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

Gwynfor "88" bus    
Llanberis - Caernarfon    


    Gwynfor Sunday "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 weekday trip from
Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed on a through "S2" Sherpa

Alternatively Beddgelert and/or Porthmadog

(by changing Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass onto the "S4"-"S97")

Suggested timings are shown below and they can all be done for just £5.70 using the NEW
"1 bws" (one bus) Day Ricket" (which gives you maximum flexibility in case you want to change
your plans en-route - eg a sudden change to the weather)

    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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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)
13.15 13.15
    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 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 weekday Sherpa buses to Llanberis are as follows...... 
Llanrwst to Llanberis (S2) - depart 1538
Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis (S2) - depart 1840
Capel Curig to Llanberis (S2)- depart 18.52
Llyn Ogwen to Beddgelert (T10-S2) - connection departs 1645  (change at Capel Curig)
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 19.05
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S97-S4-S2) - connection departs 1720  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Snowdon Ranger to Llanberis (S4-S97-S2) - connection departs 1555  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)  $$$
Rhyd Ddu to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1557  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)  $$$
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1745  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection departs 1750  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
 $$$
Caernarfon to Llanberis (88) - depart 17.40
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection departs 1600  (change at Caernarfon)
- a later return to Llanberis is available from Beddgelert at 1745 via Pen-y-Pass
Rhyd Ddu to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection departs 1608  (change at Caernarfon)
South Snowdon to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection departs 1610  (change at Caernarfon)
Bangor to Llanberis (85) - depart 17.15

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

$$$ - the timings at these locations are "official" estimates..........
- you are STRONGLY advised to arrive in plenty of time (as Sherpas have been observed passing early !!!)



   Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
   if you prefer 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
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 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 " 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
       
 
 
S2 ++
S2 +
S4-S97 #
S4
S2 +
S2 +
S4 #
S97
S2 +
S2 +
S4-S97 #
S4 ##
S2
S97
S4 ##
S2
S2
S97-S4 ##
S2
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
-
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
12.00
13.30
-
Porthmadog
-
-
1520
-
-
-
17.20
-
Llanberis Interchange  (S)
07.50
09.05
-
-
10.05
11.05
-
-
12.05
13.35
-
Caernarfon
13.30
-
|
15.30
-
-
|
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
08.05
09.25
10.05
-
10.25
11.25
12.20
-
12.25
13.55
14.30
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
13.52
-
|
15.57
-
-
|
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
-
10.20
-
-
-
12.35
-
-
-
14.45
Beddgelert
14.10
-
1544
16.12
-
-
17.45
-
Beddgelert
-
-
10.30
1150
-
-
12.45
1315
-
-
14.55
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
14.15
-
-
16.17
-
-
17.50
-
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
-
-
|
1158
-
-
12.53
|
-
-
|
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
14.30
15.05
-
16.32
17.05
17.55
18.05
19.05
Caernarfon
-
-
|
1220
-
-
13.15
|
-
-
|
Llanberis  (S)
-
15.20
-
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
-
1315
-
-
15.13
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 Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" or Caernarfon (sometimes changing en-route)    
## - 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    
(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  

               
LLYN OGWEN   or   BANGOR   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 £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
 
Outward
 
         
Sat
       
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
S2*
S6
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
-
10.00
-
11.00
-
12.00
-
14.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
-
10.05
-
11.05
-
12.05
-
14.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.05
-
10.25
-
11.25
11.45 #
12.25
-
14.55
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Capel Curig
08.15
09.13
10.35
11.13
11.35
11.55
12.35
13.13
15.05
15.13
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
-
09.21
-
11.21
-
12.05
-
13.21
-
15.21
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
Bethesda
-
09.29
-
11.29
-
12.15
-
13.29
-
15.29
Bethesda
Bangor
-
09.51
-
11.51
-
12.30
-
13.51
-
15.51
Bangor
 
Return
 
       
Sat
         
T10
S2
T10
S2
S6
S2
T10
S2
T10
S2
Bangor
10.23
-
12.23
-
13.45
-
14.23
-
16.23
-
Bangor
Bethesda
10.45
-
12.45
-
14.05
-
14.45
-
16.45
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
10.53
-
12.53
-
14.15
-
14.53
-
16.53
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
11.01
11.22
13.01
13.52
14.25
14.52
15.01
16.00
17.01
17.42
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
11.35
-
14.05
14.35
15.05
-
16.10
-
17.55
Pen-y-Paaa (S)
Llanberis
-
11.45
-
14.20
-
15.20
-
16.25
-
18.10
Llanberis
07.45 - Sherpa journey     * - Sherpa destination is Betws-y-Coed    
Sat - Saturdays only     # - departs 1200 on local School Holiday weekends   
(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 Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert   and   Caernarfon
Summary Timetable

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

 
Purchase a £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
see VERY important note above
                       
S2 ++
S2 +
S4 #
S4
88
S2 +
S2 +
S4 #
88
S4
88
S2 +
S2 +
S97 #
S4
88
88
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.45
09.00
-
-
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
-
-
12.00
13.30
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.50
09.05
-
-
-
10.05
11.05
-
-
-
-
12.05
13.35
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass   
08.05
09.25
 
10.05
 
-
-
10.25
11.25
 
12.20
 
-
 
-
 
-
12.25
13.55
 
14.30
 
-
 
-
 
-
Pen-y-Pass   
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.30
11.55
-
-
-
12.45
-
14.15
-
-
-
14.55
16.00
-
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
-
12.25
13.15
-
-
13.15
14.00
14.45
15.05
-
-
-
16.30
16.40
17.40
Caernarfon
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
13.42
-
-
-
14.24
-
15.32
-
-
-
-
17.07
18.07
Llanberis
10.00 - 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 Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
13.15 - non-Sherpa connecting journey - "£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 Caernarfon,   Beddgelert  and   Pen-y-Pass

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

 
Purchase a £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
see VERY important note above
                                 
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
S4 *
 
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
S4 #
S2
S2
S4
S2
Llanberis
07.55
-
-
-
09.00
10.10
-
-
-
11.40
-
12.45
-
-
-
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
08.24
09.05
-
-
09.29
10.39
11.15
-
-
12.09
12.30
13.14
13.30
-
-
14.59
15.30
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
09.40
-
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
-
13.08
-
14.10
-
-
-
16.12
-
-
17.45
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass 
-
 
10.00
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
-
 
-
 
12.15
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
-
 
-
 
-
 
14.30
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
-
 
16.32
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.05
 
 
19.05
Pen-y-Pass 
10.35
11.35
12.35
14.05
15.05
16.10
17.05
17.55
Llanberis
-
-
10.45
11.45
-
-
-
12.45
14.20
-
-
-
-
15.20
16.25
-
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
Llanberis
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)    
or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97"    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
 
08.00 - non-Sherpa connecting journey - "£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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