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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 "


SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS from PORTHMADOG

Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa at Porthmadog    
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass      
Gwynfor "S2"
connection to Betws-y-Coed    

by



Porthmadog
Tremadog
Prenteg
Aberglaslyn Pass
Beddgelert
and the mountains
of Snowdonia


      "S4" Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass
    Gwynfor Coaches Sherpa
      mid-winter at Pen-y-Pass
     
These trips also depart TREMADOG approximately four minutes later
and PRENTEG approximately seven minutes later
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 again possible to make a day or afternoon trip from
Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed


    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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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 

    Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time to check if there have been any further changes


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 VERY important note above
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Porthmadog
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Porthmadog

Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia
with extra connecting Sherpas at Pen-y-Pass
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday Sherpa buses to Porthmadog are as follows...... 
 
Pen-y-Pass to Porthmadog (S4/S97) - depart 1810
Llanberis (Interchange) to Porthmadog (S4/S97) - connection departs 1750
Betws-y-Coed to Porthmadog (S2-S4-S97) - connection departs 1730  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Capel Curig to Porthmadog (S2-S4-S97) - connection departs 1742  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Llyn Ogwen to Porthmadog (S6-S4-2S) - connection departs 1415 (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant to Porthmadog (S4/S97) - depart 18.25
Beddgelert to Porthmadog (S97) 18.35
Caernarfon to Porthmadog (S4-S97) - connection departs 1550  (change at Beddgelert)
Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog (S4-S97) - connection departs 1612  (change at Beddgelert)

Caernarfon to Porthmadog (2S or T2) - depart 16.50 or 18.25
Llanberis Maes Padarn to Porthmadog (88-T2) - connection departs 1430  (change at Caernarfon)
a later connection is available at 1750 via Pen-y-Pass

Green - all Sherpa services       Gold - all or part 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..........
 
Suggested itineraries
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website
 

  
BETWS-Y-COED
via Aberglaslyn and Nant Gwynant Passes,  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/from Betws-y-Coed
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
             
S97-S4 *
S2
S4
S2
S97-S4 *
S2
S2
S4-S97 #
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4-S97 #
Porthmadog
09.10
-
-
-
13.55
-
Betws-y-Coed
11.10
-
13.40
-
15.48
-
17.20
-
Beddgelert
09.34
-
11.50
-
14.20
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
11.35
12.20
14.05
14.45
16.10
16.50
17.55
18.10
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
09.39
-
11.55
-
14.25
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
12.35
-
15.00
-
17.05
-
18.25
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
09.55
10.25
12.10
12.25
14.40
14.55
Beddgelert
-
12.45
-
15.10
-
17.12
-
18.35
Betws-y-Coed
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
Porthmadog
-
13.15
-
====
-
====
-
19.00
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
 * - "through" Sherpa from Porthmadog - the indicator on the front may show "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" and the route number "S97" or "S4" (sometimes changing en-route)    
 # - "through" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass - the indicator on the front may show "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97" (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  

  
LLANBERIS
via Aberglaslyn and Nant Gwynant Passes,  Pen-y-Pass and the Llanberis 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/from Betws-y-Coed
see important note above
 
Outward
   
Return
             
S97-S4 *
S2
S4
S2
S97-S4 *
S2
S2
S4-S97 #
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4-S97 #
Porthmadog
09.10
-
-
-
13.55
-
Llanberis
11.00
-
13.30
-
15.30
-
17.50
-
Beddgelert
09.34
-
11.50
-
14.20
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
11.25
12.20
13.55
14.45
15.50
16.50
18.05
18.10
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
09.39
-
11.55
-
14.25
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
12.35
-
15.00
-
17.05
-
18.25
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
09.55
10.35
12.10
12.35
14.40
15.05
Beddgelert
-
12.45
-
15.10
-
17.12
-
18.35
Llanberis
-
10.45
-
12.45
-
15.20
Porthmadog
-
13.15
-
====
-
====
-
19.00
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
 * - "through" Sherpa from Porthmadog - the indicator on the front may show "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" and the route number "S97" or "S4" (sometimes changing en-route)    
 # - "through" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass - the indicator on the front may show "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97" (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  

     
CAERNARFON
via the Aberglaslyn Pass,  Rhyd Ddu (for Snowdon) and Llyn Quellen

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

 
see important note above
Purchase a "Red Rover Day Ticket from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to/from Caernarfon
 
Outward
   
Return
S97
S4
 
S97
S4
S4
S97
 
S4
S97
 
2S
T2
Porthmadog
09.10
-
13.55
-
Caernarfon
11.10
-
15.50
-
1650
1825
Beddgelert  stop "B"
09.34
10.30
14.19
15.10
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
11.30
-
16.10
-
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes

|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes

|
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
-
10.38
-
15.18
Rhyd Ddu  (S)
11.32
-
16.12
-
Snowdon Ranger  (S)
-
10.40
-
15.20
Beddgelert  stop "A"
11.50
12.45
16.27
18.35
Caernarfon
-
11.05
-
15.45
Porthmadog
-
13.10
-
19.00
1735
1915
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
(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 website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via  Caernarfon,   Llanberis,   Pen-y-Pass  and  Beddgelert
Summary Timetable

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

 
see important note above
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
                     
S97
S4
88
S2
88
S2
S4
T2
88
S2
88
S2
S4
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
S4-S97
Porthmadog
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
1105
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
09.34
10.30
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.19
15.10
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
11.05
11.35
-
11.35
-
-
1150
14.05
-
14.05
-
-
-
-
15.45
16.20
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
|
-
12.02 v
13.30
-
-
|
14.30
14.32 v
15.30
-
16.30
-
-
|
17.50
-
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
11.59
12.05
-
13.35
-
-
14.29
14.35
-
15.35
-
16.35
-
-
16.44
17.55
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
12.25
-
13.55
 
14.45
-
-
14.55
-
15.50
 
16.50
16.50
-
-
-
18.05
 
18.10
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.10
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
-
-
-
-
-
18.35
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
====
-
-
-
-
-
19.00



09.10 - Sherpa journey    
11.35 - non-Sherpa journey    "£5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys     v - operates via the Interchange    
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 Pen-y-Pass,  Llanberis, Caernarfon  and  Porthmadog
Summary Timetable

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

 
see important note above
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
                     
S97-S4
S2
S2
88
T2
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S97
2S
S97-S4
S2
S2
88
T2
Porthmadog
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
 Pont Aberglaslyn   
(Aberglaslyn Pass)
09.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
09.34
-
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
09.55
10.35
11.35
-
-
12.10
12.35
14.05
-
-
-
-
14.40
15.05
16.10
-
-
Llanberis
-
10.45
11.45
12.00
-
-
12.45
14.20
14.30
-
-
-
-
15.20
16.25
16.45
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
12.23
1330
-
-
-
14.53
15.50
-
1650
-
-
-
17.09
1825
Beddgelert
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
16.23
18.35
|
-
-
-
-
|
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
1420
-
-
-
-
-
19.00
1735
-
-
-
-
1915



09.10 - Sherpa journey    
1200 - 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        
If you are feeling more energetic why not alight from the Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 08.14 or 11.24) and walk along the Fisherman's Path    
to Beddgelert ----- suitable shoes should be worn as the path can be wet and muddy at any time of the year !
   
 
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 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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