Arriva Wales Conwy Valley Line  

"S97" Sherpa  Pen-y-Pass-Porthmadog  

from  Chester
Prestatyn   Rhyl
Colwyn Bay   Llandudno

to  Pen-y-Pass and
Llanberis also Beddgelert
Aberglaslyn   Porthmadog

     all year round
  "S2" Sherpa  Betws-y-Coed-Pen-y-Pass-Llanberis
     summer only "extras"

 Timings are shown below and it can all be done for just 13 from Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - 2 zones
(22.00 from Rhyl or Prestatyn - 3 zones     38.00 from Chester - all zones *) 
using the "North Wales Day Rover"
purchase at your first station or from the driver of your first connnecting bus
(* - a discount is available for a "railcard" holder)

The regular "S2"/"S97"# conecting services by Express Motors run every day throughout the year
- providing convenient onward connections to both.......
and Pen-y-Pass - start of the main tracks up Snowdon
also Porthmadog
and Beddgelert - change Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass
# - the "S97" Sherpa is operated by Arriva on Sundays and Public Holidays

At this time of the year - the last connecting "S2" Snowdon Sherpa Bus service back from Llanberis with an onward train connection
at Betws-y-Coed is 1630

and from Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed is at 1650

Note - a later "S2" Sherpa departs Llanberis at 1750/Pen-y-Pass at 1810
At this time of the year - the last connecting "S97/S2" Snowdon Sherpa connecting service back from Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed is 1520
and Beddgelert to Pen-y-Pass is 1745
 (change at Pen-y-Pass)

Note - a later "S4" Sherpa departs Beddgelert for Pen-y-Pass at 1745

Please note - the Sherpa Network operates the normal Sunday Bus Timetables
however Arriva Wales operates a weekday service on the Conwy Valley railway line

Sundays - 20th May to 9th September 2018
(note specially - on Public Holidays Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August the normal weeklday train service operates, but a Sunday service applies throughout the Sherpa Network)
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineries
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from North Wales Coast Railway Stations

out and return via the Conwy Valley Line and Betws-y-Coed
(the "Gateway to Snowdonia")
Outward train times
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Arriva Trains Wales website
        Chester (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0900   or   1203
        Flint (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0913   or   1218
        Prestatyn (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0926   or   1231
        Rhyl (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0932   or   1237
        Colwyn Bay (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0943   or   1248
The Conwy Valley Line
    Llandudno (Arriva Wales) dep
10.22   or   13.30
    Deganwy (Arriva Wales) dep   R
10.26R  or   13.34R
    Llandudno Junction (Arriva Wales) dep
10.32   or   13.40
    Betws-y-Coed ("The Gateway to Snowdonia") arr
11.00   or   14.08
  j - change trains at Llandudno Junction     R - by request      
       Betws-y-Coed "S2" Sherpa dep (platform 2 layby)
      turn right outside the main entrance

Llyn Gwynant                     Snowdon and Twin Lakes                        Llanberis Pass
11.10,  12.10,  13.40* or 14.40
  for Llanberis and return)
(* connect at Pen-y-Pass for Beddgelert
and Porthmadog
and return

alternatively depart Betws-y-Coed at
11.10 for a clockwise
or 11.10 for an anticlockwise
circilar trip round Snowdon)

                            Capel Curig and Twin lakes        Nant Gwynant Pass              Aberglaslyn Pass
BETWS-Y-COED <---> Pen-y-Pass <---> Beddgelert <---> Porthmadog
                                                     /|\                                           via Pen-y-Groes      /|\
Llanberis Pass  |         SNOWDON        |     
                                                     \|/                                     |
                                               Llanberis   -------->   Caernarfon

Suggested Sherpa itineraries
latest bus times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website

Click here for a selection of trips round Snowdonia from Betws-y-Coed station
(exit station and turn right to the "Platform 2" bus stop at the layby)

Passengers already holding a "North Wales Day Rover" can travel free on all the Sherpa buses

Anyone without an inclusive ticket should purchase a 6.80 "Red Rover" from the driver of the first Sherpa bus
or if ONLY going to Pen-y-Pass - take advantage of the special 1.50 "S2" Single Journey flat fare ticket)

Return train times
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Arriva Trains Wales website
       Llanberis (Joe Brown)  "S2" Sherpa dep
14.30   or   16.30
       Betws-y-Coed (platform 2 layby)  "S2" Sherpa arr  
15.17   or   17.12
The Conwy Valley Line
    Betws-y-Coed (Arriva Wales) dep
15.29   or   17.57
    Llandudno Junction arr
15.59   or   18.29
    Deganwy arr   R
1607Rj   or   18.34R
    Llandudno arr
1614j   or   18.43
        Colwyn Bay arr   j
1641   or   1930
        Rhyl arr   j
1654   or   1943
        Prestatyn arr   j
1659   or   1948
        Flint arr   j
1713   or   2002
        Chester arr   j
1734   or   2019
  j - change trains at Llandudno Junction     R - calls by request      

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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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
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 - Llangollen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Llangollen - Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
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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