Snowdon Sherpa

By Tryfan Williams   

on November 30, 2018   4/5 (2)

Snowdon Sherpa

Snowdon Sherpa bus service

The Snowdon Sherpa bus service is the ideal option for walkers that are looking to minimise their use of the car, or those who want to avoid the scrabble for a parking space during Summer months.

The service travels around the foot of Wales’s highest summit, and creates a handy link between all the big six walks up Snowdon. Because of these handy links it makes for the perfect option if you’re looking to descend Snowdon via a different route to your ascent.

Snowdon Sherpa timetables

Currently the Snowdon Sherpa services are timetabled for the Winter service, which runs from November until 23 March 2018.

Here are the bus routes, and for your convenience we’ve noted the available walks up Snowdon from each stop;

S2 timetable – Llanberis (Llanberis Path) – Pen-y-Pass (PYG Track, Miner’s Track, Crib Goch, Snowdon Horseshoe, Y Lliwedd) – Betws-y-Coed – Llanrwst

S4 timetable – Caernarfon – Waenfawr – (Snowdon Ranger Path) – Rhyd Ddu (Rhyd Ddu Path and South Ridge ) –  Beddgelert – Nant Gwynant (Watkin Path & South Ridge ) – Pen-y-Pass (see above)

S97 timetable – Porthmadog – Beddgelert

Where do I buy a Snowdon Sherpa ticket?

Purchasing you Snowdon Sherpa ticket can be done on the bus, simply hop on and pay, simple!

How much is a Snowdon Sherpa ticket?

A Snowdon Sherpa bus fare will set you back £5 for a day ticket, with which you can hop on and off all day. Or you can purchase a single journey from £1.50, which compared to the car parking prices may well be worth it.

Are dogs allowed on the Snowdon Sherpa bus service?

We assume so as we’ve seen dogs on the services. Please let us know in the comments below if you have any extra info on this for us.

Pen y Pass Park and Ride

Parking at Pen y Pass, your starting point for the Miners’ Track , the PYG Track  and the Crib Goch scramble up Snowdon is well known as being busy, with very early arrivals recommended, and even then it’s known to be full before 9am!

Avoid that with the Pen y Pass Park and Ride service, that usually runs from Penygwryd and Nant Peris car parks on Saturdays between Easter Saturday to the end of October, with busy periods justifying extra services from Llanberis.

Snowdon Sherpa

Further Snowdon Sherpa information

All information given above is accurate at time of publication. For further info, or to check the up to date Snowdon Sherpa timetables visit the Traveline Cymru site.


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Tryfan Williams

I’m a Welshman born and raised in the shadow of Snowdonia, and you could say the Mountains are in my blood with a name like Tryfan! I would class myself as a relative newcomer to the outdoor pursuits arena, and so my articles will be my attempt to chronicle my adventures, hopefully learning as I go and giving those that are in a similar boat an insight / forum to share and learn.

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3 thoughts on “Snowdon Sherpa”

  1. Hi I would like to know if any services run in January for the Sherpa bus service and where it would take you. I am travelling with 2 kids aged 6 and 8 and would like to see the best views. Can you please advise?

    1. Hi Ranine. There’s a comparatively good service all year round but the final bus might be earlier owing to the darker evenings. has the latest timetables – scroll down to the Sherpa ones at the bottom. Beyond that, it depends where you’re based!

      It might be best you bring your question onto the Walk up Snowdon forum – – it’s easier to advise in a forum than through the comments on here!

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