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

Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April 2022  until further notice
except 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
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
  BEWARE..............
The last all year round weekday connecting "S1-S4" Sherpa service from
Llanberis to Porthmadog via Pen-y-Pass,  Nant Gwynant and Beddgelert now departs at 15.02

but there is also a later summer only connection at 1802 --- as well as some partially non-Sherpa connections via Caernarfon

 
Last bus connections back to Harlech
   
Last all-year-round Sherpas
via Llanberis or Beddgelert
 
Later summer Sherpas
via Llanberis or Beddgelert
alternative later TforW connections
 
S1
S1
S4
 
S3
S4
3
39
S1
T2
T3
S3
S4
3
 
S1
1
3
S1
T2
12
 
S1
S3
S4
3
T2
  T3  
train
train
Betws-y-Coed
1504
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16.04
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17.04
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18.04
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$
$
Betws-y-Coed
Llyn Ogwen
1445 c
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1645 cc
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-
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Llyn Ogwen
Llanberis
Joe Brown
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15.02
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18.02
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-
-
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Llanberis
Joe Brown
Llanberis
Interchange
|
15.10
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18.10
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-
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Llanberis
Interchange
Pen-y-Pass
1525
15.25
15.35
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-
-
-
16.30
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-
-
-
-
17.30
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-
18.30
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.25
>>>>>>
18.35
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-
-
Pen-y-Pass
Llanberis
Maes Padarn
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|
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-
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-
16.50
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17.50
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18.50
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Llanberis
Maes Padarn
Caernarfon
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-
|
16.18
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17.18
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18.18
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-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Rhyd Ddu
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-
|
16.41
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-
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17.41
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-
-
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18.41
|
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-
-
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Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
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-
16.00
16.53
17.00
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-
-
-
17.53
no 1800
Sherpa
in the
summer

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.53
19.00
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-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Caernarfon
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|
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17.23
17.45
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18.23
18.40
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19.23
20.00
2030
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<===|
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Caernarfon
Porthmadog
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-
16.25
-
17.25
1745
17.55
-
18.33
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1850
-
19.25
2015
-
20.48
|
via
Clynnog
|
\|/
========
19.25
2015
20.48
>>>>>>>
2053 $
2056 $
Porthmadog
Criccieth
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-
-
-
-
1755
|
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|
-
 
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-
1905
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-
2030
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|===>
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-
2030
|
-
2101 $
|
Criccieth
Hafan-y-Môr
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1807
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|
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1918
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2043
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2043
|
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2106 $
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Hafan-y-Môr
Pwllheli
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-
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-
1817
|
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|
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1928
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2053
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2110
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2053
|
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2118 $
|
Pwllheli
Harlech
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18.14
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|
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-
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|
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2119 $
Harlech
Dolgellau
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-
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|
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19.25
1935
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-
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21.36
SUSPEN
-DED
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|
Dolgellau
Barmouth
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18.45
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1957
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-
-
-
2147 $
Barmouth
15.02 - Sherpa journey      
c - TrawsCymru "T10" depart Llyn Ogwen (daily) at 1445 and change to 1516 "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig    
cc - TrawsCymru "T10" depart Llyn Ogwen (daily) at 1645 and change to 1716 "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig    
The £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket is also valid on all the above BUS journeys
$ - if you are unable to catch the last 'local' bus to Harlech, Barmouth, Criccieth, Pen-y-Chain (for Hafen-y-Mor) or Pwllheli    
- there is a later Cambrian Coast Line train     to get you back - but note specially bus tickets are NOT valid
   
 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 - Caernarfon
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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