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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 "


from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS from BARMOUTH

Gwynfor "S2" at Pen-y-Pass    
Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa - weekdays only    
by



via Porthmadog
or Blaenau Ffestiniog
mouth of the River Glaslyn
and Caernarfon
to the mountains of
Snowdonia

   Gwynfor "2S" at Oakley Arms
   Llew Jones "1S" crossing "The Cob"

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  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 now possible to make a Sunday day or afternoon trip
from Barmouth to Snowdonia


   STOP PRESS
    Gwynfor have re-instated a very limiyted Sunday service from both Porthmadog and Caernarfon to/from Snowdonia

    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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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"



Snowdon Sherpa
Sundays - 18th April 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
  Click here for suggested Mondays to Saturday itineraries from Barmouth
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Barmouth
  (also Dolgellau and Harlech)
Summer is an ideal time for a full day out to visit Snowdonia with lighter nights
Caernarfon to Harlech-Barmouth (2S-2G) - depart 16.50
Betws-y-Coed to Barmouth (S2-S4-2S-2G) - Sherpa connection departs 1340 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Caernarfon)
a later "X19-2S-2G" connection is available at 1715 (change at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog)
Pen-y-Pass to Barmouth (S2-S4-2S-2G) - Sherpa connection departs 1445 (change at Caernarfon)
Llanberis to Barmouth (88-2S-2G) - Sherpa connection departs 1330 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Caernarfon)
a later "S2-X19-2S-2G" connection is available at 1530 (change at Betws-y-Coed,  Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog)
Nant Gwyant (Watkin) to Barmouth (S4-2S-2G) - Sherpa onnection departs 1500 (change at Caernarfon)
Beddgelert to Barmouth (S4-2S-2G) - Sherpa onnection departs 1510 (change at Caernarfon)
Rhyd Ddu to Barmouth (S4-2S-2G) - Sherpa onnection departs 1518 (change at Caernarfon)
Porthmadog to Harlech-Barmouth (2G) - depart 17.35

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
An alternative later Sunday "T2-T3" connection to Barmouth ONLY
from Caernarfon at 1825 and Porthmadog at 1915 is available via Dolgellau
 (with an hour and a half wait)

Green - part-Sherpa services       Gold - all non-Sherpa services

Sunday journeys between Barmouth and Porthmadog appear in various publications
as "2"  "2S" (for Sunday)  or "2G" (for Gwynfor) and even occasionally "T2"
There is ONLY one bus - irrespective of the number shown in some publications or even on the front of the bus
so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!!!
     Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
     Click here if you want to visit Betws-y-Coed
     Click here if you want to visit Llanberis
 or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
     - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........



               
BETWS-Y-COED  or  BEDDGELERT  or  PEN-Y-PASS
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
     
last return service to Harlech
   
2S
T3
T2
1S
X19
2S
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
 
X19
1S
2S-2G
T3
X19
1S
T2
T3
Corwen
-
0825
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
14.15
-
-
-
17.15
-
-
-
Bala
-
0845
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
14.05
14.45
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
15.10
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
-
-
12.20
-
-
Caernarfon
-
15.45
|
-
16.50
-
|
-
-
-
Harlech
10.06
-
|
-
-
12.46
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
14.40
16.10
|
-
17.40
17.55
-
-
Oakley Arms
10.30
>>>>>
10.50
11.35
-
13.10
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
16.38
17.35
-
-
18.23
19.15
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
|
11.50
12.00
|
-
-
Harlech
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
|
-
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
-
|
|
|
\|/
13.25
13.55
-
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
-
-
|
/|\
|
|
2205
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
20.05
2145
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
-
-
-
14.40
14.55
Bala
-
-
-
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
12.25
-
-
15.17
Corwen
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
13.55 - Sherpa journey    
12.20 and 16.50 - through non-Sherpa journeys between Barmonth and Porthmdog and back via Harlech High Street   
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services     (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  

               
CAERNARFON
stopping off for lunch  and/or  tea/coffee  and/or  a short walk round Caernarfon to suit yourself
or continue onto LLANBERIS
(out and back along the northern side of Snowdon and running alongside Llyn Padarn)
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
     
last return service to Harlech
 
later summer connection to
Dolgellau and Barmouth only
2S
T3
T2
1S
X19
S2
88
2S-2G
88
S97-S4
S2
88
2S-2G
T3
S2
S2
X19
1S
 
S2
S4-S97
T2
T3
Corwen
-
0825
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis  (S)
1430
-
-
14.30
15.30
-
-
17.50
-
-
-
Bala
-
0845
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
14.55
15.50
-
-
18.05
18.10
-
-
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
15.12
16.12
17.15
-
-
|
-
-
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
-
-
-
-
12.20
-
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
17.40
17.55
-
|
-
-
Harlech
10.06
-
|
-
-
-
-
12.46
-
-
-
Caernarfon
1453
16.50
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>|>>>
>>>>>
>>>|>>>
18.25
-
Oakley Arms
10.30
>>>>>
10.50
11.35
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
17.35
-
-
-
-
18.23
-
19.05
19.15
-
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
|
-
-
-
13.25
>>>>>
13.55
-
Dolgellau
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20.05
2145
Caernarfon
-
-
11.50
>>>|>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1405
14.08
1600
|
-
Harlech
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
11.50
12.00
-
|
|
|
\|/
-
|
|
|
\|/
|
-
Barmouth
-
18.40
1920
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2205
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
12.25
13.40
-
|
-
Dolgellau
-
19.04
1940
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
-
-
-
-
-
14.05
-
14.40
15.05
Bala
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis  (S)
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
1429
-
1625
-
15.20
Corwen
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.40 - Sherpa journey    
12.20 and 16.50 - through non-Sherpa journeys between Barmonth and Porthmdog and back via Harlech High Street   
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services     (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  

     
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise - via Caernarfon,   Llanberis   Betws-y-Coed,   Blaenau Ffestiniog  and  Oakley Arms

Click here for a slighly faster "anticlockwise" circuit - which is also available from Harlech
 
P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above
still to be updated
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
     
   
2S
T2
88
S2
S2
X19
1S
T2
T3
Barmouth
0940
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Barmouth
Dolgellau
|
10.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
Oakley Arms
1030
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
Caernarfon
-
11.50
14.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
14.28
14.35
15.35
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
15.17
16.12
17.15
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
-
17.40
17.55
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.23
19.15
-
Porthmadog
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20.05
2145
Dolgellau
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2205
Barmouth
14.35 - Sherpa journey    
10.15 - non-Sherpa journey     0940 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

     
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
anticlockwise - via Oakley Arms,*   Blaenau Ffestiniog,   Betws-y-Coed,   Llanberis  and  Caernarfon

stopping off for coffee/tea at Pen-y-Pass, Llanberis and/or Caernarfon to suit yourself
* - either stop off at Oakley Arms for a coffee or continue on the bus over the mouth of the Glaslyn river on "The Cob" (with its panoramic views of Snowdonia)

 
P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above
  As a result of the 'suspension' of the Sunday "S97" and "S4" Sherpa services,   it is no longer possible to travel outward via Beddgelert  
..........so this "new" suggested itinerary goes out via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed
..........then cuts across Snowdonia using the "S2 Sherpa via the Twin Lakes,  Pen-y-Pass and the Llanberis Pass
..........before returning via Caernarfon
still to be updated
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
     
     
2S
T3
T2
1S
1S
X19
S2
88
2S-2G
T3
Corwen
-
0825
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Corwen
Bala
-
0845
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bala
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Barmouth
Harlech
10.06
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Harlech
Oakley Arms *
10.30
>>>>>>>
10.50
>>>>>>>
11.35
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
11.20
|
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
11.50
11.50
12.00
-
-
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
12.25
13.40
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
14.30
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.53
16.50
-
Caernarfon
Harlech
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
Harlech
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
Barmouth
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
Dolgellau
Bala
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2015
Bala
Corwen
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2050
Corwen
13.40 - Sherpa journey    
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  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
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 - 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
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


This page last  Updated - snowdon sherpa bus service on 25th April 2021   e-mail webmaster   (c)2021

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