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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 foothills to and round the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER  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..........
    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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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

see important note above
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Llanberis
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llanberis
Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia with more Sherpas
and a later "S2" journey back from Betws-y-Coed
 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-X19-S2) - connection departs-1640 (change at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed)
Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llanberis (X19-S2) - connection departs-1740 (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)
** click "here" for details of the EXTRA "S6" Sherpa 'hourly' journeys over "SCHOOL HOLIDAY WEEKENDS" ONLY
(last connection back to Beddgelerton THESE DATES ONLY is 1740)
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 19.05
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection depart 1355  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
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 £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to also cover the alternative partially non-Sherpa journeys via Blaenau Ffestiniog
see important note above
 
Outward
 
                     
S2
S2
S4
S2
X19
1S
1S
S2
S4-S97
S2
S4
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
-
10.00
-
-
-
11.00
-
13.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange  (S)
07.50
09.05
-
10.05
-
-
-
11.05
-
13.35
-
Llanberis Interchange  (S)
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
08.05
09.25
10.05
10.25
-
-
-
11.25
12.20
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
09.47
-
10.47
11.00
-
-
-
|
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
11.25
12.00
14.20
-
|
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
12.28
14.48
-
13.10
-
-
Porthmadog
 
Return
 
                   
later summer Sherpa
1S
X19
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
1S
X19
S2
Porthmadog
13.30
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.40
-
-
Porthmadog
Blaenau Ffestiniog
13.58
15.00
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.08
17.40
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
-
15.25
>>>>|>>>>
>>>>>>
15.48
-
16.40
-
17.30
-
18.05
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    
11.00 - 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
via Pen-y-Pass,  Capel Curig and the Ogwen Valley Pass

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 Beddgelert or Porthmadog
see VERY important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
School Term
Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends
School Term
Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends
S2 +
S6
S2 ++
S6
S2 +
S6
S2 +
S6
S2 +
S6
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2 #
Llanberis Joe Brown
11.00
-
07.45
-
09.00
-
10.00
-
11.00
-
Bethesda
14.05
-
14.30
-
15.30
-
16.30
-
-
17.30
-
Llanberis Interchange
11.05
-
07.50
-
09.05
-
10.05
-
11.05
-
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
14.15
-
14.40
-
15.40
-
16.40
-
-
17.40
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
11.25
11.45
08.05
09.00
09.25
10.00
10.25
11.00
11.25
12.00
Capel Curig
14.25
14.52
14.48
14.52
15.48
16.00
16.48
16.52
17.42
17.48
18.52
Capel Curig
11.35
11.55
08.15
09.09
00.35
10.09
10.35
11.09
11.35
12.09
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
14.35
15.05
14.57
15.05
15.57
16.10
16.57
17.05
17.55
17.57
19.05
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
-
12.05
-
09.17
-
10.17
-
11.17
-
12.17
Llanberis
Maes Padarn
-
15.20
-
15.20
-
16.25
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
Bethesda
-
12.15
-
09.27
-
10.27
-
11.27
-
12.17
   
07.45 - Sherpa journey     + - these Sherpa journeys continue to Betws-y-Coed    
 ++ - this Sherpa journey continues to Llanrwst via Betws-y-Coed - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Betws-y-Coed" or "Llanrwst"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this 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     (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  

     
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 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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