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..........
There are changes to the times of some "S97" afternoon journeys to/from Porthmadog as well as onward "S4" connections at Beddgelert to Caernarfon also onward connections at Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis where the level of "S2" Sherpa to Llanberis is doubled from five to ten journeys each way for the summer
- as shown below

Unfortunately no one has bothered to use the timetable change to rectify the long-stand,  silly,  unreliable,  "zero" minute connection at Beddgelert (1150-1150) which has ruined many holidaymakers days out
All it needed was the three journeys operated by this Sherpa
(between 0905 and 1150) to have been advanced by five minutes
and the problem would have gone 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    


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
and to encourage greater 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 - 13th April 2019 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

see important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
  Arriva Arriva                
    3     3   Arriva Arriva Arriva
  M-F   Sat       3     3     3
Pwllheli  07.55  08.10    10.25  12.20  14.30 Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr  08.07  08.22    10.37  12.32  14.42 Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth  08.22  08.37    10.52  12.47  14.57 Criccieth
Porthmadog  08.41  08.56    11.08  13.03  15.13 Porthmadog
 
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
09.40
-
-
-
11.50
<<<<<<%<<<<<<
11.50
-
12.45
-
14.10
-
-
14.15
-
16.00
16.10
-
-
Beddgelert
  Pen-y-Pass
|
10.02
1025
1035
-
12.12
1225
1235
|
-
|
-
14.27
1455
1505
|
-
|
16.32
1650
1705
  Pen-y-Pass
Caernarfon
10.10
-
|
|
1100
-
|
|
12.20
1300
13.15
1400
-
|
|
14.45
1500
16.30
-
|
|
Caernarfon
   Llanberis
-
-
|
1045
1127
-
|
1245
-
1327
-
1427
-
|
1520
-
1527
-
-
|
1720
   Llanberis
   Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1247
-
-
-
-
-
-
1517
-
-
-
-
-
1712
-
   Betws-y-Coed
09.05 - Sherpa journey      
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays ONLY       Sat - Saturdays ONLY    
% - 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 - 13th April 2019 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

see important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 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
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
   Betws-y-Coed
-
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
-
1340
-
-
-
-
1548
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
   Betws-y-Coed
   Llanberis
-
0900
|
-
1100
|
-
-
1330
|
-
1430
-
1530
|
-
1630
-
-
-
|
1750
-
   Llanberis
Caernarfon
09.05
|
|
-
|
|
-
12.30
|
|
-
1455
15.30
|
|
-
|
|
|
direct
|
|
\|/
-
-
17.10
|
|
-
Caernarfon
Pen-y-Pass
|
0925
0935
10.10
1125
1135
12.20
|
1355
1405
14.30
-
|
1555
1610
16.35
-
-
|
1755
1805
18.10
Pen-y-Pass
Nant Gwynant
|
-
10.22
-
12.32
|
-
14.32
-
|
-
16.47
-
-
|
-
-
18.22
Nant Gwynant
Beddgelert
09.38
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
10.35
-
12.45
13.15
-
14.55
-
16.08
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.00
-
-
17.43
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.35
Beddgelert
Caernarfon
-
|
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
|
1655
1740
1745
-
-
-
|
Caernarfon
Tremadog
-
10.55
-
-
13.35
-
15.08
-
-
-
17.13
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor

|
|
|
|
|

\|/
1828
-
-
-
19.10
Tremadog
Porthmadog
-
11.10
-
-
13.40
-
15.15
-
-
-
17.17
-
1833
-
-
-
19.15
Porthmadog
  Arriva Arriva Arriva Caelloi Arriva   Arriva Arriva  
3     3     3    3    3B      3B    3B   
Porthmadog Parc 11.39  13.49  -      15.30  18.14    19.04  19.49  Porthmadog Parc
Tremadog |      |      15.23  |      |        |      |      Tremadog
Criccieth 11.50  14.00  15.36  15.43  18.29    19.22  20.04  Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr 11.58  14.08  15.53  15.58  18.46    19.39  20.21  Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli 12.08  14.18  16.03  16.08  18.56   
1825
19.49  20.31  Pwllheli
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  

  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

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

Sundays - 13th April 2019 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

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
S97-S4
S2
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
88
88
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S4
S2
S2
88
Porthmadog parc 
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
====
-
-
-
Porthmadog parc 
    Caernarfon
|
-
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
1130
1330
-
|
-
-
-
15.50
-
-
1530
    Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
|
-
-
-
-
11.36
-
-
|
|
|
via
Llanrug
|
|
|

\|/
|
|
|
via
Llanrug
|
|
|

\|/
-
|
-
-
-
16.16
-
-
|
|
|
via
Llanrug
|
|
|

\|/
    Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
09.40
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1035
11.50
-
-
-
14.20
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1515
16.25
-
-
Beddgelert
  Rhyd Ddu
|
-
-
-
1043
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
1523
|
-
-
  Rhyd Ddu
Penygwryd
09.59
-
-
-
|
12.09
-
-
-
14.39
-
-
|
16.44
1652
-
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
10.02
1025
1035
1135
|
12.12
1225
1235
-
14.42
1455
1505
|
16.47
|
1705
Pen-y-Pass
  Caernarfon
-
|
|
|
1105
-
|
|
-
-
|
|
1545
-
|
|
  Caernarfon
Llanberis
-
|
1045
1145
-
-
|
1245
1159
1359
1430
-
|
1520
-
-
|
1720
1559
Llanberis
  Betws-y-Coed 
-
1047
-
-
-
-
1247
-
-
-
1517
-
1517
-
-
-
1712
-
-
  Betws-y-Coed 
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
  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 April 2019 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

see important note above
  REMEMBER
The last return Summer Sunday departures of the day with connections back to Pwllheli are.........
Pen-y-Pass - "S4" Sherpa via Beddgelert and change Caernarfon - depart 1450

a slightly later departure is available at 1505 via Llanberis (change to bus "88" for Caernarfon)
Beddgelert - "S4" Sherpa via Caernarfon (change buses) - depart 1515
Llanberis - non-Sherpa "88" direct to Caernarfon (change buses) - depart 1600
         
last Sherpa connection
back to Pwllheli
 
BEWARE -  1530 
NO connection off these
Sherpas back to Pwllheli
 
last Llanberis non-Sherpa
connection back to Pwllheli
 
BEWARE -  1730 
NO connection off these
Sherpas back to Pwllheli
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Berwyn
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
88
2
12
S2
S2
S4-S97
   Betws-y-Coed
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
1340
-
-
 1548 
-
-
-
-
-
 1730 
-
-
   Betws-y-Coed
;Llanberis
0900
|
-
1100
|
-
1330
|
-
 1530 
|
-
/|\
|
|
1520
1600
-
-
|
 1750 
-
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0925
0935
10.10
1125
1135
12.20
1355
1405
14.50
1555
1610
 16.50 
1505
|
direct
|

\|/
-
-
1755
1805
 18.10 
Pen-y-Pass
  Rhyd Ddu
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
  Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.45
-
-
15.15
-
-
 17.12 
-
-
-
-
-
18.35
Beddgelert
   Caernarfon
-
-
11.05
-
-
|
-
-
15.45
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1627
1650
1720
-
-
|
   Caernarfon
Porthmadog
-
-
====
-
-
13.10
-
-
====
-
-
====
-
-
1735
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor
|
|
|
|

\|/
-
-
 19.00 
Porthmadog
             
Lloyds Arriva Gwynfor Arriva
no onward connection
off the last Sherpa
T2    3     2S    3    
Caernarfon 13.30  -     16.50  -     Caernarfon Parc
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    
  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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