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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 quarries to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER ONLY 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 £6.80 using a "Red Rover"
which is valid all day on any bus in Gwynedd - this gives you the flexibility to change your mind
if you suddenly decide to go elsewhere or stop off en-route !
(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)


LATEST..........
    The limited "S6" weekend only Sherpa through the Ogwen Pass has been re-instated
along with the usual "traditional" connections throughout Snowdonia

 Please note the normal limited SATURDAYS ONLY service is replaced by an alternative
 "augmented " service on SATURDAYS ONLY during "School Holiday weekends" 

    You are strongly advised to re-visit this page nearer the time to see if there have been any further changes for Summer 2021,  both to the Sherpa timetables and also any connecting journeys
    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 

    Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time to check if there have been any further changes


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

You can click on any underlined location to go direct to the appropriate timetable





Snowdon Sherpa
Saturdays ONLY - 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 VERY important note above
  Click here for suggested Sunday itineries from Bethesda
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Bethesda

Summer is an ideal time for a day out to visit Snowdonia with through Sherpas
to/from Pen-y-Pass
(also connections to/from Betws-y-Coed at Capel Curig)
Please note specially - during the summer ONLY the last return Saturdays only Sherpas to Bethesda are as follows......
Pen-y-Pass * to Bethesda (S6) - depart 17.15
Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection departs 1640 (change at Capel Curig)
Porthmadog to Bethesda (S97-S4-S6) - connection departs 1520 (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Caernarfon to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1535 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Snowdon Ranger* to Bethesda (S4-6) - connection departs 1555 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu * to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1557 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Bethesda (S4-S6) - connection departs 1612 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) * to Bethesda (S97-S6) - connection departs 1617 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llanberis * to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection departs 1630 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Bethesda (S6) - depart 17.25
Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda (S2-S6) - connection departs 1640 (change at Capel Curig)
Llyn Ogwen #  to Bethesda (S6) - depart 17.35

NEW for 2021 - on "School Holiday" weekends some journeys operate later - see indvidual timetables for details

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

Click here for alternative later partially non-Sherpa connections via Caernarfon and Bangor every weekday    


       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 "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Betws-y-Coed
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
Saturdays ONLY
Saturdays ONLY
S6
S6
S2
S6
S2
 
S6
S6
S2
S2
S6
S6
 
S2
S6
S6
S2
S6
HOLS
TERM
 
HOLS
 
TERM
HOLS
   
TERM
HOLS
 
HOLS
TERM
 
HOLS
Bethesda
07.30
07.40
-
08.30
-
14.05
14.30
-
Betws-y-Coed
11.10
-
-
16.40
-
-
17.30
-
Llyn Ogwen (T)
07.40
07.50
-
08.40
-
14.15
14.40
-
Capel Curig
11.22
11.55
12.09
16.52
17.09
17.25 *
17.42
18.09
Capel Curig
07.48
08.00
08.15
08.48
09.35
14.25
14.48
15.05
Llyn Ogwen (T)
-
12.05
12.17
-
17.17
17.35
-
18.17
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
08.25
-
09.47
-
-
15.17
Bethesda
-
12.15
12.27
-
17.27
17.45
-
18.27
08.15 - Sherpa journey (all Saturdays)    
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 "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Pen-y-Pass or Llanberis
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
Saturdays ONLY
              Saturdays ONLY              
S6
S6
S6
S2
S6
S6
S2
S2
S6
S6
S2
S6
S6
HOLS
TERM
HOLS
 
TERM
HOLS
   
TERM
HOLS
 
HOLS
TERM
Bethesda
07.30
07.40
08.30
-
14.00
14.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
11.00
-
-
16.30
-
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
07.57
08.10
08.57
09.35
14.30
14.57
15.05
Llanberis Interchange (S)
11.05
-
-
16.35
-
-
Llanberis (S)
-
-
-
09.45
-
-
15.20
Pen-y-Pass (S)
11.25
11.45
12.00 *
16.50
17.00 #
17.15 *
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
Bethesda
-
12.15
12.27
-
17.27
17.45
09.35 - Sherpa journey (all Saturdays)    
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     # - 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 "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 for the COMPLETE trip to Beddgelert or Porthmadog
or a "Red Rover" Day Ticket for the COMPLETE trip to Caernarfon
Either ticket can be purchased from the driverr of your first Sherpa
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
Saturdays ONLY
Saturdays ONLY
S6
S6
S4-S97
S4
S6
S4-S97
S97
S4
S6
S6
TERM
HOLS
   
HOLS
     
HOLS
TERM
Bethesda
07.40
09.30
-
-
13.30
-
Porthmadog
15.20
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.10
09.57
10.05
-
13.57
14.30
Caernarfon
|
15.35
-
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin (S)
-
-
10.20
-
-
14.45
Rhyd Ddu (S)
|
15.57
-
-
Beddgelert
-
-
10.30
11.50
-
14.55
Beddgelert
15.44
16.12
-
-
Rhyd Ddu (S)
-
-
|
11.58
-
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin (S)
-
16.17
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
|
12.20
-
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
16.35
17.00 #
17.15 *
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
Bethesda
-
-
17.27
17.45*
10.05 - Sherpa journey (all Saturdays)    
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     # - click here for details of other return journeys back to Bethesda up to 1800    



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 £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see VERY important note above
 
Saturdays ONLY
 
TERM
HOLS
   
HOLS
     
HOLS
TERM
S6
S6
S4
S4
88
S2
S6
S4
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S6
S6
Bethesda
07.40
09.30
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Pen-y-Pass  
08.10
09.57
10.05
-
-
-
11.57
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
10.30
11.50
-
-
-
12.45
14.15
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
12.20
1400
-
-
-
14.45
1500
-
1600 bus
SUSPENDED
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
1422
14.35$
-
-
-
1525
15.35$
16.35*
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
15.50
-
16.50
17.00 #
17.15 *
Pen-y-Pass  
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.27
17.45*
Bethesda
10.05 - Sherpa journey (all Saturdays)     $* - these "S2" journeys start from Llanberis Joe Brown stop (centre of village) five minutes earlier    
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     # - click here for details of other return journeys back to Bethesda up to 1800    
1400 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
Note specially - the former 1600 "88" journey from Caernarfon has been WITHDRAWN by Gwynfor    
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 £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see VERY important note above
 
Saturdays ONLY
 
TERM
HOLS
   
HOLS
   
HOLS
         
HOLS
TERM
S6
S6
S2
88
S4
S97
S6
S2
88
S4
S6
S2
88
S4
S2
88
S2
88
S4
S6
S6
Bethesda
07.40
08.30
-
-
-
-
09.30
-
-
-
10.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Pen-y-Pass  
08.10
08.57
09.35
-
-
-
09.57
10.35
-
-
10.57
11.35
-
-
12.35
-
14.05
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Llanberis
-
09.45
1000
-
-
-
10.45
1130
-
-
11.45
1230
-
12.45
1330 bus
SUSPENDED
14.20
1430
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
1025
11.15
-
-
-
1155
12.30
-
-
1255
13.30
-
-
1455
15.35
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
11.45
11.55
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
13.15
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
14.10
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.12
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
====
-
-
-
14.30
-
-
-
-
16.32
17.00 #
17.15 *
Pen-y-Pass  
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.27
17.45*
Bethesda
09.35 - Sherpa journey (all Saturdays)    
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     # - click here for details of other return journeys back to Bethesda up to 1800    
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 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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