Express Motors "S2" Sherpa    
Betws-y-Coed to Capel Curig    
for footpath to Tryfan    

also Peak-Summer Weekend    
"S6" Sherpa to/from Bangor    
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website


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

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



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  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

BEWARE.............!
Llew Jones have "registered" changes to their "6B" weekdays only service

but,  so far,  no details of any changes have been announced
(ALL official websites still show the service as at the start of the 2017 summer period)

REMEMBER.............!
The summer only weekend "S6" Sherpa
service between Bangor/Bethesda and Betws-y-Coed
via Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig only operates
on Saturdays,   Sundays and Public Holidays

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 - 15th April to 20th July 2017
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May and Monday 29th May )

  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 21st July to 4th November 2017
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April to 5th November 2017
 
***
 
S+LSH
LSch
 
Sats
           
Sats
   
Sats
 
Alternative later service
 
Llew Jones
Llew Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express/
Arriva
Arriva
 
6B
6
19
19
X1
S2
S6
X1
S2
X1
S2
X1
S2
S6
X1
S6
6B
19-S2-88-5C
67
Llandudno
-
-
0745
0745
0810
-
-
0910
-
1010
-
1110
-
-
1455
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
06.32
-
0840
  $$$  
0848
$
-
0948
-
1048
-
1148
-
-
1533
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed railway station
|
-
0850
-
0900
09.10
09.40
1000
10.10
1100
11.10
1200
12.10
12.40
1552
16.10
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
06.42
-
-
-
-
09.11
09.41
-
10.11
-
11.11
-
12.11
12.41
-
16.11
-
-
-
Capel Curig
06.52
-
-
-
-
09.22
09.50
-
10.22
-
11.22
-
12.22
12.50
-
16.20
/|\
|
|
18R30
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
1852
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.05
-
-
-
-
walk *
10.00
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
13.00
-
16.30
1820**
|
$$
|
-
Bethesda
07.15
07.35
-
-
-
-
10.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
16.40
-
/|\
|
|
2320
Bangor Bus Station
07.30
08.21
-
-
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.25
-
16.55
-
2214
2245
Bangor Railway Station
-
08.23
-
-
-
-
10.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
17.00
-
-
-
***  - BEWARE the weekday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is still shown on the Llew Jones website to start from Llanrwst at 06.32    
- but as it is basically just a 'postioning' run for a "National Express" journey from Bangor,  the coach times are liable to be changed at short notice    
(Llew Jones also now advise - by phone - it will only pick up at the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed)    
(unfortunately is the ONLY northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day during the winter or mid-week in the summer - but it does offer an early start to climb Tryfan)    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel then remind them their website is partially incomplete !!!    
S+LSH - Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only     LSch - Llanrwst School Days only     Sats - Saturdays only    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the Birmingham Garrage stop (immediately after the 'Hump-Back' bridge)     
and either join the "S2" Sherpa there (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street,  where there is a shelter
)    
$ - starts from Llanrwst at 0855 on School Days only    
$$ - change at Llanberis arrive 1920, depart 2115% also Caernarfon arrive 2137, depart 2145    
(% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the earlier 1922 "88" to Caernarfon - it has been retimed later during the summer for that reason    
as it is less than 5 minutes, it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner")
   
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    
  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 - 15th April to 4th November 2017
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 6th November 2017 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April to 5th November 2017
 
Sats
 
Sats
     
Sats
             
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Arriva
Wales
Llew
Jones
 
S6
S6
S2
19
S6
S2
X1
X1
S2
19
S2
X1
6-6B
19
train
19
Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.15
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
08.25
11.25
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
08.30
11.30
-
-
15.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
08.55
11.55
-
-
15.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.11
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
09.05
12.05
walk *
-
15.35
walk *
-
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
18.20 **
-
-
-
Capel Curig
09.15
12.15
15.05
S+LSH
15.45
16.00
-
-
17.00
-
18.05
-
18R30 **
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
09.25
12.25
15.17
1530
15.55
16.12
1625
1650
17.12
1720
18.17
1822
18R40 **
no earlier
connection to
Llandudno
in 2017
2050
2150
Llanrwst
-
-
$
1545
-
-
1637
1702
-
1730
-
1832
18R50 **
2056
2200
Llandudno
-
-
-
1643
-
-
1721
1740
-
1827
-
1910
-
2144
2250
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)    
Sats - Saturdays only     S+LSH - Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    
** - Remember the "6B" 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 - 16th April to 5th November 2017
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays from 12th November 2017 until further notice
                     
Altertnative later service
 
Llew Jones
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew Jones - Arriva
 
6B
6
19
S2
S6
S2
19
S2
S6
S6
6B
19-5
67
Llandudno
no
earlier
service
on
Sundays/
Public
Holidays
no
connection
-
-
-
1005
-
-
-
no
later
service
on
Sundays/
Public
Holidays
Llanrwst
0820
-
-
-
1047
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
0829
09.10
09.40
10.10
1057
11.10
12.40
16.10
Capel Curig
-
09.22
09.50
10.22
-
11.22
12.50
16.20
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
-
walk *
10.00
walk *
-
walk *
13.00
16.30
Bethesda
-
-
10.10
-
-
-
13.10
16.40
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
13.25
16.55
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
10.30
-
-
-
13.30
17.00
  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 - 16th April to 5th November 2017
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays from 12th November 2017 until further notice
                 
alternative later
service via Bangor
       
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Arriva
Llew
Joness
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
S6
S6
S2
X19
S6
S2
19
S6
5
X19
S2
X19
S2
19
19
Bangor Railway Station
08.25
11.25
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
08.30
11.30
-
-
15.00
-
-
1655
1715
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
08.55
11.55
-
-
15.25
-
-
/|\
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
09.05
12.05
walk *
-
15.35
walk *
-
1630
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
-
Capel Curig
09.15
12.15
15.05
-
15.45
16.00
-
-
-
17.00
-
18.05
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
09.25
12.25
15.17
1525
15.55
16.12
1620
-
/|\
|
|
|
|
19R51
17.12
1805
18.17
1835
2150
Llanrwst
-
-
-
1535
-
-
1630
-
1941
-
1815
-
1845
2200
Llandudno
-
-
-
1614
-
-
1720
-
1815
1900
-
1854
-
1940
2250
  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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