18.11.21
    Following a revised offer,  it has been announced the Arriva "strike" will be suspended from Friday 19th November,  pending a further ballot on Sunday 5th December which could possibly change things from the following week
    Most,  if not all,  of the Arriva connecting journeys shown below against a "light-grey" background are currently operating
    Arriva have announced that due to a dispute with their drivers ALL ARRIVA connecting BUSES IN NORTH WALES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL 19th DECEMBER *

    It is understood that other BUS services in North Wales (including all Winter Sherpa journeys) are running to their normal winter times - confirm direct with the operator/s concerned for their latest information
    Passengers from Chester and the North Wales Coast Resorts are advised to travel to Llandudno Junction or Betws-y-Coed or Bangor  by train to join and return from the Sherpa Bus Network or other locally run bus connections

    * this MAY be subject to short notice change - watch this space.....
    1st November 2021
    Gwynfor announced changes to the Sherpa timetables for Winter 2021-2022
    Basically the "S2" reverted to a 'one bus' operation similar to last winter,  BUT some journeys run slightly EARLIER than during the summer.  However the "S4" and "S97" services have been re-cast (still making limited connections at Pen-y-Pass),  whilst the "S1" and "S6" services have again been "suspended" for the winter..........
.........see below for the latest known information also updated other pages on this website

    In view of the late official information - at one time Operators were legally required to give at least 56 days notice of any change - ANY PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE DATED BEFORE 29th OCTOBER SHOUD BE REGARDED AS "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"


    Please bookmark this page NOW to see if any further information has been made public - using the date below as a quick guide to check if this page has been amended since your last visit

GETTING STARTED
The Winter Sherpa Timetables commenced on Monday 1st November

DON'T  KNOW  YOUR  WAY
ROUND  SNOWDONIA ?

Anyone on the Coast planning to spend a day in Snowdonia should find the latest PROVISIONAL
Winter Timetable - from Llandudno/North Wales Coast

Winter Timetable - from Bangor via Llanberis
Winter Timetable - from Barmouth/Harlech/Bl.Ffestiniog via Porthmadog
or the Winter Timetable - from Pwllheli/Criccieth via Porthmadog
to all parts of Snowdonia served by the Sherpas a useful starting point..........
also click here for an index of all the timetables on this website
and here for alternative later return journeys from the principle points after the last Sherpa journeys

.........but please bookmark this page NOW and return to check if there is any further
'more-up-to-date' information here
and also check direct with the opeator/s concerned BEFORE setting out for Snowdonia

    REMEMBER..........
    Due to so many last-minute changes to the various services in the area,  unfortunately many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"
    Where known,  these are also included below as a warning - to help avoid you being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark and revisit nearer the time to check if there have been any further known changes since your last visit to this page

    Journeys shown on this website with a "strike through" line are still operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a (bus) connection back to the start location of the page - eg
 1234 

    Thrughout Snowdonia there are unfortunately numerous cases of "sub-standard" connections which are NOT recognised by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
(as they are less than 5 minutes) - eg
17.15 17.12
    Although this website strongly advises you NOT to 'chance' them..........
..........they are included to draw your attention to the fact that if everything is 'spot on time' and you are "very quick" - it can sometimes get you to your destination considerably earlier



This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available..... and to encourage greater use of the network
also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


BEST "DAY" FARE..........
A "new" £5.70* North Wales day
'bus ticket' called "1 BWS"
(one bus) has just been introduced covering all buses journeys throughout Snowdonia

as well as connecting journeys from both the North Wales and Cambrian Coast areas including as far afield as
Chester,  Machynlleth and Whitchurch
This area covered is not only considerably greater than the "Red Rover" it basically replaces..........
BUT IT IS ALSO OVER £1 CHEAPER !!!

* - a family ticket is also available for just £12
BE "GREEN" --- NOW THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE YOUR CAR INTO SNOWDONIA

This is the ONLY website about the "Snowdon Sherpa" bus network which is regularly updated with all the news,  mid-timetable corrections and service changes for both the Snowdon Sherpa services and all the local bus and train connecting journeys !!!
Unlike any of the official websites,  it also shows later alternative
non-Sherpa journeys
(where available) which offer options
if you are unfortunate enough to miss the last Sherpa of the day

A FULL ROUND-UP OF THE OFFICIAL WEBSITES CAN BE FOUND ON MY CONTACTS PAGE
BEWARE some are still not yet fully updated
Numerous errors have been spotted on these and where known they are highlighted on this webste to help you avoid 'falling' for the WRONG INFORMATION

Always better to be "fore-warned" than to be "caught out" !!!
(especially in Snowdonia where it is a very long walk if you miss a 'non-existent' bus)


This website is produced purely as a hobby to help promote greater use of the
limited public transport to and across Snowdonia which IS more than adequate for most journeys even in the mid-winter,  but you may need some careful pre-planning to ensure you can get back home

It also gives some ideas in the form of suggested itineries for "days out" to Snowdionia both from locations on the Sherpa Network itself AND  from further afield using the various connecting servivces
It concentrates of giving the real "facts" rather than attempting to look "fancy" !!!

Comprehensive accurate official publicity for ALL services in Snowdonia
is difficult - if not impossible - to find
and unfortunately bus operators and councils often only show "their" journeys

It also attempts to warn visitors of potential "pitfalls" advised to me by others
and highlights numerous known errors in official publications
( "always far better to be 'pre-warned' than 'caught out' !!!! " )
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Sherpa journeys are normally shown in GREEN
with other bus journeys and connections in blue or black
Mid--timetable earlier re-timing are normally shown in BOLD BLUE (eg 0920) and
"warnings" about connections, regular overcrowding, etc. shown as "# - xxxxxxxxx"
Where available - later services via alternative non-Sherpa routes are shown
to prevent anyone being stranded - see individual tables for details
These are normally shown against a "gold" background
Sherpa tickets are not valid on these journeys but Red Rover Day Tickets are
Most Sherpa weekday journeys run every day but some operate either restricted days,
dates  and/or  LOCAL school holiday periods
(which are not always the same for Caernarfon, Conwy, Llanberis, Llanrwst or Porthmadog schools
- and very often differ from those "across the border")

These are identified by an appropriate note and usually times are shown against a
white background as an additional warning
Times at some intermediate locations vary by a few minutes in different official publications
Throughout this website, the earliest know time is used to ensure passenegers can
arrive in sufficient time to catch their Sherpa
Remember many roads in Snowdonia are very narrow and as a result of this
some Sherpa journeys can be delayed considerably by heavy traffic - so don't panic !

Throughout this website, clicking on underlined text will lead to another page or picture
--- IF this is another timetable it will be the current page and it may be necessary to follow the links on that page to a later period
To help you find your way round this website there is a timetable index at the bottom of every page with the page you are currently viewing shown in blue
Always check the page issue date in case there have been any updates since you last looked !!!

As with all websites,  errors can occasionally creep in, but your webmaster always appreciates advice
about anything, including any out of date page, links, etc. so it can be immediately corrected for the
benefit of the many other visitors to this website



this is an unofficial website and the latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables
on one of the County Council or another official website  along with any subsequent amendments thereto 

 
Gwynfor "S4" Sherpa      
Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Caernarfon 
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis 

Gwynfor "S2" double-deck Sherpa      
at Capel Curig en-route to Pen-y-Pass
     
  Snowdon Sherpa  
Bus Timetables

unofficial website




Sherpa Network
"S1" - summer only
"S2" daily all-year
"S4" weekdays all-year
"S6" summer weekends only
"S97" daily all-year

        Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa
  Porthmadog - Beddgelert
  Conwy Valley
connections
        LLew Jones "X19" from Llandudno 

  R E M E M B E R ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found
(the popular one at Pen-y-Pass is often full before 0900 on fine summer days)

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available by all operators
It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is usually necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out

It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
The majority of Snowdon Sherpa bus services are operated by modern low-floor minibuses
but are sometimes replaced by a larger bus during busy periods
There is no specific requirement for groups to pre-book, but ANY parties
are advised in their own interests to ring the operator the day before
to ensure a sufficiently large bus or duplicate is provided

Squeezing even a dozen extra passengers into a small minibus can sometimes be quite a challenge !!!!


 BEWARE....
Large wooden "Poster boards" with a network map appeared during summer 2011 at strategic locations throughout Snowdonia
but unfortunately they STILL contain some incorrect route numbers
Important - the "S97" does NOT continue beyond Penygwryd towards Betws-y-Coed


 * - Some of the new Sunday Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass and v.v. journeys now show
"S97" on the front of the bus in one direction and "S4" in the other and often only "Beddgelert" until they reach that point if they start from Porthmadog or Caernarfon 
(currently SUSPENDED)
THERE IS ALWAYS ONLY ONE BUS - SO DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!


(use the "S97" between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass and the S2" between Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)

Far more worrying the former open-top Arriva "S2" Sherpa service north of Llanrwst (with actually
started from Llandudno, NOT the Junction
) was withdrawn at the end of the 2009 season !

Use the alternative current Conwy Valley bus services - some journeys connect with the "S2" Sherpa at Betws-y-Coed
(alternatively use the Conwy Valley Railway trains which generally now make better connections

The "S6" section of the network between Capel Curig and Bethesda
(which had been completely withdrawn for a couple of years)
was reinstated to operate ON SUMMER SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY
- and is now diverted to Pen-y-Pass
 The "S6" augments the very limited 'all-year-round' weekdays only northbound "6B" commuter service along the Ogwen Valley  NOW SUSPNDED
---NOTE SPECIALLY the return "6B" evening journey which used to extend fromBethesda as far as Capel Curig
(for Llanberis),
Betws-y-Coed and/or Llanrwst) WAS WITHDRAWN (from late-July 2019)
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In addition, Gwynedd CC have produced a poster and associated leaflet for the Tourist Information Centres showing the principal bus routes in their county area but unforunately yet again the revised associated map contains route number errors as well as still showing sections of route no longer served......
  The following errors within the Snowdon Sherpa network area should be noted...
a) the "S97" has AGAIN been cut back to only operate between Porthmadog and Beddgelert
- the section between Bedgelert and Penygwryd should now only show "S4" - the section between Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig should now show "S2" and "S6"
- the section between Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed should only show "S2"
b) the "S6" was again restored in 2017, but only on summer Saturdays,  Sundays and Public Holidays - then it was diverted to Pen-y-Pass in 2018
    (these augment the very limited "6B" weekday bus service- CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)
c) the last evening service "1" from Porthmadog to Pen-y-Groes via Beddgelert
was withdrawn many years ago
- the ONLY service between Porthmadog and Beddgelert/Pen-y-Pass is now the "S97"
d) some "S4" journeys ar AGAIN extended to/from Pen-y-Pass


The correct revised Sherpa and other current route numbers
(as further amended in late-July 2021) are shown
on the diagrams below and on the timetables throughout this website
Weekdays

Please note - the former weekday "6B" service has been replaced by an enhanced daily "T2" service

Sundays and Public Holidays

Current Snowdon Sherpa services are........
S1 - Llanberis - Nant Peris - Pen-y-Pass

(extra spring/summer/autumn "Park and Ride" journeys via Nant Peris Car Park)
SUSPENDED FOR THE WINTER
S2 - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
(direct services - one morning journey and one afternoon journey extends to/ starts from Llanrwst daily
(the first eastbound journey now starts from Caernarfon
NOTE the westbound journey whuch WERE extended to Caernarfon are no longer advertised to do so
)
S4 - Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Rhyd Ddu - Caernarfon
- SUNDAY SERVICE RE-INSTATED from the end of March 2021
S6 - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass
(Two return journeys on summer Saturdays,  Sundays and (local) Public Holidayd only)
WEEKEND SERVICE 'SUSPENDED' for the Winter
see alternative "T10" TrawsCymru service along the Ogwen Valley

S97 - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
- SUNDAY SERVICE REVISED for winter 2021-2022

Make sure you use the Snowdon Sherpas in 2021
Please do your bit to help the environment by keeping all unnecesary cars out of Snowdonia
                 
If you MUST take you car - remember many
roads in Snowdonia are designated "clearways"

(ensure you park at an appropriate location
or you are likely to end up with
a hefty parking fine !!!!!
)

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Much easier, cheaper and greener to use the Snowdon Sherpas !!!
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That way you can go up Snowdon by one path and return down by another
            

Several different operators cover the Sherpa network
AND connecting services
- especially on Sundays

Generally speaking, to give you maximum flexibility, the best ticket
for travelling to, round and returning from Snowdonia for a whole day is the £5.70 "1 bws"
(one bus) Day Rover available from the driver of your first bus
(or a North Wales Day Rover if travelling from further afield including partially travelling by train to the Sherpa network)


So make sure you select and ask for the appropriate ticket for ALL of your proposed itineraries as many companies also offer their own day rover, which are only valid on their services !!!


Headline News...................
  Click here for further information
including archieved items

Monday 3rd January 20221
    As New Year falls at a weekend,  a Sunday service will operate throughout Gwynedd for both the "Sherpas" and connecting journeys

    Normal weekday services re-commence on Tuesday 4th January
 

New Year's Day - Saturday 1st January 2022
      There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on New Year's Day

    Normal weekday services re-commence on Saturday 2nd January

Monday 27th December 2020
    As Christmas falls at a weekend,  a Sunday service will operate throughout Gwynedd for both the "Sherpas" and connecting journeys

    Normal weekday services re-commence on Tuesday 28th December
 

Boxing Day - Subday 26th December 2021
      There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Boxing Day

Christmas Day - Saturday 25th December 2021
    There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Christmas Day
 

Monday 1st November 2021
      The "S2" "S4" and "S97" winter Sherpa timetables were reduced for the winter
    The extra summer Sherpa routes "S1" and "S6" were SUSPENDED from the same date and are expected to be re-introduced from Easter 2022

Sunday 3rd October 2021
    Llew Jones are REDUCING the level of connecting journeys along the Conwy Valley from and back to Llandudno including SUSPENSION of the evening journeys  

Monday 6th September 2021
      Yet further changes to the weekday "88" timetable will commence --- improving some "S2" connections at Llanberis..........
..........but there are also some very short margins between arrivals and onward departures which are NOT included in the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 30th August 2021
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Saturday 31st July 2021
      A new daily two-hourly "T10" TrawsCymru service between Bangor-Betws-y-Coed-Corwen service now augments the weekend only "S6" Sherpa service along the Ogwen Valley
    It has re-instated regular direct journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llyn Ogwen
(for Tryfan)

Wednesday 23rd June 2021
    Following weeks of traffic chaos in the Caernarfon area,  a TEMPORARY revised,  reduced level "88" timetable will commence to try and improve timekeeping
    Passenegrs intending to connect with the Sherpa at Llanberis should familiarise themselves with the changes before setting out
 

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 31st 2021
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Saturday 29th May 2021
    The former connecting "X19" service along the East Side of the Conwy Valley will become past of the TrawsCymru network and be renumbered "T19"  

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Monday 12th April 2021
    Most of the non-Sherpa connections which were again suspended during the coronavirus precautions period are re-instated throughout the area providing "good" connections in the morning at Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog into the Sherpa network

    Very worrying - Llew Jones has made a "silly" sub-standard connection at 1715,  just when visitors to Snowdonia want to return home !!!!!
    Even worse passengers off the additional late summer Sherpa now have to wait a FURTHER hour at Betws-y-Coed before being able to continue to Llandudno
 

Easter Monday 5th April 2021
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley (services currently SUSPENDED with Rail Replacement coaches in lieu) also the
Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable

Good Friday 2nd April 2021
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley (services currently SUSPENDED with Rail Replacement coaches in lieu) also the
Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable
 

Saturday 27th March 2021

      The level of service on the "S2" route is again double from five to ten journeys each way and the former
'School Days Only' extensions to Llanrwst operate 'daily'

    Both the seasonal "S1" and "S6" services (augmented on School Holiday weekends) have been re-instated for the summer

    In addition,   later "S4" journeys have been re-introduced through the Nant Gwynant Pass to/from Beddgelert from both Pen-y-Pass - with the last journey from Pen-y-Pass to Beddgelert extended to Caernarfon


Thursday 14th January 2021
    Once again it was necessary to introduce a skeleton Sherpa service as the Coronavirus Precations took effect again
    Just one "S2"round trip operates between Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed every day and a very much reduced 'one bus' service covers the basic "S4" and "S97" journeys on weekdays only - with no service between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass
    PLEASE REMEMBER THESE JOURNEYS ARE CURRENTLY FOR "ESSENTIAL" LOCAL TRAVEL ONLY - as defined by Welsh Law
 

Wednesday 9th December 2020
    Lloyds took over the weekday connecting "3B" journeys from and back to Blaenau Ffestiniog
    These has resulted in changes to the morning "38-39" connections from Barmouth
 

Monday 9th November 2020

      Llew Jones has made further changes to the connecting journeys in the Conwy Valley which means several former 'long-standing' journeys NO LONGER CONNECT with the Sherpas - PARTICULARLY RFETURNING IN THE AFTERNOON

    In most cases the is an alternative train on the Conwy Valley line - unfotunately still requiring a "wait" at Betws-y-Coed.....
.....but far better than a "much longer wait" for the next bus !

    The most noticable change was the WITHDRAWAL of the timetabled bus connections from Corwen - but this was replaced by a new "Fflecsi service in in the area operated by Alpine

Saturday 24th October 2020
    REVISED start date for the "S2" "S4" and "S97" winter Sherpa timetables - advanced from early-November,  due to the Welsh Coronavirus precautions two week "Lock Down"
    Summer Sherpa routes "S1" and "S6" were SUSPENDED from the same date
    Llew Jones connecting Conwy Valley "19" and "X19" journeys were also reduced for the period of the "Lock Down"
 

Tuesday 1st September 2020
      With local schools re-opening,  there were NUMEROUS changes to many of the connecting journeys - most of which have resulted in an increased frequency........
..........BUT the changes by Llew Jones in the Conwy Valley meant several former 'long-standing' journeys NO LONGER CONNECTED with the Sherpas - particularly returning in the afternoon
    The most noticable change was the WITHDRAWAL of a connection from Llandudno into the first "S2" Sherpa of the day
 (except on "TUESDAYS ONLY" using the local route "70" market day journey to Corwen as a "link" between Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed !!!!!

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 31st August 2020
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Monday 17th August 2020
      Most of the Snowdon Sherpa network returned to the pre-Coronavirus restrictions level.........
..........with the exception of the Sunday "S4" and "S97" routes which remained SUSPENDED on Sundays

    To assist with "Social Distancing,  the majority of "S2" journeys were operated by larger double-deck buses instead of the usual mini-buses

Saturday 11th July 2020
    Additional "S1" and "S2" Saturday Sherpa journeys were added to give more or less the normal peak-summer level..........
..........although on other days of the week,  the normal winter level of journeys continued
 

Tuesday 29th June 2020
    Some additional "S2" Sherpa journeys were re-instated following easement of the Coronoavirus precautions,  but nowhere near the "usual" level

    However the "skeleton" service for 'locals only' remained on the "S97" and "S4" routes
 

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 25th May 2020
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Early Spring Public Holiday - "Victory" Friday 8th May 2020
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Tuesday 14th April 2020
    Caelloi increase the level of their weekday connecting "3" service from/back to Pwllheli - which augments the basic Arriva service - to hourly during the daytime

    All weekday evening and Sunday journeys continue to be operated by Arriva (unaltered)
 

Easter Monday 13th April 2020
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Good Friday 10th April 2020
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Saturday 4th April 2020

 
DEFERRED "until further notice"
due to the coronavirus restrictions

    The Summer "Sherpa" Timetables commence

    The level of service on the "S2" route is again EXPECTED to double from five to ten journeys each way

    Both the seasonal "S1" and "S6" services SHOULD be re-instated for summer weekends

    In addition,   later journeys are EXPECTED to be re-introduced to/from Beddgelert from both Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog - also Caernarfon on weekdays - similar to 2019

    Also,  there are minor changes to the weekday Gwynfor connecting services "85" and "88" from Bangor and Caernarfon respectively

Sunday 12th January 2020
    Arriva make numerous changes to their services in the area - whilst this will NOT change any Sherpa journey,  it will mean changes to several connections
- especially at Porthmadog from Pwllheli and Blaenau Ffestioniog

BEWARE - several journeys are considerably EARLIER than previously
 

Wednesday 31st March 2010

Snow in Snowdonia on 31st March 2010
      The first week of the 2010 Summer Timetable !
    It snowed so hard causing the roads to be closed and the Sherpa services to be suspended for the day
    A very unusual occurance (even in the middle of winter !)
    BUT BEWARE !
Walking on the hills when covered with snow can be very dangerous



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This "unofficial" website attempts to give full details of what services are available today
and for the next few months


It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"

If you spot any error on this website (or have any additional information), please e-mail the webmaster so the information can be corrected / updated for the benefit of other visitors to this website

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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
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 - Snowdonia  (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
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 Bethesda
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
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 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 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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