MORNING Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed to  
Llyn Ogwen and Bangor via Capel Curig  

Gwynfor "S4" connection to Beddgelert      

Snowdon Sherpa
Bus Timetables



unofficial website



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

              summer weekends
  Gwynfor "S6" (Pen-y-Pass) - Capel Curig
    Llyn Ogwen* - Bethesda - Bangor
    (* - for footpath to Tryfan)

  Gwynfor "S2" to Betws-y-Coed

sherpanetwork
note specially - currently the "6B" service only operates northbound between Betws-y-Coed/Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen
  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    The weekend only "S6" Sherpa service along the Ogwen Valley has been withdrawn for the winter


Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time for confirmation
and to check if there have been any further changes

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is still available
and to encourage greater use includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
at the same time warning potential visitors of those summer journeys which are NOT currently operating



  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 - 4th November 2019 to 3rd April 2020
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPATED "increased" Sherpa service on Mondays to Saturdays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
Click here for Sundays from 10th November 2019 to 29th March 2020
 
Fri
M-Th+S
Sat
S+LSH
LSch
     
Sat
   
Sat
Alternative
later service
 
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Llew 
 Jones 
6B
6B
X19 19 19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
S2
S6
  6B  
Llandudno
-
-
0805 0745 0745
-
0905
-
1000
-
-
-
1445
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
0822 0758 0758
-
0922
-
1016
-
-
-
1502
-
-
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
06.55
07.05
0845 0835 0840
$
0945
-
1055
-
-
-
1525
$
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
|
0900 0845
>>>>>
09.10
0955
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
1105
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
1535#
15.48
no 1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.00
07.10
-
-
-
09.11
  -   -
11.11
-
  -
15.49
-
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
  Pen-y-Pass
|
|
-
-
-
|
  -   -
|
no 1145
Sherpa
in the
winter
  -
|
no 1715
Sherpa
in the
winter
BEWARE
  Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.08
07.18
-
-
-
09.22
  -   -
11.22
  -
16.00
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
-
-
-
walk *
  -
walk *
  -
walk *
walk *
  -
walk *
walk *
The former
1811
connection
via
Betws-y-Coed
has been
WITHDRAWN
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
  -
-
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
  -
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
-
  -
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
***  - BEWARE the weekday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is a "National Express" Coach and ONLY operates Northbound    
- there is NO LONGER a return Southbound Journey betweend Llyn Ogwen and Llanrwst    
It is understood it will normally only pick up at the stop outside the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed    
Unfortunately this 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    
Fri - Fridays only     M-Th+S - Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays only     S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holidays only     LSch - Llanrwst School Days only    
Sat - Saturdays only     # - arrives 1545 on schooldays    
$ - these "S2" Sherpa journeys start from Llanrwst at 0855 and 1538 on Llanrwst School Days only where connecting passengers MUST change    
  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 - 4th November 2019 to 3rd April 2020
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPATED "increased" Sherpa service on Mondays to Saturdays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
Click here for Sundays from 10th November 2019 to 29th March 2020
 
Sat
   
Sat
 
LSch
S+LSH
                 
Sat
   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
 Llew 
 Jones 
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor/
Arriva
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2
19
19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
-
 6B 
76-6B
S6-X5
Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.15
-
Bangor Hospital
Bangor Railway Station
no 0755
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.22
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
no 1350
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.30
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.12R
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
BEWARE

There
is no
longer
an 1820
journey
from
Llyn
Ogwen
R
no
alternative
connection
via
Betws-y-Coed
in the
winter
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.35
no 0935
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.05
-
-
no 1600
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.00
-
no 1820
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
|
|
LSch
S+LSH
-
|
-
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
-
15.17
-
1535
1645
17.12
1720
1840
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
$
1545
1545
-
1655
-
1735
-
1850
-
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1640
1640
-
1740
-
1834
-
1946
-
-
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 1535 "19" journey)    
R - arrives Bethesda Rhes Ogwen stop - continues to Llyn Ogwen on request to the driver only if there are passengers already on the bus    
Sat - Saturdays only     LSch - Llanrwst School Days only     S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holidays only    
  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 - 10th November 2019 to 29th March 2020
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPATED "increased" Sherpa service on Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
 
 
                     
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
6B
19
S2
S2
X19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
S6
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
1005
-
-
-
1320
-
1500
-
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
-
-
1021
-
-
-
1336
-
1516
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
07.05
0820
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1402
-
1600
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
0829
09.10
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
1057
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
1412
15.48
1610
no 1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.10
-
09.11
-
11.11
-
-
15.49
-
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
  Pen-y-Pass
|
-
|
-
|
no 1145
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
|
-
no 1715
Sherpa
in the
winter
  Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.18
-
09.22
-
11.22
-
15.50
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.25
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
***  - BEWARE the Sunday 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 all-year-round northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day - but although early, it does offer an opportunity to go 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 still 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 - 10th November 2019 to 29th March 2020
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPATED "increased" Sherpa service on Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
                         
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor/
Arriva
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
X19
S2
19
19
S6-5
Bangor Railway Station
no 0755
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
no 1350
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
-
no
alternative
connection
via
Betws-y-Coed
in the
winter
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.35
no 0935
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.05
-
no 1600
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.00
-
no 1820
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
|
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
-
15.17
1525
1620
17.12
1805
1840
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
1535
-
1630
-
1815
-
1850
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
1720
-
1854
-
1945
2250
Llandudno
07.55 - Sherpa journey    
## - (summer only) via Bangor arrive 1800, depart 1830    
  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)

Later non-Sherpa weekday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Later non-Sherpa Sunday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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