Bus Services

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Snowdon Sherpa

Since January 2018 the Snowdon Sherpa services S4 and S97 have been operated by Gwynfor Coaches of Anglesey,

Service S4:

Pen y PassBeddgelert – Rhyd Ddu – Snowdon Ranger – Caernarfon 

& Caernarfon – Snowdon Ranger – Rhyd Ddu – Beddgelert – Pen y Pass

Timetable: Monday to Saturday (excluding Public Holidays)

IMPORTANT: On Sundays & Public Holidays the S4 operates a much shorter service:

Pen y Pass – Beddgelert – Rhyd Ddu

& Rhyd ddu – Beddgelert – Pen y Pass

Timetable: Sundays & Public Holidays

Service S97:

Beddgelert – Pont Aberglaslyn – Porthmadog  

Porthmadog – Pont Aberglaslyn – Beddgelert

Timetable: Monday to Saturday (excluding Public Holidays)

Timetable: Sundays & Public Holidays

Past bus operators covering the Beddgelert area have included Express Motors, Whiteways, Arriva and Crosville.

Express Motors ceased operating in January 2018 after having its licence revoked by the Traffic Commissioner of Wales for a number of failings, including the state of its buses and falsification of servicing records.

Express Motors S96 outside Glaslyn Gallery in 2006.
© Eric Jones and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence


Express Motors S97 service at Beddgelert 2009
© Ken Bagnall and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence


Crosville Bus SLL631 registration OCA631P at Beddgelert 24 May 1978
Photograph courtesy and copyright of David Jones

Motor Bus Services 1973

Messrs. Whiteway Services, of 6 Castle Square, Caernarvon, operate a service from Caernarvon to Llyn Cwellyn, Rhyd ddu, the Beddgelert camp site and Beddgelert village. Certain buses go on to Portmadoc, or to Nant Gwynant.


The Crosville Company runs a service from Portmadoc to Beddgelert village. Time-tables, No. 5 Area, from Crane Wharf, Chester.


There are no Sunday bus services at Beddgelert.

Extracted from Snowdonia Forest Park Guide 4th Edition, 2nd Impression, 1973