from the foothills to and round the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER 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)

  IMPORTANT..............
UPDATE................
    Arriva have made further minor changes to their connecting "88" service
between Llanberis and Caernarfon and vv as shown in the tables 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 - 14th May 2018 until further notice
except Public Holidays Monday 28th May and Monday 27th 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 Sunday 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 depart 1820  (change at Capel Curig)
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 19.05
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S97-S4-S2) - connection depart 1715  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S97-S2) - connection depart 1755  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llanberis (S97-S2) - connection depart 1800  (change at Pen-y-Pass)

Caernarfon to Llanberis (88) - depart 19.15
(a later return to Llanberis is available from Caernarfon at 2045 - change at Bangor Hospital)
Nant Gwynant to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection depart 1642  (change at Caernarfon)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection depart 1755  (change at Caernarfon)
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
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
17.40
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
18.05
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
18.20
19.20
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
S97
S4
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown $
07.30
08.00
09.00
-
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
12.00
13.30
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
1120
-
-
-
1520
-
-
-
1715
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
09.25
10.05
-
10.25
11.25
11.50
-
12.25
13.55
14.30
Beddgelert
11.30
-
-
1145
14.10
-
-
1543#
16.07
-
-
1737
17.55
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
10.22
1040
-
-
12.07
1340
-
-
14.47
Pen-y-Pass
11.50
12.35
14.05
-
14.30
15.05
16.10
-
16.25
17.05
17.55
-
18.15
19.05
Porthmadog
-
-
-
C
1105
-
-
C
1405
-
-
C
Llanberis
-
12.45
14.20
-
-
15.20
16.25
-
-
17.20
18.10
-
-
19.20
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 continue 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
                       
S2
S2
S2
S4
88
S4
88
S2
S2
S4
88
88
88
88
S2
S2
S4
88
88
S2
S2
S4
88
88
S4
88
Llanberis   dep
07.30
08.00
09.00
-
-
-
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
-
-
-
12.00
13.30
-
-
-
14.30
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
07.55
08.25
09.25
 
10.05
 
-
 
-
 
-
10.25
11.25
 
11.50
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
12.25
13.55
 
14.30
-
-
14.55
15.50
 
16.30
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
10.25
-
11.35
-
-
-
12.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.50
-
-
-
-
16.50
-
-
18.20
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
10.55
1130
12.05
1210
-
-
1240
1250
1330
1410
1450
-
-
15.20
1530
1644
-
-
17.20
1740
1810
18.50
1915
Llanberis   arr
-
-
-
-
1202
-
1242
-
-
-
1322
1402
1442
1522
-
-
-
1602
1721
-
-
-
1809
1839
-
1944




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
88
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
Llanberis   dep
0725
-
-
-
1005
-
-
-
1245
-
-
-
1405
1451
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
0757
09.15
-
-
1037
11.00
-
-
1317
13.40
-
-
1437
1523
15.30
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
09.45
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
14.10
-
-
-
-
16.07
-
-
17.55
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
10.05
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
11.50
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
14.30
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
-
16.27
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
 
18.15
 
19.05
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
18.20
-
19.20




09.15 - Sherpa journey    
0725 - 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
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(via Betws-y-Coed)

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