LATEST
    Update early-September 2021
    There is now a two-hourly TrawsCymru "T10" service operating along the Ogwen Valley (for Tryfan) on both weekdays and Sundays - which connects at Capel Curig into the "S2" Sherpa journeys to Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis
    This is augmented by a limited number of weekend only "S6" direct Sherpa journeys

      (note - during local School Holiday periods,   the basic "S6" service is REPLACED by an hourly timetable operating at different times)

LATEST
    Early September 2021
    There are further changes to the weekday connecting "88" service between Caernarfon and Llanberis commencing Monday 6th September

    Make sure you are aware of these latest changes before you set out

from the quarries to the mountains of Snowdonia
AUTUMN WEEKDAY TRIPS from BETHESDA

"S2" Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed   
Gwynfor "Sherpa"        
"S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelerty - Caernarfon   
by




Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen
(for Tryfan)
Capel Curig (connect for Betws-y-Coed)
Pen-y-Pass (for Snowdon)
Beddgelert       Llanberis
 Porthmadoc       Caernarfon

  "S6" - summer weekends
  Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Pen-y-Pass
        Gwynfor "Sherpa"
  "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog
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

Suggested timings are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just £5.70 using a
"1 bws" (one bus) day rover ticket
which is valid all day on any bus in the North Wales area - this gives you the flexibility to change
your mind if you suddenly decide to go elsewhere or stop off en-route due to a change in the waether !
(Purchase from the driver of your first bus)


(Some suggested trips can be for considerably less if you stick to the suggested itinerary
- check the start of the individual itineries to see which ticket to purchase)


    REMEMBER..........
    Due to so many last-minute changes to the various services in the area,  unfortunately many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"
    Where known,  these are also included below as a warning - to help avoid you being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark and revisit nearer the time to check if there have been any further known changes since your last visit to this page

    Journeys shown on this website with a "strike through" line are still operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a (bus) connection back to the start location of the page - eg
 1234 

    Thrughout Snowdonia there are unfortunately numerous cases of "sub-standard" connections which are NOT recognised by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
(as they are less than 5 minutes) - eg
17.15 17.12
    Although this website strongly advises you NOT to 'chance' them..........
..........they are included to draw your attention to the fact that if everything is 'spot on time' and you are "very quick" - it can sometimes get you to your destination considerably earlier



This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
..... and to encourage greater use of the network
also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


Snowdon Sherpa
Mondays to Saturdays - 6th September 2021  until further notice
see VERY important note above
  Click here for suggested Sunday itineries from Bethesda
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Bethesda

Autumn is an ideal time to see the views after the trees shed their leaves
and all the summer crowds have gone !
Please note specially in addition to the weekend ONLY direct "S6" journeys - during the summer ONLY
there are now later daly connections via Capel Curig using the new TrawaCymru "T10" Journeys......

Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda (T10) - departs 1901
Capel Curig to Bethesda (T10) - departs 1913
Pen-y-Pass * to Bethesda (S6) - connection departs 1650 or 1810 (change at Capel Curig)
a DIRECT "S6" Sherpa journey departs at 1715 on SATURDAYS ONLY
Porthmadog to Bethesda (S97-S4-S2-T10) - connection departs 1520 or 1720 (change at Beddgelert,  Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig)
Beddgelert to Bethesda (S4-S2-T10) - connection departs 1612 or 1745 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig)
Caernarfon to Bethesda (S4-S2-T10) - connection departs 1520 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig)
a later "88" connection departs 1640 via Llanberis and Capel Curig
a later "5C-67" connection departs 2015 via Llanberis and Bangor
Snowdon Ranger * to Bethesda (S4-S2-T10) - connection departs 1555 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig)
Rhyd Ddu * to Bethesda (S4-S2-T10) - connection departs 1557 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) * to Bethesda (S4-S2-T10) - connection departs 1617 or 1750 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Capel Curig)
Llanberis (Watkin) * to Bethesda (S2-T10) - connection departs 1630 or 1750 (change at Capel Curig)
Llyn Ogwen # to Bethesda (T10) - depart 1521,  1721 or 1921

partially non-Sherpa       Sherpa journey (Summer SATURDAYS ONLY)

* - start of path up Snowdon       # - start of path up Tryfan

$ - NEW for 2021 - on LOCAL "School Holiday" weekends there is an hourly service with the last journey departing Pen-y-Pass at 1800



       Click here if you want to climb Tryfan or here if you want to climb Snowdon
       alternatively if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
     - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........


    Click here to visit Betws-y-Coed
    Click here to visit Pen-y-Pass or Llanberis
    Click here to visit Beddgelert,   Caernarfon or Porthmadog


               
BETWS-Y-COED
(via the Ogwen pass)
with time for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
Purchase a £5.70 1bws (one bus) day rover ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
UPDATED WITH THE "NEW" DAILY "T10" JOURNEYS
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
Sat
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
   
Sat
   
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
S6
S6
S2
S6
T10
S2
S6
S2
T10
S6
S2
S2
S6
T10
S2
S6
T10
S6
S2
S6
T10
HOLS
TERM
 
HOLS
   
HOLS
   
TERM
   
TERM
   
HOLS
 
TERM
 
HOLS
 
Bethesda
07.20
07.40
-
08.30
08.45
-
09.30
-
10.45
14.05
-
Betws-y-Coed
1110
-
15.01
1640
-
17.01
-
1730
-
19.01
Llyn Ogwen (T)
07.28
07.50
-
08.40
08.53
<<<<<
09.40
-
10.53
14.15
-
Capel Curig
1122
11.55
15.13
1652
17.09
17.13
17.25 *
1742
18.09
19.13
Capel Curig
07.35
08.00
0815
08.48
09.01
0935
09.48
1035
11.01
14.25
1505
Llyn Ogwen (T)
-
12.05
15.21
-
17.17
17.21
17.35
-
18.17
19.21
Betws-y-Coed
07.50
-
0825
>>>>>
09.15
0947
-
1047
11.15
-
1517
Bethesda
-
12.15
15.29
-
17.27
17.29
17.45
-
18.27
19.29
0815 - "S2" Sherpa journey (daily    
Sat - Saturdays ONLY     TERM - Sherpa journey on "School Term" Saturdays ONLY    
* - click here for alternative later non-Sherpa weekday connections back to Bethesda via Caernarfon    
HOLS - Sherpa journey on "School Holiday" Saturdays ONLY    
(T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
PEN-Y-PASS   or   LLANBERIS   (for Snowdon)
(via the Ogwen pass, Twin Lakes and Llanberis Pass)
with time to stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
Purchase a £5.70 1bws (one bus) day rover ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
UPDATED WITH THE "NEW" DAILY "T10" JOURNEYS
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
Sat
Sat
Sat
       
Sat
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
S6
S6
S6
T10
S2
T10
S2
T10
S2
S2
S6
S6
S2
S6
T10
S6
S2
T10
HOLS
TERM
HOLS
             
TERM
HOLS
 
HOLS
 
TERM
   
Bethesda
07.20
07.40
08.30
08.45
-
10.45
-
12.45
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
1100
-
-
1630
-
-
-
1750
-
Capel Curig
07.58
07.48
08.48
09.01
0922
11.01
1122
13.01
1352
Llanberis Interchange (S)
1105
-
-
1635
-
-
-
1755
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.09b
08.10
08.57
-
0935
-
1135
-
1405
Pen-y-Pass (S)
1125
11.45
12.00 *
1650
17.00 #
-
17.15 *
1810
-
Llanberis (S)
-
-
-
-
0945
-
1145
-
1420
Capel Curig
1135
11.55
12.09 *
17.00
17.09 #
1713
17.25 *
1820
1913
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
Bethesda
-
12.15
12.27
-
17.27
1729
17.45
-
1929
0922 - Sherpa journey (daily)    
TERM - Sherpa journey on "School Term" Saturdays ONLY     * - click here for alternative later non-Sherpa weekday connections back to Bethesda via Caernarfon    
HOLS - Sherpa journey on "School Holiday" Saturdays ONLY     b - operates via Betws-y-Coed (depart 0750)    
# - click here for details of other return journeys back to Bethesda up to 1800    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
BEDDGELERT   or   PORTHMADOG   or   CAERNARFON
(via the Ogwen pass, Twin Lakes and Nant Gwynant Pass)
with time to stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
Purchase a £5.70 1bws (one bus) day rover ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
UPDATED WITH THE "NEW" DAILY "T10" JOURNEYS
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
               
T10
S2
S4-S97
S4
T10
S2
S4
S97
T10
S2
S4
S97
S4
S2
T10
S97-S4
S2
T10
                                   
Bethesda
08.45
-
-
-
10.45
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
Porthmadog
1520
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
Capel Curig
09.01
0922
-
-
11.01
1122
-
-
13.01
1352
-
Caernarfon
|
15.30
-
-
|
1640c
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
0935
10.05
-
-
1135
12.20
-
-
1405
14.30
Rhyd Ddu (S)
|
15.57
-
-
|
-
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin (S)
-
-
10.20
-
-
-
12.35
-
-
-
14.45
Beddgelert
1544
16.12
-
-
17.45
-
-
Beddgelert
-
-
10.30
1150
-
-
12.45
1315
-
-
14.55
Nant Gwynant Watkin (S)
-
16.17
-
-
17.50
-
-
Rhyd Ddu (S)
-
-
|
1158
-
-
12.53
|
-
-
|
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
16.35
1650
-
18.05
1810
-
Caernarfon
-
-
|
1220
-
-
13.15
|
-
-
|
Capel Curig
-
-
1700
17.13
-
1820
19.13
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
1340
-
-
15.15
Bethesda
-
-
-
17.29
-
-
19.29
0922 or 10.05 - Sherpa journey    
08.45 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
c - Gwynfor "88" journey to Llanberis ("S2" Sherpa depart Llanberis 1750 to Capel Curig)    



Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
(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 Beddgelert,  Caernarfon  and  Llanberis

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

 
Purchase a £5.70 1bws (one bus) day rover ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
UPDATED WITH THE "NEW" DAILY "T10" JOURNEYS
see VERY important note above
                 
T10
S2
S4
S4
88
T10
S2
S4
88
S2
T10
S4
88
S2
T10
T10
S2
S4
S4
88
S2
T10
Bethesda
08.45
-
-
-
-
10.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Capel Curig
09.01
09.22
-
-
-
11.01
11.22
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.01
13.52
-
-
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass  
-
09.35
10.05
-
-
-
11.35
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.05
14.30
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.30
11.50
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
14.15
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
16.00
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
-
12.20
13.15
-
-
13.20
14.00
-
-
14.45
15.00
-
-
-
-
-
16.30
16.40
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
14.30
-
-
|
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
|
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
-
13.42
-
-
-
14.24
14.35
-
-
15.32
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
17.07
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Capel Curig
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
15.13
-
-
17.00
17.13
-
-
-
-
-
18.20
19.13
Capel Curig
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.29
-
-
-
17.29
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.29
Bethesda
09.22 - Sherpa journey    
1400 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets 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)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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
anti-clockwise - via Llanberis,  Caernarfon  and  Beddgelert

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

 
Purchase a £5.70 1bws (one bus) day rover ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
UPDATED WITH THE NEW "ALTERNATIVE" DAILY "T10" JOURNEYS
see VERY important note above
                     
T10
S2
88
S4
S2
88
S4
T10
S2
88
S4
S2
T10
T10
S2
88
S4
S2
T10
S4
S2
T10
Bethesda
08.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.45
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Capel Curig
09.01
09.22
-
-
10.22
-
-
11.01
11.22
-
-
-
-
13.01
13.52
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass  
-
09.35
-
-
10.35
-
-
-
11.35
-
-
-
-
-
14.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Llanberis
-
09.45
10.10
-
10.45
11.40
-
-
11.45
12.45
-
-
-
-
14.20
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
10.39
11.15
-
12.09
12.30
-
-
13.14
13.30
-
-
-
-
14.59
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
13.15
-
-
-
14.10
-
-
-
-
-
16.12
-
-
17.45
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.30
14.55
-
-
-
-
16.32
16.50
-
18.05
18.10
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Capel Curig
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
15.13
-
-
-
-
17.00
17.13
-
18.20
19.13
Capel Curig
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.29
-
-
-
-
-
17.29
-
-
19.29
Bethesda
09.22 - Sherpa journey (all Saturdays)    
1000 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
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) 
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 weekday 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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