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

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

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")
or a "clockwise morning trip" round Snowdon, including a short visit to Betws-y-Coed
before returning via the Nant Gwynant Pass and Beddgelert


Suggested timings are shown below and they can all be done for just 6.80 using a
"Red Rover"
(gives you maximum flexibility in case you want to change your plans en-route)
(Purchase ticket from the driver of your first bus)

  LATEST..........
The number of "S2" journeys to and from Betws-y-Coed is halved for the winter

The times of several connecting "S4" and "S97" journeys from
Pen-y-Pass are changed from the summer

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
Mondays to Saturdays - 5th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for suggested Sunday and Public Holiday itineries from Llanberis
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llanberis
Winter is an ideal time to see the views after the trees shed their leaves
and you may be lucky to see snow on the hills !
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Llanberis are as follows...... 
Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis (S2) - depart 1730
Capel Curig to Llanberis (S2) - depart 17.42
Llyn Ogwen to Caernarfon (6B-S2) - No connecting service in the winter
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 17.55
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S97-S4-S2) - connection depart 1520  (change at Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S97-S2) - connection depart 1610  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llanberis (S97-S2) - connection 1615  (change at Pen-y-Pass)

Caernarfon to Llanberis (88) - depart 18.10
(a later return to Llanberis is available from Caernarfon at 2045 - change at Bangor Hospital)
Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection 1700  (change at Caernarfon)
( later return to Llanberis is available from Beddgelert at 1740 or 1810 via Bangor Hospital)
Nant Gwynant to Llanberis (S4-88) - connection depart 1650  (change at Caernarfon)
Bangor to Llanberis (85) - depart 2105

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


   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
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
 
Outward
   
Return
LSch
S+LSH
 
 
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown $
07.38
08.00
no
0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
10.00
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.00
no
1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
14.30
Betws-y-Coed
no
1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.40
no
1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.48
no
1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.30
no
1840
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
10.25
12.25
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
13.35
16.05
17.55
Betws-y-Coed
08.17
08.47
10.47
12.47
15.17
Llanberis
13.50
16.25
18.10
10.00 - Sherpa journey     % - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange two to five minutes later    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - runs on Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only    
  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
 
Outward
   
Return
LSch
S+LSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 *
S2 %
S2 %
S4 #
S97
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 *
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
S2
S97
S4
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown $
07.30
08.00
no 0900
Sherpa in
the winter
-
10.00
no 1100
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
12.00
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
Porthmadog
-
-
-
1130
-
-
-
1520
-
-
-
1710
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
07.55
08.25
10.10
10.25
12.20
-
12.25
14.30
Beddgelert
11.50
-
-
1150
14.05
-
-
1544$
16.10
-
-
1734
no 1755
Sherpa in
the winter
-
Beddgelert
-
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.45
1315
-
-
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
12.15
no 1235
Sherpa in
the winter
14.05
-
14.27
no 1505
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
-
16.35
no 1705
Sherpa in
the winter
17.55
-
no 1705
Sherpa in
the winter
Porthmadog
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
C
1340
-
-
15.15
Llanberis
-
14.20
-
-
16.25
-
-
18.10
-
-
10.05 - Sherpa journey     % - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange two to five minutes later - 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)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this 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    
C - this "S4 Sherpa continues to Caernarfon via Rhyd Ddu and Waunfawr     $ - the "S97" Sherpa arrives Beddgelert at 1600 on local (Porthmadog) School Days    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - runs on Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only    
  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 Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert   and   Caernarfon
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
 
LSch
S+LSH
         
M-F
         
M-F
   
 
S2 %
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 *
S4
88
S2 %
S2 %
S4 #
88
88
88
88
88
S2 %
S2 %
S4-S97 *
S2 %
S2 %
S4 #
88
88
S4
 
Llanberis  dep
07.38
08.00
no 0900
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
10.00
no 1100
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.00
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
-
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis  dep
Pen-y-Pass   
07.55
08.25
 
10.10
 
-
 
-
10.25
 
12.20
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
12.25
 
14.30
14.55
 
16.35
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
Pen-y-Pass   
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
10.35
11.50
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
17.00
-
-
17.40
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
12.20
1300
-
-
13.15
1400
1500
1600
1630m-f
1710
-
-
-
-
-
17.30
1740m-f
1810
18.10
 ## 
Caernarfon
Llanberis   arr
-
-
-
-
-
1327
-
-
-
1427
1527
1627
1657m-f
1737
-
-
-
-
-
-
1807m-f
1837
-
Llanberis   arr




10.10 - Sherpa journey     % - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange two to five minutes later - 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)    
# - the destination indicator on the front of this 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    
 
1400 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - runs on Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only     M-F - runs Mondays to Fridays only    
## - there is no longer a direct "88" connection back to Llanberis off the 1740 "S4" journey from Beddgelert    
- click here for details of alternative later connections via Bangor Hospital departing Caernarfon at 1910 and 2045    
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 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
                                     
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
S4 *
88
S4 #
S2
S2
88
88
S4 #
S2
S2
S4
S2
Llanberis  dep
0830
-
-
-
0930
1030
-
-
-
1130
-
1230
-
-
-
1330
1430
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis  dep
Caernarfon
0855
09.05
-
-
0955
1055
11.15
-
-
1155
12.30
1255
13.30
-
-
1355
1455
15.30
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
09.40
-
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
-
13.13
-
14.05
-
-
-
-
16.10
-
-
no 1755
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
-
10.05
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
-
12.15
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
-
-
14.30
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
-
-
16.35
 
>>>>>>>>>>>
no 1905
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass  
no 1035
Sherpa in
the winter
11.35
no 1235
Sherpa in
the winter
14.05
no 1505
Sherpa in
the winter
16.10
no 1705
Sherpa in
the winter
17.55
Llanberis  arr
-
-
11.45
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
16.25
-
-
-
18.10
-
Llanberis  arr




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)    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Caernarfon may display "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    
 
0830 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
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
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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