from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia

Arriva bus at Pwllheli        
"3" connections    
Caelloi bus leaving Criccieth        

Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website


Pwllheli
Criccieth
Porthmadog
Beddgelert
Snowdon

    Gwynfor "S97" from Porthmadog
        Sherpa journeys
    Gwynfor "S2" to Betws-y-Coed

  Weekdays
sherpanetwork

  Sundays and Public Holidays
sundaysherpanetwork
  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..........
    So far,  no official announcement has been made regarding Sherpa services for Summer 2020 --- but the Gwynedd CC website has just been updated to include some changes to Gwynfor's connecting "88" journeys from and back to Caernarfon also "85" journeys from and back to Bangor

    However,  based on the fact Gwynfor has a five-year contract with both Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC,  it s reasonable to assume the number of "S2" Sherpa journeys will again be "doubled" from winter 2019-2020


    The timings for the extra "S2" summer journeys below ASSUME there are no changes from 2019 and the times for connecting "S4" journeys to and from Beddgelert reflect the current revised timetable which was amended in November 2019 to take into account diversions due to work in connection with the 'new' Caernarfon by-pass

    At this stage,  the information below should be treated as "the likely level of service to expect" - but it should be sufficiently accurate to help you make PROVISIONAL plans for your visit - pending "official" information which is often only available a couple of weeks before !

    You are strongly advised to re-visit this page nearer the time to see if there have been any further changes for Summer 2020,  both to the Sherpa timetables and also any connecting journeys

Unfortunately no one has bothered to use recent timetble changes to rectify the long-stand,  silly,  unreliable,  "sub-standard connection" at Beddgelert at 1150,  which has ruined many holidaymakers 'days out'
All it needs is three journeys operated by this Sherpa
(between 0905 and 1150) to be advanced by five minutes
and the problem would go away !!!
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone(01248 722 694)/email both the operator (Gwynfor)
and Gwynedd CC and ask them to retime their 1130 "S97" Sherpa
to start at 1125 to make it into a RELIABLE connection    

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You are STRONGLY advised to go outward via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed instead (see below for times)
- if you "chance" going via Porthmadog and fsil to make the
sub-standard connection into the 1153 "S4" Sherpa journey,
 the next onward service to Pen-y-Pass is NOT UNTIL 1612 !!!!!




D R A F T

  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

                                                      Caernarfon.......Llanberis
                                        /                       /
Pwllheli - Porthmadog - Beddgelert -/- Pen-y-Pass -/- Betws-y-Coed

Mondays to Saturdays - 4th April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
     
alternative
             
Arriva Arriva
Llew Jones
Gwynfor
  Arriva Arriva Arriva
   3B    3B
X19
S2
     3B    3B    3B
Pwllheli  08.00  09.00
-
-
   10.00  12.00  14.00 Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr  08.12  09.12
-
-
   10.12  12.12  14.12 Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth  08.27  09.27
-
-
   10.27  12.27  14.27 Criccieth
Porthmadog  08.46  09.52
-
-
   10.46  12.46  14.46 Porthmadog
Blaenau Ffestiniog     -  10.21
10.30
-
      -     -     - Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed     -     -
11.00
11.10
      -     -     - Betws-y-Coed
 
Snowdon Sherpa
|
|
|
|
|
|

\|/
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S97-S4
S4
S2
S2
88
   
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
88
S4
88
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
88
S97-S4
S4
S2
S2
Porthmadog Parc 
09.05
-
-
-
-
    -
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.45
-
15.20
-
-
-
Porthmadog Parc 
Beddgelert
09.25
09.43
-
-
-
    -
-
11.53
<<<<<<%<<<<<<
11.50
-
12.45
-
1405
Sherpa
withdrawn
-
-
14.15
-
16.00
16.12
-
-
Beddgelert
  Pen-y-Pass
|
10.05
1025
1035
-
    -
-
11.35
12.15
1225
1235
|
-
|
-
1455
1505
|
-
|
16.34
1650
1705
  Pen-y-Pass
Caernarfon
10.05
-
|
|
1100
    -
-
|
-
|
|
12.25
1300
13.20
1400
-
|
|
14.50
1500
16.35
-
|
|
Caernarfon
   Llanberis
-
-
|
1045
1127
    -
-
11.45
-
|
1245
-
1327
-
1427
-
|
1520
-
1527
-
-
|
1720
   Llanberis
   Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1047
-
-
    -
-
-
-
1247
-
-
-
-
-
-
1517
-
-
-
-
-
1712
-
   Betws-y-Coed
09.05 - Sherpa journey      
% - whilst in theory it is just about possible to catch the earlier "S4" at Beddgelert if the "S97 is running 'spot on time' - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the    
TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"  - but if you do make it you will get to Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed much earlier    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone(01248 722 694)/email both the operator (Gwynfor) and Gwynedd CC and ask them to retime    
their 1130 "S97" Sherpa to start at 1125 to make a RELIABLE connection    

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  

Llanberis........Caernarfon.............................................................................................          
       \                       \                        \                          \
Betws-y-Coed -\- Pen-y-Pass -\- Beddgelert -\- Porthmadog -\- Pwllheli

Mondays to Saturdays - 4th April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
                             
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Clynnog
+Trefor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Clynnog
+Trefor
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
88
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
88
12
T2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
88
12
   Betws-y-Coed
-
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
-
1340
-
-
-
-
1548
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
18.40
-
-
-
   Betws-y-Coed
   Llanberis
-
0900
|
-
1100
|
-
-
1330
|
-
1430
-
1530
|
-
1630
-
-
-
|
1750
-
19.20
-
1930
-
   Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
-
0925
0935
10.10
1125
1135
12.20
-
1355
1405
====
|
-
1555
1610
16.35
|
|
|
direct
|
|
\|/
-
-
-
1755
1805
18.10
|
|
|
direct
|
|
\|/
19.05
|
|
|
direct
|
|
\|/
-
Pen-y-Pass
Caernarfon
09.05
-
|
-
|
12.30
-
-
1455
15.30
-
|
-
-
17.10
-
|
|
|
direct
|
\|/
-
Caernarfon
Nant Gwynant
|
-
10.25
-
12.35
|
-
====
-
|
-
16.50
-
-
|
-
18.25
-
Nant Gwynant
Beddgelert
09.38
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
10.35
-
12.45
13.15
-
14.10
-
16.09
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.00
-
-
17.46
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.35
-
Beddgelert
Caernarfon
-
|
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
|
1655
1740
1745
-
-
|
19.42
19.42
19R55
2035
Caernarfon
Tremadog
-
10.55
-
-
13.35
-
14.23
-
-
-
17.13
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor

|
|
|
|
|

\|/
1828
-
-
18.55
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor

|
|
|
|
|

\|/
Tremadog
Porthmadog
-
11.00
-
-
13.40
-
14.28
-
-
-
17.18
-
1833
-
-
19.00
-
-
Porthmadog
  Arriva Arriva Arriva Arriva Arriva   Arriva    
3B    3B    3B    3B    3B      3B     
Porthmadog Parc -      12.03  14.03  15.03  18.03    19.08 
-
-
Porthmadog Parc
Tremadog 11.12  12.12  14.12  15.12  18.12    19.17 
-
-
Tremadog
Criccieth 11.22  12.22  14.25  15.22  18.25    19.27 
-
-
Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr 11.38  12.38  14.41  15.38  18.41    19.43 
-
-
Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli 11.50  12.50  14.53  15.50  18.53   
1825
19.55 
-
-
2115
Pwllheli
09.05 - Sherpa journey      
R - extends to Caernarfon on request to the driver at or before Cibyn    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

                                 Caernarfon ............................Llanberis
                  /                                              /
Pwllheli - Porthmadog -/- Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass -/- Betws-y-Coed

Sundays - 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
                     
Arriva Llew Jones Arriva Lloyds Arriva Berwyn
    3  1 (1S)     3 T2        3    12
Pwllheli  08.15     -  09.50 -     11.30  1400 Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr  08.25     -  10.00 -     11.40       |
    via
  Trefor
        |
       \|/
Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth  08.42     -  10.17 -     11.57 Criccieth
Porthmadog  08.58  0930  10.33 1105   12.13 Porthmadog
Caernarfon     -  1020     - 1150      -  1445 Caernarfon
 
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
S97-S4
S2
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
88
88
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
88
S2
Porthmadog parc 
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
====
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog parc 
    Caernarfon
|
-
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
1135
1405
-
|
-
-
-
15.45
-
-
1620
-
    Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
|
-
-
-
-
11.39
-
-
|
|
|
via
Llanrug
|
|
|

\|/
|
|
|
via
Llanrug
|
|
|

\|/
-
|
-
-
-
16.17
-
-
|
|
|
via
Llanrug
|
|
|

\|/
-
    Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
09.40
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1030
11.50
-
-
-
14.20
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1510
16.26
-
-
-
Beddgelert
  Rhyd Ddu
|
-
-
-
1038
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
1518
|
-
-
-
  Rhyd Ddu
Penygwryd
10.00
-
-
-
|
12.10
-
-
-
14.40
-
-
|
16.46
1652
-
-
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
10.03
1025
1035
1135
|
12.13
1225
1235
-
14.43
1455
1505
|
16.50
|
1705
-
Pen-y-Pass
  Caernarfon
-
|
|
|
1105
-
|
|
-
-
|
|
1620
-
|
|
-
  Caernarfon
Llanberis Interchange
-
|
1045
1145
-
-
|
1245
1159
1429
1435*
-
|
1520
-
-
|
1720
1644
1755*
Llanberis Interchange
  Betws-y-Coed 
-
1047
-
-
-
-
1247
-
-
-
1517
-
1517
-
-
-
1712
-
-
1832
  Betws-y-Coed 
09.10 - Sherpa journey     * - The "S2" Sherpa from the Interchange stop starts from Joe Brown five minutes earlier    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  

Llanberis.............................Caernarfon                                    
\                                              \                   
Betws-y-Coed -\- Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert -\- Porthmadog - Pwllheli

Sundays - 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see important note above
  REMEMBER
The last return Sunday departures of the day with connections back to Pwllheli are.........
Pen-y-Pass - "S4" Sherpa via Beddgelert and change Caernarfon - depart 1445

a later departure is available at 1610 via Llanberis (change to bus "88" for Caernarfon)
Beddgelert - "S4" Sherpa via Caernarfon (change buses) - depart 1510
         
last Sherpa connections
back to Pwllheli
 
BEWARE -  1548 
NO connection off these
Sherpas back to Pwllheli
 
LAST Betws-y-Coed and
Llanberis (non-Sherpa)
connections back to Pwllheli
 
BEWARE -  1730 
NO connection off these
Sherpas back to Pwllheli
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Berwyn
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
88
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
88
12
S2
S2
S4-S97
   Betws-y-Coed
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
1340
-
-
-
 1548 
-
1548
-
-
-
 1730 
-
-
   Betws-y-Coed
;Llanberis
0900
|
-
1100
|
-
1330
|
-
1430
 1530 
|
-
1625
/|\
|
|
1625
1645
-
|
 1750 
-
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0925
0935
10.05
1125
1135
12.20
1355
1405
14.45
|
direct
|

\|/
 1555 
 1610 
 16.50 
-
1610
|
direct
|

\|/
-
 1755 
 1805 
 18.10 
Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
-
10.30
-
-
12.45
-
-
15.10
-
-
 17.12 
-
-
-
-
-
 18.35 
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
10.38
-
-
|
-
-
15.18
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
Rhyd Ddu
   Caernarfon
-
-
11.05
-
-
|
-
-
15.45
1453
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1709
1720
-
-
|
   Caernarfon
Porthmadog
-
-
====
-
-
13.10
-
-
====
-
-
-
====
-
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor
|
|
|
|

\|/
-
-
 19.00 
Porthmadog
               
Lloyds Arriva Gwynfor Arriva
no onward connection
off this Sherpa
 
no onward connection
off the last Sherpa
T2    3     2 (2S) 3          
Caernarfon 13.30  -     16.50  -     -     Caernarfon
Porthmadog Parc 14.20  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  14.50  17.35  18.05  -     Porthmadog Parc
Criccieth -     15.05  -     18.20  -     Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr -     15.22  -     18.37  -     Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli -     15.32  -     18.47  -    
1805
Pwllheli
10.10 - Sherpa journey     0910 - Sherpa connection    
 1548   - this Sherpa journey DOES operate,  BUT there is no onward bus connection back to Pwllheli    
  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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