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

   STOP PRESS
    Arriva have WITHDRAWN their weekday "3B" service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog also their "3" Sunday service between Pwllheli and Porthmadog
    Alternative journeys are being provided by Lloyds and Caelloi respectively

   STOP PRESS (2)
    Gwynfor have just confirmed the 1730 "S2" Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis WIlL now be extended to Caernarfon - as it was all summer
    This means there is an 1810 local journey from Llanberis - 'one hour' later than the last "88" at 1710 !!!!!

    IMPORTANT..........
    The "winter 2020-2021" Shrepa timetables have been advanced to commence on Saturday 24th October
  (co-terminous with the all-Wales 'two week' lock down)

    The daily "S2" reverts to the standard "one bus" two hourly service without the late journeys
    The connecting weekdays only "S4" from Caernarfon to Pen-y-Pass terminates at Beddgelert and to compensate the "S97" from Porthmadog to Beddgelert is extended to Pen-y-Pass --- minor changes to many times and again without the late journeys


    REMEMBER..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"
    These are also included below as a warning - to help you avoid being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark this page and revisit nearer the time to see if there have been any changes or further SUSPENSIONS from the limited official information when this page was last updated

    Any journey shown on all pages on this website with a "strike through" line is still be operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a connection back to the start location of this page - eg
 1234 

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



  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

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

Mondays to Saturdays - Wednesday 9th December 2020 until further notice
WITHDRAWN during the CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS PERIOD
see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays from 13th December 2020 until further notice
                     
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
Pwllheli
08.00
-
10.45
-
11.45
-
14.30
-
16.00
-
Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr
08.10
-
10.55
-
11.55
-
14.40
-
16.10
-
Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth
08.24
-
11.09
-
12.09
-
14.54
-
16.24
-
Criccieth
Porthmadog
08.40
-
11.25 *
-
12.25
-
15.09
-
16.35
-
Porthmadog
 
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S97 ##
S2
S2
S4
S97 ##
S2
S2
S4
S97
S4
88
S2
S97 ##
S2
S2
S4
S97
S2
S2
S4
Porthmadog parc
09.05
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
13.45
-
-
-
15.35
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
-
Porthmadog parc
Beddgelert
09.30
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
09.40
11.50
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
11.55
14.10
14.15
-
-
16.00
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.15
17.45
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.50
Beddgelert
    Caernarfon
|
-
-
10.25
|
-
-
12.25
-
14.45
1500
-
|
-
-
16.45
-
-
-
18.20
    Caernarfon
Pen-y-Pass
09.55
1025
1135
-
12.15
1225
1405
-
-
-
|
/|\
|
|
|
|
1650
16.35
1650
1755
-
====
====
====
-
Pen-y-Pass
  Betws-y-Coed
-
1047
|
-
-
1247
|
-
-
-
|
1712
-
1712
|
-
-
====
-
-
  Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
    Interchange
-
-
1145
-
-
-
1420
-
-
-
1522
1630
-
-
1720
-
-
-
====
-
    Llanberis
    Interchange
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
 # - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" and the route number "S97" or "S4"  (sometimes changing en-route    
## - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" and the route number "S97" or "S4"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
--- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!    
 
* - if the "3" is running slightly late,  alight at Tremadog Square and join the "S97" Sherpa 'across the road' (depart 1135)    
1500 - "88" bus connection - Red Rover tickets valid,   but Sherpa Day Tickets not valid    
  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

Mondays to Saturdays - Wednesday 9th December 2020 until further notice
WITHDRAWN during the CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS PERIOD
see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays from 13th December 2020 until further notice
 
LSch
S+LSH
                           
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
88
S4
88
S2
S2
S97
S2
88
S2
S97
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
1340
-
1340
-
-
-
-
1548
-
1548
-
1730
-
Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
0738
0800
|
-
1000
|
-
1200
|
-
|
-
-
-
1430
|
-
|
-
|
-
    Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0755
0825
0935
10.10
1025
1135
12.25
1225
1405
====
1405
-
-
-
1455
1610
16.35
1610
-
1755
====
Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
1420
1430
-
1530
-
-
|
1625
1710
1810
-
Llanberis
    Caernarfon
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
1455
1530
1555
-
-
|
-
1735
1832
1710 b
    Caernarfon
Beddgelert
-
-
10.30
-
-
12.45
-
-
14.15
-
-
1610
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.00
-
-
-
17.50
Beddgelert
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
-
-
13.10
-
-
14.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.18
-
-
-
18.15
Porthmadog
   
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Lloyds
 
Caelloi
 
Clynnog
& Trefor
Lloyds
 
Caelloi
 
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
T2
 
3
 
12
T2
 
3
  Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1645
-
-
-
1740
1745
-
-
  Caernarfon
Porthmadog Park 
-
11.30
-
14.00
-
15.30
-
1735
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.45
-
|
|
via
Trefor
|

\|/
1835
>>>>>>>
18.50
Porthmadog Park 
Criccieth
-
11.42
-
14.15
-
15.46
-
-
-
17.55
-
-
-
19.05
Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr
-
11.56
-
14.28
-
15.58
-
-
-
18.07
-
-
-
19.18
Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli
-
12.06
-
14.38
-
16.08
-
-
-
18.17
-
1824
-
##
19.28
Pwllheli
10.05 - Sherpa journey     b - "S4" connection - change to the "S97" at Beddgelert (stop "A")      
  LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only       S+LSH - Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    
  ## - Pwllheli arrive 2053 Porthmadog arrive 1925, depart 2015    
  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 - 13th December 2020 until further notice
WITHDRAWN during the CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS PERIOD
see VERY important note above
 *** VERY LIMITED non-SHERPA JOURNEYS *** 
                 
  Caelloi Llew Jones Caelloi Lloyds Caelloi Gwynfor  Berwyn 
      3  1 (1S)     3    T2     3  2 (2S-2G)   12 
Pwllheli
-
 08.35     -  10.10     -  12.20     -  1400  Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr
-
 08.47     -  10.22     -  12.32     -       |
    via
  Trefor
        |
       \|/
Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth
-
 09.02     -  10.37     -  12.47     - Criccieth
Porthmadog
-
 09.18  0930  10.53  1105  13.03  1325 Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
    -  1020     -  1150     -  1408  1445  Caernarfon
 
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
S97-S4
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S97-S4
S4
88
S2
Porthmadog parc 
0910
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
-
-
-
-
-
1355
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
-
-
-
Porthmadog parc 
    Caernarfon
1110
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
1135
-
1405
-
1545
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
1600
-
    Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
via
Llanrug
-
via
Llanrug
-
via
Llanrug
-
    Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Llanberis Interchange
1159
1205*
1429
1435*
1624
1635*
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
-
1225
-
1455
-
1650
Pen-y-Pass
  Betws-y-Coed 
-
-
-
1247
-
1517
-
-
-
1712
  Betws-y-Coed 
 09.10 - direct Sherpa journey  (suspended)     1205 - "S2" Sherpa connection     * - These "S2" Sherpas start 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 - 13th December 2020 until further notice
WITHDRAWN during the CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS PERIOD
see VERY important note above
 *** VERY LIMITED non-SHERPA JOURNEYS *** 
 
last Sherpa connections
back to Pwllheli
 
last Sherpa connections
back to Porthmadog
     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Berwyn
Gwynfor
S2
S4
S2
88
S4-S97
S2
S4
88
S2
S4-S97
  88  
  12  
S2
   Betws-y-Coed
0910
-
1110
-
-
 1340 
-
-
 1548 
-
-
-
 1730 
   Betws-y-Coed
   Pen-y-Pass
0935
1005
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
1135
-
1220
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
 1405 
1445
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
-
 1610 
1715
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
-
-
 1755 
   Pen-y-Pass
;Llanberis
0945
1145
1200
 1420 
 1430 
 1625 
 1645 
-
 1810 
Llanberis
Beddgelert
-
-
via
Llanrug
-
via
Llanrug
-
via
Llanrug
-
no
onward
connection
off this
Sherpa
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
-
-
-
Rhyd Ddu
   Caernarfon
-
-
1223
-
 1453 
-
1709
 1720 
   Caernarfon
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor
|
|
|
|

\|/
Porthmadog
         
Lloyds Caelloi Caelloi Gwynfor Caelloi Lloyds
taxi
T2  3    3    2S (2S-2G)   3    T2     
Caernarfon 1330 -    -     1650  -     1825  -    Caernarfon
Porthmadog Parc 1420 15.15 16.55  1735   18.05   1912 
taxi
Porthmadog Parc
Criccieth -    15.30 17.10 -    18.20  -   
taxi
Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr -    15.45 17.25 -    18.37  -   
taxi
Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli -    15.57 17.37 -    18.47  -   
taxi
1805
Pwllheli
 10.05 - direct Sherpa journey  (suspended)     0910 - "S2" Sherpa connection    
  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 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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