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..........
    Llew Jones have made changes to both their "19" and "X19" connections to and from the Sherpa network
    There is now a very useful 'new' early "X19" journey from Llandudno on Saturdays which connects with the first westbound Sherpa at 0910 from Betws-y-Coed
    Unfortunately there is NO LONGER an advertised connection off the 0745 "19" journey from Llandudno on Mondays to Fridays during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays unless you want to "risk" a "Zero" minute bus change at 0835 in Llanrwst which will ONLY take you as far as the Betws-y-Coed "Waterloo Bridge" bus stop..........then it is a short walk into the village to join the 0910 "S2" Sherpa at the "Church" bus stop on the main road

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer your visit for confirmation
and to check if there have been any further changes

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 - 22nd July to 1st September 2019
Public Holidays are Monday 26th August

  Click here for times to climb Snowdon from 2nd September 2019 until further notice
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
       
X19
19
19
70
19
S2
X19
19
X19
19
19
19
X19
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2-5C-5
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2-5C-5
Llandudno
0805
-
0745
-
0745
-
0905
1000
1100
1225
-
-
1005
Llanberis
 14.30  $$
15.30
16.30
17.50
/|\
|

1905
1920
14.30
15.30
16.30
17.50
/|\
|

1905
1920
Llanrwst
0845
0835
0835
tue
$$$
$
|
|
\|/
0945
1055
1145
1320
0820
-
1047
Pen-y-Pass
 14.55  $$
15.50
16.50
18.10
|
\|/
14.55
15.50
16.50
18.10
|
\|/
Betws-y-Coed
0900
0845 W
-
tue
-
0955
1105
1155
1330
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
S2
 
19
X19
19
19
X19
19
X19
19
Betws-y-Coed
09.10 $
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.40
09.10
10.10
11.10
Betws-y-Coed
1535 S+LSH
1645
1720
1840
2345c
1525
1620
1805
1840
2345c
Pen-y-Pass  
09.35
10.35
11.35
12.35
14.05
09.35
10.35
11.35
Llanrwst
1545
1655
1735
1850
2335c
1535
1630
1815
1850
2335c
Llanberis  
09.45
10.45
11.45
12.45
14.20
09.45
10.45
11.45
Llandudno
      1640
1740
1834
1945
2147
1614
1720
1854
1946
2218
  0910 - Sherpa journey    
  Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
  S+LSH - Saturdays only (also Mondays to Fridays during local school holidays)    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the    
'Birmingham Garage stop' - the official name of the stop - even though the garage sign now actually says "Gwydyr Garage"    
immediately after the 'Hump-Back' river bridge at approximately 0838    
and either join the connecting "S2" Sherpa there  (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street,  where there is a shelter)    
  
W - this journey calls at the Betws-y-Coed "Waterloo Bridge" bus stop - then a short walk into the village to join the 0910 "S2" Sherpa at the "Church" stop on the main road    
tue - on Tuesdays only there is an extra "70" journey from Llanrwst Watling Street at 0850 to the Betws-y-Coed "Railway Station" stop (destination Corwen)    
$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  the 0910 and 1548 "S2" Sherpa journeys from Betws-y-Coed start from Llanrwst Watling Street at 0855 and 1538    
(connecting passengers from Llandudno on the Llew Jones "19"or "X19" service MUST change to the "S2" Sherpa at Llanrwst on these days)    
c - Conwy Valley passengers also change buses at Conwy (depart stop "M" outside Conwy railway station) - weekdays and Sundays "19" journeys at 2035 or 2305    
  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
   
S4
S4
S4
S4-5C-5
S4-S97-1-5C-5
S4
S4
S4
LSH
LSch
   
Snowdon Ranger
1354
1559
-
1815
-
-
1614
-
X19
19
19
70
19
S2
X19
19
19
19
X19
19
Rhyd Ddu
1356
1601
-
1813
-
-
1616
-
Llandudno
0805
-
0745
-
0745
-
0905
1000
1225
-
1000
1150
Nant Gwynant
1410
1615
1750
|
|
|
|
|
via
Caer
-narfon

|
|
|
|

\|/
1822
1425
1630
1720
Llanrwst
0845
0835
0835
tue
$$$
$
|
|
\|/
0945
1055
1320
0820
1042
1248
Penygwryd
|
|
1805
|
|
|
|
via
Porth
-madog

|
|
|
|
\|/
|
1645
1740
Betws-y-Coed
0900
0845 W
-
tue
-
0955
1105
1330
0829
1052
1258
Pen-y-Pass
1427
1632
====
1442
====
1740
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Betws-y-Coed
09.10 $
10.10
11.10
13.40
09.10
11.10
13.40
Pen-y-Pass
 14.55   $$
16.50
-
14.55
-
18.10
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.35
11.35
14.05
09.35
11.35
14.05
Penygwryd
|
|
18.12
|
16.52
|
 
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
1535 S+LSH
1720
1840
2120c
1525
1805
1840
2150
Rhyd Ddu  
1158 b    
1253
-
1043
-
1523
Llanrwst
1545
1735
1850
2110c
1535
1815
1850
2200
Snowdon Ranger  
1200 b    
1255
-
1045
-
1525
Llandudno
      1640
1834
1946
2047
2247
1614
1854
1946
2250
  0910 - Sherpa journey       b - change Sherpas at Begddgelert (depart 1150)       pyg - change Sherpas at Penygwryd  (S2 departs 1812)    
  Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
  S+LSH - Saturdays only (also Mondays to Fridays during local school holidays)    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the    
'Birmingham Garage stop' - the official name of the stop - even though the garage sign now actually says "Gwydyr Garage"    
immediately after the 'Hump-Back' river bridge at approximately 0838    
and either join the connecting "S2" Sherpa there  (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street,  where there is a shelter
)    
  
W - this journey calls at the Betws-y-Coed "Waterloo Bridge" bus stop - then a short walk into the village to join the 0910 "S2" Sherpa at the "Church" stop on the main road    
tue - on Tuesdays only there is an extra "70" journey from Llanrwst Watling Street at 0850 to the Betws-y-Coed "Railway Station" stop (destination Corwen)    
$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  the 0910 and 1548 "S2" Sherpa journeys from Betws-y-Coed start from Llanrwst Watling Street at 0855 and 1538    
(connecting passengers from Llandudno on the Llew Jones "19"or "X19" service MUST change to the "S2" Sherpa at Llanrwst on these days)    
c - Conwy Valley passengers also change buses at Conwy (depart stop "M" outside Conwy railway station) - weekdays and Sundays "19" journeys at 2035 or 2305    
  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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