IMPORTANT
    For the first time in two decades,  there is a major change to the 'structure' of the Sherpa network which is also expanded to incorporate some local services - thus providing better "cross-Snowdonia" journeys - meaning there is now less need than ever to take cars into the National Park

   The most significant changes are routes......
"S1" - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
  (in lieu of the local "88" and the former "S2")
"S2" - Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "85" also the former 'Park and Ride' from Llanberis)
"S3" - Beddgelert - Caernarfon - Deiniolen  (in lieu of the local "83" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S4" - Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "S97" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S5" - "Nant Peris Car Park - Pen-y-Pass "Park and Ride"in lieu of the former "S1" from Llanberis)
    
also the
"T10" TrawsCymru Bangor - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Corwen experimental service to provide daily connections into and out of the new hourly "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig        Despite operators normally being required to give 56 days notice of any change,  the "local Councils" along with "Transport for Wales" have specified the new services and as such there was "LESS THAN THREE WEEKS NOTICE" given to the General Public making planning ahead extremely difficult for potential visitors to the area
     Following on from the ever-changing situation as a result of Covid,  this is no surprise as neither Gwynfor CC nor Conwy CC
(or indeed any of the bus operators) have recently given early notice of changes to the Sherpas OR other local connections - in fact in Snowdonia these have usually been literally just a few days before the alterations came into effect

      In view of the late public advice of the detailed changes to all of the services,  ANY PAGE on THIS website dated before "THURSDAY 24th MARCH" should be regarded as "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"

      Please bookmark this page NOW and return later to see any further changes once the information has been made public..........

..........use the date at the bottom of every page as a quick way to check if it has been amended since your last visit to this page - then ALWAYS CROSS-CHECK WITH THE OFFICIAL COUNCIL AND OPERATOR WEBSITES before setting out


Gwynfor Coaches - "S4" Sherpa      
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass    
Beddgelert - Porthmadog
   
Gwynfor Coaches -
"S97" Sherpa      
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
unofficial website



Llanberis (88+S2)
Caernarfon (S4)
Beddgelert (S4+S97)
Pen-y-Pass (S4+S97sun)   Porthmadog (S97)
                                        Morfa Bychan (99)

     summer
   Gwynfor Coaches - "S4" Sherpa
   at Pen-y-Pass

     mid-winter
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

    REMEMBER..........
    Due to so many last-minute changes to the various services in the area,  unfortunately many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"
    Where known,  these are also included below as a warning - to help avoid you being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark and revisit nearer the time to check if there have been any further known changes since your last visit to this page

    Journeys shown on this website with a "strike through" line are still operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a (bus) connection back to the start location of the page - eg
 1234 

    Throughout Snowdonia there are unfortunately numerous cases of "sub-standard" connections which are NOT recognised by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
(as they are less than 5 minutes) - eg
18.35 18.37
    Although this website strongly advises you NOT to 'chance' them..........
..........they are included to draw your attention to the fact that if everything is 'spot on time' and you are "very quick" - it can sometimes get you to your destination considerably earlier




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 GELERT route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  

Snowdon                                                    Pen-y-Pass      
:                                                         /                  
Llanberis - Caernarfon --\-- Rhyd Ddu --- Beddgelert --/-- Aberglaslyn Pass --/-- Porthmadog
                \........................................................Pen-y-Groes......................................................./

Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April 2022  until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June  Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
                   
S+CSH
   
CSch
       
alternative later services
to Porthmadog
 
    Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor
    Llanberis (S1)
-
-
0750
-
0850 0950
-
1050 1150
-
1250 1350
-
1450
-
1550 1650
-
1750 1850     Llanberis (S1)
    Caernarfon
-
-
0823
-
0923 1023
-
1123 1223
-
1323 1423
-
1523
-
1623 1723
-
1823 1923     Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Dilwyns
Lloyds
 
S3
S4
S3
S3
S4
S3
S3
S4
S3
S3
S4
S3
S3
S4
S3
S3
S4
S3
S3
S4
1
T2
Caernarfon
07.18
-
08.18
09.18
-
10.18
11.18
-
12.18
13.18
-
14.18
15.18
-
15.30
16.18
-
17.18
18.18
-
1840
2000
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
07.30
-
08.30
09.30
-
10.30
11.30
-
12.30
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
15.50
16.30
-
17.30
18.30
-
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
07.39
-
08.39
09.39
-
10.39
11.39
-
12.39
13.39
-
14.39
15.39
-
15.59
16.39
-
17.39
18.39
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu
07.41
-
08.41
09.41
-
10.41
11.41
-
12.41
13.41
-
14.41
15.41
-
16.01
16.41
-
17.41
18.41
-
Rhyd Ddu station
Beddgelert
07.53
08.00
08.53
09.53
10.00
10.53
11.53
12.00
12.53
13.53
14.00
14.53
15.53
16.00
16.13
16.53
17.00
17.53
18.53
19.00
Beddgelert
Pont Aberglaslyn
-
08.04
-
-
10.04
-
-
12.04
-
-
14.04
-
-
16.04
-
-
17.04
-
-
19.04
Pont Aberglaslyn
Llanfrothen
-
08.12
-
-
10.12
-
-
12.12
-
-
14.12
-
-
16.12
-
-
17.12
-
-
19.12
Llanfrothen
Prenteg
-
08.17
-
-
10.17
-
-
12.17
-
-
14.17
-
-
16.17
-
-
17.17
-
-
19.17
Prenteg
Tremadog
-
08.20
-
-
10.20
-
-
12.20
-
-
14.20
-
-
16.20
-
-
17.20
-
-
19.20
1920
2043
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
-
08.25
-
-
10.25
-
-
12.25
-
-
14.25
-
-
16.25
-
-
17.25
-
-
19.25
1925
2048
Porthmadog parc
   Lloyds   Lloyds   Lloyds       Lloyds      
    Porthmadog (99)
-
0847
-
1034
-
1234
-
-
-
1730
-
-
-
    Porthmadog (99)
    Morfa Bychan
-
0854
-
1041
-
1241
-
-
-
1736
-
-
-
    Morfa Bychan
  S+CSH - Saturdays only (also Mondays to Fridays during local (Caernarfon) school holidays)       CSch - local (Caernarfon) School Term ONLY      
07.18 - Sherpa journey    
 0750 - "S1" Sherpa connection    
0847 - non-Sherpa connecting journey     1840 - later non-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 GELERT route  

......................................................Pen-y-Groes.....................................................                
/                                                                                  \
               
Porthmadog --/-- Aberglaslyn Pass --- Beddgelert --- Rhyd Ddu --\-- Caernarfon - Llanberis
                                                                            :
                                                                            Snowdon


Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April 2022  until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June 
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
                         
last Sherpa services
via Beddgelert
 
alternative later services from Porthmadog
 
          Lloyds Lloyds   Lloyds Lloyds   Lloyds               Lloyds    
    Morfa Bychan (99)
-
-
-
-
-
0854 0941
-
1041 1141 sch
-
1341
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1736
-
-
    Morfa Bychan (99)
    Porthmadog
-
-
-
-
-
0904 0951
-
1051 1151 sch
-
1351
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1745
-
-
    Porthmadog
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
Dilwyns
Lloyds
 
S4 *
S3
S4 *
S3
S3
S4 *
S3
S3
S4 *
S3
S3
S4 *
S3
S3
S4
S3
S4 *
S3
S3
T2
1
T2
Porthmadog parc
07.25
-
08.30
-
-
10.30
-
-
12.30
-
-
14.30
-
-
16.30
-
17.30
-
-
1825
1940
2025
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
07.30
-
08.35
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.35
-
-
14.35
-
-
16.35
-
17.35
-
-
1830
1943
2030
Tremadog
Prenteg
07.33
-
08.38
-
-
10.38
-
-
12.38
-
-
14.38
-
-
16.38
-
17.38
-
-
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Pen-y
-Groes
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Prenteg
Llanfrothen
07.38
-
08.43
-
-
10.43
-
-
12.43
-
-
14.43
-
-
16.43
-
17.43
-
-
Llanfrothen
Pont Aberglaslyn
07.46
-
08.51
-
-
10.51
-
-
12.51
-
-
14.51
-
-
16.51
-
17.51
-
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Beddgelert
07.50
07.57
08.55
09.02
10.02
10.55
11.02
12.02
12.55
13.02
14.02
14.55
15.02
16.02 #
16.55
17.02
17.55
18.02
19.02
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu station
-
08.05
-
09.10
10.10
-
11.10
12.10
-
13.10
14.10
-
15.10
16.10 #
-
17.10
-
18.10
19.10
Rhyd Ddu station
Snowdon Ranger
-
08.08
-
09.13
10.13
-
11.13
12.13
-
13.13
14.13
-
15.13
16.13 #
-
17.13
-
18.13
19.13
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
-
08.17
-
09.22
10.22
-
11.22
12.22
-
13.22
14.22
-
15.22
16.22 #
-
17.22
-
18.22
19.22
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
-
08.32
-
09.37
10.37
-
11.37
12.37
-
13.37
14.37
-
15.37
16.37 #
-
17.37
-
18.37
19.37
1910
2030
2115
Caernarfon
  Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor              
    Caernarfon (88) 0835 0935
-
1035 1135
-
1235 1335
-
1435 1535
-
1635 1735
-
1835
no connections
    Caernarfon (S1)
    Llanberis 0905 1005
-
1105 1205
-
1305 1405
-
1505 1605
-
1705 1805
-
1905     Llanberis
07.25 - Sherpa journey     * - the destination indicator on the front of the Sherpa from Porthmadog may display "Beddgelert" or "Pen-y-Pass" "S4" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus,   so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
16.02 # - on local (Caernarfon) School Days departs 1617 and runs 15 minutes later throughout    
 
 0935 - "S1" Sherpa connection    
0854 - non-Sherpa connecting journey     1840 - later non-Sherpa journey    
  sch - local (Harlech) School Days ONLY    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr GELERT route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr GLASLYN route  


                                    .......Pen-y-Groes.......
                                     /                   \

 Llanberis - Caernarfon -/- Beddgelert -\- Porthmadog    

Sundays - 10th April 2022  until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May 

Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June  Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
                                 
Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor Gwynfor     Gwynfor     Gwynfor
    Llanberis (S1) 0805 0850
-
0950 1250
-
-
1450
-
-
1650     Llanberis (S1)
    Caernarfon 0827 0923
-
1023 1323
-
1523
-
-
1723     Caernarfon
 
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
Lloyds
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Lloyds
 
T2
S3
S4
1S
T2
S3
S4
S3
S4
  2S-2G  
T2
Caernarfon
0930
10.18
-
1030
1330
14.18
-
16.18
-
1650
bus
with
-drawn
1825
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
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-Groes
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10.30
-
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Pen-y
-Groes
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
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14.30
-
16.30
-
|
|
|
|
|
via
Pen-y
-Groes
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Waunfawr
Snowdon Ranger
10.39
-
14.39
-
16.39
-
Snowdon Ranger
Rhyd Ddu
10.41
-
14.41
-
16.41
-
Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
10.53
11.00
14.53
15.00
16.53
18.00
Beddgelert
Pont Aberglaslyn
-
11.04
-
15.04
-
18.04
Pont Aberglaslyn
Llanfrothen
-
11.12
-
15.12
-
18.12
Llanfrothen
Prenteg
-
11.17
-
15.17
-
18.17
Prenteg
Tremadog
1015
-
11.20
1115
1415
-
15.20
-
18.20
1907
Tremadog
Porthmadog parc
1020
-
11.25
1120
1420
-
15.25
-
18.25
1915
Porthmadog parc
 10.18 - Sherpa journey    
 1135 - "S1" Sherpa connection    
 0930 - alternative direct 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 GELERT route  

......Pen-y-Groes......                             
/                    \
                            
Porthmadog -/- Beddgelert-\- Caernarfon -- Llanberis          


Sundays - 10th April 2022  until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May  Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June 
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
 The last Sunday "S4" Sherpa journey from Porthmadog now departs at 1530 
                     
last direct
Sherpa connections
 
alternative later services
to Llanberis
and Caernarfon
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
Lloyds
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Lloyds
S4
S3
1S
T2
S4
S3
  2S-2G  
S4
S3
S3
T2
Porthmadog parc
08.30
-
0930
1105
11.30
-
1325
bus
with
-drawn
15.30
-
-
1605
Porthmadog parc
Tremadog
08.35
-
0934
1109
11.35
-
15.35
-
-
1609
Tremadog
Prenteg
08.38
-
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-Groes
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-Groes
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11.38
-
15.38
-
-
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Pen-y
-Groes
|
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\|/
Prenteg
Llanfrothen
08.43
-
11.43
-
15.43
-
-
Llanfrothen
Pont Aberglaslyn
08.51
-
11.51
-
15.51
-
-
Pont Aberglaslyn
Beddgelert
08.55
10.02
11.55
12.02
15.55
16.02
19.02
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
-
10.10
-
12.10
-
16.10
19.10
Rhyd Ddu
Snowdon Ranger
-
10.13
-
12.13
-
16.13
19.13
Snowdon Ranger
Waunfawr
-
10.22
-
12.22
-
16.22
19.22
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
-
10.37
1020
1150
-
12.37
-
16.37
19.37
1650
Caernarfon
    Gwynfor Gwynfor Gwynfor   Gwynfor     Gwynfor
====
Gwynfor  
    Caernarfon (S1)
-
1135 1035 1235
-
1335
-
-
1735
-
1735     Caernarfon (S1)
    Llanberis
-
1205 1105 1305
-
1405
-
-
1805
-
1805     Llanberis
 08.30 - Sherpa journey    
 0850 - "S1" Sherpa connection    
 0930 - alternative direct journey    
  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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Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno  (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - 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 - Snowdonia  (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
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 weekday 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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