IMPORTANT
    3rd October 2021
    Llew Jones has REVISED all their onward Sunday connections from Betws-y-Coed along the Conwy Valley to Llandudno and the Lledr Valley to Blaenau Ffestiniog
    The means MAJOR changes for the alternative Sunday trips to Porthmadog - click here and here for further details

from the foothills to and round the mountains of Snowdonia
AUTUMN  SUNDAY  TRIPS from LLANBERIS
by

Gwynfor summer "S1" Sherpa    
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass    


    Gwynfor "S4-S97" Sherpa
    Pen-y-Pass - 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

It is still possible to make a Sunday trip from
Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed on a through "S2" Sherpa

Alternatively Beddgelert and/or Porthmadog
(by changing Sherpa buses at Pen-y-Pass)
or a "clockwise morning trip" round Snowdon, including a short coffee break at Betws-y-Coed


Suggested timings are shown below and they can all be done for just £6.80 using a
"Red Rover"
(gives you maximum flexibility in case you want to change your plans en-route)
(Purchase ticket from the driver of your first bus)


    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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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 

    Thrughout 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
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"


Snowdon Sherpa
Sundays - 3rd October 2021
see important note above
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Llanberis
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llanberis
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 Sunday Sherpa buses to Llanberis are as follows...... 
Llanrwst to Llanberis (S2) - depart 15.38
Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis (S2) - depart 18.40
Porthmadog to Llanberis (2S-T19-S2) - connection departs-1540 (change at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed)
Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llanberis (T19-S2) - connection departs-1640 (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Capel Curig to Llanberis (S2) - depart 18.52
Llyn Ogwen to Llanberis (S6-S2) - connection departs 1415
(change at Pen-y-Pass)
there is a later partially non-Sherpa "T10-S2" connection at 1653 via Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 19.05
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection depart 1355  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
there is a later partially non-Sherpa "1S-T19-S2" connection at 1540 via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon to Llanberis via Beddgelert (S4-S2) - connection departs 1550  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
(operates via Beddgelert and the scenic Nant Gwynant Pass)
Snowdon Ranger to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1610  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1612  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1720  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1725  (change at Pen-y-Pass)

Caernarfon to Llanberis direct (88) - depart 16.00
Bangor to Llanberis (85) - depart 16.30

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


   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..........



               
BETWS-Y-COED   or   LLANRWST
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 "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Betws-y-Coed or Llanrwst
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
S2 +
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2 +
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.30
14.30
13.30
Llanrwst
-
-
-
15.38
-
-
-
Llanberis  Interchange  (S)
07.50
09.05
10.05
11.05
12.05
13.35
14.35
15 35
Betws-y-Coed
12.10
13.40
14.40
15.48
16.40
17.30
18.40
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
12.25
13.55
14.55
15.50
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
12.35
13.35
15.05
16.05
17.05
17.55
19.05
Betws-y-Coed
08.25
09.47
10.47
11.47
12.47
14.17
15.17
16.12
Llanberis
12.45
13.50
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
19.20
Llanrwst
08.38
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
-
 
07.45 - Sherpa journey    
 + - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Betws-y-Coed" or "Llanrwst"  (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   or   PORTHMADOG
via the Llanberis Pass and Pen-y-Pass,  the,either the Nant Gwynant Pass Betws-y-Coed

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

 
Purchase a " Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa if you intend to ONLY use the Sherpa journeys
or purchase a £5.70 !1 bws" (one bus) day rover from the driver of your first bus to also cover the alternative partially non-Sherpa BUS journeys via Blaenau Ffestiniog
Note if you want to use the alternatibe later train you are advised to obtain a combined bus and train "North Wales Day Rover"
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
 
                 
S2
T19
1S
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
T19
1S
S2
S4
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
-
-
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
12.00
-
-
13.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange  (S)
07.50
-
-
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
12.05
-
-
13.35
-
Llanberis Interchange  (S)
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
08.05
-
-
09.25
10.05
10.25
11.25
12.20
12.25
-
-
13.55
14.45
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Nant  Gwynant Watkin  (S)
|
-
-
|
10.20
-
-
12.35
|
-
-
-
15.00
Nant  Gwynant Watkin  (S)
Beddgelert
|
-
-
|
10.30
-
-
12.45
|
-
-
-
15.10
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
|
-
-
|
10.38
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
15.18
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
09.50
-
09.47
-
-
-
|
12.47
13.00
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
10/15
12.00
-
-
-
-
|
-
13.25
14.20
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porthmadog
-
-
12.28
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
14.48
-
-
Porthmadog
 
Return
 
               
last bus connection
 
last TRAIN connection
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S4
1S
T19
S2
1S
train
S2
Porthmadog
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
15.40
-
-
16.40
-
-
Porthmadog
Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
-
-
-
-
-
16.08
16.40
-
17.08
1728
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
|
-
15.48
-
16.40
-
-
17.05
17.30
-
1755
18.40
Betws-y-Coed
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
|
-
|
16.12
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
Beddgelert
14.20
-
|
16.27
|
17.20
-
-
|
-
-
|
Beddgelert
Nant  Gwynant Watkin  (S)
14.25
-
|
16.32
|
17.25
-
-
|
-
-
|
Nant  Gwynant Watkin  (S)
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
14.40
15.05
16.10
16.47
17.05
17.40
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.55
-
-
19.05
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Llanberis Maes Padarn
-
15.20
16.25
-
17.20
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
19.20
Llanberis
07.45 - Gwynfor Sherpa journey    
09.50 - Llew Jones bus 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  

               
LLYN OGWEN   or   BETHESDA   or   BETHESDA
via Pen-y-Pass,  Capel Curig and the Ogwen Valley Pass

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

see important note above
Purchase a " Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just £5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Llyn Ogwen (Tryfan) or Bethesda or Bangor
 
Outward
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
S2*
S2*
S2*
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
12.00
11.00
-
07.45
-
09.00
-
12.00
-
11.00
-
12.00
-
13.30
-
14.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
09.00
10.00
11.00
-
07.50
-
09.05
-
12.05
-
11.05
-
12.05
-
13.35
-
14.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.05
09.25
10.25
11.25
11.45
08.05
09.00
09.25
10.00
10.25
11.00
11.25
12.00
12.25
13.00
13.55
14.00
14.55
15.00
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Capel Curig
08.15
09.35
10.35
11.35
11.55
08.15
09.09
09.35
10.09
10.35
11.09
11.35
12.09
12.35
13.09
14.05
14.09
15.05
15.09
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
-
-
-
-
12.05
-
09.17
-
10.17
-
11.17
-
12.17
-
13.17
-
14.17
-
15.17
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
09.27
-
10.27
-
11.27
-
12.27
-
13.27
-
14.27
-
15.27
Bethesda
Bangor
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
09.56
-
10.56
-
11.56
-
12.56
-
13.56
-
14.56
-
15.56
Bangor
 
Return
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
S6
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S6
S2
S6
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S2
S6
S1
S2
Bangor
13.45
-
-
-
-
-
11.00
-
12.00
13.00
-
14.00
-
15.00
-
16.00
-
-
17.00
-
-
Bangor
Bethesda
14.05
-
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
12.30
13.30
-
14.30
-
15.30
-
16.30
-
-
17.30
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
14.15
-
-
-
-
-
11.40
-
12.40
13.40
-
14.40
-
15.40
-
16.40
-
-
17.40
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
14.25
14.52
16.00
16.52
17.42
18.52
11.48
12.22
12.48
13.48
13.52
14.48
14.52
15.48
16.00
16.48
16.52
17.42
17.48
-
18.42
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass (S)
14.35
15.05
16.10
17.05
17.55
19.05
11.57
12.35
12.57
13.57
14.05
14.57
15.05
15.57
16.10
16.57
17.05
17.55
17.57
18.35
19.05
Pen-y-Paaa (S)
Llanberis
-
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
19.20
-
12.45
-
-
14.20
-
15.20
-
16.25
-
17.20
18.10
-
18.50
19.20
Llanberis
07.45 - Sherpa journey     * - Sherpa destination is Betws-y-Coed    
Sat - Saturdays only     $ - according to the Gwynedd 'CC website - Summer Holiday Weekends means..........    
.........." operates during school holidays and Bank Holidays: (April 10 and 11; May 1, 2 and 3; May 29, 30 and 31; June 5 and 6; every Saturday and Sunday from 17 July) "    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  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  

     
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via  Betws-y-Coed,  Blaenau Ffestiniog.  Porthmadog  and  Caernatfon
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
S2
X19
2S-2G
1S
88
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
09.00
10.00
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
10.05
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
09.47
10.47
11.00
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
11.25
12.00
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
12.28
13.25
-
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
14.08
16.00
Caernarfon
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.24
Llanberis
10.00 - 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
88
1S
88
1S
X19
S2
S2
1S
X19
S2
S2
S2
88
T2
1S
X19
S2
Llanberis Maes Padarn
08.00
-
09.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.00
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
08.23
09.30
10.13
10.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.23
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
15.20
-
-
16.25
17.20
18.10
-
-
-
-
19.20
Llanberis Maes Padarn
13.40 - Gwynfor Sherpa journey    
10.30 - 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  

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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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