VERY IMPORTANT
    Owing to the Snowdonia National Park being CLOSED due to the Coronavirus pandemic..........
    ..........the Sherpa services along with most connections shown below have been WITHDRAWN until further notice

Please DO NOT ATTEMPT
to visit the area

    Note the few remaining local bus services in the Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC areas are now for "essential"
(as advised by HM Government) journeys ONLY
AND NOT FOR TOURISTS !


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..........
    So far,  no official announcement has been made regarding Sherpa services for Summer 2020
    However,  based on the fact Gwynfor has a five-year contract with both Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC,  it s reasonable to assume the number of "S2" journeys will again be "doubled" from winter 2019-2020


    The timings for the extra "S2" summer journeys below ASSUME there are no changes from 2019 and the times for connecting "S4" journeys to and from Beddgelert reflect the current revised timetable which was amended in November 2019 to take into account diversions due to work in connection with the 'new' Caernarfon by-pass

    It also assumes at this stage the summer weekend only "S6" Sherpa through the Ogwen Pass will operate again - in the same times as 2019

    At this stage,  the information below should be treated as "the likely level of service to expect" - but it should be sufficiently accurate to help you make PROVISIONAL plans for your visit - pending "official" information which is often only available a couple of weeks before !

    You are strongly advised to re-visit this page nearer the time to see if there have been any further changes for Summer 2020,  both to the Sherpa timetables and also any connecting journeys


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

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



D R A F T

  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 April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
 
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
Arriva
 Llew 
 Jones 
6B
6B
X19 19 19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
S2
S6
5
  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
10.10
1105
11.10
-
12.10
1535#
15.48
16.40
-
-
-
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
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
  Pen-y-Pass
|
|
-
-
-
|
  -
|
  -
|
11.45
|
  -
|
|
17.15
-
BEWARE
  Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.08
07.18
-
-
-
09.22
  -
10.22
  -
11.22
11.55
12.22
  -
16.00
16.52
17.25
-
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
-
-
-
walk *
  -
walk *
  -
walk *
12.05
walk *
  -
walk *
walk *
17.35
-
The former
later 1811
connection
via
Betws-y-Coed
has been
WITHDRAWN
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
12.15
-
  -
-
-
17.45
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
12.30
-
  -
-
-
18.00
1807
Bangor Bus Station
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
-
  -
-
-
-
1901
    Llandudno
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
-
  -
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
$ - these "S2" Sherpa journeys start from Llanrwst at 0855 and 1538 on Llanrwst School Days only where connecting passengers MUST change    
 
***  - 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    
  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 April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
 
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
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.22
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
07.58
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.30
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
08.10
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.12R
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
08.20
walk *
walk *
14.10
walk *
-
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
BEWARE

There
is no
longer
an 1820
journey
from
Llyn
Ogwen
R
1735 sat
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.30
08.35
09.35
14.20
15.05
-
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
18.20
-
====
|
|
via
Bangor
arr 1800
dep 1807

|
\|/
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
08.40
|
|
14.30
|
LSch
S+LSH
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
09.47
-
15.17
-
1535
16.12
1645
17.12
1720
18.32
1840
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
$
1545
1545
-
1655
-
1735
-
1850
-
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1640
1640
-
1740
-
1834
-
1946
-
-
1901 sat
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 - 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

 
 
                     
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
6B
19
S2
S2
X19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
S6
5
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
10.10
1057
11.10
-
12.10
1412
15.48
1610
16.40
-
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.10
-
09.11
10.11
-
11.11
-
12.11
-
15.49
-
16.41
-
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
  Pen-y-Pass
|
-
|
|
-
|
11.45
|
-
|
-
|
17.15
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.18
-
09.22
10.22
-
11.22
11.55
12.22
-
15.50
-
16.55
17.25
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.25
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
12.05
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
17.35
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.35
-
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
-
-
-
18.00
1830
Bangor Bus Station
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1937
    Llandudno
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
***  - 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    

  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 - 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

                         
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
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
07.58
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
08.10
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
08.10
walk *
walk *
14.10
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
-
1735
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.30
08.35
09.35
14.20
15.05
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
18.20
-
-
##
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
08.40
|
|
14.30
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
09.47
-
15.17
1525
16.12
1620
17.12
1805
18.32
1840
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
1535
-
1630
-
1815
-
1850
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
1720
-
1854
-
1945
2250
1906
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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