IMPORTANT
    1st November 2021
    With just three days to go,  Gwynfor announced changes to the Sherpa timetables for Winter 2021-2022
    Basically the "S2" reverted to a 'one bus' operation similar to last winter,  BUT some journeys run slightly EARLIER than during the summer.  However the "S4" and "S97" services have been re-cast (still making limited connections at Pen-y-Pass),  whilst the "S1" and "S6" services have again been "suspended" for the winter..........
.........see other pages on this website for the latest known information included updated timetables

    In view of the late official information - at one time Operators were legally required to give at least 56 days notice of any change - ANY PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE DATED BEFORE 29th OCTOBER SHOUD BE REGARDED AS "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"


    Please bookmark this page NOW to see if any further information has been made public - using the date below as a quick guide to check if this page has been amended since your last visit



Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables


unofficial website






  ALL FARES SHOWN ON THIS PAGE ARE THE LATEST
"ADVISED" TO YOUR WEBMASTER


Gwynfor "S1"  "S2*" and "S6" Sherpa services are just "2" for any single journey to OR from Pen-y-Pass
(also "S4*",  but ONLY from Waunfawr,  Snowdon Ranger,  Rhyd Ddu,  Beddgelert or Nant Gwynant
(* - NOT valid from Caernarfon)

If you intend to travel further into Snowdonia or travelling beyond Pen-y-Pass you are advised to purchase
a £5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket

from the driver of your first Sherpa (valid on all "S1"  "S2"  "S4"  "S6" and "S97" Sherpas)
or a Red Rover if you want to travel all Round Snowdon


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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

 TICKETS/FARES...............
Single (also return tickets for most journeys) are available on all Shrepa
services,  however..............


with the exception of a some VERY short journeys
it is much cheaper to take advantage of the various day "Rover" tickets
- these provide far more flexibility as walkers/tourists in Snowdonia can
"change the mind" or drop off at any point and join a later "Sherpa"
just purchase your ticket from the driver of your first bus

At the bottom of each page is an index which includes "suggested" days out
by the Sherpas - each page advises the most appropriate (rover) ticket - in
many cases using the 5 "Snowdon Sherpa" day ticket
(note - this does NOT cover the direct northern link (service "88") between
Llanberis and Caernarfon as it is a commercial service operated by
Gwynfor (on weekdays) or Dilwyns (on Sundays)

If you want full flexibility, then obtain a "1 bws" or"Red Rover" instead - see below


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 £.5.70* for a " 1 bws" (one bus) Day Rover - this not only includes the direct "88" link between Caernarfon and Llanberis enabling you to travel right round Snowdon,  but it is also valid for travel to and from the "Sherpa network" from
anywhere in North Wales (including Chester, Machynlleth and Whitchurch
)
ALL drivers of all bus companies can issue the "£5.70 "1 bws" Day Rover Ticket
(although some may need a little gentle persuasion.....)
If you initially book on an Arriva or a Llew Jones bus or a Gwynfor Sherpa
MAKE SURE
you do NOT simply ask for a "day" ticket or you may
"accidentally" be sold a slightly cheaper.....
"Arriva" (ONLY) day ticket
or a "Llew Jones (ONLY) day ticket"
or a "Snowdon Sherpa (ONLY) day ticket"
(these are all excellent tickets in their own right,
BUT they are NOT VALID on any other operators services !!!)


This day ticket also has the advantage you can change your
travel plans as you go along - especially if the weather changes - and
it also gives you the flexibitily
to return home later by a different route if required

* - there is also a family version (up to 2 adults with up to 3 children) for £12
- and an English or Scottish concession pass holder version for just £3.70

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This ticket is basically REDUNDANT as the NEW cheaper "1 bws" ticket covers a much larger area.....(with the exception of Aberystwyth)
 £6.80 for a "Red Rover" - this not only includes the direct link between Caernarfon and Llanberis enabling you to travel right round Snowdon
but it is also valid for travel to and from the "Sherpa network" from
anywhere in Gwynedd (as well as Anglesey and Llandudno)
including all the Cambrian Coast resorts as far south as Aberystwyth

ALL drivers of all bus companies can of course issue the "6.80 RED Rover Tickets"
(although some may need a little gentle persuasion !)

If you initially book on an Arriva or Llew Jones bus,  MAKE SURE
you do NOT simply ask for a "day" ticket or you may "accidentally" be sold a slightly cheaper "Arriva" (ONLY) £5.70 day ticket
or a "Llew Jones (ONLY) day ticket"
(these are both excellent tickets in their own right, BUT they are NOT VALID on
any other operators services - including ALL Snowdon Sherpa journeys
)


A "Red Rover" day ticket also has the advantage you can change your
travel plans as you go along and it also gives you the flexibitily
to return home later by a different route if required

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If travelling from further afield the combined Zonal "North Wales Day Rover" (main-line rail and bus) will usually be your most economical travel ticket to and around Snowdonia
For the purpose of this ticket, North Wales is divided into several "zones" and you can select which ones you want to cover your planned day out........

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2021 Prices   -   Two Zones - £14.10
or  Three Zones - £24.00  or  All Zones - £38.00
*

ZONES are.... A Isle of Anglesey,    C Conwy
D Denbighshire,    F Flintshire,
G Gwynedd (Arfon and Dwyfor areas),
M Gwynedd (Meirionnydd area),
W Wrexham & Chester,    X Ceredigion North
(* - a discount is available for a "railcard" holder)
Prices are expected to rise from early-March 2022

  *** Look out for further special offers ***  
but note from time to time some special offers are either withdrawn completely
or suspended durning certain periods


ALL prices shown above are the latest advised to me - if you are aware of any changes please email me so the information can be updated for the benefit of other visitors to this website --- thank you

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is still available
and to encourage greater use of the "Snowdon Sherpa network" includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"



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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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
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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