LATEST
    June 2021
    The are are no changes to the actual Sherpa journeys
..........but a later "12" connection back to Pwllheli
via Caernarfon has been reinstated from Tuesday 1st June
- connecting off the "new" weekday 1810 "S4" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass via Beddgelert (depart 1835)

from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia

Arriva bus at Pwllheli        
"3" connections    
Caelloi bus leaving Criccieth        

Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website


Pwllheli
Criccieth
Porthmadog
Beddgelert
Snowdon

    Gwynfor "S97" from Porthmadog
        Sherpa journeys
    Gwynfor "S2" to Betws-y-Coed

  Weekdays
sherpanetwork

  Sundays and Public Holidays
sundaysherpanetwork
  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

    STOP PRESS 1
    The 1730 weekday Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed terminates at Llanberis in 2021 --- There is NO LONGER a BUS connection back to Pwllheli
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     Passengers for Pwllheli are advised to change at Pen-y-Pass into the 1810 "S4" Sherpa to Caernarfon,  then the 2000 "T2" to Porthmadog for an onward train connection

    STOP PRESS 2
    Berwyn have re-started the Sunday "12" service between Caernarfon and Pwllheli (direct) offering a later direct Sunday bus connection back to Pwllheli
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     Passengers for Pwllheli are advised to change at Pen-y-Pass into the 1810 "S4" Sherpa to Caernarfon,  then the 2000 "T2" to Porthmadog for an onward train connection

    REMEMBER..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show 'out of date' information - if in doubt check direct with the operator


    Please bookmark this page and revisit nearer the time to see if there have been any changes or further CHANGES

    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"



  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

                                                      Caernarfon.......Llanberis
                                        /                       /
Pwllheli - Porthmadog - Beddgelert -/- Pen-y-Pass -/- Betws-y-Coed

Mondays to Saturdays - 3rd May 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
                         
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
   
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
3
 
3
   
3
 
3
 
3
 
Pwllheli
08.00
-
10.45
-
-
11.45
-
14.30
-
16.00
-
Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr
08.10
-
10.55
-
-
11.55
-
14.40
-
16.10
-
Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth
08.24
-
11.09
-
-
12.09
-
14.54
-
16.24
-
Criccieth
Porthmadog
08.40
-
11.25 *
-
-
12.25
-
15.09
-
16.35
-
Porthmadog
 
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S97
S4
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4 ##
S4
S2
S2
S4
S97
S4
88
S2
S97
S4
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4 #
S2
S2
S4
Porthmadog parc
09.05
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
13.45
-
-
-
15.20
-
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
-
Porthmadog parc
Beddgelert
09.23
09.25
09.40
-
-
11.50
11.55
-
-
1410
14.09
14.15
-
-
15.44
16.00
16.12
-
-
17.45
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.35
Beddgelert
    Caernarfon
-
10.05
|
-
-
12.20
|
-
-
|
-
14.45
1500
-
-
16.30
|
-
-
|
-
-
19.05
    Caernarfon
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
10.00
1025
1035
-
12.15
1225
1235
1430
-
-
|
/|\
|
|
|
|
1550
-
-
16.35
1650
1705
18.05
1810
1905
no
onward
connect
-ion
Pen-y-Pass
  Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
1047
|
-
-
1247
|
-
-
-
|
1612
-
-
-
1712
|
-
1832
|
  Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
    Interchange
-
-
-
-
1045
-
-
-
1245
-
-
-
1522
1530
-
-
-
-
1720
-
-
1920
    Llanberis
    Interchange
09.05 - Sherpa journey     # - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" and the route number "S97" or "S4" (sometimes changing en-route)    
## - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" and the route number "S97" or "S4"  (sometimes changing en-route)    
--- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!    
 
* - if the "3" is running slightly late,  alight at Tremadog Square and join the "S97" Sherpa 'across the road' (depart 1135)    
1500 - "88" bus connection - Red Rover tickets valid,   but Sherpa Day Tickets not valid    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  

Llanberis........Caernarfon.............................................................................................          
       \                       \                        \                          \
Betws-y-Coed -\- Pen-y-Pass -\- Beddgelert -\- Porthmadog -\- Pwllheli

Mondays to Saturdays - 3rd May 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
  BEWARE - the last weekday "S4-S97" Sherpa journey from Pen-y-Pass to Porthmadog (for Pwllheli) departs at 1635 in 2021 
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
                             
later summer only connections
to Pwllheli only via Caernarfon
     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Clynnog
& Trefor
 
Llew Jones/
Lloyds
 
S2
S2
S97-S4 #
S2
S2
S97
S4 ##
S2
S2
S97-S4 #
S2
88
S4
88
S2
S2
S97-S4 #
S2
88
S2
88
S97
S2
S4
S2
12
 
X19-3B
 
Betws-y-Coed
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
-
1340
-
1340
-
-
-
-
1548
-
1548
-
1640
-
-
1730
-
1830
-
-
1900
-
Betws-y-Coed
    Llanberis
0900
|
-
1100
|
-
-
1330
|
-
|
-
-
-
1530
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
via
Blaenau Ffestiniog
arrive 1925
depart 1935

|
-
    Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0925
0935
10.05
1125
1135
12.20
-
1355
1405
14.30
1405
-
-
-
1550
1610
16.35
1610
-
1705
-
====
1755
1810
-
1905
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
1420
1430
-
1530
-
-
|
1625
1710
1720
1810
-
1810
|
-
1920
-
-
-
Llanberis
    Caernarfon
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
1455
1530
1555
-
-
|
-
1735
-
1835
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1905
/|\
|
|
1905
1942
2030
-
-
    Caernarfon
Beddgelert
-
-
10.30
-
-
12.45
13.15
-
-
14.55
-
-
1610
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.00
-
-
-
-
17.45
-
1835
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor

|
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
Beddgelert
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
13.40
-
-
15.13
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.18
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
2008
-
Porthmadog
   
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Caelloi
 
Lloyds
 
Caelloi
 
Clynnog
& Trefor
Lloyds
 
Caelloi
 
Dilwyns
 
Caelloi
 
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
T2
 
3
 
12
T2
 
3
 
1
 
3
  Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1645
-
-
-
1740
1745
-
-
-
-
1820
-
-
  Caernarfon
Porthmadog Park 
-
11.30
-
14.00
-
15.30
-
1735
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
17.45
-
|
|
via
Trefor
|

\|/
1835
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.50
-
1920
>>>>>>>>>
20.15
Porthmadog Park 
Criccieth
-
11.42
-
14.15
-
15.46
-
-
-
17.55
-
-
-
-
19.05
-
-
-
20.30
Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr
-
11.56
-
14.28
-
15.58
-
-
-
18.07
-
-
-
-
19.18
-
-
-
20.43
Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli
-
12.06
-
14.38
-
16.08
-
-
-
18.17
-
1824
-
-
-
19.28
-
2110
-
-
20.53
Pwllheli
10.05 - Sherpa journey     # - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97" (sometimes changing en-route)    
## - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route)    
--- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!    
 
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

                                                           Caernarfon.........Llanberis
                                                           /                  \                       \
Pwllheli - Porthmadog -/---------------\- Beddgelert -\- Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed

Sundays - 2nd May 2021  until further notice
also Public Holidays Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
  BEWARE - the last Sunday "S97-S4" Sherpa journey from Porthmadog to Pen-y-Pass departs at 1355
  BEWARE - the last Sunday "S4" Sherpa journey from Caernarfon to Pen-y-Pass departs at 1355 and the last "88" journey from Caernarfon to Llanberis departs at 1600 
                     
  Caelloi Llew Jones Caelloi Lloyds Caelloi Gwynfor  Berwyn 
      3  1 (1S)     3    T2     3  2 (2S-2G)   12 
Pwllheli
-
 08.35     -  10.10     -  12.20     -  1400  Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr
-
 08.47     -  10.22     -  12.32     -       |
    via
  Trefor
        |
       \|/
Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth
-
 09.02     -  10.37     -  12.47     - Criccieth
Porthmadog
-
 09.18  0930  10.53  1105  13.03  1325 Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
    -  1020     -  1150     -  1408  1445  Caernarfon
 
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
S97-S4
S4
88
S2
88
S97-S4
S2
S4
88
S2
Porthmadog parc 
09.10
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog parc 
    Caernarfon
|
11.10
1135
-
1405
|
-
15.50
1600
-
    Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
|
11.32
via
Llanrug
-
via
Llanrug
|
-
16.12
via
Llanrug
-
    Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
09.34
11.50
-
14.20
-
16.27
-
Beddgelert
Llanberis Interchange
|
|
1159
1205*
1429
>>>>|>>>>
1435*
|
1624
1635*
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
09.55
12.10
>>>>>>
1225
-
14.40
1455
|
-
1650
Pen-y-Pass
  Penygwryd 
-
-
-
1247
-
-
1557
16.44
>>>>>>>
1652
  Penygwryd 
  Betws-y-Coed 
-
-
-
1247
-
-
1517
-
-
1712
  Betws-y-Coed 
Llanberis Maes Padarn
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.10 - Sherpa journey     1205 - "S2" Sherpa connection     * - These "S2" Sherpas start from Joe Brown five minutes earlier    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr GLASLYN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr CAMBRIAN route  

                                                                             Llanberis.........Caernarfon
                                                                             /                       /                 \
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass -/- Beddgelert -/---------------\- Porthmadog - Pwllheli

Sundays - 2nd May 2021  until further notice
also Public Holidays Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
  BEWARE - the last Sunday "S4-S97" Sherpa journey from Pen-y-Pass to Porthmadog (with an onward connection for Pwllheli) departs at 1220 
- the last "S4" Sherpa journey from Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (with an onward connection for Pwllheli) departs at 1445
  BEWARE - the last Sunday "88-T2-3" bus journey from Llanberis to Porthmadog (with an onward connection for Pwllheli) departs at 1200 
 
last Sherpa bus connection
back to Criccieth and Hafen-y-Môr
 
last Sherpa connection
back to Pwllheli
     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Berwyn
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S4 ##
S2
88
S4-S97 #
S2
88
S4 ##
S2
S4-S97 #
  88  
  12  
S2
S4-S97
   Betws-y-Coed
0910
-
1110
-
-
1340
-
-
 1548 
-
-
-
 1730 
-
   Betws-y-Coed
   Pen-y-Pass
0935
10.05
1135
>>>>>>>>>
12.20
1405
>>>>>>>
14.45
 1610 
1715
Sherpa

SUSP
-ENDED
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
 1755 
 18.10 
   Pen-y-Pass
;Llanberis
0945
|
1145
1200
|
1420
1430
|
 1625 
 1645 
-
 1810 
|
Llanberis
Beddgelert
-
10.30
-
via
Llanrug
12.45
-
via
Llanrug
15.10
-
via
Llanrug
-
terminates
at
Llanberis
in 2021


no
onward
connection
off this
Sherpa
 18.35 
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
-
10.38
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
Rhyd Ddu
   Caernarfon
-
11.05
-
1223
|
-
1453
15.45
-
1709
 1720 
|
   Caernarfon
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor
|
|
|
|

\|/
 19.00 
Porthmadog
           
Lloyds Caelloi Caelloi Gwynfor
 taxi 
Berwyn
Lloyds
taxi
taxi
T2  3    3    2S (2S-2G)  
12
T2       
Caernarfon 1330 -    -     1650  -   
1720
 1825  -    -    Caernarfon
Porthmadog Parc 1420 15.15 16.55  1735 
taxi
|
via
Trefor

|
 1912 
taxi
taxi
Porthmadog Parc
Criccieth -    15.30 17.10 -   
taxi
-   
taxi
taxi
Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr -    15.45 17.25 -   
taxi
-   
taxi
taxi
Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli -    15.57 17.37 -   
taxi
1805
-   
taxi
1805
taxi
Pwllheli
10.05 - direct Sherpa journey    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" and the route number "S4" or "S97" (sometimes changing en-route)    
## - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route)    
--- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  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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