IMPORTANT
    The level of "S1" Sherpa journeys from Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon  (via Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis remains the same for the Autumn period - with some very minor changes to detailed time at some locations

    However the level of connecting onward journeya at Pen-y-Pass is considerably reduced - see below and individual timetable pages for details

from the Conwy Valley to the mountains of Snowdonia
AUTUMN WEEKDAY TRIPS from BETWS-Y-COED

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


by



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

These trips also depart SWALLOW FALLS approximately seven minutes later
also CAPEL CURIG approximately twelve minutes later
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  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be VERY expensive even if a space can be found
(Parking your car on one of the many "clearways" is illegal and you will get a hefty fine !)

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network

It is possible to make a day trip round Snowdonia from Betws-y-Coed
every day throughout the year

(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day)


Suggested timings are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just £6.00
using a "1 bws
(one bus)" Day Rover which is valid all day on any bus in the area
- 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)


(alternatively a slightly cheaper "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5..........
.......... BUT THAT IS ONLY VALID ON GWYNFOR SHERPA JOURNEYS
)


    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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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 

    Throughout 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
12.45 12.45
    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 - 26th September 2022  until further notice
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above

  Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineraries from Betws-y-Coed
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Betws-y-Coed

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 - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Betws-y-Coed are as follows...... 
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (S1) - depart 17.35
a slightly later non-Sherpa "5C-T10" journey departs at 1750
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S3-S1) - connection departs 1602 (15 minutes later on (local) School Days  (change at Caernarfon)
Llanberis Joe Brown to Betws-y-Coed (S1) - depart 18.02
Llanberis Interchange to Betws-y-Coed (S1) - depart 18.10
Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed (S1) - depart 18.30
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S1) - connection departs 1430  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (S3-S4-S1) - connection departs 1418  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Snowdon Ranger to Betws-y-Coed (S3-S4-S1) - connection departs 1439  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu to Betws-y-Coed (S3-S4-S1) - connection departs 1441  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S1) - connection departs 1458  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Betws-y-Coed (S4-S1) - connection departs 1503  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed (S1) - depart 1839
a later non-Sherpa "T10" journey departs at 1901

Bangor (railway station) to Betws-y-Coed (T10) - depart 1823
Caernarfon to Betws-y-Coed (5C-T10) - connection departs 1750
Bangor (bus station) to Betws-y-Coed (T10) - depart 1828
Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed (T10) - depart 1845
Llyn Ogwen (Tryfan) to Betws-y-Coed (T10) - depart 1853
Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed (T10) - depart 1901

Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed (19) - temporary last departure 18.35
Conwy to Betws-y-Coed (19) - temporary last departure 18.54

Green - all Sherpa journeys       Gold - partially or fully non-Sherpa services


       Click here if you want to climb Snowdon or here if you want to climb Tryfan

Suggested itinerary
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website

               
BEDDGELERT  for   CAERNARFON   and   PORTHMADOG
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes,  Nant Gwynant pass also Llyn Quellyn
or the Aberglaslyn pass
stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
see VERY important note above
 Why not return from Caernarfon at 1118 or 1318
or Porthmadog at 1230 and spend the early-afternoon in Beddgelert  

 Time for a walk alongside the river in the Aberglaslyn Pass or to visit Gelert's grave ? 
then join the 1458 "S4" Sherpa home ?
Purchase a £5.00 "Sherpa Day Ticket if you ONLY intend to use the Sherpa journeys shown
alternatively a £6.00
"1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys
- as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
 
Outward
   
Return
 
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S1
S4 #
S3
S1
S4 #
S3
S1
S4 #
S3
S1
S4 #
S3
S4 ##
S1
S3
S4 ##
S1
S3
S4 ##
S1
S3
S4 ##
S1
Betws-y-Coed *
09.05
-
-
11.06
-
-
13.05
-
-
15.05
-
-
Porthmadog
no 1030
Sherpa
in the
autumn/
winter
-
-
no 1230
Sherpa
in the
autumn/
winter
-
-
14.30
-
-
no 1730
Sherpa
in the
autumn/
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
09.25
09.35
-
11.26
no 1135
Sherpa
in the
autumn/
winter
-
13.25
no 1335
Sherpa
in the
autumn/
winter
-
15.25
 15.35 
-
   Caernarfon
-
1218
-
1418
|
-
1718
-
Nant Gwynant (S)
-
09.46
-
-
-
-
-
-
 15.46 
-
   Rhyd Ddu (S)
-
1241
-
1441
|
-
1741
-
Beddgelert
-
09.57
1002
-
1202
-
1402
-
 15.57 
1602 +
Beddgelert
-
1253
-
1453
14.58
-
1753
1602 $
   Rhyd Ddu (S)
-
|
1010
-
1210
-
1410
-
|
1610 +
Nant Gwynant
Watkin path (S)
-
-
-
-
15.03
-
-
|
|
\|/
   Caernarfon
-
|
1037
-
1237
-
1437
-
|
1637 +
Porthmadog
-
10.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
 16.25 
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
11.30
-
13.30
-
15.20
15.30
-
18.30
 
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
11.53
-
-
13.53
-
-
15.53
-
-
18.53
 09.05 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station    
and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery,  then Swallow Falls and Capel Curig --- Sherpa destination is Caernrfon
   
$ - a later "S3" Sherpa connection is available at 1602+ via Caernarfon arrive 1637, depart 1735 and the "T10" Traws-Cymru   
+ - departs 1617 on local (Caernarfon) School Days and runs 15 minutes later throughout    
 # - the destination indicator on the front of this direct "S4" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
 ## - the destination indicator on the front of this direct "S4" Sherpa from Porthmadog may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
 
(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   and   CAERNARFON
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes and Llanberis pass *

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
* if you would like to go out one route and return the other (ie go right round Snolwdon) - click here for clockwise or here for anti-clockwise

 
see VERY important note above
Purchase a £5.00 "Sherpa Day Ticket if you ONLY intend to use the Sherpa journeys shown
alternatively a £6.00
"1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys
- as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
S1*
S1*
S1*
S1*
S1*
S1*
S1*
S1*
S1*
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1
5C-T10
Betws-y-Coed *
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.06
12.05
13.05
14.05
15.05
16.05
Caernarfon
09.35
10.35
11.35
12.35
13.35
14.35
15.35
16.35
17.35
1750
Capel Curig
08.17
09.17
10.17
11.18
12.17
13.17
14.17
15.17
16.17
Beddgelert
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
via
Bangor
arrive
1820
depart
1828

|
|
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.30
09.30
10.30
11.30
12.30
13.30
14.30
15.30
16.30
Llanberis
   Joe Brown
10.02
11.02
12.02
13.02
14.02
15.02
16.02
17.02
18.02
Llanberis (S)
    Maes Padarn
08.50
09.50
10.50
11.50
12.50
13.50
14.50
15.50
16.50
Llanberis (S)
    Interchange
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.10
14.10
15.10
16.10
17.10
18.10
Llanberis
    Joe Brown
08.53
09.53
10.53
11.53
12.53
13.53
14.53
15.53
16.53
Pen-y-Pass (S)
10.30
11.30
12.30
13.30
14.30
15.30
16.30
17.30
18.30
Beddgelert
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
Capel Curig
10.38
11.38
12.38
13.38
14.38
15.38
16.38
17.38
18.38
Caernarfon
09.25
10.25
11.25
12.25
13.25
14.25
15.25
16.25
17.25
Betws-y-Coed
10.53
11.53
12.53
13.53
14.53
15.53
16.53
17.53
18.53
19.15
08.05 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station    
and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery,  then Swallow Falls and Capel Curig
   
(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  

               
LLYN OGWEN   or   BETHESDA
via Capel Curig and the Ogwen Valley Pass

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

see VERY important note above
Purchase a £6.00 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
 
Outward
 
Sherpa
           
S1
T10
T10
T10
T10
T10
T10
Betws-y-Coed
08.05
09.01
11.01
13.01
15.01
17.01
19.01
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
08.15
09.13
11.13
13.13
15.13
17.13
19.13
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
-
09.21
11.21
13.21
15.21
17.21
19.21
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
Bethesda
-
09.29
11.29
13.29
15.29
17.29
19.29
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
-
09.46
11.46
13.46
15.46
17.46
19.46
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
09.51
11.51
13.51
15.51
17.51
19.51
Bangor Railway Station
 
Return
 
T10
T10
T10
T10
T10
5C
T10
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
1750
-
Caernarfon
Bangor Railway Station
08.23
10.23
12.23
14.23
16.23
|
18.23
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
08.28
10.28
12.28
14.28
16.28
1820
18.28
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
08.45
10.45
12.45
14.45
16.45
-
18.45
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
08.53
10.53
12.53
14.53
16.53
-
18.53
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
11.01
13.01
15.01
17.01
-
19.01
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.15
11.15
13.15
15.15
17.15
-
19.15
Betws-y-Coed
  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

 
P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

Purchase a £6.00 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
* * * STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED
                       
alternative
 
S1*
S4
S3
S2
S3
S2
S1*
S4
S3
S2
S3
S2
S1*
S4
S3
S2
S3
S2
S1*
S4
S3
S2
S3
5C-T10
Betws-y-Coed *
09.04
-
-
-
-
-
11.04
-
-
-
-
-
13.04
-
-
-
-
-
15.04
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed *
Pen-y-Pass  
09.25
09.35
-
-
-
-
11.25
11.35
-
-
-
-
13.25
13.35
-
-
-
-
15.25
15.35
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
09.57
10.02
-
11.02
-
-
11.57
12.02
-
13.02
-
-
13.57
14.02
-
15.02
-
-
15.57
16.02
>>>>>>>>
17.02
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
10.37
11.35
11.37
12.35
-
-
12.37
13.35
13.37
14.35
-
-
14.37
15.35
15.37
16.35
-
-
16.37
17.35
17.37
17.50
Caernarfon
Llanberis
   Joe Brown
-
-
-
12.02
-
13.02
-
-
-
14.02
-
15.02
-
-
-
16.02
-
17.02
-
-
-
18.02
-
|
via Bangor
bus station
arrive 1820
depart 1828
|
\|/
Llanberis
   Joe Brown
Llanberis
   Interchange
-
-
-
12.10
-
13.10
-
-
-
14.10
-
15.10
-
-
-
16.10
-
17.10
-
-
-
18.10
-
Llanberis
   Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
12.30
-
13.30
-
-
-
14.30
-
15.30
-
-
-
16.30
-
17.30
-
-
-
18.30
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
12.54
-
13.54
-
-
-
14.54
-
15.54
-
-
-
16.54
-
17.54
-
-
-
18.54
-
19.15
Betws-y-Coed
09.04 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station    
and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery,  then Swallow Falls and Capel Curig --- Sherpa destination is Caernarfon
   
 
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

 
P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

Purchase a £6.00 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
* * * STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED
                           
S2*
S3
S4
S2
S2*
S3
S2*
S3
S4
S2
S2*
S3
S2*
S3
S4
S2
S2*
S3
S2*
S3
S2*
S3
S4
S2*
S2
Betws-y-Coed *
08.04
-
-
-
09.04
-
10.04
-
-
-
11.04
-
12.04
-
-
-
13.04
-
14.04
-
15.04
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed *
Pen-y-Pass  
08.30
-
-
-
09.30
-
10.30
-
-
-
11.30
-
12.30
-
-
-
13.30
-
14.30
-
15.30
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Llanberis
08.50
-
-
-
09.50
-
10.50
-
-
-
11.50
-
12.50
-
-
-
13.50
-
14.50
-
15.50
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
09.23
10.18
-
-
10.23
11.18
11.23
12.18
-
-
12.23
13.18
13.23
14.18
-
-
14.23
15.18 +
15.23
16.18
16.23
17.18
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
10.53
10.58
-
-
11.53
-
12.53
12.58
-
-
13.53
-
14.53
14.58
-
-
15.53 +
-
16.53
-
17.53
17.58
-
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
10.20
10.30
-
-
-
-
12.20
12.30
-
-
-
-
14.20
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.20
17.30
18.30
Pen-y-Pass  
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
10.54
-
-
-
-
-
12.54
-
-
-
-
-
14.54
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.54
18.54
Betws-y-Coed
09.04 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station    
and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery,  then Swallow Falls and Capel Curig --- Sherpa destination is Llanberis
   
+ - On local School Days departs 1530 and runs correspondingly later throughout    
 
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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Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno  (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - 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 - Snowdonia  (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
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
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
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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