Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed to      
Llyn Ogwen via Capel Curig      
Llew Jones "6B"  
Llyn Ogwen to Betws-y-Coed      
and Llanrwst via Capel Curig      


Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website


Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Bethesda
Bangor

              all year round
      Betws-y-Coed to Capel Curig    
        (for footpath to Tryfan)
  Express Motors "S2" Sherpa    
      Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed    
        (end footpath from Tryfan)
              summer only

sherpanetwork
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network

LATEST..........
The seasonal "S6" Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed Sherpa returns for the summer but is diverted to Pen-y-Pass
In future passengers to and from Betws-y-Coed will have to change
to the "S2" Sherpa at Capel Curig

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is still available
and to encourage greater use includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                         ..... footpath *.......Tryfan
                    :
                                :
Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor
|                 
Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis         

* - There is a footpath between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)  which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa !


Mondays to Saturdays - 24th March 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
 
Fri
M-Th
+S
 
Sat
M-F
       
Sat
     
Sat
   
Alternative later service
 
LSH
LSch
LSch
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Arriva Wales/
Arriva
Arriva
6B
6B
19 70 19 19
S2
X19
S2
X19
S2
S6
S2
19
S2
S6
S2
6B
train-5
67
Llandudno
-
-
0745  - 0745 0745
-
0910
-
1010
-
-
-
1425
-
-
-
click here for a quicker
alternarive summer only
return service via Llanberis
and Bangor
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
0758  - 0758 0758
-
0928
-
1028
-
-
-
1441
-
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
06.55
07.05
0840 0850 0840 $$$
$
0948
-
1048
-
-
-
1520
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
|
-
0900 0840  -
09.10
1000
10.10
1100
11.10
-
12.10
1543
15.48
-
16.40
18R40
2050
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.00
07.10
-
-
-
-
09.11
-
10.11
-
11.11
-
12.11
-
15.49
-
16.41
/|\
|
|
|
via
Llandudno
Junction
station
arr 2121

dep 2203
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
Pen-y-Pass
|
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
12.15
|
-
|
16.45
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.08
07.18
-
-
-
-
09.22
-
10.22
-
11.22
12.25
<%<
12.22
-
16.00
16.55
<%%<
16.52
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
-
-
-
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
12.35
 
walk *
-
walk *
17.05
 
walk *
1820**
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
17.15
-
-
/|\
|
|
2315
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2245
$$
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
% - whilst in theory is is possible to catch the 1225 "S6" at Capel Curig - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
but if you do make it you will get to Llyn Ogwen much earlier - otherwise you will either have to walk or wait for the next journey at 1655    

%% - whilst in theory is is possible to catch the 1655 "S6" at Capel Curig - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
but if you do make it you will get to Llyn Ogwen much earlier - otherwise you will either have to walk to Llyn Ogwen or return by bus to Bethesda the long way way via Betws-y-Coed and Conwy at 1700    
***  - BEWARE the weekday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is erroneously shown on the Llew Jones website to start from Llanrwst at 06.32    
and only to operate on weekdays    

- as it is basically a 'postioning' run (operated by a large "National Express" coach) for a journey from Bangor it will only pick up at the stop outside the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed)    
and in consequence, the coach times are liable to be changed at short notice    
Unfortunately it is the ONLY northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day during the winter or mid-week in the summer - but although early, it does offer an opportunity to climb Tryfan for a flat single fare of just 1 !!!    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel then remind them their website is incorrect !!!    
Fri - Fridays only     M-Th+S - Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays only        
LSH - Mondays to Fridays during (Llanrwst) School Holidays only     LSch - Llanrwst School Days only     Sat - Saturdays only    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the Birmingham Garrage stop    
(immediately after the 'Hump-Back' river bridge) at approximately 0838 and either join the connecting "S2" Sherpa there (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street,  where there is a shelter
)    
$ - starts from Llanrwst at 0855 on School Days only    
R - on request to the driver     ** - Remember the "6B" bus will only operate beyond Llyn Ogwen if there are passengers on the bus at that point    
$$ - change at Llandegai Industrial Estate bus stop arr 2241, dep 2249    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Tryfan.......... footpath * ........                               
:                                      :                         

Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst
               |
  Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)  which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no bus !


Mondays to Saturdays - 24th March 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
 
Sat
   
Sat
                   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Llew
Jones
S6
S2
S6
S2
S2
19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
-
6-6B
 X1 
train
19
Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.15
-
-
-
Bangor Hospital
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
09.00
-
13.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.11
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
09.10
walk *
13.30
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
18.20 **
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
09.20
09.35
13.40
14.05
15.05
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
18.20
-
18R30 **
-
-
-
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
09.35
|
13.55
|
|
S+LSH
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
09.47
-
14.17
15.17
1530
16.12
1650
17.12
1720
18.32
no
conn
-ection
18R40 **
1943
"X1"
with
-drawn
2050
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
$
1545
-
1702
-
1730
-
18R50 **
2056
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1643
-
1740
-
1827
-
-
2144
2250
Llandudno
15.05 - Sherpa journey    
$ - on Llanrwst School Days only is through "S2" Sherpa journey from Capel Curig (depart 1505) to Llanrwst (arrive 1538)  (on non-School Days change at Betws-y-Coed to 1530 "19" journey)    
Sat - Saturdays only     S+LSH - Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    
** - Remember the "6B" mini-bus will only operate beyond Llyn Ogwen if there are passengers on the bus at that point     R - on request to the driver    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                         ..... footpath *.......Tryfan
                    :
                                :
Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor
|                 
Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis         

* - There is a footpath between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)  which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa !


Sundays - 25th March 2018 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

 
 
             
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
 
Gwynfor
6B
19
S2
S2
X19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
S6
67C
S2
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
1005
-
-
-
1320
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
-
-
1021
-
-
-
1336
-
-
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
06.55
0820
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1402
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
0829
09.10
10.10
1057
11.10
-
12.10
1412
15.48
-
-
16.40
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.00
-
09.11
10.11
-
11.11
-
12.11
-
15.49
-
-
16.41
Betws-y-Coed main road
Pen-y-Pass
|
-
|
|
-
|
12.15
|
-
|
16.45
-
|
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.08
-
09.22
10.22
-
11.22
12.25
<%<
12.22
-
15.50
16.55
<%%<
16.52
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
12.35
 
walk *
-
walk *
17.05
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
17.15
1812
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1838
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the 1225 "S6" at Capel Curig - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
but if you do make it you will get to Llyn Ogwen much earlier - otherwise you will either have to walk or wait for the next journey at 1655    

%% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the 1655 "S6" at Capel Curig - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
but if you do make it you will get to Llyn Ogwen much earlier - otherwise you will either have to walk to Llyn Ogwen or return by bus to Bethesda the long way way via Betws-y-Coed and Conwy at 1700    
***  - BEWARE the weekday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is erroneously shown on the Llew Jones website to start    
from Llanrwst at 06.32 and only to operate on weekdays !    

- as it is basically a 'postioning' run (operated by a large "National Express" coach) for a journey from Bangor it will only pick up at the stop outside    
the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed) and in consequence, the coach times are liable to be changed at short notice    
Unfortunately it is the ONLY northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day - but although early, it does offer an opportunity to climb Tryfan for a flat single fare of just 1 !!!    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel then remind them their website is incorrect !!!    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Tryfan.......... footpath * ........                               
:                                      :                         

Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst
               |
  Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)  which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no bus !


Sundays - 25th March 2018 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

                     
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
67C
S6
S2
S6
S2
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
X19
19
S2
19
Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Hospital
Bangor Railway Station
no    ***
connection
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
-
09.00
-
13.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
-
09.10
walk *
13.30
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
-
walk *
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
-
09.20
09.35
13.40
14.05
15.05
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
-
18.20
-
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
|
13.55
|
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
09.47
-
14.17
15.17
1525
16.12
1620
17.12
1805
1835 %
18.32
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
1535
-
1630
-
1815
1845
-
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
1720
-
1854
1940
-
2250
Llandudno
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
*** - UNFORTUNATELY (unlike 2017) this journey now starts at Bethesda and departs just SIX minutes BEFORE the arrival of the first Arriva "67C" of the day from Bangor    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email both the operator (Gwynfor Coaches - 01248 722 694) and Gwynedd CC 
and ask them to re-start this journey from Bangor 

  
 % - BEWARE whilst in theory it is possible to catch the earlier 1835 "19" at Betws-y-Coed - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru    
"Journey Planner,"  but if you are QUICK and do make it,  you will get to Llandudno much earlier   - unfortunately this is yet another case of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email both the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320) and Conwy CC 
and ask them to retime the earlier "19" journey slightly later to RELIABLY connect 

  
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  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
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno   (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Llandudno
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
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 - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Llandudno - Llanrwst - Corwen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
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 Saturday trips from Bethesda
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
Suggested weekday trips from Corwen
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 Sunday trips from Pwllheli

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

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