WINTER SUNDAY TRIPS from PORTHMADOG

Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa at Porthmadog    
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass      
Gwynfor "S2"
connection to Betws-y-Coed    

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Porthmadog
Tremadog
Prenteg
Aberglaslyn Pass
Beddgelert
and the mountains
of Snowdonia


      "S4" Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass
    Gwynfor Coaches Sherpa
      mid-winter at Pen-y-Pass
     
These trips also depart TREMADOG approximately four minutes later
and PRENTEG approximately seven minutes later
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

It is still possible to make a day or afternoon trip from
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed

(Alternatively use the Sherpa buses to reach and climb up or ride round Snowdon in either direction)


LATEST..........
There is now a limited direct "S4" Sunday Sherpa service to Caernarfon
via Rhyd Ddu and Waunfawr

The level of onward "S2" Sherpas from Pen-y-Pass
to Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed is again reduced to five
journeys each way for the winter


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
Sundays - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Porthmadog
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Porthmadog

Winter is an ideal time to see the views from inside a mini-bus
and you may be lucky to see snow on the hills !
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday Sherpa buses to Porthmadog are as follows...... 
Pen-y-Pass to Porthmadog (S4/S97) - depart 1645
Betws-y-Coed to Porthmadog (S2-S4/S97) - connection departs 1548  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Porthmadog (S2-S4/S97) - connection departs 1600  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llyn Ogwen to Porthmadog (S6-S2-S97/S97) - NO Ogwen Valley connecting service in the winter
Llanberis to Porthmadog (S2-S4/S97) - connection departs 1430  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Porthmadog (S4/S97) - depart 16.57
Beddgelert to Porthmadog (S4) - depart 17.10
Caernarfon to Porthmadog (S4-S97) - connection departs 1535  (change at Beddgelert)
Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog (S4) - connection departs 1601  (change at Beddgelert)
Caernarfon to Porthmadog (2S and T2) - depart 16.50 and 18.30
Llanberis to Porthmadog (88-T2) - connections departs 1505 and 1640  (change at Caernarfon)

Green - all Sherpa services       Grey - partially non-Sherpa services

       Click here if you want to climb Snowdon starting from Porthmadog
 or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
     - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........
Suggested itineraries
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website

     
BETWS-Y-COED
via Aberglaslyn and Nant Gwynant Passes,  Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes and the Swallow Falls

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to/from Betws-y-Coed
 
Outward
   
Return
S97
S4
S2
 
S97-S4
S2
 
S97-S4
S2
S2*
S4-S97
 
S2*
S4
 
S2*
S4
 
S2*
S4
S97
Porthmadog
08.00
-
-
11.10
-
13.50
-
Betws-y-Coed
11.10
-
13.40
-
15.48
-
17.30
-
-
Beddgelert
08.20
09.40
-
11.30
-
14.10
-
Pen-y-Pass
11.35
12.00
14.05
14.35
16.10
16.45
17.55
no 1810
Sherpa in
the winter
Pen-y-Pass
-
10.05
10.25
11.52
12.25
14.32
14.55
Beddgelert
-
12.25
-
15.00
-
17.10
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
Porthmadog
-
12.45
-
C
-
17.30
-
08.00 - Sherpa journey     * - the destination of this Sherpa is "Llanberis" - but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
C - this Sherpa continues to Caernarfon    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
LLANBERIS
via Nant Gwynant Pass,  Pen-y-Pass and the Llanberis Pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to/from Llanberis
 
Outward
   
Return
S97
S4
S2
S2
 
S97-S4
S2
S2
 
S97-S4
S2
S2
S2
S2
S4-S97$
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S97
Porthmadog
08.00
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
13.50
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
12.00
no 1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
16.30
no 1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Beddgelert
08.20
09.40
-
-
11.30
-
-
14.10
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
12.05
-
14.35
-
16.35
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
10.05
no 1035
Sherpa in
the winter
11.35
11.52
no 1235
Sherpa in
the winter
14.05
14.32
no return
Sherpa in
the winter
Pen-y-Pass
12.25
14.32
14.55
16.12
16.50
no 1810
Sherpa in
the winter
Llanberis
-
-
11.45
-
14.20
-
Beddgelert
-
-
14.55 $
-
-
16.32
-
-
 
 
Porthmadog
-
-
15.00
-
-
C
-
-
08.00 - Sherpa journey     * - the destination of this Sherpa is "Llanberis" - but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
C - this Sherpa continues to Caernarfon    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

     
CAERNARFON
via the Aberglaslyn Pass,  Rhyd Ddu (for Snowdon) and Llyn Quellen

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to/from Caernarfon
- if you prefer to go outward or return via Pen-y-Groes then purchase a 6.80 "Red Rover Day Ticket
 
Outward
   
Return
S97-S4
 
S97
 
S97
S4
S4
S97
 
S4
 
S4
S97
 
2S
Porthmadog
08.00
11.10
13.50
-
Caernarfon
09.05
-
-
15.35
-
1650
Beddgelert  stop "B"
08.25
11.30
14.10
15.00
Rhyd Ddu
09.31
-
-
16.01
-
via
Pen-y
-Groes
Rhyd Ddu   
08.33
-
-
15.08
Beddgelert  stop "A"
09.40
10.35
12.25
16.10
17.10
Caernarfon
08.55
-
-
15.30
Porthmadog
-
10.55
12.45
-
17.30
1735
08.00 - Sherpa journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via  Caernarfon,   Llanberis,   Pen-y-Pass  and  Beddgelert
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
             
Last return Sherpa in the winter
       
S97-S4
88
S2
S2
S4
T2
88
S2
S4
88
S2
S2
S97-S4
2
88
S2
S2
S4
S97
Porthmadog
08.00
-
-
-
-
11.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.25
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
08.55
10.10
-
-
-
11.50
12.30
-
-
13.45
-
-
-
14.08
15.45
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
10.39
no 1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
12.00
-
12.59
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
14.17
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
16.17
16.30
no 1750
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
 
12.00
12.25
-
-
 
14.35
-
14.55
 
16.45
-
-
16.50
no 1810
Sherpa
in the
winter
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
12.25
-
-
-
-
15.00
-
-
-
17.10
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.30
-
-
-
-



08.00 - Sherpa journey    
10.10 - Arriva non-Sherpa service - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
anticlockwise  -  via Pen-y-Pass,  Llanberis, Caernarfon  and  Porthmadog
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
                 
S97
S4
S2
S2
88
T2
S97-S4
S2
S2
88
2
S97-S4
S2
S2
88
T2
Porthmadog
08.00
-
-
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
 Pont Aberglaslyn   
(Aberglaslyn Pass)
08.14
-
-
-
-
-
11.24
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
08.20
09.40
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
14.10
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
10.05
no 1035
Sherpa in
the winter
11.35
-
-
11.52
no 1235
Sherpa in
the winter
14.05
-
-
14.32
no 1505
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
11.45
11.55
-
-
14.20
15.10
-
-
16.25
16.40
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
12.27
13.30
-
-
-
15.42
16.50
-
-
-
17.12
18.30
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
-
-
-
19.17



08.00 - Sherpa journey    
11.55 - Arriva non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
If you are feeling more energetic why not alight from the Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 08.14 or 11.24) and walk along the Fisherman's Path    
to Beddgelert ----- suitable shoes should be worn as the path can be wet and muddy at any time of the year !
   
 
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
  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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