VERY IMPORTANT
    So far, NO official information is available for summer 2021
- the following shows the "sort of service" to expect,  based on previous years (to enable you to START 'thinking' ahead)...........
    MAKE SURE YOU RE-CHECK NEARER
THE TIME !
DURING NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES THE INCREASED LEVEL OF THE "S2" SUMMER TIMETABLE COMMENCES ON THE
"SATURDAY BEFORE EASTER WEEKEND"

At this stage,  the extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are "assumed" to be re-instated in the same times


It is assumed at this stage the "splitting" of the "S4" and "S97" journeys into
self-contained "shuttles" from November 2020 will continue..........
..........but it is still expected additional "S4/S97" early-afternoon and/or early-evening weekday connections to / from Beddgelert will be
re-instated in some form (details yet to be added to this website)
So far,  there is no indication that any Sunday connections will be
re-instated on either route


NOTE --- THE START DATE OF THESE TIMETABLES IS NOW EXPECTED TO BE DELAYED.......... (possibly well after Easter)
due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions

In the interim
please DO NOT ATTEMPT
to visit the area

Until North Wales officially re-opens,  the limited journeys shown throughout this website are for ESSENTIAL local travel ONLY
NOT FOR TOURISTS -  - as defined by the Welsh Government Law

TEMPORARY CORONAVIRUS TIMETABLES
    Currently,  owing to the area being under WELSH Coronavirus Restrictions and the Snowdonia National Park being CLOSED..........
    ..........the normal Sherpa services shown throughout this website along with most other connections have been SUSPENDED until further notice
    --- click for the latest known temporary S2  S4 or S97 services - noting specially there are NO "S1" or "S6" journeys nor ANY Sunday/Public Holiday Sherpa services


Why not CLIMB SNOWDON starting from

"X19" Llew Jones minibus   
 at Blaenau Ffestiniog (weekdays and Sundays)  
Transport for Wales   
Conwy Valley Line train (weekdays)   

BLAENAU FFESTINIOG
using the



unofficial website

Blaenau Ffestiniog  
Dolwyddelen  
Betws-y-Coed  
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass  
  Llanberis       Nant Gwynant


   "S2" Betws-y-Coed - Llanberis
         Gwynfor Sherpa
   mid-Winter at Pen-y-Pass
   (following a heavy snow shower)

sherpanetwork
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking near Snowdon 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

It is possible to climb Snowdon from Blaenau Ffestiniog
every weekday throughout the year*
(by Sherpa to the start of most of the tracks)

(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day)
Ask the driver of your first bus for a 6.80 Red Rover Day ticket

* - only part way on Sundays/Public Holidays

Why not go up one track and return down another ?

Remember - if the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back



Snowdon Sherpa
Mondays to Saturdays also Sundays - Mondays to Saturdays - 27th March 2021 *  until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 2nd April  Easter Monday 5th April  Early Spring Weekend Monday 2nd May  Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June  Late Spring Weekend Friday 3rd June and Monday 29th August

WITHDRAWN during the CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS PERIOD
* normal "Saturday before Easter weekend" starting date NOW EXPECTED TO BE DELAYED

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

 Please note specially the last all-year-round return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass back to 
Betws-y-Coed (for Blaenau Ffestiniog) is at 18.10 on weekdays and 15.50 on Sundays

       
SNOWDON   by the  PYG track   or   Miner's track    from   Pen-y-Pass
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
       
P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

 
Outward Weekdays
 
Outward Sundays
   
Return Weekdays
 
Return Sundays
 
Daily
 
Sat
                         
X19
train
train
X19
train
X19
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Blaenau Ffestiniog
0720
0835 RR
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1025
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1200
Pen-y-Pass
14.55
15.50
16.50
18.10
14.55
15.50
16.50
18.10
Betws-y-Coed
0745
0905 RR
1050
1225
Betws-y-Coed
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
             
S+LSH
LSch
       
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
X19
X19
train
X19
X19
train
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.40
13.40
Betws-y-Coed
1535
1545
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1900
1712
train
SUSP
-ENDED
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.35
11.35
12.35
14.05
14.05
Blaenau Ffestiniog
1600
1610
1925
1737
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only       S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
  RR - Rail Replacement coach    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

       
SNOWDON   by the  Llanberis track   from   Llanberis
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
            

    
Note specially
There is NO train service from Llanberis
up Snowdon at this time of year
and the summit cafe is closed
P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

 
Outward Weekdays
 
Outward Sundays
   
Return Weekdays
 
Return Sundays
 
Daily
 
Sat
                         
X19
train
train
X19
train
X19
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Blaenau Ffestiniog
0720
0835 RR
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1025
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1200
Llanberis *
14.30
15.50
16.30
17.50
14.30
15.30
16.30
1750
Betws-y-Coed
0745
0905 RR
1050
1225
Betws-y-Coed
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
15.17
16.12
17.12
18.32
             
S+LSH
LSch
       
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
X19
X19
train
X19
X19
train
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.40
13.40
Betws-y-Coed
1535
1545
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1900
1712
train
SUSP
-ENDED
Llanberis
09.45
10.45
11.45
12.45
14.20
14.20
Blaenau Ffestiniog
1600
1610
1925
1737
09.10 - Sherpa journey     * - time from Joe Brown (centre of village),  also calls at the Interchange 5 minutes later    
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only       S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
  RR - Rail Replacement coach    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

       
SNOWDON   by the  Watkin track    from   Nant Gwynant
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
       
P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

 
Outward Weekdays
 
Outward Sundays
   
Return Weekdays
 
Return Sundays
 
Daily
 
Sat
       
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
X19
train
train
X19
train
X19
Nant  Gwynant
1405
Sherpa
withdrawn
-
16.17
-
no 1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
14.25
-
-
16.31
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
0720
0835 RR
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1025
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1200
Pen-y-Pass
14.55
16.34
16.50
18.10
14.43
14.55
15.50
|
16.50
Betws-y-Coed
0745
0905 RR
1050
1225
Penygwryd
-
14.57
-
16.52
18.12
-
14.57
15.52
16.46
16.52
         
Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
-
17.12
-
18.32
-
15.17
16.12
-
17.12
S2
S4-S97
S2
S4
S2
S4-S97
S2
S4
 
S+LSH
LSch
         
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
11.10
-
13.40
-
13.40
-
X19
X19
train
X19
train
X19
train
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.10
11.35
12.20
14.05
1430
Sherpa
withdrawn
14.05
1430
Sherpa
withdrawn
Betws-y-Coed
1535
1545
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1900
train
SUSP
-ENDED
1712
train
SUSP
-ENDED
Nant  Gwynant
-
10.25
-
12.35
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
1600
1610
1925
1737
09.10 - Sherpa journey     On Sundays there is only time to climb a short way up Snowdon on the same day by this path    
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only       S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
  RR - Rail Replacement coach    
  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 Caernarfon
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 Caernarfon
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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