Current Snowdon Sherpa timetables

A Sherpa bus at Pen y Pass

CURRENT STATUS: The Sherpa timetable now in operation is the high season service, detailed below.

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The current high season Sherpa service

The high season Sherpa bus service runs through until Sunday 3 November .

Park & Ride buses

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

The Park & Ride car park at Nant Peris lies between Llanberis (for the Llanberis Path) and Pen y Pass (for the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track). The Park & Ride is served by three Sherpa services:  the S5 is the dedicated Park & Ride service to Pen y Pass (weekends and school holidays only) and the S1 and S2 additionally call there.

  • Together, the S1, S2 and S5 buses link the Park & Ride car park with Pen y Pass at 15-minute intervals (weekends and school holidays, otherwise it’s every 30 minutes).  Llanberis is linked with the Park & Ride and with Pen y Pass by a 30-minute service.
  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Pen y Pass at 07:15 (S1); the last return bus from Pen y Pass to the Park & Ride leaves  at 19:30 (S1).
  • The first bus leaves the Park & Ride for Llanberis at 07:40 Mon-Fri (S1) and at 08:10 at weekends (S2); the last return bus from Llanberis to the Park & Ride leaves at 18:40 (S2).

(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

Download Park & Ride timetables
Sherpa buses S1 & S2  (serving Llanberis & Pen y Pass)

The S1 and S2 buses connect Llanberis and Pen y Pass (and also call at the Park & Ride, which is in between these two places).

  • The first bus from Llanberis through to Pen y Pass leaves Llanberis at 07:10 (S1)
  • The first bus from Pen y Pass through to Llanberis leaves Pen y Pass at 08:00 (S2, Sat, Sun & Bank hols) otherwise 08:30 (S1)
  • The last bus from Llanberis through to Pen y Pass leaves Llanberis at 18:40 (S2)
  • The last bus from Pen y Pass through to Llanberis leaves Pen y Pass at 19:30 (S1)

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.

The S2 service, in addition to linking the Park & Ride to Llanberis and Pen y Pass, additionally runs on to connect with Bangor.

Sherpa buses S3 & S4  (for Rhyd Ddu, Snowdon Ranger & Watkin paths)

The S3 service runs between Caernarfon and Beddgelert, serving the Snowdon Ranger Path and Rhyd Ddu Path (an hourly service).

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

The S4 service runs between Porthmadog, Beddgelert and Pen y Pass, linking the Watkin Path, Pig Track and Miners’ Track (hourly on Sat, Sun & bank hols; hourly Mon-Fri during school holidays, 2-hourly during term time).

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

Download the complete Sherpa timetable (S1 – S5)

The following download has all the Sherpa services (S1 – S5) compiled into a single .pdf :

Fares

Common examples of fares are given on our main Sherpa page here.


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