Gwynfor "S97/S4" Sherpa  
Porthmadog to Beddgelert,  
Caernarfon and Pen-y-Pass  
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Why not CLIMB SNOWDON    
starting from
PORTHMADOG
using the

Change at Beddgelert for
the "S4" Sherpa

which has easy access to the much
quieter western side of Snowdon
(instead of the popular east side)
Paths start from the bus stops
at Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger,
also Nant Gwynant and Pen-y-Pass


  Pen-y-Pass Inter-change Bus Stop and Cafe
     The busy starting point for the
     Miners path and the PYG track
    also the onward "S2" Sherpa for Tryfan
 "S4"  Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass
     mid-winter
     
  Weekdays
sherpanetwork

  Sundays and Public Holidays
sherpanetwork
In addition to the regular weekday journeys there are now two "new" Sunday "S4" Sherpa journeys
to/from Caernaefon which also serve the Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger paths
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking near Snowdon 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

It is possible to climb Snowdon from Porthmadog
every day throughout the year
(by Sherpa to the start of all of the paths)

(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day)

If you plan to go up and down the Rhyd Ddu path,  Snowdon Ranger path, 
Watkin path,  Miners path,  PYG track  or the Llanberis path (via Pen-y-Pass)
then ask the driver of your first bus for a 5 Snowdon Sherpa Day ticket

Why not go up one path and return down another ?
(The "Day" ticket is valid to return from any of the other starting points)

Remember - if the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard
- turn back

Suggested timings are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a "Red Rover"
(Purchase from the driver of your first bus)


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 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
Mondays to Saturdays also Sundays -
Mondays to Saturdays also Sundays - 13th April 2019 until further notice
local 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 Monday to Saturday itineraries from Porthmadog
Click here for other suggested Sunday itineries from Porthmadog
"Trips to climb Snowdon - without your car"
from Porthmadog
 Please note specially - the last return weekday "S4" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass back to Porthmadog is now at 18.10 
(weekdays and Sundays)

   
SNOWDON   by the   Rhyd Ddu path   from   Rhyd Ddu
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

Rhyd Ddu Path
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/
Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/
Public Holidays
           
S97-S4
S97-S4
S97-S4
S97
S4
S4-S97
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97
Porthmadog
07.25
09.05
11.30
09.10
-
Rhyd Ddu
13.06
-
16.01
-
17.36
-
16.16
-
Beddgelert
|
|
|
09.34
1035
Beddgelert
13.15
1455
16.08
1700
17.43
1835
16.23
1835
Rhyd Ddu  
07.58
09.33
11.58
-
1043
Porthmadog
13.40
1515
-
1718
-
1900
-
1900
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   
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
   

Ranger Path
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/
Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/
Public Holidays
           
S97-S4
S97-S4
S97-S4
S97
S4
S4-S97
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97
Porthmadog
07.25
09.05
11.30
09.10
-
Snowdon Ranger
13.04
-
15.59
-
17.34
-
16.14
-
Beddgelert
|
|
|
09.34
1035
Beddgelert
13.15
1455
16.08
1700
17.43
1835
16.23
1835
Snowdon Ranger  
08.00
09.35
12.00
-
1045
Porthmadog
13.40
1515
-
1718
-
1900
-
1900
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   
SNOWDON   by the  Watkin track    from   Nant Gwynant
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
   

Watkin path
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97-S4
S97
S4
S4-S97
S4-S97
S4-S97
S4
S4
S4-S97
Porthmadog
09.05
-
There is no longer
a later connection
with time to
climb Snowdon
09.10
There is no longer
a later connection
with time to
climb Snowdon
Nant Gwynant
14.42
16.47
18.22
15.02
17.02
18.22
Beddgelert
09.24
0940
09.40
Beddgelert
14.55
17.00
18.35
15.12
17.12
18.35
Nant Gwynant  
-
10945
09.45
Porthmadog
15.15
17.18
19.00
C
====
19.00
09.05 - Sherpa journey     C - Sherpa continues to Caernarfon    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

   

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

PYG track
   
 
Outward
   
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97-S4
S97
S4
S4-S97
S4-S97
S4-S97
S4
S4
S4-S97
Porthmadog
09.05
-
There is no longer
a later connection
with time to
climb Snowdon
09.10
There is no longer
a later connection
with time to
climb Snowdon
Pen-y-Pass
14.30
16.35
18.10
14.50
16.50
18.10
Beddgelert
09.24
0940
09.40
Beddgelert
14.55
17.00
18.35
15.12
17.12
18.35
Pen-y-Pass  
-
1002
10.02
Porthmadog
15.15
17.18
19.00
c
====
19.00
09.05 - Sherpa journey     c - this "S4" Sherpa continues to Caernarfon - a non-Sherpa "2S" journey departs at 1650,  Porthmadog arrive 1735    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

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

Llanberis path
             

Click on logo for trains
 
Outward
 
 
Return
Weekdays
 
Sundays/
Public Holidays
Weekdays
 
Sundays/Public Holidays
S97
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
88-T2
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
Porthmadog dep
09.05
-
-
-
There is no longer
a later connection
with time
to climb
Snowdon
09.10
-
-
There is no longer
a later connection
with time
to climb
Snowdon
Llanberis Joe Brown dep
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
17.50
-
1630
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
17.50
-
Beddgelert
09.24
0940
-
-
09.40
-
-
Llanberis Interchange dep
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
17.55
-
via
Caern
-arfon
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
17.55
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
1002
1035
1135
10.02
1035
1135
Pen-y-Pass
14.55
15.55
1635
16.50
18.05
1810
14.55
15.55
1650
16.50
18.05
1810
Llanberis arr
-
-
1045
1145
-
1045
1145
 Beddgelert
-
-
1700
-
-
1835
-
-
1712
-
-
1835
 
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
 Porthmadog arr
-
-
1718
-
-
1900
1833
-
-
====
-
-
1900
There is insufficient time on Sundays and Public Holidays to go for a stroll on the foothills or climb up and return from Snowdon by this route in the winter    
times are shown for the convenience of those walkers who want to climb up Snowdon by one path and return down by another    
  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 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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