VERY IMPORTANT
NOTE --- MOST NON-SHERPA CONNECTING JOURNEYS WHICH WERE SUSPENDED DURING THE SEVERE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS PERIOD HAVE RE-COMMENCED
(the majority from Monday 12th April 2021)

The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........
..........the two former "School Days Only" extensions to/from Llanrwst
will in future apply DAILY to improve connections from/to Llandudno
but the 1730 journey from Betws-y-Coed is cut short at Llanberis

(instead of continuing to Caernarfon)

The section of route between Pen-y-Pass and Beddgelert is re-instated
BUT REVERTS TO THE OLD ROUTE NUMBER "S4"

(rather than "S97" as immediately prior to the Coronavirus restrictions)
The former extra early and late summer afternoon journeys through
the Nant Gwynant Pass are to again operate
BUT NOTE SPECIALLY the last weekday journey from Pen-y-Pass
(at 1810) continues to Caernarfon rather than Porthmadog

Extra Summer Only "S1" 'Park and Ride' journeys between
Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass are re-instated for the summer to
augment the basic "S2" journeys

(service level varies to meet traffic demand)

The Weekend only "S6" Sherpa between Bangor and Pen-y-Pass
via Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan)
re-commenced with extra journeys
operating " during School Holiday weekends "



"85" Bangor-Llanberis connections   
Gwynfor "Sherpa"        
"S2" Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed   
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website


Bangor
Deiniolen   Caernarfon
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig     Beddgelert
Betws-y-Coed     Porthmadog  

   "S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
        Gwynfor "Sherpa"
   "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog
   Weekdays
sherpanetwork

  Sundays and Public Holidays
sherpanetwork
  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 1
    Gwynfor have further re-vamped their weekday "85" connecting service between Bangor and Llanberis from Monday 26th April --- Make sure you are aware of the revised times as some former journeys NO LONGER CONNECT

    STOP PRESS 2
    The 1730 weekday Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed terminates at Llanberis in 2021
   Passengers for Bangor are advised to change at Pen-y-Pass into the 1810 "S4" Sherpa to Caernarfon (arrive 1905) and catch an Arriva "5C" bus to get home

    REMEMBER..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show 'out of date' information - if in doubt check direct with the operator


    Please bookmark this page and revisit nearer the time to see if there have been any changes or further CHANGES

    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"



Snowdon Sherpa

Bangor --- Deiniolen --- Llanberis --- Pen-y-Pass -\- Capel Curig --- Betws-y-Coed
                                 \
                                                                 \
__Beddgelert__Porthmadog


Mondays to Saturdays - 26th April 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 are re-instated for the summer
  Click here for alternative Saturday journeys to Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
     
Sat
 
M-F
                       
BSch
S+BwSH
   
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor   Gwynfor     Gwynfor       Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor  
 
S6
 85    85      85        85    85  86  85  
   Bangor Bus Station *
-
07.20 ## 
0710
-
0820
-
-
1100
-
-
-
1400
-
1530 1615 1630
-
   Bangor Bus Station * 
   Deiniolen
-
|
|
|
via
Ogwen
Valley
|
|
|

\|/
0735
-
0855
-
-
1136
-
-
-
1436
-
1606    | 1706
-
   Deiniolen
   Llanberis Interchange  (S)
-
0751
-
0909
-
1154 1454
-
1629 1700 1724
-
   Llanberis Interchange  (S)
                   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
12.00
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
12.05
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
08.05
08.10
09.25
1005
10.25
11.25
1220
12.25
13.55
1430
14.55
15.50
1635
16.50
18.05
1810
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin   (S)
|
-
|
1020
|
|
1235
|
|
1445
|
|
1650
|
|
1825
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin   (S)
    Beddgelert
|
-
|
1030
|
|
1245
|
|
1455
|
|
1700
|
|
1835
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
-
|
1158b
|
|
1253
|
|
1608 b
|
|
|
|
|
1843
    Rhyd Ddu
    Caernarfon
|
-
|
1220b
|
|
1315
|
|
1630 b
|
|
|
|
|
1905
    Caernarfon
    Porthmadog
|
-
|
1055
|
|
1340b
|
|
1513
|
|
1718
|
|
-
    Porthmadog
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
08.15
-
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
-
12.35
14.05
-
15.05
16.00
-
17.00
18.20
-
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
Betws-y-Coed
08.25
-
09.47
-
11.47
11.47
-
12.47
14.17
-
15.17 $
16.12
-
17.12
18.32
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
08.38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
10.00 - Sherpa journey     (S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
 
  Sat - Saturdays only     ## - departs 40 minutes LATER during School Holiday weekends - click here for further details    
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       BSch - local (Bangor) School Days only       S+BSH - Saturdays also during local (Bangor) School Holidays only    
* - all "85" connecting journeys from Bangor Bus Station also call on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop H) three minutes later    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
Snowdon Sherpa

Porthmadog__Beddgelert__                                                                 
\                  
Llanrwst --- Betws-y-Coed --- Capel Curig -\- Pen-y-Pass --- Llanberis --- Deiniolen --- Bangor
/|\                                                
|                                                
Llyn Ogwen                                                                 
Mondays to Saturdays - 26th April 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 1010, 1210, 1440, 1640 and 1840 are re-instated for the summermaking the connections shown below
  Click here for alternative Saturday journeys from Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
REMEMBER - the last weekday "S2" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass WITH A DIRECT CONNECTION BACK TO BANGOR departs at 1705
however Gwynfor have since confirmed the 1730 ex-Betws-y-Coed will continue to operate to Caernarfon to provide a later connection back to Bangor
                         
Sat
 
later alternative connections via Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Arriva   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Arriva 
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S97
S2
S6
S2
S4
5C  
S97-S4
S2
5C  
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
13.40
-
14.40
15.48
-
16.40
-
17.30
-
-   
-
18.40
-    Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
-
14.52
16.00
-
16.52
-
17.42
-
-   
-
18.52
-    Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0905b
|
|
1130b
|
|
====
|
|
1520b
|
-
|
-
-   
1720
|
-        Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
|
0905
|
|
1115
|
|
1330
|
|
1530
|
-
|
-
-   
|
|
-       Caernarfon
   Rhyd Ddu WHR station
|
0927
|
|
1137
|
|
1352
|
|
1557
|
-
|
-
-   
|
|
-       Rhyd Ddu WHR station
   Beddgelert
|
0940
|
|
1155
|
|
1410
>>>>|>>>>
|
1612
|
-
|
-
-   
1745
|
-       Beddgelert
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin  (S)
|
0945
|
|
1200
|
|
1415
|
|
1617
|
Sat
|
-
-   
1750
|
-       Nant Gwynant - Watkin  (S)
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
09.35
0955
10.35
11.35
1215
12.35
14.05
1430
15.05
16.10
1635
17.05
17.15 ## 
17.55>>>>>>18.10 
-   
1805
19.05
-    Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Llanberis Maes Padarn  (S)
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
-
17.20
|
|
via
Ogwen
Valley
|
|

\|/
(18.10)
>>>>>|>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
19.20
-    Llanberis Maes Padarn  (S)
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
====
19.05
1915
-
19.42
2015 Caernarfon
  Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor
terminates
Llanberis
in 2021
  |   
|   
|   
\|/    
    |   
|   
|   
\|/    
 
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)  (S) 1000
-
1200
-
1400 1500
-
-
1640
-
1730
-
-
-
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)  (S)
   Deiniolen 1018
-
1224
-
1418 1518
-
-
1658
-
1748
-
-
-
   Deiniolen
   Bangor Bus Station * 1055
-
1301
-
1455 1555
-
-
1735
-
1825
18.00
-
-
1944
-
-
2044    Bangor Bus Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey     b - "S4" Sherpa - change Sherpas at Beddgelert  (note "S4" journeys to Pen-y-Pass depart from stop "B" - outside the Tourist Office)    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
 
Sat - Saturdays only     ## - departs 45 minutes LATER during School Holiday weekends - click here for further details    
* - all "85" connecting journeys to Bangor Bus Station also set down on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop J) two minutes earlier    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

Snowdon Sherpa

Bangor --- Deiniolen --- Llanberis --- Pen-y-Pass -\- Capel Curig --- Betws-y-Coed --- Llanrwst
             \
                                                \
---Beddgelert --- Porthmadog


Sundays - 2nd May 2021  until further notice
also Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 are re-instated for the summer
  Click here for alternative Sundays journeys to Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
                                         
 
Gwynfor
    Gwynfor     Gwynfor       Gwynfor       Gwynfor
-
 
S6
     85      85        85        85  
   Bangor Bus Station *
-
07.20 ## 
-
-
0830
-
-
1100
-
-
-
1400
-
-
-
1630
-
   Bangor Bus Station * 
   Deiniolen
-
|
|
|
via
Ogwen
Valley
|
|
|

\|/
-
-
0906
-
-
1136
-
-
-
1436
-
-
-
1706
-
   Deiniolen
   Llanberis Interchange  (S)
-
-
-
0924
-
-
1154 1454 1723
-
   Llanberis Interchange  (S)
                     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
(S2-)S4-S97
S2
S4-S97
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
12.00
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
-
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
12.05
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
1705
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
08.05
08.10
09.25
1005
10.25
11.25
1220
12.25
13.55
1445
14.55
15.50
1650
16.50
18.05
1810
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
-
|
1020
|
|
1235
|
|
1500
|
|
1705
|
|
1820
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
    Beddgelert
|
-
|
1030
|
|
1245
|
|
1510
|
|
1712
|
|
1835
    Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu
|
-
|
1038
|
|
|
|
|
1518
|
|
-
|
|
|
    Rhyd Ddu
    Caernarfon
|
-
|
1105
|
|
|
|
|
1545
|
|
-
|
|
|
    Caernarfon
    Porthmadog
|
-
|
-
|
|
1310
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
1910
    Porthmadog
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
08.15
-
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
-
12.35
14.05
-
15.05
16.00
-
17.00
18.20
-
Capel Curig - for Tryfan
Betws-y-Coed
08.25
-
09.47
-
10.47
11.47
-
12.47
14.17
-
15.17
16.12
-
17.12
-
18.32
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
08.38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
10.00 - Sherpa journey    
## - departs 40 minutes LATER during School Holiday weekends - click here for further details    
 
* - all "85" connecting journeys from Bangor Bus Station also pick up on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop H) three minutes earlier    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up 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  
Snowdon Sherpa

                             Porthmadog --- Beddgelert ---                                                                           ....Caernarfon....
                                                                                \                                               /                 \
Llanrwst --- Betws-y-Coed --- Capel Curig -\- Pen-y-Pass --- Llanberis -/- Deiniolen -\- Bangor

Sundays - 2nd May 2021  until further notice
also Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 1010, 1210, 1440, 1640 and 1840 are re-instated making the connections shown below
  Click here for alternative Sunday journeys from Pen-y-Pass (without a change of Sherpa) via the Ogwen Valley
REMEMBER - the last Sunday "S2" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis WITH A DIRECT CONNECTION BACK TO BANGOR departs at 1705
                     
later alternative connections via Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Arriva   
Gwynfor
 Arriva 
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S6
S4
S2
5C  
S2
5C  
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
13.40
-
14.40
15.48
-
16.40
-
-
17.30
-   
18.40
-    Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
-
14.52
16.00
-
16.52
-
-
17.42
-   
18.52
-    Capel Curig
    Porthmadog
|
0910
|
|
-
|
|
1355
|
|
-
|
-
-
|
-   
|
-        Porthmadog
    Caernarfon
|
|
|
|
1110
|
|
|
|
|
1550
|
-
-
|
-   
|
-        Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
|
|
|
|
1136
|
|
|
|
|
1612
|
-
-
|
-   
|
-        Rhyd Ddu
    Beddgelert
|
0934
|
|
1150
|
|
1420
|
|
1627
|
-
1720
|
-   
|
-        Beddgelert
    Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
0939
|
|
1155
|
|
1425
|
|
1632
|
-
1725
|
-   
|
-        Nant Gwynant - Watkin
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
09.35
0955
10.35
11.35
1210
12.35
14.05
144
15.05
16.10
1647
17.05
17.15 ## 
1740
17.55
-   
19.05
-    Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
-
17.20
|
|
via
Ogwen
Valley
|
|

\|/
-
18.10
-   
19.20
-    Llanberis Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
====
1849
19.42
2010 Caernarfon
  Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor     |   
|   
|   
\|/    
  |   
|   
|   
\|/    
 
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)  (S) 1000
-
1200
-
1500
-
1730
-
-
-
   Llanberis Maes Padarn (85)  (S)
   Deiniolen 1018
-
1218
-
1518
-
1748
-
-
-
   Deiniolen
   Bangor Bus Station * 1055
-
1255
1555
-
1825
18.00
-
-
1920
-
2041    Bangor Bus Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey          
 
* - all "85" connecting journeys to Bangor Bus Station also set down on the main road outside Bangor Railway Station (stop J) two minutes earlier    
## - departs 45 minutes LATER during School Holiday weekends - click here for further details    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up 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 - 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 - 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 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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