from the foothills to and round the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER WEEKDAY TRIPS from LLANBERIS

Gwynfor "88" bus    
Llanberis - Caernarfon    


    Gwynfor Sunday "S97" Sherpa
    Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
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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

It is still possible to make a weekday trip from
Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed on a through "S2" Sherpa

Alternatively Beddgelert and/or Porthmadog
(by changing Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass onto the "S4"-"S97")
or a "clockwise morning trip" round Snowdon, including a short visit to Betws-y-Coed
before returning via the Nant Gwynant Pass and Beddgelert


Suggested timings are shown below and they can all be done for just 6.80 using a
"Red Rover"
(gives you maximum flexibility in case you want to change your plans en-route)
(Purchase ticket from the driver of your first bus)

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


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 - 13th April to 2nd November 2019
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

  Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineries from Llanberis
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llanberis
Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia with later Sherpas
back from Betws-y-Coed
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Llanberis are as follows...... 
Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis (S2)- depart 1840
Capel Curig to Llanberis (S2)- depart 18.52
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (6B-S2) - connection departs 1820  (change at Capel Curig)
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 19.05
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1720  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1745  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1750  (change at Pen-y-Pass)

Caernarfon to Llanberis (88) - depart 18.10
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection departs 1600  (change at Caernarfon)
(a later return to Llanberis is available from Beddgelert at 1745 via Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection departs 1647  (change at Beddgelert and Caernarfon)
(a later return to Llanberis is available from Beddgelert at 1750 - via Pen-y-Pass)
Bangor to Llanberis (85) - depart 18.30

Green - all Sherpa services       Gold - all or partially non-Sherpa services


   Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
   if you prefer to make a simple journey round Snowdon
- click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........



               
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 "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Betws-y-Coed
 
Outward
   
Return
LSch
S+LSH
 
 
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown $
07.30
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.30
14.30
Betws-y-Coed
12.10
13.40
14.40
15.48
16.40
17.30
18.40
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
12.25
13.55
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
12.35
13.35
15.05
16.05
17.05
17.55
19.05
Betws-y-Coed
08.17
08.47
09.47
10.47
11.47
12.47
14.17
15.17
Llanberis
12.45
13.50
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
19.20
10.00 - Sherpa journey     % - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange two to five minutes later    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - runs on Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays 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  

               
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 " Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Beddgelert or Porthmadog
 
Outward
   
Return
LSch
S+LSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 *
S2 %
S2 %
S4 #
S97
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 *
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown $
07.30
08.00
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
12.00
13.30
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
1130
-
-
-
1520
-
-
-
17.20
-
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
09.25
10.10
10.25
11.25
12.20
-
12.25
13.55
14.30
Beddgelert
11.50
-
-
1150
14.05
-
-
1544$
16.10
-
-
17.45
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.45
1315
-
-
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
12.12
12.35
14.05
-
14.27
15.05
16.10
-
16.32
17.05
17.55
18.07
19.05
Porthmadog
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
C
1340
-
-
15.15
Llanberis
-
12.45
14.20
-
-
15.20
16.25
-
-
17.20
18.10
-
10.05 - Sherpa journey     % - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange two to five minutes later - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Betws-y-Coed" or "Llanrwst" (sometimes changing en-route)    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" (sometimes changing en-route)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this 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    
C - this "S4 Sherpa continues to Caernarfon via Rhyd Ddu and Waunfawr     $ - the "S97" Sherpa arrives Beddgelert at 1559 on local (Porthmadog) School Days    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - runs on Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays 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  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert   and   Caernarfon
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
 
LSch
S+LSH
                 
now requires a taxi
to complete the circuit
 
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 #
S4
88
S2 %
S2 %
S4 *
88
88
88
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 #
S4
88
88
S2 %
S2 %
S4 *
S4
 
Llanberis  dep
07.30
08.00
09.00
-
-
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
-
-
12.00
13.30
-
-
-
-
 14.30 
 15.30 
-
-
-
Llanberis  dep
Pen-y-Pass   
07.55
08.25
09.25
 
10.10
 
-
 
-
10.25
11.25
 
12.20
 
-
 
-
 
-
12.25
13.55
 
14.30
 
-
 
-
 
-
14.55
15.50
 
16.35
 
-
 
-
Pen-y-Pass   
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
10.35
11.50
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
16.00
-
-
-
-
17.00
18.05
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
12.20
1300
-
-
13.15
1400
1500
1600
-
-
-
16.30
1710
1810
-
-
-
18.35
 taxi 
 ## 
Caernarfon
Llanberis   arr
-
-
-
-
-
1327
-
-
-
1427
1527
1627
-
-
-
-
1737
1837
-
-
-
-
Llanberis   arr




10.10 - Sherpa journey     % - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange two to five minutes later - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa    
may display "Betws-y-Coed" or "Llanrwst" (sometimes changing en-route)    

# - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" (sometimes changing en-route)    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this 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    
1300 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - runs on Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only     ## - there is no longer a direct "88" connection back to Llanberis off the 1740 "S4" journey from Beddgelert    
- click here for details of alternative later connections using a 'taxi' for the "link between Caernarfon and Llanberts    
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 Caernarfon,   Beddgelert  and   Pen-y-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
                           
last winter round trip
       
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
S4 *
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
88
S4 #
S2
S2
S4
S2
Llanberis  dep
0830
-
-
-
0930
1030
-
-
-
1130
-
1230
-
-
-
1330
1430
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis  dep
Caernarfon
0855
09.05
-
-
0955
1055
11.15
-
-
1155
12.30
1255
13.30
-
-
1355
1455
15.30
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
09.40
-
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
-
13.13
-
14.05
-
-
-
-
16.10
-
-
17.45
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
-
10.02
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
-
12.12
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
-
-
14.27
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
-
16.32
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
18.07
 
 
19.05
Pen-y-Pass  
10.35
11.35
12.35
14.05
15.05
16.10
17.05
17.55
Llanberis  arr
-
-
10.45
11.45
-
-
-
12.45
13.50
-
-
-
-
15.20
16.25
-
-
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
Llanberis  arr




09.05 - Sherpa journey    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" (sometimes changing en-route)    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97"    
(sometimes changing en-route) --- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
 
0830 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
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 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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