WEEKDAY/SUNDAY TRIPS from LLANDUDNO and the North Wales Coast

Express Motors Sherpa  
connecting services    
Conwy Valley Line train to Betws-y-Coed  

class150DMU
via Betws-y-Coed
then using the

to Beddgelert for the
WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY
to the coast at either
Porthmadog harbour
or Caernarfon quay

  Express "S2" Sherpa at Betws-y-Coed
  A steam train on the
  WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY
   from Beddgelert
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found
This is especially so at Beddgelert

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network
which connects with the
Welsh Highland Railway at Beddgelert (for both Porthmadog and Caernarfon)

Please note the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways do not run every day
outside the main Summer period
nor does every train run on the dates the railway is open

You are strongly advised to first consult the official WHRly and FfRly websites to confirm the train(s)
you want are actually scheduled to run on the date of your proposed visit
then use the timetable below to find the times of the connecting Snowdon Sherpa bus(es)

CHANGES TO THE WHRly TRAIN TIMES
There are minior re-timings in 2017 to both the Welsh Highland and Festiniog Railways
Timings shown on this website have been extracted from the official Ffestiniog Railway website,  but should always be confirmed direct with the company before you set off
New for Summer 2017
There is an additional late afternoon "S97" Sherpa
from Beddgelert at 17.34

which connects off the last WHRly trains from both Caernarfon and Porthmadog

This website also contains composite timetables of connecting Snowdon Sherpa 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"


  I M P O R T A N T   ! ! !

   The Welsh Highland Railway runs different timetables depending on pre-planned anticipated traffic levels  

 
  Basic service - two trains each way per day  
"yellow" dates
 
  Peak service - three trains each way per day  
"red" dates
 
  1130 - This train runs on both "yellow" and "red" dates  
 
 
Note specially - there are NO WHRly trains on some off-peak Mondays and Fridays
and a special timetable operates on Monday 10th July 2017

You are strongly advised to first consult the official WHRly website to confirm the train(s) you want to travel on
are actually scheduled to run on the date of your proposed visit

then use the Sherpa timetables to find the times of earlier, later and other connecting Snowdon Sherpa bus(es)


  llwbr BETWS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  Welsh Highland Railway  

Chester - Prestatyn - Rhyl -\                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                  Colwyn Bay -\
------------(13/27)------------\                                                                                                                       /- Porthmadog Harbour
Llandudno ---
\- Llandudno Jn -\- Black Cat roundabout - Betws-y-Coed - Beddgelert -/--- Caernarfon

Mondays to Saturdays - 15th April 2017 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2017 until further notice
Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
         
M-F
Sat
         
 
 Arriva 
Wales
Express
Motors
 
 
Express Motors
 Arriva 
Wales
 Arriva 
Wales
 
Express
Motors
 
Express
Motors
 
 
 
 
train
X1
 
 
X1
train
train
   
X1
 
X1
 
 
 
Llandudno
0708j
08.10
-
-
10.10 x
10.08
10.22
-
-
12.10
-
14.00
-
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Junction
07.26
08.28
-
-
10.28
10.28
10.34
-
-
12.28
-
14.18
-
-
Llandudno Junction
Llanrwst
07.49
08.48
-
-
10.48
10.50
10.56
-
-
12.48
-
14.38
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
07.55
09.00
-
-
11.00
10.56
11.02
-
-
13.00
-
14.50
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
 
 
S2
S97
 
S2
S97
 
S2
S97
S2
S4
-
 
Llanrwst
$
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
-
11.10
-
-
13.10
-
15.48
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
09.50
-
11.35
11.50
-
13.35
14.20
16.10
16.30
-
Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
10.07
-
-
  12.07
-
-
14.37
-
16.48
-
Beddgelert
 
$ - from Llanrwt
dep 0855
School Days only
Welsh Highland
railway
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
 Arriva 
Wales
 
\|/
\|/
\|/
\|/
\|/
\|/
Welsh Highland
railway
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Welsh
Highland
railway
bus
 Arriva 
Wales
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
|
|
Welsh Highland
railway
Snowdon
Sherpa
 
 
 
train
train
train
train
train
 
train
train
train
 
train
train
1B
train
train
 
|
train
S4
S97
 
(Porthmadog)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
(12.35#)
(12.55)
-
-
-
(14.10)
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
(Porthmadog)
Beddgelert
-
 10.25 
 11.25 
 11.25 
-
-
-
-
 13.35 
 14.30 
-
-
 14.50 
 15.40 
-
-
 16.20 
-
16.50
17.10
1820
1821
Beddgelert
    Porthmadog
-
|
|
12.10
13.35
-
-
-
|
15.10
15.45
-
|
16.25
1645p
-
|
-
|
17.55
|
1845p
    Porthmadog
Rhyd Ddu
-
10.55
11.55
-
|
-
-
-
14.00
-
|
-
15.15
-
|
-
16.45
-
16.56
-
1826
-
Rhyd Ddu
Waunfawr
-
  11.25  
12.20
-
|
-
-
-
14.30
-
|
-
15.45
-
|
-
17.15
-
17.10
-
1840
-
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
-
12.05
13.00
-
|
-
-
-
15.15
-
|
-
16.15
-
|
-
17.50
-
17.20
-
1850
-
Caernarfon
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
14.45
1457
-
-
-
-
17.00
-
-
-
1716
1736
-
-
-
-
-
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1617
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1853
-
-
-
-
-
-
    Llandudno
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
# - alternatively remain on the "S97" Sherpa to Porthmadog and join the same Welsh Highland train at Harbout station for the full journey through the Aberglaslyn Pass to Rhyd Ddu or Caernarfon   
 
10.25
11.25
 
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
  13.35  
The FfRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official FfRly website
M-F - Mondays to Fridays only     Sat - Saturdays only     p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park     x - an earlier "X1" journey departs Llandudno at 0910 - giving time for a tea or coffee at Betws-y-Coed    
* - From 3rd April ONLY - prior to that, connecting passengers MUST use the earlier all-year-round slower 0745 Llew Jones "19" journey from Llandudno via Conwy and Trefriw    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  Welsh Highland Railway  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr BETWS route  
Mondays to Saturdays - 15th April 2017 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2017 until further notice
Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
                     
 
Express
Motors
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Express
Motors
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Express
Motors
 
 
S97
 
train
S97
 
train
train
train
 
train
train
train
S97
S4
 
train
train
S97
 
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
 10.00 
-
-
-
 13.00 
-
 14.15 
-
15.30
last
'all year round'
Sherpa
via Nant
Gwynant and
Betws-y-Coed
-
 15.45 
-
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
-
-
-
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
13.25
-
14.45
-
15.40
-
16.15
-
Waunfawr
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
-
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
14.05
-
15.15
-
15.51
-
16.45
-
Rhyd Ddu
    Porthmadog
09.00p
-
 09.40 
11.00p
-
|
 10.45 
 12.55 
-
|
 14.10 
|
15.20p
|
 15.40 
|
17.15p
    Porthmadog
Beddgelert
09.19
-
10.25
11.23
-
11.25
11.25
13.35
-
14.30
14.50
15.40
15.43 *
|
16.20
17.10
17.34
Beddgelert
 
|
|
Express
Motors
 
|
|
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
 
|
|
Express
Motors
 
|
|
 
 
|
S2
 
|
S2
S97
S2
 
 
|
S2
 
|
 
Beddgelert
09.20
-
-
11.25
-
13.55
-
-
-
16.07
-
-
17.34
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
09.38
10.25
-
11.43
12.25
14.13
14.55
-
-
16.25
16.50
 
pyg
Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
-
-
-
17.12
-
18.17
Betws-y-Coed
 
 
Express
Motors
 
Express
Motors
 
|
|
Arriva
Wales
Llew
Jones
 
 
Llew
Jones
Arriva
Wales
 
Express
Motors
 
 
 
X1
 
X1
 
|
train
19
 
 
19
train
 
X1
 
Betws-y-Coed
-
11.10
-
12.55
-
15.17
15.24
15.30so
-
-
17.20
18.03
-
18.22
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
11.22
-
13.07
-
$
15.30
15.45
-
-
17.30
18.09
-
18.32
Llanrwst
Llandudno Junction
-
11.42
-
13.27
-
-
15.56
16.22
-
-
18.16
18.34
-
18.52
Llandudno Junction
Llandudno
-
12.00
-
13.45
-
-
16.17
16.43
-
-
18.27
18.53
-
19.10
Llandudno
09.00 - Sherpa journey     $ - "S2" extends to Llanrwst via Llanrwst school (arrive 1538) on School Days only     * - 16 minutes later on schooldays    
p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park    
 
09.40
10.45
 
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
Sch - School Days only     so - Saturdays only    
pyg - passengers for Betws-y-Coed MUST change Sherpas at Penygwryd (S97 Sherpa arrive 1749, S2 Sherpa depart 1757)    
c - change at Conwy (bus 19 departs Conwy Railway station (stop M) at 2035 (also 2305) - note "Snowdon Sherpa Day Tickets" are not valid on this route, but "Red Rovers" are valid    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr BETWS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  Welsh Highland Railway  

Chester - Prestatyn - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay -\                                                                                                                         /- Porthmadog Harbour         
Llandudno ---
\- Llandudno Jn - Betws-y-Coed - Beddgelert -/--- Caernarfon

Sundays - 16th April 2017 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
             
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
   
 
19
 
X19
19
 
X19
   
Llandudno
-
On Public Holidays the
normal WEEKDAY train
connections apply on the
Conwy Valley Line
10.00
11.50
-
13.20
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Junction
-
10.17
12.05
-
13.37
-
Llandudno Junction
Llanrwst
08.30
10.42
11.48
-
14.02
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.39
10.52
12.58
-
14.12
-
Betws-y-Coed
 
Express
Motors
Arriva
   
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
   
 
S2
S97
   
S2
S2
S97
S2
S97
   
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
-
-
11.10
13.10
-
15.48
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
09.50
-
-
11.35
13.35
14.15
16.10
16.40
-
Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
10.07
-
-
-
14.32
-
16.57
-
Beddgelert
 
 
Welsh Highland
railway
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
Llew
Jones
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
John's
Llew
Jones
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
|
|
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
 
 
train
train
train
train
X19
 
train
train
1S
X19
train
 
|
train
 
Beddgelert
-
 10.25 
 11.25 
 11.25 
-
-
-
 14.50 
 15.40 
-
-
 16.20 
-
17.10==>
 17.10 
Beddgelert
    Porthmadog harbour
-
|
|
12.10
13.35
-
-
|
16.30
1640p
-
|
-
17.30p
17.55
    Porthmadog harbour
Rhyd Ddu
-
11.00
11.55
-
|
-
-
15.15
-
|
-
16.45
-
-
-
Rhyd Ddu
Waunfawr
-
11.25
12.20
-
|
-
-
15.45
-
|
-
17.15
-
-
-
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
-
12.05
13.00
-
|
-
-
16.15
-
|
-
17.50
-
-
-
Caernarfon
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
14.45
1500
-
-
-
1708
1740
-
-
-
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
-
-
-
1854
-
-
-
-
    Llandudno
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
 
10.25
11.25
 
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
 
13.35
 
The FfRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official FfRly website
p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  Welsh Highland Railway  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr BETWS route  

           Porthmadog Harbour-\                                                                                 /- Colwyn Bay - Rhyl - Prestatyn -Chester
Caernarfon ---
\- Beddgelert - Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno Jn -/--- Llandudno

Sundays - 16th April 2017 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
              
Alternative
later return
journey
 
 
Arriva
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Llew
Jones
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
John's
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Arriva
   
 
S97
 
train
train
X19
train
1
train
 
train
train
train
S97
 
John's
Llew
Jones
 
Caernarfon
-
-
 10.00 
-
-
-
-
-
-
 13.00 
-
 14.15 
last Sherpa
via
Nant Gwynant
and
Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
 13.30 
-
14.45
1
X19
Waunfawr
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
 14.00 
-
15.15
 
 
Rhyd Ddu
    Llandudno
-
-
|
-
1000
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
    Llandudno
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
|
-
1117
11.35
1200
-
-
|
-
|
/|\
|
|
1708
1740
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Porthmadog harbour
09.00p
-
|
 10.45 
-
12.45
1228p
 12.55 
-
|
14.10
|
16.00p
-
1640p
|
    Porthmadog harbour
Beddgelert
09.19
-
11.25
11.25
-
-
-
13.35
-
 14.30 
14.50
15.40
16.19
-
-
|
Beddgelert
 
|
|
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
 
 
 
|
|
Express
Motors
 
|
 
 
|
S2
S97
S2
 
 
 
|
S2
 
|
 
Beddgelert
09.20
-
13.54
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
-
|
Beddgelert
    Caernarfon
|
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
    Caernarfon
Pen-y-Pass
09.38
10.25
14.12
14.55
-
-
-
16.38
16.50
-
|
Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
10.47
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
1805
Betws-y-Coed
 
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
 
 
 
Llew
Jones
-
|
|
 
 
 
X19
 
X19
 
 
 
 
X19
 
|
 
Betws-y-Coed
-
12.25
-
15.25
-
-
-
-
18.05
-
1805
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
12.35
-
15.35
-
-
-
-
18.15
-
1815
Llanrwst
Llandudno Junction
-
13.00
-
16.00
-
-
-
-
18.40
-
1840
Llandudno Junction
Llandudno
-
13.14
-
16.14
-
-
-
-
18.54
-
1854
Llandudno
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
 
09.35
10.50
 
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  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 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 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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