from the Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER SUNDAY TRIPS from CAERNARFON

all year round      
Gwynfor Coaches "S2" Sherpa    
mid-winter
     


by



      "S4" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert
    Gwynfor Coaches Sherpa
      "S97" Beddgelert - Porthmadog

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  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

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)


LATEST..........
The level of "S2" Sherpa from Llanberis is reduced to five
journeys each way for the winter

The Sunday "S4" and "S97" services are comletely revised
and include two new journeys each way between
Caernarfon and Rhyd Ddu
giving Waunfawr a Sunday service for the first time for many years

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 Monday to Saturday itineraries from Caernarfon
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Caernarfon

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 buses to Caernarfon are as follows......
Llanberis to Caernarfon (88) - depart 18.10
Betws-y-Coed to Caernarfon (S2-88) - connection depart 1548 (change at Llanberis)
(Note - there is a later "S2" Sherpa service from Betws-y-Coed BUT there is NO connection back to Caernarfon)
Capel Curig to Caernarfon (S2-88) - connection depart 1600 (change at Llanberis)
(Note - there is a later "S2" Sherpa service from Capel Curig BUT there is NO connection back to Caernarfon)
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (S2-S2-88) - No connections in the winter
Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (S2-88) - connection depart 1610 (change at Llanberis)
(Note - there is a later "S2" Sherpa service from Pen-y-Pass BUT there is NO connection back to Caernarfon)
Pen-y-Pass to Caernarfon (S97-S4) depart 1435
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Caernarfon (S97-S4) depart 1450
Beddgelert to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1500
Porthmadog to Caernarfon (S97-S4) - connection depart 1350 (change at Beddgeler)
there is a later non-Sherpa "T2" journey at 1605 via Pen-y-Groes
Rhyd Ddu to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1508
Waunfawr to Caernarfon (S4) - depart 1520

Green - all Sherpa journeys       Gold - partially or fully 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 itinerary
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd website

               
BETWS-Y-COED
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 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip to Betws-y-Coed
 
Outward
   
Return
                       
S2
88
S4-S97 *
S2
88
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
S2
S97-S4 #
88
S2
S2
88
S2
88
S2
 
S2
Caernarfon
07.35
08.50
09.05
-
1010
-
-
1230
-
1345
-
Betws-y-Coed
13.40
-
-
no
1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.48
-
no
1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.30
-
no
1840
Sherpa
in the
winter
 
 
Llanberis  Joe Brown
08.00
0919
|
10.00
1039
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.00
1259
no
1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
1414
14.30
Pen-y-Pass
14.05
14.35
-
16.10
-
-
17.55
-
Llanberis  Interchange
08.05
0922
|
10.05
1042
12.05
1302
1417
14.35
Llanberis
14.20
|
1510
16.25
1640
1810
18.10
no
connection
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
-
10.05
10.25
-
12.25
-
-
14.55
Caernarfon
-
15.30
1542
-
-
1712
-
1842
-
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
-
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
-
15.17
 
07.35 - Sherpa journey    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" (sometimes changing en-route)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this direct Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Caernarfon" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
0850 - non-Sherpa connecting 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  

               
BEDDGELERT  (for Rhyd Ddu)   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 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip to Beddgelert or Porthmadog
 
Outward
   
Return
           
last return Sherpa winter option
     
alternative
S2
S2
S4
S4-S97
88
S2
88
S2
S4-S97
S2
88
S2
S97-S4
S97
S4
S2
S2
88
S4
S2
88
S2
 
S97-S4
S2
T2
Caernarfon
07.35
-
09.05
-
0850
-
1010
-
-
-
1230
-
-
Porthmadog
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1605
Llanberis
08.00
09.00
|
-
0922
10.00
1042
no 1100
Sherpa in
the winter
-
12.00
1302
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
Beddgelert
14.10
15.00
-
-
-
16.10
-
-
-
-
no 1745
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
|
Pen-y-Pass 
08.25
09.25
|
 
10.10
 
-
10.25
-
 
12.00
12.25
-
 
14.35
Rhyd Ddu
|
15.08
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Pen-y-Pass 
14.32
>>|>>
no 1505
Sherpa
in the
winter
16.10
-
16.32
no 1705
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.55
-
no 1905
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
09.31
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
Llanberis
-
|
16.25
1640
-
1810
18.10
no
connection
-
|
Beddgelert 
-
-
09.40
10.35
-
-
-
-
12.25
-
-
-
15.00
Caernarfon
-
15.30
-
-
1709
-
-
1839
-
-
1650
Porthmadog
-
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
 
07.35 - Sherpa journey    
0850 - non-Sherpa connecting 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
clockwise  -  via  Llanberis,   Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert  and  Porthmadog
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
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2
S4-S97
T2
88
S2
88
S2
S4-S97
2
S2
88
S2
S97-S4
Caernarfon   dep
07.35
-
-
0850
-
1010
-
-
-
-
1230
-
-
Llanberis
08.00
-
-
0922
10.00
1042
no 1100
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
12.00
1302
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
Pen-y-Pass  
08.25
10.10
-
-
10.25
-
12.00
-
12.25
-
14.35
Beddgelert  
-
10.35
-
-
-
-
-
12.25
-
-
-
-
15.00
Porthmadog
-
10.55
1105
-
-
-
-
12.45
1325
-
-
-
|
Caernarfon
-
-
1150
-
-
-
-
-
1408
-
-
-
15.30




10.00 - Sherpa journey    
1105 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "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 Porthmadog,   Beddgelert,   Pen-y-Pass  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
           
S4
S2
88
T2
S97-S4
S2
88
1
S97-S4
S2
S2
88
Caernarfon
09.05
-
-
0930
-
-
-
1030
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
|
-
-
1020
11.10
-
-
1120
13.50
-
-
-
 Pont Aberglaslyn  
|
-
-
-
11.24
-
-
-
14.04
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
09.40
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
14.10
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
10.05
11.35
-
-
11.52
14.05
-
-
14.32
no
1505
Sherpa
in the
winter
16.10
-
Llanberis
-
11.45
1155
-
-
14.20
1505
-
-
16.25
1640
Caernarfon
-
-
1224
-
-
-
1534
-
-
-
-
1709




09.05 - Sherpa journey    
0930 - 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 11.13 or 13.53) 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
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)

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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