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

all year round   
Express Motors "S2" Sherpa      
Summer only journeys   
by







   S97 Pen-y-Pass--Beddgelert--Porthmadog
      Express Motors Sherpa
   S94 Beddgelert--Caernarfon
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

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 Sherpa buses at Pen-y-Pass onto the "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.....
"Express Motors" have ceased to operate any service
The Sherpa network (except the Sunday "S97") is now being operated by "Gwynfor Coaches"


BEWARE - MANY existing connections at Beddgelert have been either SEVERED or considerably extended
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT OUT !!!

BEWARE..........
The level of the connecting service "88" between Caernarfon and Llanberis has been roughly halved and is now operated by Arriva *
* - an aditional weekday slightly-later "88" connecting journey has been added
(since the initial timetable was made public)
Please check the revised times very carefully as some previous connections have now been broken !


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 - 2nd January to 23rd March 2018
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineries from 24th March to 7th April 2018
Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineries from Llanberis
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llanberis
Winter is an ideal time to see the views after the trees shed their leaves
and you may be lucky to see snow on the hills !
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday Sherpa buses to Llanberis are as follows...... 
Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis (S2) - depart 1740
Capel Curig to Llanberis (S2) - depart 17.52
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (6B-S2) - No connecting service in the winter
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 18.05
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S97-S4-S2) - connection depart 1520  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S97-S2) - connection depart 1607  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llanberis (S97-S2) - connection 1612  (change at Pen-y-Pass)

Caernarfon to Llanberis (88) - depart 18.10
(a later return to Llanberis is available from Caernarfon at 2045 - change at Bangor Hospital)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection depart 1650  (change at Caernarfon)
(a later return to Llanberis is available from Beddgelert at 1755 - change at Caernarfon and Bangor Hospital)
Bangor to Llanberis (85) - depart 2105

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
No
0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
10.00
No
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.00
No
1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
14.30
Betws-y-Coed
No
1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.40
No
1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.48
No
1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.40
No
1840
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
10.25
12.25
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
13.35
16.05
18.05
Betws-y-Coed
08.17
08.47
10.47
12.47
15.17
Llanberis
13.50
16.25
18.20
10.00 - Sherpa journey     $ - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange (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
 
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown $
07.30
08.00
no 0900
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
10.00
no 1100
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
12.00
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
1110
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
10.05
-
10.25
11.50
-
12.25
14.30
Beddgelert
11.32
-
-
1130
14.12
-
-
15.43#
16.07
-
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
10.22
1040
-
-
12.07
1340
-
-
14.47
Pen-y-Pass
11.50
no 1235
Sherpa in
the winter
14.05
-
14.30
no 1505
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
-
16.25
no 1705
Sherpa in
the winter
18.05
Porthmadog
-
-
-
C
1105
-
-
C
1405
-
-
C
Llanberis
-
14.20
-
-
16.25
-
-
18.20
10.05 - Sherpa journey    
$ - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange (five minutes later)     # - arrives Beddgelert 1559 on local School Days    
C - these "S4 Sherpas now all continue to Caernarfon     # - 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2
S2
S2
S4
88
88
S2
S2
S4
88
88
88
88
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
88
88
Llanberis   dep
07.30
08.00
no 0900
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
10.00
no 1100
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
-
12.00
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
07.55
08.25
 
10.05
 
-
 
-
10.25
 
11.50
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
12.25
 
14.30
14.55
 
16.30
 
-
 
-
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
-
12.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.50
-
-
16.50
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
10.55
1130
1210
-
-
1240
1250
1330
1410
1450
-
-
15.20
-
-
17.20
1740
1810
Llanberis   arr
-
-
-
-
1159
1239
-
-
-
1319
1359
1439
1519
-
-
-
-
-
-
1809
1839




10.05 - Sherpa journey    
1130 - 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    
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
88
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S2
S2
S2
Llanberis   dep
0725
-
-
-
1005
-
-
-
1245
-
-
-
1405
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
0757
09.15
-
-
1037
11.00
-
-
1317
13.40
-
-
1437
15.30
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
09.47
-
-
-
11.32
-
-
-
14.12
-
-
-
16.07
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
10.05
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
11.50
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
14.30
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
16.25
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
no 1035
Sherpa in
the winter
11.35
no 1235
Sherpa in
the winter
14.05
no 1505
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
no 1705
Sherpa in
the winter
18.05
no 1905
Sherpa in
the winter
Llanberis   arr
-
-
11.45
-
-
13.50
-
-
16.25
-
-
18.20




09.15 - Sherpa journey    
0925 - 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        
.If you are feeling more energetic why not alight from the Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 11.13 or 13.43) and walk along the Fisherman's Path    
to Beddgelert ----- 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)

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