LATEST
    Early September 2021
    There are further changes to the weekday connecting "88" service between Caernarfon and Llanberis commencing Monday 6th September

    Make sure you are aware of these latest changes before you set out

from the Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia
AUTUMN WEEKDAY TRIPS from CAERNARFON

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
approaching Betws-y-Coed      


by



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

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  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

It is possible to make a day trip round Snowdonia from Caernarfon
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 £5.70
using a "1bws (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
)


    STOP PRESS
    The 1730 weekday Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed terminates at Llanberis in 2021
   Passengers for Caernarfon and Porthmadog are advised to change at Pen-y-Pass into the 1810 "S4" Sherpathen the 2000 "T2" from Caernarfon

    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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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
10.05 10.02
    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 - 6th September 2021  until further notice
see important note above
  Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineries from Caernarfon
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Caernarfon

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 buses to Caernarfon are as follows......

Return via Beddgelert (Sherpa throughout)
Pen-y-Pass (S) to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 18.10
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2-S4) - connection departs 1730  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Caernarfon (S2-S4 - connection departs 1742  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) (S) to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 18.25
Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1835
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S4) - connection departs 1720  (change at Beddgelert)
Rhyd Ddu (S)  to Caernarfon (S4) depart 1843
Snowdon Ranger (S)  to Caernarfon (S4) depart 1845

Return via Llanberis (mainly only partially Sherpa)
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 18.40
Capel Curig to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 18.52
Pen-y-Pass (S)  to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 19.05
Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4-S2) - connection departs 1745  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (S)  to Caernarfon (S97-S2) - connection departs 1750  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llanberis (S)  to Caernarfon (S2) - depart 19.20


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

(S)   - start of path up Snowdon - click here for more details


     Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
 or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
     - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........



               
BEDDGELERT   and   BETWS-Y-COED
(via Llyn Cwellyn and the Nant Gwynant pass)
stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
Purchase a £5.70 "1bws (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
                             
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S4
S2
S4
S4
S2
S47
S4
S2
S4
Caernarfon
09.05
-
11.15
-
13.30
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
11.10
-
-
14.40
-
-
15.48
-
-
17.30
-
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
09.25
-
11.35
-
13.50
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
-
11.35
12.20
-
14.05
14.30
-
16.10
16.35
-
17.55
18.10
Rhyd Ddu village
09.27
-
11.37
-
13.52
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
-
12.35
-
-
14.45
-
-
16.50
-
terminates
Llanberis
in 2021
18.25
Rhyd Ddu
WHR station
  (S)
09.28
-
11.38
-
13.53
-
Beddgelert
11.50
-
12.45
14.15
-
14.55
16.00
-
17.00
no
1750
Sherpa
in the
summer
18.35
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
11.58
-
12.53
14.23
-
-
16.08
-
-
18.43
Beddgelert
09.40
-
11.55
-
14.10
-
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
12.00
-
12.55
14.25
-
-
16.10
-
-
-
18.45
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
09.45
-
12.00
-
14.15
-
Caernarfon
12.20
-
12.45
14.45
-
-
16.30
-
-
====
19.05
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
10.00
10.25
12.15
12.25
14.30
14.55
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
Betws-y-Coed
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
09.05 - 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  

               
BETWS-Y-COED via Llanberis and the Llanberis pass
stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
Purchase a £5.70 "1bws (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
                         
S2 *
88
S2 #
88
S2 #
88
S2 #
88
S2 #
88
S2 #
88
S2 *
S2
88
S2
88
S2
88
S2
 88 
S2
S4
S2 $
Caernarfon
07.20 *
0830
-
connect
-ion

suspen
-ded
-
0935
-
1110
-
1215
-
1400
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
14.40
-
15.48
-
16.40
-
17.30
-
18.40
Llanberis  (S)
Interchange
07.45
0852
09.05
10.05
1002
11.05
1134
12.05
1242
13.35
1424
14.35
Pen-y-Pass (S)
14.05
-
15.05
-
16.10
-
17.05
-
17.55
18.10
19.05
Llanberis  (S)
Maes Peris
14.20
1430
15.20
1535
16.25
1710
17.20
1810
18.10
via
Bedd
-gelert
19.20
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.05
-
09.25
-
10.25
-
11.25
-
12.25
-
13.55
-
14.55
Betws-y-Coed
0825
-
09.47
-
10.47
-
11.47
-
12.47
-
14.17
-
15.17
Caernarfon
-
1459
-
1604
-
1739
-
1839
====
19.05
19.42
10.00 - Sherpa journey     # - this "S2" Sherpa starts from Llanberis Joe Brown five minutes earlier    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this direct "S2" Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Llanberis" or "Betws-y-Coed" or "Llanrwst" and the route number "88" or "S2"    
$ - the destination indicator on the front of this direct "S2" Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed may display "Llanberis" or "Caernarfon" and the route number "S2" or "88")    
(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  

               
BEDDGELERT   and   PORTHMADOG
via Llyn Cwellyn and the Aberglaslyn pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself
 
Purchase a £5.70 "1bws (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
                     
Alternative
later non-Sherpa journeys
S4 *
S97
S4 *
S97
S4 *
S97
S97
S4
S97
S4
S97*
S4
T2
1
T2
1
Caernarfon
09.05
-
11.15
-
13.30
-
Porthmadog
13.45
-
15.20
-
17.20
-
1825
1940
2025
 2230 
Beddgelert
09.35
10.30
11.45
11.50
14.10
14.55
Beddgelert
14.09
14.15
15.44
16.00
17.44
18.35
via  Pen-y-Groes
Porthmadog
-
10.55
-
13.10
-
14.40
Caernarfon
-
14.45
-
16.30
-
19.05
1910
2030
2115
 2312 
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this 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    
  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,   Pen-y-Pass,  Beddgelert  and   Rhyd Ddu or Porthmadog
Summary Timetable

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

 
Purchase a £5.70 "1bws (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
see important note above
                                       
S2 *
88
S2
S4-S97 #
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4-S97 #
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4-S97 #
S4
88
S2 *
88
S2
S4-S97 #
S4
T2
88
S2
88
S2
S4 ##
1
Caernarfon
07.20
0830
-
-
-
connect
-ion

suspen
-ded
-
0935
-
-
-
1110
-
1215
-
-
-
1400
-
connect
-ion

suspen
-ded
-
-
-
-
1505
-
1640
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
|
09.00
-
-
10.00
|
11.00
-
-
|
12.00
|
13.30
-
-
|
14.30
15.30
-
-
-
|
16.30
|
17.50
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
0852
09.05
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
10.05
1002
11.05
-
-
1134
12.05
1242
13.35
-
-
1424
14.35
15.35
-
-
-
1532
16.35
1707
17.55
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass  
08.05
-
09.25
 
10.05
-
 
-
 
10.25
-
11.25
 
12.20
-
 
-
 
12.25
-
13.55
 
14.30
-
 
-
 
14.55
-
15.55
 
16.35
-
 
-
 
-
 
16.50
-
 
18.05
 
18.10
-
 
Pen-y-Pass  
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
10.30
11.50
-
-
-
-
12.45
14.15
-
-
-
-
14.55
16.00
-
-
-
-
17.00
no
1750
Sherpa
in the
summer
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.35
-
Beddgelert  
Porthmadog
-
-
-
10.55
|
-
-
-
-
13.10
|
-
-
-
-
15.13
|
-
-
-
-
17.18
1825
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>|>>>
1940
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
14.45
-
-
-
-
-
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
1910
-
-
-
-
19.05
2030
Caernarfon
07.20 - Sherpa journey    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Llanberis" or "Betws-y-Coed" or "Llanrwst" and the route number "88" or "S2" (sometimes changing en-route)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or sometimes changing en-route)    
## - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route)    
but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
 
0930 - non-Sherpa connecting service - "£5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    


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
anticlockwise  -  via Beddgelert,  Pen-y-Pass  and  Llanberis
Summary Timetable

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

 
Purchase a £5.70 "1bws (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
see important note above
                                   
S4 ##
S2
88
S2
88
S4 ##
S2
S2
88
S4
S4 ##
S2
88
S2
88
S4 ##
S2
88
S2
S97
S2 $
Caernarfon
09.05
-
-
-
-
11.15
-
-
-
12.30
13.30
-
-
-
-
15.30+
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
09.40
-
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
-
13.15
14.10
-
-
-
-
16.12
-
-
-
17.45
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
10.00
10.35
-
11.35
-
12.15
12.35
14.05
-
-
14.30
15.05
-
16.12
-
16.32
17.05
-
17.55
18.05
19.05
Pen-y-Pass  
Llanberis Maes Peris
-
10.45
1140
11.45
1245
-
12.45
14.20
1430
-
-
15.20
1535
16.25
1710
-
17.20
1810
18.10
-
19.20
Llanberis Maes Peris
Caernarfon
-
-
1209
-
1314
-
-
-
1459
-
-
-
1604
-
1739
-
-
1835
====
-
19.42
Caernarfon
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
 ## - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
 $ - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Llanberis" or "Caernarfon" and the route number "S2" or "88" (sometimes changing en-route)    
but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
+ - on School Days operates via Caernarfon school - on non-School Days starts 1535 and runs direct to Waunfawr    
1130 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "£5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" 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 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
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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