Welcome  to  John's  Snowdon Sherpa  website

REMEMBER.......
Late Summer Holiday Monday 29th August - is a local Public Holiday
- in consequence all Snowdon Sherpa services
(and most other local bus connections)
operate to the SUNDAY timetables

IMPORTANT
    For the first time in two decades,  there is a major change to the 'structure' of the Sherpa network which is also expanded to incorporate some local services - thus providing better "cross-Snowdonia" journeys - meaning there is now less need than ever to take cars into the National Park

   The most significant changes are routes......
"S1" - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
  (in lieu of the local "88" and the former "S2")
"S2" - Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "85" also the former 'Park and Ride' from Llanberis)
"S3" - Beddgelert - Caernarfon - Deiniolen  (in lieu of the local "83" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S4" - Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "S97" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S5" - Nant Peris Car Park - Pen-y-Pass "Park and Ride"  (in lieu of the former "S1" from Llanberis)
    also the
"T10" TrawsCymru Bangor - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Corwen experimental service to provide daily connections into and out of the new hourly "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig

      Despite operators normally being required to give 56 days notice of any change,  the "local Councils" along with "Transport for Wales" have specified the new services and as such there was "LESS THAN THREE WEEKS NOTICE" given to the General Public making planning ahead extremely difficult for potential visitors to the area
     Following on from the ever-changing situation as a result of Covid,  this is no surprise as neither Gwynfor CC nor Conwy CC
(or indeed any of the bus operators) have recently given early notice of changes to the Sherpas OR other local connections - in fact in Snowdonia these have usually been literally just a few days before the alterations came into effect

      In view of the late public advice of the detailed changes to all of the services,  ANY PAGE on THIS website dated before "THURSDAY 24th MARCH" should be regarded as "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"

      Please bookmark this page NOW and return later to see any further changes once the information has been made public..........

..........use the date at the bottom of every page as a quick way to check if it has been amended since your last visit to this page - then ALWAYS CROSS-CHECK WITH THE OFFICIAL COUNCIL AND OPERATOR WEBSITES before setting out
.....

GETTING STARTED
The NEW COMPLETELY REVISED Summer Sherpa Timetables are
now in operation and are advertised to continue until Sunday 25th September

Please note specially the Routes (including their "traditional" Route Numbers) have changed as well as the timetables themselves

DON'T  KNOW  YOUR  WAY
ROUND  SNOWDONIA ?

Anyone on the Coast planning to spend a day in Snowdonia should find the latest
NEW Summer Timetable - from Llandudno/North Wales Coast
NEW Summer Timetable - from Bangor via Llanberis
NEW Summer Timetable - from Barmouth/Harlech/Bl.Ffestiniog via Porthmadog
or the NEW Summer Timetable - from Pwllheli/Criccieth via Porthmadog
a useful starting point to see "what is now available"

alternatively select ANY other timetable page from the index below...........
..........THEN FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE "NEXT PERIOD" if it is not dated to comence 9th or 10th April 2022

SOME PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED AS THE
"OFFICIAL" INFORMATION WAS ONLY MADE PUBLIC AT THE LAST MINUTE !

Please also see the introduction note above  then bookmark this page NOW and return later to check
if there is any further more up-to-date information available


There is a date at the bottom of every page on this website to quickly show when it was last updated --- In view of the
many other late alterations to the Sherpa network AND other connecting services..........
..........you are strongly advised to check direct with the opeator/s concerned BEFORE setting out for Snowdonia



    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 identified throughout THIS website 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 THAT particular 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) - these are highlighted with a "lime" background - eg
17.15 17.12
    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"


BEST "DAY" FARE..........
A "new" £5.70* North Wales day
'bus ticket' called "1 BWS"
(one bus) has been introduced covering all bus journeys throughout Snowdonia..........

as well as any connecting journeys from both the North Wales and Cambrian Coast areas including as far afield
as Chester,  Machynlleth and Whitchurch
This area covered is not only considerably greater than the "Red Rover" it basically replaces..........
BUT IT IS ALSO OVER £1 CHEAPER !!!

* - a family ticket is also available for just £12
BE "GREEN" --- NOW THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE YOUR CAR INTO SNOWDONIA

This is the ONLY website about the "Snowdon Sherpa" bus network which is regularly updated with all the news,  mid-timetable corrections and service changes for both the Snowdon Sherpa services and all the local bus and train connecting journeys !!!
Unlike any of the official websites,  it also shows later alternative
non-Sherpa journeys
(where available) which offer options
if you are unfortunate enough to miss the last Sherpa of the day

A FULL ROUND-UP OF THE OFFICIAL WEBSITES CAN BE FOUND ON MY CONTACTS PAGE
BEWARE some are still not yet fully updated
Numerous errors have been spotted on these and where known they are highlighted on this webste to help you avoid 'falling' for the WRONG / OUT OF DATE INFORMATION

Always better to be "fore-warned" than to be "caught out" !!!
(especially in Snowdonia where it is a very long walk if you miss a 'non-existent' bus)


This website is produced purely as a hobby to help promote greater use of the
limited public transport to and across Snowdonia which IS more than adequate for most journeys even in the mid-winter,  but you may need some careful pre-planning to ensure you can get back home

It also gives some ideas in the form of suggested itineries for "days out" to Snowdionia both from locations on the Sherpa Network itself AND  from further afield using the various connecting servivces
It concentrates of giving the real "facts" rather than attempting to look "fancy" !!!

Comprehensive accurate official publicity for ALL services in Snowdonia
is difficult - if not impossible - to find
and unfortunately bus operators and councils often only show "their" journeys

It also attempts to warn visitors of potential "pitfalls" advised to me by others
and highlights numerous known errors in official publications
( "always far better to be 'pre-warned' than 'caught out' !!!! " )
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Sherpa journeys are normally shown in GREEN
with other bus journeys and connections in blue or black
Mid--timetable earlier re-timing are normally shown in BOLD BLUE (eg 0920) and
"warnings" about connections, regular overcrowding, etc. shown as "# - xxxxxxxxx"
Where available - later services via alternative non-Sherpa routes are shown
to prevent anyone being stranded - see individual tables for details
These are normally shown against a "gold" background
Sherpa tickets are not valid on these journeys but Red Rover Day Tickets are
Most Sherpa weekday journeys run every day but some operate either restricted days,
dates  and/or  LOCAL school holiday periods
(which are not always the same for Caernarfon, Conwy, Llanberis, Llanrwst or Porthmadog schools
- and very often differ from those "across the border")

These are identified by an appropriate note and usually times are shown against a
white background as an additional warning
Times at some intermediate locations vary by a few minutes in different official publications
Throughout this website, the earliest know time is used to ensure passenegers can
arrive in sufficient time to catch their Sherpa
Remember many roads in Snowdonia are very narrow and as a result of this
some Sherpa journeys can be delayed considerably by heavy traffic - so don't panic !

Throughout this website, clicking on underlined text will lead to another page or picture
--- IF this is another timetable it will be the current page and it may be necessary to follow the links on that page to a later period
To help you find your way round this website there is a timetable index at the bottom of every page with the page you are currently viewing shown in blue
Always check the page issue date in case there have been any updates since you last looked !!!

As with all websites,  errors can occasionally creep in, but your webmaster always appreciates advice
about anything, including any out of date page, links, etc. so it can be immediately corrected for the
benefit of the many other visitors to this website



this is an unofficial website and the latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables
on one of the County Council or another official website  along with any subsequent amendments thereto 

 
Gwynfor "S4" Sherpa      
Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Caernarfon 
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis 

Gwynfor "S2" double-deck Sherpa      
at Capel Curig en-route to Pen-y-Pass
     
  Snowdon Sherpa  
Bus Timetables

unofficial website




Sherpa Network
"S1" daily all-year
"S2" daily all-year
"S3" daily all-year
"S4" daily all-year
"S5" daily during the summer

        Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa
  Porthmadog - Beddgelert
  Conwy Valley
connections
        LLew Jones "T19" from Llandudno 

  R E M E M B E R ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found
(the popular one at Pen-y-Pass is often full before 0900 on fine summer days)

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


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available by all operators
It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is usually necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out

It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
The majority of Snowdon Sherpa bus services are operated by modern low-floor minibuses
but are sometimes replaced by a larger bus during busy periods
There is no specific requirement for groups to pre-book, but ANY parties
are advised in their own interests to ring the operator the day before
to ensure a sufficiently large bus or duplicate is provided

Squeezing even a dozen extra passengers into a small minibus can sometimes be quite a challenge !!!!


The correct revised Sherpa and other current route numbers
(as further amended in early-April 2022) are shown
on the diagrams below and on the timetables throughout this website
 BEWARE....
The comments below are based on the situation until 8th April
They will be updated as soon as the NEW Summer Timetable has actually started

See above in the interim for the 9th April onwards position
Large wooden "Poster boards" with a network map appeared during summer 2011 at strategic locations throughout Snowdonia
but unfortunately they STILL contain some incorrect route numbers
Important - the "S97" does NOT continue beyond Beddgelert to Penygwryd or Betws-y-Coed


(use the "S97" between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass and the S2" between Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)

Note THERE IS ALWAYS ONLY ONE BUS - SO DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND.....
.....especially if the indicator on the front of your "S4" Sherpa shows an intermediate location (eg Beddgelert
)

  
  


Far more worrying the former open-top Arriva "S2" Sherpa service north of Llanrwst (which actually started from Llandudno, NOT the Junction) was withdrawn at the end of the 2009 season !
Use the alternative current Conwy Valley bus services - some journeys connect with the "S2" Sherpa at Betws-y-Coed
(alternatively use the "Conwy Valley" Railway trains which generally now make better connections

The former "S6" section of the network between Capel Curig and Bethesda
(which had been completely withdrawnand replaced by the new "two-hourly" all-year-round "T10" TrawsCymru service between Bangor and Corwen which also serves Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan), Capel Curig (for the "S1" Sherpa to Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis) and Betws-y-Coed
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Weekdays


Sundays and Public Holidays
Current Snowdon Sherpa services are........
S1 - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
S2 - Bangor - Llanberis - Nant Peris - Pen-y-Pass

S3 - Beddgelert - Caernarfon - Llanrug/Dinorwig  
S4 - Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
S5 - additional Llanberis "Park and Rode" journeys

NOTE - the former weekend only S6 - Bangor -Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curog - Pen-y-Pass..........
replaced by..........
TrawsCymru T10 - Bangor - Capel Curig (- Betws-y-Coed - Cotwen)
connecting into the NEW "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig

to Pen-y-Pass (for "S4" to Beddgelert) - Llanberis (for "S2" to Bangor) - Caernarfon (for "S3" to Beddgelert)

Make sure you use the Snowdon Sherpas in 2022
Please do your bit to help the environment by keeping all unnecesary cars out of Snowdonia
                 
If you MUST take you car - remember many
roads in Snowdonia are designated "clearways"

(ensure you park at an appropriate location
or you are likely to end up with
a hefty parking fine !!!!!
)

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Much easier, cheaper and greener to use the Snowdon Sherpas !!!
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That way you can go up Snowdon by one path and return down by another
            

Several different operators cover the Sherpa network
AND connecting services
- especially on Sundays

Generally speaking, to give you maximum flexibility, the best ticket
for travelling to, round and returning from Snowdonia for a whole day is the £5.70 "1 bws"
(one bus) Day Rover available from the driver of your first bus
(or a North Wales Day Rover if travelling from further afield including partially travelling by train to the Sherpa network)


So make sure you select and ask for the appropriate ticket for ALL of your proposed itineraries as many companies also offer their own day rover, which are only valid on their services !!!


Headline News...................
  Click here for further information
including archieved items

Late Summer Monday 29th August 2022
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other local connecting bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley also the Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable
 

Late Spring 3rd June 2022
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley (services currently SUSPENDED with Rail Replacement coaches in lieu) also the
Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable

Platinum Jubilee Thursday 2nd June 2022
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley (services currently SUSPENDED with Rail Replacement coaches in lieu) also the
Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable
 

Early Spring Monday 2nd May 2022
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley (services currently SUSPENDED with Rail Replacement coaches in lieu) also the
Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable

Easter Monday 18th April 2022
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley (services currently SUSPENDED with Rail Replacement coaches in lieu) also the
Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable
 

Good Friday 15th April 2022
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley (services currently SUSPENDED with Rail Replacement coaches in lieu) also the
Cambrian Coast railway lines operate to their weekday timetable

Saturday 9th April 2022
    For the first time in two decades,  there is a major change to the 'structure' of the Sherpa network which is also expanded to incorporate some local services - thus providing better "cross-Snowdonia" journeys - meaning there is now less need than ever to take cars into the National Park

   The most significant changes are routes......
"S1" - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
  (in lieu of the local "88" and the former "S2")
"S2" - Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "85" also the former 'Park and Ride' from Llanberis)
"S3" - Beddgelert - Caernarfon - Deiniolen  (in lieu of the local "83" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S4" - Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "S97" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S5" - "Nant Peris Car Park - Pen-y-Pass "Park and Ride"in lieu of the former "S1" from Llanberis)
    
also the
"T10" TrawsCymru Bangor - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Corwen experimental service to provide daily connections into and out of the new hourly "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig
 

Monday 3rd January 2022
      As New Year falls at a weekend,  a Sunday service will operate throughout Gwynedd for both the "Sherpas" and connecting journeys

    Normal weekday services re-commence on Tuesday 4th January

New Year's Day - Saturday 1st January 2022
    There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on New Year's Day

    Normal weekday services re-commence on Saturday 2nd January
 

Tuesday 28th December 2021
      As Christmas falls at a weekend,  a Sunday service will operate throughout Gwynedd for both the "Sherpas" and connecting journeys

    Normal weekday services re-commence on Wednesday 29th December

Monday 27th December 2020
    As Christmas falls at a weekend,  a Sunday service will operate throughout Gwynedd for both the "Sherpas" and connecting journeys  

Boxing Day - Sunday 26th December 2021
      There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Boxing Day

Christmas Day - Saturday 25th December 2021
    There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Christmas Day
 

Monday 1st November 2021
      The "S2" "S4" and "S97" winter Sherpa timetables were reduced for the winter
    The extra summer Sherpa routes "S1" and "S6" were SUSPENDED from the same date and are expected to be re-introduced from Easter 2022

Sunday 3rd October 2021
    Llew Jones are REDUCING the level of connecting journeys along the Conwy Valley from and back to Llandudno including SUSPENSION of the evening journeys  

Monday 6th September 2021
      Yet further changes to the weekday "88" timetable will commence --- improving some "S2" connections at Llanberis..........
..........but there are also some very short margins between arrivals and onward departures which are NOT included in the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 30th August 2021
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Saturday 31st July 2021
      A new daily two-hourly "T10" TrawsCymru service between Bangor-Betws-y-Coed-Corwen service now augments the weekend only "S6" Sherpa service along the Ogwen Valley
    It has re-instated regular direct journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llyn Ogwen
(for Tryfan)

Wednesday 23rd June 2021
    Following weeks of traffic chaos in the Caernarfon area,  a TEMPORARY revised,  reduced level "88" timetable will commence to try and improve timekeeping
    Passenegrs intending to connect with the Sherpa at Llanberis should familiarise themselves with the changes before setting out
 

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 31st 2021
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Saturday 29th May 2021
    The former connecting "X19" service along the East Side of the Conwy Valley will become past of the TrawsCymru network and be renumbered "T19"  

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Monday 12th April 2021
    Most of the non-Sherpa connections which were again suspended during the coronavirus precautions period are re-instated throughout the area providing "good" connections in the morning at Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog into the Sherpa network

    Very worrying - Llew Jones has made a "silly" sub-standard connection at 1715,  just when visitors to Snowdonia want to return home !!!!!
    Even worse passengers off the additional late summer Sherpa now have to wait a FURTHER hour at Betws-y-Coed before being able to continue to Llandudno
 

Saturday 27th March 2021

      The level of service on the "S2" route is again double from five to ten journeys each way and the former
'School Days Only' extensions to Llanrwst operate 'daily'

    Both the seasonal "S1" and "S6" services (augmented on School Holiday weekends) have been re-instated for the summer

    In addition,   later "S4" journeys have been re-introduced through the Nant Gwynant Pass to/from Beddgelert from both Pen-y-Pass - with the last journey from Pen-y-Pass to Beddgelert extended to Caernarfon


Thursday 14th January 2021
    Once again it was necessary to introduce a skeleton Sherpa service as the Coronavirus Precations took effect again
    Just one "S2"round trip operates between Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed every day and a very much reduced 'one bus' service covers the basic "S4" and "S97" journeys on weekdays only - with no service between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass
    PLEASE REMEMBER THESE JOURNEYS ARE CURRENTLY FOR "ESSENTIAL" LOCAL TRAVEL ONLY - as defined by Welsh Law
 

Wednesday 9th December 2020
    Lloyds took over the weekday connecting "3B" journeys from and back to Blaenau Ffestiniog
    These has resulted in changes to the morning "38-39" connections from Barmouth
 

Monday 9th November 2020

      Llew Jones has made further changes to the connecting journeys in the Conwy Valley which means several former 'long-standing' journeys NO LONGER CONNECT with the Sherpas - PARTICULARLY RFETURNING IN THE AFTERNOON

    In most cases the is an alternative train on the Conwy Valley line - unfotunately still requiring a "wait" at Betws-y-Coed.....
.....but far better than a "much longer wait" for the next bus !

    The most noticable change was the WITHDRAWAL of the timetabled bus connections from Corwen - but this was replaced by a new "Fflecsi service in in the area operated by Alpine

Saturday 24th October 2020
    REVISED start date for the "S2" "S4" and "S97" winter Sherpa timetables - advanced from early-November,  due to the Welsh Coronavirus precautions two week "Lock Down"
    Summer Sherpa routes "S1" and "S6" were SUSPENDED from the same date
    Llew Jones connecting Conwy Valley "19" and "X19" journeys were also reduced for the period of the "Lock Down"
 

Tuesday 1st September 2020
      With local schools re-opening,  there were NUMEROUS changes to many of the connecting journeys - most of which have resulted in an increased frequency........
..........BUT the changes by Llew Jones in the Conwy Valley meant several former 'long-standing' journeys NO LONGER CONNECTED with the Sherpas - particularly returning in the afternoon
    The most noticable change was the WITHDRAWAL of a connection from Llandudno into the first "S2" Sherpa of the day
 (except on "TUESDAYS ONLY" using the local route "70" market day journey to Corwen as a "link" between Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed !!!!!

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 31st August 2020
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Monday 17th August 2020
      Most of the Snowdon Sherpa network returned to the pre-Coronavirus restrictions level.........
..........with the exception of the Sunday "S4" and "S97" routes which remained SUSPENDED on Sundays

    To assist with "Social Distancing,  the majority of "S2" journeys were operated by larger double-deck buses instead of the usual mini-buses

Saturday 11th July 2020
    Additional "S1" and "S2" Saturday Sherpa journeys were added to give more or less the normal peak-summer level..........
..........although on other days of the week,  the normal winter level of journeys continued
 

Tuesday 29th June 2020
    Some additional "S2" Sherpa journeys were re-instated following easement of the Coronoavirus precautions,  but nowhere near the "usual" level

    However the "skeleton" service for 'locals only' remained on the "S97" and "S4" routes
 

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 25th May 2020
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Early Spring Public Holiday - "Victory" Friday 8th May 2020
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Tuesday 14th April 2020
    Caelloi increase the level of their weekday connecting "3" service from/back to Pwllheli - which augments the basic Arriva service - to hourly during the daytime

    All weekday evening and Sunday journeys continue to be operated by Arriva (unaltered)
 

Easter Monday 13th April 2020
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Good Friday 10th April 2020
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Saturday 4th April 2020

 
DEFERRED "until further notice"
due to the coronavirus restrictions

    The Summer "Sherpa" Timetables commence

    The level of service on the "S2" route is again EXPECTED to double from five to ten journeys each way

    Both the seasonal "S1" and "S6" services SHOULD be re-instated for summer weekends

    In addition,   later journeys are EXPECTED to be re-introduced to/from Beddgelert from both Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog - also Caernarfon on weekdays - similar to 2019

    Also,  there are minor changes to the weekday Gwynfor connecting services "85" and "88" from Bangor and Caernarfon respectively

Sunday 12th January 2020
    Arriva make numerous changes to their services in the area - whilst this will NOT change any Sherpa journey,  it will mean changes to several connections
- especially at Porthmadog from Pwllheli and Blaenau Ffestioniog

BEWARE - several journeys are considerably EARLIER than previously
 

Wednesday 31st March 2010

Snow in Snowdonia on 31st March 2010
      The first week of the 2010 Summer Timetable !
    It snowed so hard causing the roads to be closed and the Sherpa services to be suspended for the day
    A very unusual occurance (even in the middle of winter !)
    BUT BEWARE !
Walking on the hills when covered with snow can be very dangerous



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This "unofficial" website attempts to give full details of what services are available today
and for the next few months


It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"

If you spot any error on this website (or have any additional information), please e-mail the webmaster so the information can be corrected / updated for the benefit of other visitors to this website

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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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 - 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
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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This page last  Updated - snowdon sherpa bus service on 8th August 2022   e-mail webmaster   (c)2009-2022

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