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

LATEST..........
Although there are no further changes to the times of the Sherpa journeys, there are
numerous detailed changes to the times of the Arriva connections on both weekdays and Sundays
Weekday through journeys to Blaenau Ffestiniog are normally numbered "3B"

despite being shown "X3" on the official Arriva website !

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time in case there have been
any further last minute changes

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is still available

and to encourage greater 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 - 28th January 2019 until further notice
  Click here for Sundays from 27th January 2019 until further notice
                 
Arriva Arriva Arriva Arriva
    3     3     3     3
Pwllheli  07.55  PLEASE NOTE ......
From 4th February -- this journey
operates 15 minutes EARLIER than shown in most official publications
and websites
   10.25  12.20  14.30 Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr  08.07    10.37  12.32  14.42 Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth  08.22    10.52  12.47  14.57 Criccieth
Porthmadog  08.41    11.08  13.03  15.13 Porthmadog
 
Snowdon Sherpa
 
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
88
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
88
S4
88
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
88
S97
S4
S2
S2
Porthmadog Parc 
09.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.45
-
15.20
-
-
-
Porthmadog Parc 
Beddgelert
09.25
09.40
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
11.50
-
12.45
-
14.10
-
-
14.15
-
15.44*
16.10
-
-
Beddgelert
  Pen-y-Pass
|
10.05
1025
1135
-
12.15
1225
1405
|
-
|
-
14.27
1455
1610
|
-
-
16.35
1650
1755
  Pen-y-Pass
Caernarfon
10.10
-
|
|
1100
-
|
|
12.20
1300
13.15
1400
-
|
|
14.45
1500
-
-
|
|
Caernarfon
   Llanberis
-
-
|
1145
1127
-
|
1420
-
1327
-
1427
-
|
1625
-
1527
-
-
|
1810
   Llanberis
   Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1247
-
-
-
-
-
-
1517
-
-
-
-
-
1712
-
   Betws-y-Coed
09.05 - Sherpa journey     * - on School Days operates via Porthmadog school then runs 16 minutes later to Beddgelert arrive 1600    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  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 - 28th January 2019 until further notice
  Click here for Sundays from 27th January 2019 until further notice
   
LSch
S+LSH
                 
M-F
       
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Clynnog
+Trefor
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S4
S2
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
88
S4
S97
S2
S2
S4
88
88
12
T2
S2
S2
S4
S97
   Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
-
1340
-
-
-
-
-
1548
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
   Betws-y-Coed
   Llanberis
-
0738
0800
|
-
1000
|
-
-
1200
|
-
1430
-
-
1430
|
-
1630
1710
-
-
|
withdrawn
for the
winter
-
-
   Llanberis
Caernarfon
09.05
|
|
|
-
|
|
-
12.30
|
|
-
1455
15.30
-
|
|
-
|
|
|
direct
|
|
\|/
|
|
|
direct
|
|
\|/
-
-
|
-
-
Caernarfon
Pen-y-Pass
|
0755
0825
0935
10.10
1025
1135
11.50
|
1225
1405
14.30
-
|
-
1455
1610
16.35
-
-
1755
withdrawn
for the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass
Nant Gwynant
|
-
10.22
-
12.02
|
-
14.32
-
|
-
-
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
Nant Gwynant
Beddgelert
09.40
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
10.35
-
12.07
13.15
-
14.55
-
16.10
16.45
-
17.00
-
-
-
-
18.10
Beddgelert
Caernarfon
-
|
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
-
17.30
1655
1735
1740
1745
-
-
|
Caernarfon
Tremadog
-
10.55
-
-
13.35
-
15.08
-
-
16.58
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor

|
|
|
|
|

\|/
1828
-
-
-
18.30
Tremadog
Porthmadog
-
11.10
-
-
13.40
-
15.15
-
-
17.05
-
1833
-
-
-
18.35
Porthmadog
  Arriva Arriva Arriva Caelloi Arriva Arriva   Arriva Arriva  
3     3     3    3    3B    3B      3B    3B   
Porthmadog Parc 11.39  13.49  -      15.30  -      18.14    19.04  19.49  Porthmadog Parc
Tremadog |      |      15.23  |      17.04  |        |      |      Tremadog
Criccieth 11.50  14.00  15.36  15.43  17.17  18.29    19.22  20.04  Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr 11.58  14.08  15.53  15.58  17.34  18.46    19.39  20.21  Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli 12.08  14.18  16.03  16.08  17.44  18.56   
1825
19.49  20.31  Pwllheli
09.05 - Sherpa journey    
  LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only       S+LSH - Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays       M-F - Mondays to Fridays ONLY    
  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 - 27th January 2019 until further notice
                 
Arriva Llew Jones   Arriva Arriva Berwyn
    3  1 (1S)       3     3    12
Pwllheli  08.15     -    09.50  11.30  1400 Pwllheli
Hafan-y-Môr  08.25     -    10.00  11.40       |
    via
  Trefor
        |
       \|/
Hafan-y-Môr
Criccieth  08.42     -    10.17  11.57 Criccieth
Porthmadog  08.58  0930    10.33  12.13 Porthmadog
Caernarfon     -  1020       -     -  1445 Caernarfon
 
Snowdon Sherpa
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S97-S4
S4
88
S2
S2
S97-S4
S4
S2
S2
S97-S4
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
Porthmadog parc 
there are no
early Sunday
morning Sherpa
connections at
Porthmadog
off the first
Arriva "3"
from Pwllheli
---------
travel via
Caernarfon
to reach
Llanberis
earlier
-
-
-
11.10
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
====
-
-
Porthmadog parc 
    Caernarfon
1230
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
15.35
-
-
    Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu
|
-
-
|
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
|
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
16.01
-
-
    Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
|
-
-
11.30
-
-
14.10
-
-
16.10
-
-
Beddgelert
  Rhyd Ddu
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
  Rhyd Ddu
Pen-y-Pass
|
-
-
11.52
1225
1405
14.32
1455
1610
16.32
1650
1755
Pen-y-Pass
  Caernarfon
|
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
|
|
-
|
|
  Caernarfon
Llanberis
1259
no 1330
Sherpa in
the winter
1430
-
-
|
1420
-
-
|
1625
-
|
1810
Llanberis
  Betws-y-Coed 
-
1517
-
-
1247
-
-
-
1517
-
-
1712
-
  Betws-y-Coed 
11.10 - Sherpa journey    
  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 - 27th January 2019 until further notice
                             
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Berwyn
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
88
2
88
12
S2
S2
S4
S97
   Betws-y-Coed
-
0910
-
-
1110
-
-
1340
-
-
1548
-
-
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
   Betws-y-Coed
;Llanberis
0800
|
-
1000
|
-
1200
|
-
1430
|
-
1505
-
1640
-
|
withdrawn
for the
winter
-
-
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass
0825
0935
10.10
1025
1135
12.00
1225
1405
14.35
1455
1610
16.45
|
direct
|

\|/
-
|
direct
|

\|/
-
1755
withdrawn
for the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass
  Rhyd Ddu
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
withdrawn
for the
winter
  Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.25
-
-
15.00
-
-
17.10
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
   Caernarfon
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
15.30
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
|
1534
1650
1709
1720
-
-
-
   Caernarfon
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
-
-
12.45
-
-
====
-
-
17.30
-
1735
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Trefor
|
|
|
|

\|/
-
-
-
Porthmadog
               
Arriva Arriva Berwyn   Berwyn Arriva  
no connection off the last Sherpa
3     3     12     12   3      
   Caernarfon -     -     1530 
<<%<<
1720  -    
-
   Caernarfon
Porthmadog Parc 12.20  14.50 
    |
  via
   Trefor

    |
    \|/
 
           |
        via
        Trefor

           |
           \|/
18.05 
-
Porthmadog Parc
Criccieth 12.35  15.05    18.20 
-
Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr 12.52  15.22    18.37 
-
Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli 13.02  15.32  1615    1805  18.47 
-
1805
Pwllheli
10.10 - Sherpa journey    
% - whilst in theory is is just possible to catch the 1530 "12" bus at Caernarfon - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"  but if you do make it you will get to Pwllheli much earlier    
- unfortunately this is yet another case of 'failed' integrated timetable planning
--- IF you do miss the 1530 Caernarfon "12" bus your best option is to wait for the later 1720 journey    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone(01248 722 694)/email both the operator (Gwynfor) and Gwynedd CC and ask them to retime their 1435 "S47" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass    
to start at 1430 to make a RELIABLE connection    

  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
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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