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

   STOP PRESS
    Gwynfor have just confirmed the 1730 "S2" Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis WIlL now be extended to Caernarfon - as it was all summer
    This means there is an 1810 local journey from Llanberis - 'one hour' later than the last "88" at 1710 !!!!!

    IMPORTANT..........
    The "winter 2020-2021" Shrepa timetables have been advanced to commence on Saturday 24th October
  (co-terminous with the all-Wales 'two week' lock down)

    The daily "S2" reverts to the standard "one bus" two hourly service without the late journeys
    The connecting weekends only "S6" from Bangor to Capel Curig/Pen-y-Pass is again SUSPENDED for the winter


    REMEMBER..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"
    These are also included below as a warning - to help you avoid being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark this page and revisit nearer the time to see if there have been any changes or further SUSPENSIONS from the limited official information when this page was last updated

    Any journey shown on all pages on this website with a "strike through" line is still be operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a connection back to the start location of this page - eg
 1234 



This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
and to encourage greater also 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 - 9th November 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays from 15th November 2020 until further notice
 
Fri
M-Th+S
====
LSch
       
Sat
     
Sat
     
Llew Jones
***
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
6B
6B
19-70 19
S2
X19
S2
 19
S2
S6
S2
 RR
S2
S2
S6
5
Llandudno
-
-
WITH-
-DR-
-AWN 
0745
-
0905
-
0945
-
-
-
1308 RR 
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
0758
-
0922
-
1000
-
-
-
1308 RR 
-
-
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
06.55
07.05
0840
$
0945
-
1050
-
-
-
1308 RR 
$
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
07.05
07.15
===
-
09.10
0955
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
1100
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
1308 RR 
15.48
no 1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
|
|
-
-
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
07.15
07.25
-
-
09.22
  -   -
11.22
  -
16.00
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.20
07.30
-
-
walk *
  -
walk *
  -
walk *
walk *
  -
walk *
walk *
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.30
07.40
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
  -
-
-
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
  -
-
-
1825
Bangor Bus Station
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
-
  -
-
-
-
1932
    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    
 
***  - 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 Railway Station stop  (not 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 what has last been reported to your webmaster - 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 - 9th November 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays from 15th November 2020 until further notice
 
Sat
   
Sat
                   
Sat
     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor/
Arriva
Llew
Jones
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2
train
S2
X19
S2
train
S2
19
S6-5
6B
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
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.12 R
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
no
alternative
later
connection
via
Bangor
in the
winter
R
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
1524
1705
17.12
1806
1940
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
$
1530
-
1715
-
1812
-
1950
-
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1615
-
1755
-
1851
-
2040
-
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 - 15th November 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see 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
-
-
1050
-
-
-
1405
-
1600
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
0830
09.10
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
1100
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
1415
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
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1825
Bangor Bus Station
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1932
    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 a "National Express" Coach and ONLY operates Northbound    
- there is NO LONGER a return "6B" Southbound Journey betweend Llyn Ogwen and Llanrwst    
It is understood it will normally only pick up at the Railway Station stop  (not 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 what has last been reported to your webmaster - 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 - 15th November 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see 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
RR
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
later
connection
via
Bangor
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
-
-
-
-
-
1619
-
1720
-
1858
-
1945
2250
Llandudno
07.55 - Sherpa journey    
  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 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
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


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