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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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


SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS from BEDDGELERT

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
mid-winter
     


by



      "S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert
    Gwynfor Coaches Sherpa
      "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog

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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

   STOP PRESS
    Gwynfor have reintruduce limited Sunday services from Beddgelert to Pen-y-Pass, Caernarfon and Porthmadog

    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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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 Monday to Saturday itineraries
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Beddgelert

Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia
with extra connecting Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday Sherpa buses to Beddgelert are as follows...... 
Pen-y-Pass to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 18.10
Betws-y-Coed to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection departs 1730  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection departs 1742  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llyn Ogwen to Beddgelert (S6-S4) - connection departs 1415** (change at Pen-y-Pass)
** click "here" for details of the EXTRA "S6" Sherpa 'hourly' journeys over "SCHOOL HOLIDAY WEEKENDS" ONLY
(last connection back to Beddgelerton THESE DATES ONLY is 1740)
Llanberis to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection departs 1750  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Beddgelert/Porthmadog (S4) - depart 18.25
Caernarfon to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 1550
Llanberis to Beddgelert (88-S4) - connection departs 1430  (change at Caernarfon)
Waunfawr to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 16.00
Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 16.12
Porthmadog to Beddgelert (S97) - depart 13.55
Barmouth to Beddgelert (2S-S97) - connection departs 1220  (change at Porthmadog)

Green - all Sherpa services       Gold - partially non-Sherpa services

       click here if you want to climb Snowdon
 or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
     - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........
Suggested itineraries
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website

     
BETWS-Y-COED
via the Nant Gwynant Pass,  Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes and the Swallow Falls

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

 
see important note above
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to/from Betws-y-Coed
 
Outward
   
Return
 
S4
S2
 
S4
S2
 
S4
S2
 
S2*
S4 #
 
S2*
S4
 
S2*
S97 #
Beddgelert
09.34
-
11.50
-
14.20
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
15.48
-
17.30
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
09.39
-
11.50
-
14.20
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
14.05
14.45
16.10
16.50
17.55
18.10
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
09.55
10.25
12.10
12.25
14.40
14.55
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
15.00
-
17.05
-
18.25
Betws-y-Coed
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
Beddgelert
-
15.10 C
-
17.12
-
18.35 P
09.34 - Sherpa journey     * - the destination of this Sherpa is "Llanberis"    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" "Porthmadog" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
C - this Sherpa continues to Caernarfon     P - this Sherpa continues to Porthmadog    
(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  

               
LLANBERIS
via Nant Gwynant Pass,  Pen-y-Pass and the Llanberis Pass

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

 
see important note above
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to/from Llanberis
 
Outward
   
Return
S4
S2
S2
 
S4
S2
S2
 
S4
S2
S2*
S2*
S4 #
 
S2*
S2*
S4
 
S2*
S4 #
Beddgelert
09.34
-
-
11.50
-
-
14.20
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown
12.00
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
17.50
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
09.39
-
-
11.50
-
-
14.20
-
Llanberis Interchange  (S)
12.05
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
17.55
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
09.55
10.35
11.35
12.10
12.35
14.05
14.40
15.05
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
12.25
13.55
14.45
14.55
15.55
16.50
18.05
18.10
Llanberis  (S)
-
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
15.20
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
-
15.00
-
-
17.05
-
18.25
 
 
Beddgelert
-
-
15.10 C
-
-
17.12
-
18.35 P
09.34 - Sherpa journey    
* - the destination of this Sherpa is "Betws-y-Coed"    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" "Porthmadog" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
C - this Sherpa continues to Caernarfon     P - this Sherpa continues to Porthmadog    
(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       New direct Sherpa on Sundays
via Rhyd Ddu,  Quellan Lake and Waunfawr

 
see important note above
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa
or purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the later partially non-Sherpa journey
 
Outward
   
Return
S4
S97
T2
S4
Beddgelert
10.30
1245
-
Caernarfon
15.50
Porthmadog
|
1310
1325
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
16.10
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
10.38
-
|
via Pen-y-Groes
|
\|/
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
16.12
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
10.38
-
Beddgelert
16.27
Caernarfon
11.05
-
1408
10.30 - Sherpa journey    
(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 website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
PORTHMADOG      Revised Sherpa times on Sundays
via the Aberglaslyn Pass

 
see important note above
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa
 
Outward
   
Return
S97
S97
Beddgelert
12.45
Porthmadog
13.55
Porthmadog
13.10
Beddgelert
14.20
12.45 - Sherpa journey    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via  Caernarfon,   Llanberis,   Pen-y-Pass  and  Beddgelert
Summary Timetable

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

 
see important note above
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
 
                       
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4
S2
S97
2
S4
88
S2
S4
Beddgelert
10.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
15.10
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Porthmadog
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.10
1325
|
-
-
-
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
11.05
1135
-
1135
-
-
1405
-
1405
-
-
-
-
1408
15.45
1620
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
|
>>>>>>>
1202 v
13.30
-
|
14.30
1432 v
15.30
-
16.30
-
-
-
|
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
1159
12.05
-
13.35
-
1359
14.35
-
15.35
-
16.35
-
-
-
1644
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
12.25
-
13.55
14.45
-
13.55
-
14.55
16.50
16.50
-
-
-
-
18.05
18.10
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
15.10
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.35
Beddgelert


10.30 - Sherpa journey    
11.35 - non-Sherpa journey    "£5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys     v - operates via the Interchange    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and 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
anticlockwise  -  via Pen-y-Pass,  Llanberis, Caernarfon  and  Porthmadog
Summary Timetable

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

 
see important note above
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
                 
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
Beddgelert
09.34
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass  
09.55
10.35
11.35
-
12.10
12.35
14.05
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Llanberis
-
10.45
11.45
1200
-
12.45
14.20
1430
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1223
-
-
-
1453
15.50
Caernarfon
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.27
Beddgelert



09.34 - Sherpa journey    
1200 - non-Sherpa connecting services     "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
  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
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


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