Out of season Sherpa bus timetables

A Sherpa bus at the Park & Ride

This page details the Sherpa winter service (2023/24) which is now over.

Next winter’s service is likely to run to similar timetables.

For the CURRENT high season service, go to THIS PAGE.

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The 2023/2024 winter service (November – March)

The Park & Ride bus (S1)

(For detail about the Park & Ride car park at Nant Peris, see here.)

Over the winter, the route between Llanberis (for the Llanberis Path), Nant Peris (Park & Ride) and Pen y Pass (for the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track) is served by the S1.

The Park & Ride winter timetable

  •  The S1 bus runs at hourly intervals between Llanberis (at xx:10 past the hour) and Pen y Pass, via the Park & Ride. (This service is 2-hourly on Sundays and bank holidays.)
  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Pen y Pass at 08:15; the last return bus from Pen y Pass to the Park & Ride leaves  at 19:30.
  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Llanberis at 09:40; the last return bus from Llanberis to the Park & Ride leaves at 18:10.

(The bus interchange at Llanberis is across the road from the train station, and about 80m towards the village.)

The bus interchange at Llanberis – you can’t miss it

The S1 service, in addition to linking the Park & Ride to Llanberis and Pen y Pass, also runs on to connect with Caernarfon and Betws y coed.

Other Sherpa services (S2, S3, S4)

Out of season, the S2 service runs between Bangor and Llanberis, serving the Llanberis Path. (If you wish to travel on to the Park & Ride or Pen y Pass, change at Llanberis for the S1.)

Out of season, the S3 service runs between Caernarfon and Beddgelert, serving and linking the Snowdon Ranger Path and Rhyd Ddu Path. (Mon-Sat it is largely an hourly service; on Sundays and public holidays only 3 buses run.)

Change at Beddgelert for the connecting S4 to Pen y Pass.

The S4 service runs between Porthmadog, Beddgelert and Pen y Pass, serving and linking the Watkin Path, Pig Track and Miners’ Track. (Between Beddgelert and Pen y Pass there are only two buses a day).

Change at Beddgelert for the connecting S3 to Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger.

Download the complete Sherpa winter timetable

The following download has all the Sherpa services (S1 – S4) compiled into a single .pdf :


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