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Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
This is an unofficial website
To contact the WEBMASTER please e-mail here
please do so if you spot any error, so it can be quickly corrected for the benefit of other visitors !
Whilst this website is kept fully up-to-date with all alterations advised to the webmaster
latest times should always be confirmed from official council sources, such as.......

(click on any logo to go to that website)
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IMPORTANT
    Unfotunately Gwynedd CC  insist on only giving a 'zero' minute call at Beddgelert when the Sherpa continues to Caernarfon,  Rhyd Ddu (Sundays) or Porthmadog after its route number changes
    As this is less than the 'automatic' minimum five minutes required by the Traveline Cymru "Journey Planner,"  you end up being advised to travel on an earlier journey and to hang around - sometimes for hours - for the next one !!!

some,  but certainly not all cross-Beddgelert journeys have now been manually corrected to show the "quicker" journeys
    This website is the only one which gives a "$" note on the individual timetable pages to show when to remain on the Sherpa to get to your destination quicker
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!


No printed copies

  website
    ALL spring timetables,  including the Sherpa Network for the summer are now shown on their website
    Further changes for some connecting services are to apply from both mid-April and mid-May
UPDATES
    Their "Sherpa Page" now links to individual "pdf" versions of the revised summer 2018 timetables "S1" "S2 "S4" "S6" and "S97"

    Separate timetables can also be found from links on their "Individual Timetables Page" including all the Sherpas
PLEASE NOTE
    The alternative weekday late-evening return services from Bangor to Llandudno are completely revised.....
    The evening departures from Bangor to Llandudno now depart Bangor 1837,  1947,  2047,  2147 and 2247 - starting from Caernarfon at 1800, 1915,  2015,  2115 and 2215 respectively.....
    ....not
at the Caernarfon times shown in the revised timetable on their website



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IMPORTANT
    Unfotunately the Sherpa link on their webpage still goes to the 2017 version of these services - whilst in most cases there are now additional journeys - some now depart EARLIER for this summer to make additional connections at Llanberis
    Click the "S2" and "S1/S6" links further up their page for summer 2018
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

 printed
copies are available




   website
UPDATE
    - their website has been completely re-vamped - the bus information page has basically become an "index of links".....
     a)  the 'plan your journey' box at the top simply takes you to the TravelineCymru website - (see below for ERRORS on that website)
     b)  the 'Conwy public transport guide' link takes you to a 'pdf' file of the 'May 2017' printed bus timetables booklet

   BEWARE - there have been chages to some non-Sherpa local Llandudno area services from the start of October and further changes to connecting tables "5," "12," "13" "X1" and "X19" as well as minor alterations to the "S2" commenced at the start of January - these can be found from separate links on the same page
     c)  the 'Snowdon Sherpa timetable and map' link takes you to a 'pdf' file of the full Summer 2017 leaflet - now out of date
    However the printed version of the 2018 timetable booklet is now available

    The "6B" timetable
(along the Ogwen Valley) is SILL not included even though it re-started operating back in early-2015 - despite now being included in the index to places served and on the maps !!!
(note - the latest times can be found here by ringing Llew Jones on 01492 640 320 but NOT ANY OFFICIAL WEBSITES)


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IGNORE Table "70" as it is now well out of date (it shows the position immediately after the demise of GHA two years ago)
    Most critical - there are no longer any Friday journeys..........
..........also the detailed times of several Tuesday and Saturday journeys have altered - a change of vehicle is now always necessary when continuing to/from Llandudno
    The updated TIMES can be confirmed from the official TravelineCymru or Llew Jones websites (but note the latter fails to show "Tuesdays only" on their version !)
UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!
Not only did these errors apply to their three 2017 editions - but the same 'out-of-date' timetable has again been included in their 2018 version
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

 printed copies are available


  website
UPDATE
    There have been numerous changes to many services in the area
    Most important are the revised "12" times - some of which provide a connection into or out of the Sherpa network via Llandudno
    If you have already saved a copy of
ANY of their tables,  make sure you have
downloaded the correct version
- if in doubt DELETE it and start again

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    DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT !





















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IMPORTANT
    Their "Journey Planner" requires minimum of five minutes for a connection at any location - this also applies when there is a 'through journey' - often the case at Beddgelert where the Sherpa route number changes
    Unfotunately in these cases they advise you to travel an earlier journey and to hang around - sometimes for hours - for the next one !!!

    This website is the only one which gives a "$" note on the individual timetable pages to show when to remain on the Sherpa to get to your destination quicker
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

No printed copies

   "the" official public transport website
UPDATE
    All of the revised Spring 2018 Sherpa timetables are now on their website..........

PLEASE NOTE
    The "6B" northbound journey from Llanrwst along the Ogwen Valley has been retimed EARLIER than shown
    TravelineCymru and Llew Jones websites are both out of date - confirm latest times direct with Llew Jones on 01492 640 320
BEWARE
    The revised April weekday "X19"
from Llandudno and "39" from Barmouth connecting journeys are now on their website
..........but they do not show the subsequent partial withdrawals to certain "X19" School Day journeys





or the official 

























phone:
01248 722 694

No
printed copies
 


















  website
This company is now operating the summer "S1," "S2," "S4," summer weekend "S6" and the "S97" Sherpas......
    ...... also the Sunday "2" connecting journeys from Barmouth

BEWARE........
    Their "S4" and "S97" timetable pages fail to show some journeys on arrival at Beddgelert immediately continue to Porthmadog or Caernarfon respectivcely
    IGNORE the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner" advice to wait around in the cold for the following journey !!!!!
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!
NOTE........
    their revised connecting Sunday "2" service from Barmouth
- which they took over last year - is still not shown despite them making changes to the timetable since they took over !!!
PLEASE NOTE
  Some day-to-day information can be found here


or the official 






















printed copies sometimes
available on the bus

















  bus website
    This company previously operated the Sunday "S97" Sherpas

  but now only operate some connecting journeys in Snowdonia

PLEASE NOTE
    The alternative weekday late-evening return services from Bangor to Llandudno are completely revised to depart Bangor 1837,  1947,  2047,  2147 and 2247 - all strarting from Caernarfon as a "5C" journey 32 minutes earlier.....
as confirmed on "their" Journey Planner
    ....these provide useful later connections back to Llandudno from various parts of Snowdonia - as confirmed by their updated 'journey planner'
BEWARE.....
    The additional weekday "X1" journeys along the east side of the Conwy Valley
which only commenced at the start of January has been withdrawn,  leaving a 3 1/2 hour wait off the last return Sherpa to Betws-y-Coed !!!

  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!


or the official 







printed copies are available

  train website
  This company operates the connecting Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast lines
on both weekdays and Sundays




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  website
    This company operates the very limited weekday "6B" service along the Ogwen Valley
    also some connecting journeys along the Conwy Valley

   They are also operating additional weekday "X19" journeys along the east side of the Conwy Valley as partial compensation for the complete withdrawal of the Express Motors services - these have now been added to their website
    BEWARE - their new 1510 journey from Betws-y-Coed leaves just before the arrival of the 'all-year-round' afternoon "S2" Sherpa from Llanberis - YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF "FAILED" INTEGRATERD TIMETABLE PLANNING !!!

IMPORTANT
    Their website has at last been updated to include their revised "70" connecting services from and back to Corwen following the collapse of GHA last summer
    UNFORTUNATELY the top table ONLY OPERATES ON Tuesdays (NOT ALL WEEK)

  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!
BEWARE
    The "6B" northbound journey from Llanrwst along the Ogwen Valley has been retimed LATER than shown
    Llew Jones and TravelineCymru websites are out of date - confirm latest times direct with Llew Jones on 01492 640 320
PLEASE NOTE
  Some day-to-day information can now also be found here


or the official 














No printed copies









  website
    This company operates connecting journeys only
    There have been numerous changes to many of their services as a consequence of Express Motors no longer operating..........
..........Their revised services are now on their website,
 including part replacement of the former direct service "39" between Barmouth and Porthmadog - alternatively use their "38" "T3" and "T2" services via Dolgellau and/or Oakley Arms

PLEASE NOTE
  Some day-to-day information can now also be found here


or the official 







No printed copies 


  website
  This company operates Sunday only connecting journeys from Blaenau Ffestiniog - note their "1S" bus timetable is not yet on their website


    although this company no longer operates connecting
timetabled services from Caernarfon
- it still operates private hire coaches in the area


or the official  















IGNORE the official "Express Motors" website as it has not been updated since April 2016 - following
a change of management
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

No printed copies
    website
    This company ceased operation of all its services (which included most of the Sherpa network) at the end of December 2017
PLEASE NOTE
  Some day-to-day information can be found here







.....but do check any of the above have been fully updated, as some are considerably old !!!!
Known errors in official publications are shown above
(to help avoid you being "caught out")


Please remember all official publications were only correct at the time
of going to press, so make sure you also have any relevant amendment leaflets/notices
which may appear as the season progresses

[ If I am advised of any, this website WILL be updated accordingly ]


If you come across any changes not reflected here or you spot any error (or find any broken link)
please e-mail the webmaster so it can be corrected for the benefit of other visitors to this website - thank you !



This website attempts to show what services are currently available
along with those planned for future periods as soon as the information has been announced

In particular it highlights known errors in official publications
in order the help avoid visitors being "caught out" !

It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
including where a change of bus is necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out


It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from locations within Snowdonia itself
as well as some of which commence from the North Wales Coast resorts by conecting bus or train (thus enabling you to leave the car behind and avoid car parking fees !!!)




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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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