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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS

Dilwyns "88" - Caernarfon-Llanberis 
all year round      
Gwynfor "S2" - Llanbeis-Betws-y-Coed  
from
CAERNARFON

by










 "S4" Caernarfon - Beddgelert - 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)


   STOP PRESS
    Gwynfor have confirmed the 1730 "S2" Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon WIlL now terminate at Llanberis
    This means there is now no service back to Caernarfon from Llanberis after the 1430 "88" until the 1920 (last journey of the day) "S2" Sherpa

    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"



Snowdon Sherpa
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

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

  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Caernarfon
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Caernarfon

Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia with more Sherpas from Llanberis to and back from Betws-y-Coed
Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday buses to Caernarfon are as follows......
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 18.40
Capel Curig to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 18.52
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (S6-S4) - connection depart 1415 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis)
Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (S2)- depart 18.05
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1355 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis)
there is an alternative direct non-Sherpa "T2" journey at 1605 via Pen-y-Groes
and an even later Summer only non-Sherpa "1S-X19-S2" journey at 1640 via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed

Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4-S2) - connection departs 1720 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu to Caernarfon (S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1612 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis)
Nant Gwynant  (Watkin) to Caernarfon (S4-S2) - connection departs 1725 (change at Pen-y-Pass (long wait)))
Llanberis to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 19.20
Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1445
Nant Gwynant to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1500
Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1510
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S4) - connection departs 1355 change at Beddgeler)
there is a later direct non-Sherpa "T2" journey at 1605 via Pen-y-Groes
Rhyd Ddu to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 15.18
there is a later Sherpa "S4-S2" journey at 1612 via Pen-y-Pass
Waunfawr to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 15.30
  $$$


Green - all Sherpa journeys       White - partially or fully non-Sherpa journeyss


     Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
 or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
     - click for the clockwise
or the anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........
Suggested itinerary
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd website

               
BETWS-Y-COED
via Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes,  Capel Curig and the Swallow Falls

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 to Betws-y-Coed
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
                         
S2
S2
88
S2
S2
S4*
88
S2
S2
88
S2
S2
88
S4 #
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Caernarfon
07.20
====
0925
-
-
11.05
1135
-
-
1405
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
-
14.40
15.48
16.40
17.30
18.40
Llanberis  Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
|
10.00
11.00
|
|
12.00
13.30
|
14.30
Pen-y-Pass (S)
14.05
>>>>>
14.45
15.05
16.10
17.05
17.55
19.05
Llanberis  Interchange (S)
07.50
09.05
0949
10.05
11.05
|
1159
12.05
13.35
1429
14.35
Llanberis (S)
14.20
1430
|
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
19.20
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.05
09.25
-
10.25
11.25
12.10
>>>>>
12.25
13.55
-
14.55
Caernarfon
-
1453
15.45
-
-
-
====
19.42
Betws-y-Coed
08.25
09.47
-
10.47
11.47
-
-
12.47
14.17
-
15.17
 
07.35 - Sherpa journey    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" (sometimes changing en-route)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route) SUSPENDED    
- 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    
0925 - non-Sherpa connecting journey    
  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  (for Rhyd Ddu)   or   PORTHMADOG
via Pen-y-Pass,  the Nant Gwynant Pass and the Aberglslyn Pass

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

Click here for an alternative route using the "S2" Sherpa via Betws-y-Coed

     
PORTHMADOG     via Betws-y-Coed
via the Llanberis Pass,  the Twin Lakes,  Betws-y-Coed,  the Crimea Pass and Blaenau Ffestiniog

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 important note above
 
Outward
 
             
S2
S2
88
S2
X19
1S
1S
Caernarfon
07.20
====
0925
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
|
10.00
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
09.05
0949
10.05
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Betws-y-Coed
08.25
09.47
-
10.47
11.00
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
11.25
12.00
14.20
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
12.28
14.48
Porthmadog
 
Return
 
   
later summer Sherpa
 
alternative
1S
X19
S2
 
S2
 
S2
1S
X19
S2
T2
Porthmadog
13.30
-
-
-
-
16.40
-
-
1605
Porthmadog
Blaenau Ffestiniog
13.58
15.00
-
-
-
17.08
17.40
-
|
via
Pen-y-Groes
|
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
-
15.25
15.48
16.40
17.40
-
18.05
18.40
Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis Maes Padarn
-
-
16.25
17.20
18.10
-
-
19.20
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
====
-
###
19.42
1650
Caernarfon
07.35 - Gwynfor Sherpa journey    
11.00 - Llew Jones bus journey    
### - connects back to Caernarfon arrive 2004 (via Llandudno Junction and Bangor) - click here for details    
0925 - Dilwyns alternative connecting journey    
1605 - alternative Lloyds 'all-year-round' direct journey    
  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  Llanberis,  Betws-y-Coed,  Blaenau Ffestiniog  and  Porthmadog
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop 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 circuit
see important note above
 
 
 
             
S2
S2
88
S2
X19
2S-2G
1S
1S
T2
Caernarfon
07.20
====
0925
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
|
10.00
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
09.05
0949
10.05
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Betws-y-Coed
08.25
09.47
-
10.47
11.00
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
11.25
12.00
-
14.20
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
12.28
13.25
14.48
16.05
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.08
-
16.50
Caernarfon
08.35 - Gwynfor Sherpa journey    
11.00 - non-Sherpa journey    
  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
anticlockwise  -  via Porthmadog,  Blaenau Ffestiniog,  Betws-y-Coed  and  Llanberis
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop 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 important note above
 
 
 
   
later summer Sherpa
T2
 
1S
X19
S2
88
 
S2
 
1S
X19
S2
 
S2
 
S2
T2
1S
X19
S2
Caernarfon
09.30
10.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Porthmadog
10.20
11.20
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
-
14.20
16.40
-
-
Porthmadog
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
11.48
12.00
-
-
-
13.58
15.00
-
-
-
-
17.08
17.40
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
12.25
13.40
-
14.40
-
15.25
15.48
16.40
17.40
-
-
18.05
18.40
Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis Maes Padarn
-
-
-
14.20
14.30
15.20
-
-
16.25
17.20
18.10
-
-
-
19.20
Llanberis Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
14.53
-
-
-
-
-
====
-
-
###
19.42
Caernarfon
13.40 - Gwynfor Sherpa journey    
10.30 - non-Sherpa journey    
### - connects back to Caernarfon arrive 2004 (via Llandudno Junction and Bangor)
- click here for details    
  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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