former Arriva "S97" Sherpa (Sundays)      
(now connecting "3")      
Porthmadog - Beddgelert (for Pen-y-Pass)    
Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa      


Aberglaslyn Pass
and the mountains
of Snowdonia

      former Express Motors "S2" Sherpa
    Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed    
      former Padarn "S4" leaving Beddgelert
These trips also depart HAFEN-Y-MÔR approximately ten minutes later
and CRICCIETH approximately twenty three minutes later
  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 trip from
Pwllheli to Betws-y-Coed or Llanberis

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)

The current Arriva Sunday "S97" Sherpa service
from Pwllheli is replaced
by a new "S97" service from Poerhmadog operated by Gwynfor
which connects at Beddgelert into their "S4" for Pen-y-Pass

along with several new "shuttles" to Rhyd Ddu

In addition the level of onward "S2" Sherpas from Pen-y-Pass
to Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed is doubled from five
to ten journeys each way for the summer

In future passengers from the Cambrian Coast will need to use
the connecting Arriva service "3" from Pwllheli
and change to the Sherpa Network at Porthmadog

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 - 25th March 2018 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from near-by Porthmadog
Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineraries from near-by Porthmadog

(use the local Arriva "3" service to connect)
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Pwllheli

Summer is an ideal time to visit Snowdonia
with the sun setting much later
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last connecting return Sunday Sherpa buses to Pwllheli are as follows...... 
Pen-y-Pass to Pwlheli (S4-S97-3) - connection depart 1432  (change at Porthmadog)
Betws-y-Coed to Pwllheli (S2-S4-S97-3) - connection depart 1340  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Capel Curig to Pwllheli (S2-S4-S97-3) - connection depart 1352  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Llyn Ogwen to Pwllheli (S6-S2-S4-S97-3) - connection depart 1330  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Llanberis to Pwllheli (S2-S4-S97-3) - connection depart 1330  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Nant Gwynant to Pwllheli (S4-S97-3) - connection depart 1444  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Beddgelert to Pwllheli (S97-3) - connection depart 1455  (change at Porthmadog)
Porthmadog to Pwllheli (3) - depart 17.55
Caernarfon to Pwllheli via Criccieth (2-3) - connection depart 1650  (change at Porthmadog)
Llanberis to Pwllheli via Criccieth (88-2-3) - connection depart 1510  (change at Caernarfon and Porthmadog)

Caernarfon to Pwllheli DIRECT (12) - depart 17.20
Llanberis to Pwllheli DIRECT (88-12) - connection depart 1640  (change at Caernarfon)
Betws-y-Coed to Pwllheli DIRECT (S2-88-12) - connection depart 1548  (change at Caernarfon)
Pen-y-Pass to Pwllheli DIRECT (S2-88-12) - connection depart 1610  (change at Caernarfon)

A summary of "alternarive" last Sunday journeys back to Pwllheli can be found by clicking here

latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website

via Aberglaslyn and Nant Gwynant Passes

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

BEWARE - although a later Sunday afternoon journey operates through the Nant Gwynant Pass
there is NO LONGER A CONNECTION BACK to Criccieth or Pwllheli in 2018
  Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover your COMPLETE trip to Snowdonia
  Click here for a detailed timetable showing connecting services via both Porthmadog and Caernarfon
  Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineries from Porthmadog
  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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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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)

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