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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 "



Gwynfor Coaches - "S4" Sherpa      
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass    
Beddgelert - Porthmadog
   
Gwynfor Coaches -
"S97" Sherpa      
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
unofficial website



Llanberis (88+S2)
Caernarfon (S4)
Beddgelert (S4+S97)
Pen-y-Pass (S4+S97sun)   Porthmadog (S97)
                                        Morfa Bychan (99)

     summer
   Gwynfor Coaches - "S4" Sherpa
   at Pen-y-Pass

     mid-winter
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

    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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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"



  llwbr GELERT route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

Snowdon                                                    Pen-y-Pass      
:                                                         /                  
Llanberis - Caernarfon --\-- Rhyd Ddu --- Beddgelert --/-- Aberglaslyn Pass --/-- Porthmadog
                \........................................................Pen-y-Groes......................................................./

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 Sundays and Public Holidays
                                     
alternative later services
to Porthmadog
 
  Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor     Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor
    Llanberis (88)
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0800
-
1000 1130 1230
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1430
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1530
-
1710  1810(S2)  1920(S2)     Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon
-
0825
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1025 1155 1255 1455
-
1555
-
1735 1942(S2)     Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Lloyds
 
S97
S4 ##
S97
S4 ##
S4-S97 #
S4 ##
S97
S4
S4 ##
S97
S4 #
S97
S4
1
T2
Caernarfon
-
09.05
-
11.15
12.30
13.30
-
14.30
15.30+
-
17.10
-
18.15
1840
2000
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
-
09.15
-
11.25
12.49
13.40
-
14.40
15.45
-
17.20
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Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
-
09.25
-
11.35
12.59
13.50
-
-
15.55
-
17.30
-
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu
-
09.27
-
11.37
13.01
13.52
-
-
15.57
-
17.32
-
-
Rhyd Ddu station
Pen-y-Pass
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10.10
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16.35
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Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
08.15
09.40
10.30
11.55
13.15
14.10
14.55
-
16.10
17.00
17.40
17.46
-
Beddgelert
Pont Aberglaslyn
08.19
-
10.34
-
13.19
-
14.59
-
-
17.04
-
17.50
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Llanfrothen
08.27
-
10.42
-
13.27
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17.58
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Llanfrothen
Prenteg
08.32
-
10.47
-
13.32
-
15.05
-
-
17.10
-
18.03
-
Prenteg
Tremadog
08.35
-
10.50
-
13.35
-
15.08
-
-
17.13
-
18.06
-
1921
2043
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
08.40
-
10.55
-
13.40
-
15.13
-
-
17.18
-
18.10
-
1925
2048
Porthmadog parc
  Lloyds   Lloyds             Lloyds            
    Porthmadog (99) 0847
-
1234
-
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
-
-
    Porthmadog (99)
    Morfa Bychan 0854
-
1241
-
-
-
-
-
-
1736
-
-
-
-
-
    Morfa Bychan
  08.15 - Sherpa journey     + - on School Days operates via Caernarfon school - on non-School Days starts 1535 and runs direct to Waunfawr     R - stops to set down on request to the driver    
## - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or"Pen-y-Pass"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus,   so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

......................................................Pen-y-Groes.....................................................                
/                                                                                  \
               
Porthmadog --/-- Aberglaslyn Pass --- Beddgelert --- Rhyd Ddu --\-- Caernarfon - Llanberis
                                                                            :
                                                                            Snowdon


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 Sundays and Public Holidays
                                 
last Sherpa services
via Beddgelert
 
alternative later services from Porthmadog
 
   
no connection
(first journey
arrives 0904)
  Lloyds     Lloyds     Lloyds         Lloyds    
    Morfa Bychan (99)
-
-
-
1041
-
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1241
-
-
1341
-
-
-
-
1736
-
-
    Morfa Bychan (99)
    Porthmadog
-
-
-
1051
-
-
1251
-
-
1351
-
-
-
-
1745
-
-
    Porthmadog
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Dilwyns
Lloyds
 
S4
S97
S97 ##
S4
S97 ##
S4
S4
S97 ##
S4
S4
S97 ##
S4
S97 #
S4
S97
T2
1
T2
Porthmadog parc
-
07.45
09.05
-
11.30
-
-
13.45
-
-
15.20
-
17.20
-
1810
1825
1940
2025
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
-
07.50
09.10
-
11.35
-
-
13.50
-
-
15.25
-
17.25
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1830
1943
2030
Tremadog
Prenteg
-
07.53
09.13
-
11.38
-
-
13.53
-
-
15.28
-
17.28
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-Groes
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-Groes
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-Groes
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Prenteg
Llanfrothen
-
07.57
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-
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-
-
13.57
-
-
15.32
-
17.32
-
Llanfrothen
Pont Aberglaslyn
-
08.05
09.19
-
11.44
-
-
14.05
-
-
15.40
-
17.40
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Beddgelert
07.50
08.10
09.23
09.25
11.48
11.50
12.45
14.09
14.15
-
15.44
16.00
17.45
18.35
1746
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
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18.05
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  Pen-y-Pass
Rhyd Ddu station
07.58
-
-
09.33
-
11.58
12.53
-
14.23
-
-
16.08
-
18.43
Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
08.00
-
-
09.35
-
12.00
12.55
-
14.25
-
-
16.10
-
18.45
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
08.10
-
-
09.45
-
12.10
13.05
-
14.35
15.15
-
16.20
-
18.55
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
08.20
-
-
10.05
-
12.20
13.15
-
14.45
15.25
-
16.30
-
19.05
1910
2030
2115
Caernarfon
  Gwynfor     Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor              
    Caernarfon (88) 0830
-
-
1100
-
-
1400
-
1500 1640
-
1740
-
no connections
    Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis 0852
-
-
1122
-
-
1422
-
1527 1707
-
1807
-
    Llanberis (88)
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
# - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa from Porthmadog may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass"  and the route number "S97" or "S4" (sometimes changing en-route)    
## - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa from Porthmadog may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon"  and the route number "S97" or "S4" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus,   so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
 
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

  llwbr GELERT route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  


                                     .......Pen-y-Groes.......
                                     /                   \

 Pen-y-Pass -- Llanberis -- Caernarfon -/- Rhyd Ddu -\- Porthmadog    
\.................................................................Beddgelert................................................................./  

Sundays - 18th April 2021  until further notice
also 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
                             
Dilwyns Dilwyns     Dilwyns Dilwyns        
    Llanberis (88) 0800 0950
-
-
1200 1430
-
-
-
-
    Llanberis (88)
    Caernarfon 0823 1013
-
1223 1453     Caernarfon
 
Lloyds
Llew Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
 
T2
1S
S4 ##
S97
T2
S4 ##
S97
2-2G
S97
T2
Caernarfon
0930
1030
11.10
-
1330
15.50
-
1650
-
1825
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
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-Groes
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11.20
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Pen-y
-Groes
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16.00
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Pen-y
-Groes
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-Groes
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Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
11.30
-
16.10
-
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu station
11.32
-
16.12
-
-
Rhyd Ddu station
Beddgelert
11.50
12.45
16.27
18.35
-
Beddgelert
    Pen-y-Pass
12.10
|
16.47
|
-
    Pen-y-Pass
Pont Aberglaslyn
-
12.49
-
18.39
<<<<<<
Pont Aberglaslyn
Prenteg
-
13.01
-
18.52
18.52
Prenteg
Tremadog
1015
1115
-
13.04
1415
-
>>>>>>
1730
18.55
1907
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
1020
1120
-
13.10
1420
-
-
1735
19.00
1915
Porthmadog parc
    Barmouth (2G)
-
-
-
1540 D 
-
-
1845
2205 D      Barmouth (2G)
 11.10 - Sherpa journey     ## - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa 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    
D - change at Dolgellau to service "T3"    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GELERT route  

....Pen-y-Groes....                                                   
/                 \
                                                 
Porthmadog -/-Rhyd Ddu-\- Caernarfon -- Llanberis -- Pen-y-Pass         
\..............................................................Beddgelert............................................................../  

Sundays - 18th April 2021  until further notice
also 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
 BEWARE - the last Sunday Sherpa journey from Porthmadog now departs at 1355 
                 
last direct Sherpa
 
later Sherpas
via Pen-y-Pass
 
alternative later services
to Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
 
Llew Jones/
Gwynfor
S97
S4
1S
T2
2S-2G
S97
S4
S4-S2
T2
1S-X19-S2
    Barmouth (2S)
-
-
-
0940 T
1220
-
-
-
 
-
1230 D
-
    Barmouth (2S)
Porthmadog parc
09.10
-
0930
1105
1325
13.55
-
-
-
1605
1640
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
09.15
-
0934
1109
1329
14.00
-
-
-
1609
via
Blaenau
Ffestiniog
arr 1708
dep 1740


also

Betws-y-Coed
arr 1805
dep 1840
Tremadog
Prenteg
09.18
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-Groes
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14.03
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-Groes
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Prenteg
Pont Aberglaslyn
09.30
-
14.15
-
-
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
    Pen-y-Pass
|
10.05
|
14.45
-
-
    Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
09.34
10.30
14.19
15.10
16.27
17.20
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu station
-
10.38
-
15.18
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Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
-
10.40
-
15.20
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
-
10.50
-
15.30
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
-
11.05
1020
1150
1408
-
15.45
1650
Caernarfon
    Dilwyns Dilwyns Dilwyns        
    Caernarfon (88)
-
-
1135 1405
-
-
1600
-
###
-
1942     Caernarfon (88)
    Llanberis
-
-
1159 1429
-
-
1624
#
##
-
1920     Llanberis
0910 - Sherpa journey    
# - by changing at Pen-y-Pass to the 1705 "S2" Sherpa,  passengers can arrive Llanberis 1720    
## - by changing at Pen-y-Pass to the 1755 "S2" Sherpa,  passengers can arrive Llanberis 1810    
### - by changing at Pen-y-Pass to the 1905 "S2" Sherpa,  passengers can arrive Caernarfon 1942    
 T - change at Tan-y-Bwlch (Oakley Arms) from service "2"     D - change at Dolgellau from service "T3" - long wait,  but is shown as it is the last northbound connection on a Sunday    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  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
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