Why not CLIMB SNOWDON starting from

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
mid-winter
     
LLANDUDNO
or LLANRWST
using the






      "S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert
    Gwynfor Coaches Sherpa
      "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog

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

Why not climb up one path and return by another

All the BUS trips featured 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 #)


(# - If you plan to travel either way by TRAIN then purchase a "Two-Zone North Wales Day Ticket" instead)

Purchase ticket from the driver of your first bus

If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home


LATEST..........
The level of "S2" Sherpa journey from Bertws-y-Coed is again increased for the summer


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 sometimes 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
"Trips to climb Snowdon - without your car"
from Llandudno or Llanrwst
Mondays to Saturdays also Sundays - 13th April to 3rd November 2019
Public Holidays are Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

  Click here for other suggested weekday itineraries from Llandudno
Click here for other suggested Sunday itineraries from Llandudno
 Please note specially - the last direct return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass back to Llandudno is at 18.10
although a later alternative, slower connection is avaiable at 1905 via Caernarfon in the summer

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

Click on logo for trains
(during the summer only)
 
Outward Weekdays
 
Outward Sundays/
Public Holidays
   
Return Weekdays
 
Return Sundays/
Public Holidays
Sat
Mon-Fri
       
LSH
LSch
       
19
70
19
19
S2
X19
19
19
19
19
X19
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2-5C-5
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2-5C-5
Llandudno
0745
-
0745
0745
-
0900
0955
1225
-
-
1005
Llanberis
 14.30  $$
15.30
16.30
17.50
/|\
|

1905
1920
14.30
15.30
16.30
17.50
/|\
|

1905
1920
Llanrwst
0840
0850
0840
$$$
$
|
|
|
|
\|/
0943
1055
1325
0820
-
1047
Pen-y-Pass
 14.55  $$
15.50
16.50
18.10
|
\|/
14.55
15.50
16.50
18.10
|
\|/
Betws-y-Coed
-
0900
0850
-
0955
1105
1335
0829
-
1057
Betws-y-Coed
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
$$
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
via
Llanberis
and
Caernarfon
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
via
Llanberis
and
Caernarfon
 
  S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
 
19
X19
19
19
X19
19
X19
19
Betws-y-Coed
09.10 $
10.10
11.10
13.40
09.10
10.10
11.10
Betws-y-Coed
1530 S+LSH
1650
1720
1840
2345c
1525
1620
1805
1840
2345c
Pen-y-Pass  
09.35
10.35
11.35
14.05
09.35
10.35
11.35
Llanrwst
1545
1700
1730
1850
2335c
1535
1630
1815
1850
2335c
Llanberis  
09.45
10.45
11.45
14.20
09.45
10.45
11.45
Llandudno
      1643
1740
1827
1945
2147
1614
1720
1854
1945
2218
  0910 - Sherpa journey     $ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  the 0910 "S2" Sherpa journeys from Betws-y-Coed starts from Llanrwst Watling Street at 0855    
(connecting passengers from Llandudno on the Llew Jones "19" service MUST change to the "S2" Sherpa at Llanrwst on these days)    

  Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the Birmingham Garrage stop    
(immediately after the 'Hump-Back' bridge) at approximately 0838 and either change to the onward service there - or walk back round the corner to Watling Street - where there is a shelter)
   
$$ - 1530 S+LSH - starts from Betws-y-Coed on Saturdays and Llanrwst School Holidays only (on School Days starts from Llanrwst at 1545 - passengers from Snowdonia should remain on the "S2" to Llanrwst)    
c - Conwy Valley passengers also change buses at Conwy (depart stop "M" outside Conwy station) - weekdays depart 2035,
  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
SNOWDON   by the  Rhyd Ddu path   from   Rhyd Ddu
SNOWDON   by the  Rangers path   from   Snowdon Ranger
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
       
 
Outward Weekdays
 
Outward Sundays/
Public Holidays
   
Return Weekdays
 
Return Sundays/
Public Holidays
Sat
Mon-Fri
       
LSH
LSch
       
19
70
19
19
S2
X19
19
19
19
X19
19
S4
S4
S4
S4-5C-5
S4-S97-1-5C-5
S4
S4
S4
Llandudno
0745
-
0745
0745
-
0900
0955
1225
-
1000
1150
Snowdon Ranger
1354
1559
-
1815
-
-
1614
-
Llanrwst
0840
0850
0840
$$$
$
|
|
|
\|/
0943
1055
1325
0820
1042
1248
Rhyd Ddu
1356
1601
-
1813
-
-
1616
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
0900
0850
-
0955
1105
1335
0829
1052
1258
Nant Gwynant
1410
1615
1750
|
1822
1415
1630
1720
 
  S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Pen-y-Pass
1427
1632
pyg
|
|
via
Caer
-narfon

|
|

\|/
|
|
|
|
via
Porth
-madog

|
|
|
|
\|/
1435
pyg
1740
Betws-y-Coed
09.10 $
10.10
11.10
13.40
09.10
11.10
13.40
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.35
11.35
14.05
09.35
11.35
14.05
Pen-y-Pass
 14.55   $$
16.50
pyg
14.55
pyg
18.10
 
S4-S97
S4
S4-S97
S4
S4-S97
S4
Betws-y-Coed
|
|
|
|
\|/
$$
15.17
17.12
18.32
15.17
17.12
18.32
Pen-y-Pass
1010
1220
1430
1010
1220
1450
 
19
19
19
X19
X19
19
19
Nant Gwynant Watkin  
1022
1232
1442
1022
1232
1502
Betws-y-Coed
1530 S+LSH
1720
1840
2120c
1525
1805
1840
2150
Rhyd Ddu  
1158 b    
1253
-
1043
-
1523
Llanrwst
1545
1730
1850
2110c
1535
1815
1850
2200
Snowdon Ranger  
1200 b    
1253
-
1045
-
1525
Llandudno
      1643
1827
1945
2047
2247
1614
1854
1945
2250
  0910 - Sherpa journey       b - change Sherpas at Begddgelert (depart 1150)     $ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  the 0910 "S2" Sherpa journeys from Betws-y-Coed starts from Llanrwst Watling Street at 0855  (connecting passengers from Llandudno    
on the Llew Jones "19" service MUST change to the "S2" Sherpa at Llanrwst on these days)    

  pyg - change Sherpas at Penygwryd  (S2 departs 1812)       pyg - change Sherpas at Penygwryd  (S2 departs 1652)    
There is insufficient time to go out and back by this route (except by the fastest of walkers) - times are shown for anyone who wishes to go out by one path and return by another    
Alternatively it is possible to just go "part" way up one of the tracks    
  Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the Birmingham Garrage stop    
(immediately after the 'Hump-Back' bridge) at approximately 0838 and either change to the onward service there - or walk back round the corner to Watling Street - where there is a shelter)
   
$$ - 1530 S+LSH - starts from Betws-y-Coed on Saturdays and Llanrwst School Holidays only (on School Days starts from Llanrwst at 1545 - passengers from Snowdonia should remain on the "S2" to Llanrwst)    
c - Conwy Valley passengers also change buses at Conwy (depart stop "M" outside Conwy station) - weekdays depart 2035,    
  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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