from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER WEEKDAY TRIPS from PORTHMADOG

Express "S97" Sherpa (weekdays)      
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass    
Caernarfon-Llanberis    
connecting "88-89" Bws Peris      

by



Porthmadog
Tremadog
Prenteg
Aberglaslyn Pass
Beddgelert
and the mountains
of Snowdonia
also Betws-y-Coed


      Express Motors "S2" Sherpa
    Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed    
    Beddgelert - Rhyd Ddu - Caernarfon
      former Padarn "S4" leaving Beddgelert
      for Caernarfon
These trips also depart TREMADOG approximately four minutes later
and PRENTEG approximately seven minutes later
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  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
 (change Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass)
(Alternatively use the Sherpa buses to reach and climb up or ride round Snowdon in either direction)


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 - 7th November 2016 to 13th April 2017
(except Public Holidays Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2nd January )

NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from to 15th April 2017 until further notice
Click here for suggested Sunday itineraries from Porthmadog
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Porthmadog

Winter is an ideal time to see the views (below) 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 weekday Sherpa buses to Beddgelert are as follows...... 
Beddgelert to Porthmadog (S97) - depart 18.10
Betws-y-Coed to Porthmadog (S2-S4-S97) - connection depart 1548  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Beddgelert)
Llyn Ogwen to Porthmadog (S2-S2-S4-S97) - former "S2" Sherpa WITHDRAWN
Capel Curig to Porthmadog (S2-S4-S97) - connection depart 1600  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Beddgelert)
Llanberis to Porthmadog (S2-S4-S97) - connection depart 1430  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Beddgelert)
Pen-y-Pass to Porthmadog (S4-S97) - connection depart 1635  (change at Beddgelert)
Nant Gwynant to Porthmadog (S4-S97) - connection depart 1647  (change at Beddgelert)
Caernarfon to Porthmadog (S4-S97) - connection depart 1735  (change at Beddgelert)
Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog (S4-S97) - connection depart 1756  (change at Beddgelert)
alternatively Caernarfon to Porthmadog direct (1) - depart 19.00 or 20.35 or 21.45
Llanberis to Porthmadog (88-1) - connection depart 1741 (also 1915 and 2115)  (change at Caernarfon)
Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog (S4-1) - connection depart 1816  (change at Caernarfon)

White - all Sherpa services       Gold - partially non-Sherpa services

       Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
 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 Nant Gwyunant Pass,  Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes,  Capel Curig 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
S2
S97
S2
S97
S2
 
S2
S97
S2
S97
S2
S4
S97
Porthmadog  dep
09.00
-
11.00
-
13.30
-
Betws-y-Coed  dep
11.10
-
13.10
-
15.48
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
09.38
10.25
11.43
12.25
14.13
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
11.35
11.50
13.35
14.20
16.10
16.35
-
Betws-y-Coed  arr
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
Beddgelert
-
|
-
|
-
16.53
18.10
 
Porthmadog  arr
-
12.35
-
15.05
-
-
18.35
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
  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-S4-88
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S4
S97
88-S4
Porthmadog  dep
0900
09.00
-
-
11.00
-
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown  dep
12.00
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
14.30
no later
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
1701
Pen-y-Pass
##
09.38
No earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
11.35
11.43
No earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
13.35
Llanberis  Interchange  dep
12.05
-
14.35
-
-
1700
Llanberis  arr
1025
-
11.45
-
13.50
Pen-y-Pass
12.25
14.20
14.55
16.35
-
###
 
 
Beddgelert
-
-
|
-
-
16.53
18.10
 
 
Porthmadog  arr
-
-
15.05
-
-
-
18.35
1835
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
## - an alternative earlier non-Sherpa outward service is possible via Beddgelert arrive 0917, depart 0925 and Caernarfon arrive 0955, depart 1000    
### - an alternative later non-Sherpa return service is possible via Caernarfon arrive 1722, depart 1735 and Beddgelert arrive 1805, depart 1810    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
BEDDGELERT   and   CAERNARFON
via Aberglaslyn pass,  Rhyd Ddu,  Quellen Lake and Waunfawr

stopping 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 trip to/from Caernarfon
 
Outward
   
Return
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97
S4
S4
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97
Porthmadog  dep
09.00
-
11.00
-
13.30
-
Caernarfon  dep
10.45
-
13.20
-
15.30
-
17.35
-
Beddgelert
09.17
09.25
11.23
11.30
13.53
14.00
Beddgelert
11.15
12.10
13.50
14.40
16.05
16.15
18.05
18.10
Caernarfon  arr
-
09.55
-
12.00
-
14.30
Porthmadog  arr
-
12.35
-
15.00
-
16.35
-
18.35
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
  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
clockwise  -  via  Caernarfon,   Llanberis  and   Pen-y-Pass
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
88
88
S2
S97
88
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
S97
S97
88
S2
88
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
S4
S97
Porthmadog  dep
09.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
09.17
09.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.23
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.53
14.00
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
09.55
1000
1030
-
-
1130
-
-
12.20
1230
-
-
-
1300
-
1400
-
-
14.30
1500
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
1025
1053
no earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
-
1153
12.00
-
-
1253
no later
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
1325
no earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
1425
14.30
-
-
1525
no later
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
 
11.50
-
 
12.25
-
-
-
 
14.20
-
 
-
 
13.55
-
-
-
-
 
16.35
-
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
-
12.10
-
-
 
-
-
-
-
14.40
16.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.53
18.10
Porthmadog  arr
-
-
-
-
-
12.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.35



09.00 - Sherpa journey    
0830 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "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  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
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
S97
S2
S2
88
S4
S97
S97
S2
S2
88
S4
S97
S97
S2
S2
88
S4
S97
S97-S4
S2
88
1
S2
88
1
Porthmadog dep
09.00
-
-
-
-
-
11.00
-
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
1520b
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
09.20
-
-
-
-
-
11.25
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
16.07
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
09.38
no earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
11.35
-
-
-
11.43
no earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
13.35
-
-
-
14.13
no earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
-
-
-
16.25
no earlier
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
18.05
-
-
Llanberis Maes Peris
-
11.45
1231
-
-
-
13.50
1500
-
-
-
16.25
1700
-
-
-
1741
-
18.20
1915
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1255
13.20
-
-
-
-
1522
15.30
-
-
-
-
1722
17.35
-
-
-
1805
1900
-
1937
2035
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
13.50
14.40
-
-
-
-
16.05
16.15
-
-
-
-
18.05
18.10
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
Porthmadog  arr
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
-
-
-
-
-
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
18.35
-
-
-
1950
-
-
2120



09.00 - Sherpa journey     b - change from Sherpa "S97" to Sherpa "S4" at Beddgelert    
1231 - 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        
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 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 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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