Why not CLIMB SNOWDON starting from

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
mid-winter
     

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LLANBERIS
using the


Llanberis has easy Sherpa access
to Miners and PYG tracks on the eastern
side of Snowdon at Pen-y-Pass

as well as onward connections
at Pen-y-Pass to the much less-busy
south and west side paths
which start from the bus stops at
Nant Gwynant,  Rhyd Ddu
and Snowdon Ranger

     summer
 "S4" Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass
     mid-winter
     
sherpanetwork
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking near Snowdon 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

It is possible to climb Snowdon from Llanberis
every day throughout the year
(by Sherpa to the start of most of the tracks)

(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day)
Fares are only ONLY 2 single direct to/from Pen-y-Pass
If you plan to go up or down the Watkin path or visit Capel Curig (for Tryfan) then ask the driver
of your first bus for a 5 Snowdon Sherpa Day ticket

Why not go up one track and return down another ?

LATEST..........
The level of "S2" Sherpa to Llanberis is doubled from five
to ten journeys each way for the summer

The summer Saturday extra "S1" journeys are also reinstated for the summer and will also run on Sundays/Public Holidays in 2019

There are changes to the times of some onward connections at Pen-y-Pass
- as shown below


Remember - if the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back



Snowdon Sherpa
Mondays to Saturdays also Sundays - 13th April to 3rd November 2019 until further notice
Public Holidays are Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

Remember
even in summer,   some "last" journeys are still quite early on some routes
- so make sure you have planned ahead and are down from the mountain in time !

  Click here for other suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Llanberis
Click here for other suggested Sunday itineries from Llanberis
"Trips to Snowdon and Tryfan * - without your car"
from Llanberis
 Please note specially - the last return "S2" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass back to Llanberis is 19.05 at this time of year

   

Miners path
   
SNOWDON   by the  Miners path   or   PYG track    from   Pen-y-Pass
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

PYG track
   
Summer is basically an hourly service of ten "S2" Sherpa journeys each way between
Llanberis (Joe Brown and Interchange stops) also Nant Peris Car Park and Pen-y-Pass



On Summer weekends the basic "S2" Sherpa service is augmented by additional
"S1" 'Park and Ride' journeys as far as Pen-y-Pass
Between them,  this gives at least a half-hourly service from Llanberis up the pass in the morning
and similarly a half-hourly service down the pass starting from Pen-y-Pass during the afternoon

Click here for details of all the advertidsed "S1" and "S2" Sherpa journeys

Note - the first departure from Llanberis is at 0738 on School Days or at 0800 at weekends and during School Holidays


 
Outward
   
Return
Mondays to Saturdays  also Sundays
Mondays to Saturdays  also Sundays
LSch
SSu+LSH
   
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Llanberis Joe Brown   dep
07.38
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.30
Pen-y-Pass   dep
14.05
15.05
16.10
17.05
17.55
19.05
Llanberis Interchange   dep
07.40
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
12.05
13.35
Nant Peris Car Park   arr
14.15
15.15
16.20
17.15
18.05
19.15
Nant Peris Car Park   dep
07.45
08.10
09.10
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.40
Llanberis   arr
14.20
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
19.20
Pen-y-Pass   arr
07.55
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
12.25
13.55
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only    
SSu+SH - Saturdays and Sundays only also (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  

   
SNOWDON   by the  Watkin track    from   Nant Gwynant
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

Watkin path
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/
Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/
Public Holidays
LSch
S+LSH
     
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Nant Gwynant Watkin   dep
14.10
16.15
17.50
14.25
16.30
17.20
Llanberis Joe Brown   dep
07.38
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
Pen-y-Pass   arr
14.27
16.32
17.40
14.42
16.47
17.40
Llanberis Interchange   dep
07.40
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
change buses
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nant Peris   dep
07.45
08.10
09.10
10.10
11.10
08.10
09.10
10.10
11.10
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Pen-y-Pass   arr
07.55
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
Pen-y-Pass   dep
1505
1610
1705
1755
1905
1505
1610
1705
1755
1905
change buses
       
Nant Peris   arr
1515
1620
1715
1805
1915
1515
1620
1715
1805
1915
 
S4
S4
S4-S97
S4-S97
Llanberis   arr
1520
1625
1720
1810
1920
1520
1625
1720
1810
1920
Pen-y-Pass   dep
1010
1220
1010
1200
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only    
S+LSH - Saturdays only also Mondays to Fridays during local School Holidays    
Nant Gwynant Watkin  arr
1022
1232
1022
1232
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   
SNOWDON   by the  Rhyd Ddu  or  Snowdon Ranger path
  from the west side of Snowdon

If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
           
Rhyd Ddu path     Snowdon Ranger path
     
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
Sundays/
Public Holidays
Weekdays
Sundays/
Public Holidays
LSch
S+LSH
     
S4
S4
S4-88
S4
S4
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Snowdon Ranger   dep
13.54
15.59
1610
11.34
16.14
Llanberis Joe Brown   dep
07.38
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
Rhyd Ddu   dep
13.56
16.01
1608
11.36
16.16
Llanberis Interchange   dep
07.40
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
Pen-y-Pass   arr
14.27
16.32
|
|
via
Caernar
-von

|
|
|
12.12
16.47
Nant Peris   dep
07.45
08.10
09.10
10.10
11.10
08.10
09.10
10.10
11.10
change buses
 
 
 
   
Pen-y-Pass   arr
07.55
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
change buses
       
Pen-y-Pass   dep
1505
1610
1705
1755
1505
1610
1705
1755
1905
 
S4-S97
S4
S4
S4
S4
Nant Peris   arr
1515
1620
1715
1805
1515
1620
1715
1805
1915
Pen-y-Pass   dep
1010
-
1220
1010
1450
Llanberis   arr
1520
1625
1720
1810
1737
1520
1625
1720
1810
1920
Beddgelert
1035
1150
|
1035
1515
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only    
S+LSH - Saturdays only also Mondays to Fridays during local School Holidays    
Rhyd Ddu   arr
-
1158
1253
1043
1523
Snowdon Ranger   arr
-
1200
1255
1045
1525
10.00 - Sherpa journey    
The "new" return Sunday journey is shown for anyone who wishes to go out by a different path and return by either the Snowdon Ranger or Rhyd Ddu path    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

       
TRYFAN   by the  Ogwen track    from   Llyn Ogwen
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home

There is only sufficient for the faster climbers to reach the summit
Why not just take a stroll just part way up ?
   

Ogwen path
       
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
LSch
S+LSH
   
Sat
     
Sat
       
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
6B
S2
S2
S6
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.38
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
-
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
-
Llyn Ogwen
*
14.10
*
*
*
*
1820 $
*
*
14.10
*
*
*
*
*
Llanberis Interchange
07.40
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
-
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
-
Capel Curig
13.52
14.20
14.52
16.00
16.52
17.42
18R30 $
18.52
13.52
14.20
14.52
16.00
16.52
17.42
18.52
Pen-y-Pass
|
|
|
|
11.25
11.45
|
|
|
11.25
11.45
Pen-y-Pass
|
14.30
15.05
|
|
|
-
|
|
14.30
15.05
|
|
|
|
Capel Curig
08.05
08.35
09.35
10.35
11.35
11.55
08.35
09.35
10.35
11.35
11.55
Llanberis
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
19.20
Llyn Ogwen
*
*
*
*
*
12.05
*
*
*
*
12.05
10.00 - Sherpa journey    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only     S+LSH - Saturdays only also Mondays to Fridays during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    : Sat - Saturdays only    
* or * - there are no longer any 'all-year-round' weekday or Sunday Sherpa journeys between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen    
Walkers can alternatively go out via Capel Curig 'all year' and start their walk/climb up Tryfan from there - you are strongly advised to use the footpath (starts from the side of the toilet block)    
rather than the narrow,  busy, dangerous A5 road    

$ - a non-Sherpa "6B" weekdays only all-year journey operated by Llew Jones departs Llyn Ogwen at 1820 (change buses at Capel Curig for Llanberis during the summer ONLY)    
  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
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