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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 WEEKDAY 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 reintruduced additional afternoon services from Beddgelert to Pen-y-Pass and return for the summer

    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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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
Mondays to Saturdays - 12th 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
  Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday 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 weekday 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** SATURDAYS ONLY (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 Beddgelert on THESE DATES ONLY is 1740 on SATURDAYS ONLY)

Llanberis to Beddgelert (S2-S4) - connection departs 1750  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 1825
Caernarfon to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 17.10
Llanberis to Beddgelert (88-S4) - connection departs 1530  (change at Caernarfon)
South Snowdon to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 17.30
Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert (S4) - depart 17.32
Porthmadog to Beddgelert (S97) - depart 17.20

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 Nant Gwynant Pass,  Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes,  Capel Curig and the Swallow Falls

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

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Betws-y-Coed
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
Beddgelert
09.40
-
11.55
-
14.10
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
15.48
-
17.30
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
09.45
-
12.00
-
14.15
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
14.05
14.30
16.10
16.35
17.55
18.10
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
10.00
10.25
12.15
12.25
14.30
14.55
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
14.45
-
16.50
-
18.25
Betws-y-Coed
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
Beddgelert
-
14.50
-
16.55
-
18.35
09.40 - 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 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

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover only Sherpa journeys
or a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your Sherpa to include travel via Caernarfon
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
alternative
S4-88
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
88-S4
Beddgelert
0750
09.40
-
11.55
-
14.10
-
Llanberis  Joe Brown
13.30
-
15.30
-
17.50
-
1530
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
#
09.45
-
12.00
-
14.15
-
Llanberis Interchange  (S)
13.35
-
15.35
-
17.55
-
##
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
10.00
10.35
12.15
12.35
14.30
15.05
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
13.55
14.30
15.50
16.35
18.05
18.10
Llanberis  (S)
0852
-
10.45
-
12.45
-
15.20
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
14.45
-
16.50
-
18.25
09.40 - Sherpa journey    
Beddgelert
-
14.55
-
16.55
-
18.35
1610 or 1740
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
 # - alternative all-year-round earlier partially non-Sherpa outward services are possible via Caernarfon arrive 0820, depart 0830 (bus "88")    
## - an alternative all-year-round mid-afternoon partially non-Sherpa return service is possible via Caernarfon arrive 1455,  depart 1530 or 1710    
Note - the Snowdon Day Ticket is not valid on service "88" - purchase a Red Rover ticket if you plan to use either or both of these alternatives    
  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
via Rhyd Ddu,  Quellen Lake and Waunfawr


 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip to Caernarfon
(note - the £5 Snowdon Sherpa Day ticket is ONLY valid as far north as Waunfawr)
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
   
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
S4
Beddgelert
07.45
09.25
11.50
12.45
14.15
16.00
Caernarfon
09.00
11.15
12.30
13.30
15.30 +
17.10
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
07.53
09.33
11.58
12.53
14.23
16.08
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
09.20
11.35
12.59
13.50
15.55
17.30
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
07.55
09.35
12.00
12.55
14.25
16.10
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
09.22
11.37
13.01
13.52
15.57
17.32
Caernarfon
08.15
10.05
12.20
13.15
14.45
16.30
Beddgelert
09.30
11.45
13.08
14.00
16.12
17.40
09.25 - Sherpa journey     + - five minutes later on non-School Days    
(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  

               
PORTHMADOG
via the Aberglaslyn pass

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa if you only want to go to Porthmadog
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
S97
S97
S97
S97
S97
S97
S97
S97
Beddgelert
08.15
10.30
13.15
14.55
Porthmadog
11.30
13.45
15.20
17.20
Porthmadog
08.40
10.55
13.40
15.13
Beddgelert
11.48
14.09
15.44
17.44
10.30 - Sherpa journey    
  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  and   Pen-y-Pass
Summary Timetable

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

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
see important note above
                       
later summer only journeys
 
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S2
S4
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4
S4
S4
88
S2
S4
88
S2
S4
S4
88
S2
S4
Beddgelert
07.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
09.25
-
-
-
-
-
11.50
12.45
-
-
14.15
-
-
-
16.00
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Caernarfon
08.15
08.30
-
09.30
-
-
-
10.05
11.00
-
12.00
-
-
12.20
13.15
14.00
-
14.45
15.00
-
-
16.30
16.40
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
|
09.00
|
10.00
11.00
-
-
|
12.00
|
13.30
-
-
-
|
14.30
-
|
15.30
-
-
|
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
08.52
09.05
09.57
10.05
11.05
-
-
11.22
12.05
12.27
13.35
-
-
-
14.22
14.35
-
15.27
15.35
-
-
17.07
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  
 
-
 
-
09.25
 
-
10.25
11.25
 
12.25
 
-
 
-
12.25
-
13.55
 
14.30
 
-
 
-
 
-
14.55
-
-
15.50
 
16.35
 
-
 
-
18.05
 
 
18.10
Pen-y-Pass  
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.00
-
-
-
18.35
Beddgelert
09.25 - Sherpa journey    
11.00 - non-Sherpa connecting service - "£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 or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

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

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

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see important note above
                     
S4
S2
88
S2
88
S4
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S4
S2
88
S4
Beddgelert
09.40
-
-
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
-
-
14.10
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass  
10.00
10.35
-
11.35
-
-
12.15
12.35
14.05
-
-
14.30
15.05
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Llanberis Maes Peris
-
10.45
11.30
11.45
12.30
-
-
12.45
14.20
14.30
-
-
15.20
15.30
-
Llanberis Maes Peris
Caernarfon
-
-
11.55
-
12.55
13.30
-
-
-
14.55
15.30 +
-
-
15.55
17.10
Caernarfon
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
-
16.12
-
-
-
17.40
Beddgelert


09.40 - Sherpa journey     + - five minutes later on non-School Days    
1230 - 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 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) 

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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