from the Cambrian coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER SUNDAY TRIPS from BARMOUTH

Gwynfor Minibus    
Gwynfor "S97" Sherpa    
by


via Porthmadog
Aberglaslyn Pass
and Beddgelert
to the mountains
of Snowdonia

   Gwynfor "2" Barmouth connection
   John's Sunday "1" heading back home


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 now possible to make a Sunday day or afternoon trip
from Barmouth to Snowdonia


LATEST..........
The mid-morning "S97" Sherpa has been retimed to 1100 to connect off
the 1105 "T2" arrival from Dolgellau (and its connection from Barmouth
In the evening the late afternnon Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass is retimed
and the former connection into the 1735 "2S-2G" from Porthmadog
to Barmouth and Dolgellau is reinstated

There is now a limited direct "S4" Sunday Sherpa service to Caernarfon
via Rhyd Ddu and Waunfawr

The level of onward "S2" Sherpas from Pen-y-Pass
to Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed is again reduced to five
journeys each way for the winter


On Sundays and Public Holidays the 1220 "2" Bus from Barmouth to Porthmadog/Bangor
a) connects at Porthmadog for Beddgelert, Pen-y-Pass, Capel Curig or Betws-y-Coed
b) connects at Caernarfon for Llanberis
c) connects at Caernarfon for an afternoon Snowdon Sherpa clockwise circuit of Snowdon
d) connects at Porthmadog for an afternoon Snowdon Sherpa anticlockwise circuit of Snowdon

(Please note - this council subsidised service is now operated by "Gwynfor" and not "Express Motors"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  The following "timetables" enable visitors to leave the car behind and head for the Snowdonia hills
without the worry of finding somewhere to park and paying for the priviledge !

Suggested timings are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a "Red Rover"
which is valid all day on any bus in Gwynedd - this gives you the flexibility to change your mind
if you suddenly decide to go elsewhere or stop off en-route !
(Purchase from the driver of your first bus)


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what services are available
It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out
It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
You can click on any underlined location to go direct to the appropriate timetable


Snowdon Sherpa
Sundays - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for suggested Mondays to Saturday itineraries from Barmouth
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Barmouth
  (also Dolgellau and Harlech)
Winter is an ideal time to see the views from inside a mini-bus
and you may be lucky to see snow on the hills !
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday Sherpa buses to Barmouth are as follows...... 
Betws-y-Coed via Barmouth (S2-S4/97-2) - connection departs 1548 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Capel Curig via Barmouth (S2-S4/97-2) - connection departs 1600 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
Llyn Ogwen to Barmouth (S6-S2-S4/97-2) - NO Ogwen Valley connecting service in the winter
Llanberis to Barmouth (S2-S4/97-2) - connection departs 1430 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog)
a later return is possible at 1510 via Caernarfon for both Harlech and Barmouth
Pen-y-Pass to Barmouth (S4/S97-2) - depart 16.45 (change at Porthmadog)
Beddgelert to Barmouth (S97-2) - depart 17.10 (change at Porthmadog)
Caernarfon to Barmouth via Beddgelert (S4-S97-2) - NEW connection departs 1535 (change at Beddgelert and Porthmadog)
Caernarfon to Harlech-Barmouth (2) - depart 16.50
(a later T2-T3 connection to Barmouth only is available at 1825 via Dolgellau (with an hour and a half wait)
Llanberis to Barmouth (88-2) - connection departs 1510 (change at Caernarfon)
(a later 88-T2-T3 connection to Barmouth only is available at 1640 via Dolgellau (with an hour and a half wait)
Porthmadog to Harlech-Barmouth (2) - depart 17.35
(a later T2-T3 connection to Barmouth only is available at 1915 via Dolgellau (with an hour and a half wait)

Green - all part-Sherpa services       Gold - all non-Sherpa services

Sunday journeys between Barmouth and Porthmadog appear in various publications
as "2"  "2S" (for Sunday)  or "2G" (for Gwynfor) and even occasionally "T2"
There is ONLY one bus - irrespective of the number shown in the publication or on the front of the bus
so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND !!!!!

               
BEDDGELERT   or   PEN-Y-PASS  or   BETWS-Y-COED
SNOWDON  

via Aberglaslyn Pass,  Nant Gwynant Pass,   the Twin Lakes,   Capel Curig,  and Swallow Falls
stopping off for lunch  and/or  tea/coffee  and/or  a short walk to suit yourself

Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
   
Return
           
later connections back to
Dolgellau and Barmouth only
T3
2
T2
S97-S4
S2
T3
2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S97-S4
2-2G
T3
S2
S4
S97
T2
T3
Corwen
0825*
-
-
-
-
0955*
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
15.48
-
-
-
17.30
-
-
-
-
Bala
0845*
-
-
-
-
1030*
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
14.05
14.45
16.10
16.45
-
-
17.55
no 1810
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
Dolgellau
0915
-
10.15
-
-
1120
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
15.00
-
17.10
-
-
-
no 1850
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Barmouth
0935
09.40
|
-
-
1140
12.20
-
-
Caernarfon
-
15.30
-
|
16.50
-
-
-
18.25
-
Harlech
-
10.06
|
-
-
-
12.46
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
17.30
17.35
-
-
-
19.15
-
Oakley Arms
-
10.30
10.50
-
-
-
12.10
-
-
Harlech
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
|
-
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
11.10
-
-
13.25
13.50
-
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
-
-
-
|
-
Pont Aberglsaslyn  
-
-
-
11.24
-
-
-
14.04
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
-
20.05
21.45
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
14.10
-
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
22.05
 Pen-y-Pass   
-
-
-
11.52
12.25
-
-
14.32
14.55
Bala
-
-
-
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
12.47
-
-
-
15.17
Corwen
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
-



11.10 - Sherpa journey    
0955 - non-Sherpa connecting services     12.20 - non-Sherpa journey    
* - BEWARE there no return connections off the later "S2/S4/S97" Sherpa journeys to these starting points    
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 13.33) 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  

               
CAERNARFON
stopping off for lunch  and/or  tea/coffee  and/or  a short walk round Caernarfon to suit yourself
or continue onto LLANBERIS
(out and back along the northern side of Snowdon and running alongside Llyn Padarn)
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
 
Return
 
2-2G
T3
T2
88
 
T3
2
88
 
88
2-2G
T3
 
88
T2
T3
Corwen   dep
-
0825
-
-
0955
-
-
Llanberis
1510
-
-
1640
-
-
Bala   dep
-
0845
-
-
1030
-
-
Caernarfon
1542
16.50
-
1712
1825
-
Dolgellau   dep
-
0915
10.15
-
1120
-
-
Porthmadog
-
17.35
-
-
1915
-
Barmouth   dep
09.40
-
|
-
1140
12.20
-
Dolgellau
-
|
-
-
2005
2145
Harlech   dep
10.06
-
|
-
-
12.46
-
Harlech   arr
-
18.10
-
-
-
|
Oakley Arms
10.30
-
10.50
-
-
|
-
Barmouth   arr
-
18.40
1920
-
-
2205
Caernarfon
-
-
11.50
1230
-
14.08
1545
Dolgellau   arr
-
19.04
1940
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
-
1302
-
-
1617
Bala   arr
-
-
2015
-
-
-
 
 
Corwen   arr
-
-
2050
-
-
-
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  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 Caernarfon,   Llanberis,  Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert  and  Porthmadog

stopping off for coffee/tea/lunch at Caernarfon and time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon at Pen-y-Pass

Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
   
 
later connections back to Dolgellau and Barmouth only
       
2
T3
T2
88
S2
S97-S4
88
S2
S2
S4-S97
2
T3
2
88
S2
S2
S4
S97
T2
T3
Corwen
-
0825
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bala
-
0845
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Harlech
10.06
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.46
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
10.30
-
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
11.50
12.30
-
-
13.45
-
-
-
-
-
14.08
15.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
-
12.59
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
14.17
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
16.17
16.30
no 1750
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
14.35
-
14.50
16.45
-
-
-
-
16.50
no 1810
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
-
15.00
-
-
-
17.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
no 1850
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
15.15
-
-
-
|
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.25
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.30
17.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.15
-
Harlech
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
-
-
-
-
20.05
21.45
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
22.05
Bala
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Corwen
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.30 - Sherpa journey    
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  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,   Beddgelert,  Pen-y-Pass,   Llanberis  and  Caernarfon

stopping off for coffee/tea at Pen-y-Pass, Llanberis and/or Caernarfon to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
           
2
T3
T2
S97-S4
S2
S2
88
2
T3
T3
2
S97
S4
S2
S2
88
T2
T3
Corwen   dep
-
0825
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0955
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bala   dep
-
0845
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1030
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dolgellau
-
0915
10.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
1120
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Barmouth
09.40
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
1140
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Harlech
10.06
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  |*
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oakley Arms
10.30
-
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
11.05
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.25
13.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.00
14.12
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
-
11.52
no 1235
Sherpa in
the winter
14.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.32
no 1505
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
14.20
15.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.25
16.40
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.34
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
18.25
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.15
-
Harlech
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  |*
-
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20.05
2145
Barmouth
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.40
1920
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2205
Dolgellau
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.04
1940
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bala   arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2015
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Corwen   arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.10 - Sherpa journey    
09.40 - non-Sherpa journey     0825 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
* - thuse outward journey calls Harlech at 1231 outward  but there is no return journey under this option    
(see alternative "clockwise" option above)    
  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
Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
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 - Llanrwst - Corwen
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 Corwen
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 Sunday trips from Pwllheli

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

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