all-year Gwynfor "S2"   

Nant Peris Car Park to Pen-y-Pass

If you are approaching Snowdon from the Llanberis direction it is "a lot quicker and easier" to immediately turn right into the Nant Peris car park rather than drive up to Pen-y-Pass, find it full and then drive back down again !


Remember it is still the same cheap fare - just 2 single - if you travel all the way from Llanberis, Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed or Llanrwst !



Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
unofficial website

The small car park at Pen-y-Pass is often full by 0900
even on fine days during the winter !!!




so either use the 2
single PEN-Y-PASS

PARK and RIDE
or consider travelling on a "S2" or "S6" Sherpa from further afield to avoid having to pay car parking fees

Express Motors open-top Sherpa

Penygwryd lay-byes
to Pen-y-Pass


If you are approaching Snowdon from the Betws-y-Coed or Beddgelert direction it is a lot easier to park at Penygwryd, but make sure you park in the designated areas and NOT on the road or you will end up with a hefty "yellow" parking fine !

Then use the Sherpa to and from Pen-y-Pass

Alternatively use the footpath across the fields to Pen-y-Pass   (but whatever you do, AVOID walking along the dangerous, narrow main road for your own safety)
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

  LATEST..............
The level of service to/from Pen-y-Pass is increased for the summer

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is still available
and to encourage greater use includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


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  Park and Ride  
Snowdon Sherpa
  Park and Ride  
The level of service up the Llanberis Pass is adjusted day-by-day
to meet weather and passenger requirements
The 'basic' "S2" service NORMALLY operates whatever the weather

but on very wet and windy days you are advised to plan to use services "S2" or "S4" journeys ONLY
(as some of the weekend "S1" services may be suspended)
Mondays to Saturdays and Sundays 24th March 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March and Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )


Llanberis (Joe Brown) --- Interchange --- Nant Peris (car park) --- Pont Gromlech (lay-bys) --- Pen-y-Pass
(All "S1" and "S2" Sherpas call at Pen-y-Pass)

During the summer the level of service between Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed
has again been increased to ten journeys each way per day


However in order to cater for the increased number of passengers travelling to Pen-y-Pass to
climb Snowdon - extra "S1" Park and Ride journeys operate from Llanberis and Nant Peris (car park)
at weekends during the summer
(see below for details)

Driving DIRECT to the Car Park at Nant Peris avoids the frustration of continuing past it up to Pen-y-Pass, finding the small car park FULL,
then having to return the same three miles back to one of the overflow car parks at the bottom of the Llanberis Pass !!!


NO extra services are being provided in 2018 between the Lay-bys at Penygwryd and Pen-y-Pass
so if there is no Sherpa availably - for your own safely - use the footpath across the fields
rather than risking an accident on the narrow winding road

However in addition to the "S2" journeys from Betws-y-Coed
there are also a limited number of "S4" and "S6" journeys Caernarfon/Beddgelert and Bethesda respectively
(see below for details)

REMEMBER.....
....to check the time of the last Sherpas to return from Pen-y-Pass
Make sure YOU are down from the mountain in time !!!!!

(or it could be a long walk back)

 
LSch
S+LSH
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
Llanberis Joe Brown 
07.30
08.00
08.30
09.00
09.30
10.00
10.30
11.00
11.30
12.00
12.30
13.30
14.00
14.30
Llanberis Joe Brown 
Llanberis Interchange 
07.35
08.05
08.35
09.05
09.35
10.05
10.35
11.05
11.35
12.05
12.35
13.35
14.05
14.35
Llanberis Interchange 
Nant Peris car park 
07.40
08.10
08.40
09.10
09.40
10.10
10.40
11.10
11.40
12.10
12.40
13.40
14.10
14.40
Nant Peris car park 
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
08.55
09.25
09.55
10.25
10.55
11.25
11.55
12.25
12.55
13.55
14.25
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
 
   
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
 
S+Su
     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S1
S2
S2
Pen-y-Pass
11.35
12.05
12.35
13.05
14.05
14.35
15.05
15.35
16.10
16.35
17.05
17.35
17.55
19.05
Pen-y-Pass
Nant Peris car park 
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14.15
14.45
15.15
15.45
16.20
16.45
17.15
17.45
18.05
19.15
Nant Peris car park 
Llanberis Maes Padarn 
11.45
12.15
12.45
13.15
13.50
14.50
15.20
15.50
16.25
16.50
17.20
17.50
18.10
19.20
Llanberis Maes Padarn 
  LSch - Operates local (Llanrwst) School Days only       S+LSH - Operates all Saturdays also Mondays to Fridays during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only       S+Su - operates on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY (also public holidays)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
 

Penygwryd (car park)## --- Pen-y-Pass
Following the opening of the new footpath so walkers can avoid having to use the dangerous narrow road there are no longer any specific "park and ride" journeys
Below is a summary timetable of ALL Sherpa journeys from Penygwryd to Pen-y-Pass and vice versa
(All "S2" and "S4" Sherpas call at Pen-y-Pass)

## - make sure you park your car in one of the designated 'pay and display' car parks and not on the "clearway" or you will end up with a hefty fine !!!!!
(Alternatively why not leave your car behind and join the Sherpa at Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed, Swallow Falls or Capel Curig  ?   --- it is STILL the same "flat" single fare)

Click here
      for Sherpa      
services from
Betws-y-Coed
and Capel Curig
and return

(same "2 flat fare")
The level of service is normally sufficient to meet traffic requirements
BUT as there are some long gaps between services - plan ahead !!!

Click here
      for Sherpa      
services from
Porthmadog
Beddgelert and
Nant Gwynant

  (Watkin car park)  
and return
   
NotSun
Sun
 
NotSun
Sun
 
Sun
NotSun
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
Penygwryd car park 
09.29
10.00
10.29
11.29
11.45
11.47
12.29
13.59
14.25
14.27
14.59
16.07
16.07
16.22
Penygwryd car park 
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.05
10.35
11.35
11.50
11.52
12.35
14.05
14.30
14.32
15.05
16.10
16.12
16.27
Pen-y-Pass
 
 
NotSun
Sun
 
NotSun
Sun
 
Sun
NotSun
 
Sun
NotSun
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S4
S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
Pen-y-Pass
11.50
11.52
12.25
13.55
14.30
14.32
14.55
15.50
16.12
16.30
16.50
18.10
18.10
18.15
Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd car park
11.52
11.54
12.27
13.57
14.32
14.34
14.57
15.52
16.14
16.32
16.52
18.12
18.12
18.17
Penygwryd car park
  NotSun - Not Sundays or Public Holidays     Sun - Sundays also Public Holidays    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
or direct with Express Motors in connection with the level of "S1" park and Ride Shuttles which may vary day to day depending on the weather

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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)

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