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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)
on the official



























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  website
UPDATES
    Their "Sherpa Page" now links to the "pdf" version of the official printed leaflet  - note Tables "S1" and "S6" are withdrawn for the winter
    Separate timetables can also be found from links on their "Individual Timetables Page" including Sherpa "S4" and "S97"
BEWARE
    There is insufficient running time given for the council subsidised "1715 "S97" journey from Porthmadog to Pen-y-Pass making the last onward advertised connections of the day UNRELIABLE
IMPORTANT
    The "6B" northbound journey from Llanrwst along the Ogwen Valley has been retimed EARLIER than shown
    Gwynedd CC, TravelineCymru and Llew Jones websites are out of date - confirm latest times direct with Llew Jones on 01492 640 320
on the official
































 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 some chages to non-Sherpa services from the start of October and further changes are planned to commence at the start of January
     c)  the 'Snowdon Sherpa timetable and map' link takes you
to a 'pdf' file of the full Summer 2017 and Winter 2017-18 leaflet
  (make sure you now use the right-hand table)

    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 confirmed from the Llew Jones website below)
BEWARE
    The last alternative weekday late-evening return "5C-5" service from Caernarfon
(depart 2145) to Llandudno now stands at Bangor until 2230 and then runs 15 minutes later than shown in their printed booklet

    In consequence it no longer connects at.....
  .....Conwy for Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed (servie 19)
  .....Llandudno Junction station for Mochdre/Llysfaen (service 13)
  .....or Craig-y-Don for Colwyn Bay/Rhyl (service 12)
    You MUST now travel on the earlier 2045 "5C-5" journey from Caernarfon to make these last connections



   on the official 

































IGNORE Table "70" as it is now out of date (it shows the position immediately after the demise of GHA last year)
    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 !)
This applies to both the original (January) printed timetable booklet/supplement
AND unfortunately the latest (July) 'on-line' version
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

 printed copies are available


  website - major updates from both July and October 2017
UPDATE
    There have been numerous versions of
their on-line timetable since the start of
2017 - due to late changes - some of which
still stem from rectifying the effects of the
demise of GHA last year
    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

    There is also a coloured printed version
dated "From 9th January,"  and make sure
you also pick up the "grey supplement"
dated "from 26th March"  -  but note the
connecting "70" journeys from Corwen
have since been further revised
(see this website or confirm from the
TravelineCymru one
)
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    DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT !











alternatively try the  
































BEWARE
    Their version of the winter "S2" Sherpa timetable
- which has been incorrect since last-April - has at last been corrected
    If you have already saved a copy,  you are strongly advised to delete it and replace it with the correct version
(which is now the same as the council's printed leaflet)
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

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   the official public transport website
PLEASE NOTE
    The alternative weekday late-evening return services from Bangor to Llandudno at 1915,  2015,  2115 and 2230 are through "5C-5" journeys from Caernarfon at 1845,  1945,  2045 and 2145
    It is NOT NECESSARY to catch an earlier "5C" journey from Caernarfon and hang around in the cold at Bangor for half-an-hour as incorrectly shown on their 'journey planner'

    The 2230 evening return service from Bangor to Llandudno starts from Caernarfon at 2145,  but now stands for 16 minutes at Bangor,  so it is now shown as a connection........
.......
BUT in consequence it no longer connects at Conwy for Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed (servie 19),  at Llandudno Junction station for Mochdre (service 13) or at Craig-y-Don for Colwyn Bay/Rhyl (service 12)
(see the printed leaflet for confirmation)
BEWARE
    The "6B" northbound journey from Llanrwst along the Ogwen Valley has been retimed EARLIER than shown
    TravelineCymru, Gwynedd CC and Llew Jones websites are all out of date - confirm latest times direct with Llew Jones on 01492 640 320

or the official  

























IGNORE the official "Express Motors" website as it has not been updated since April 2016 - following
a change of management
    Many timetables including the
Sherpas
are completely out of date !!!
    Instead,  use this website and confirm any information from either the Conwy CC or the Gwynedd CC websites
    All summer 2017 Sherpas and winter "S2" Sherpa timetables can also be confirmed from the official Council printed 2017 Sherpa leaflet
  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!

No printed copies
    website
    This company operates the
summer "S1," "S2,"  weekday "S4,"
summer weekend "S6" and weekday
"S97" Sherpas

    also some connecting journeys

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 operates the Sunday "S97" Sherpas
  also some connecting journeys

PLEASE NOTE
    The alternative weekday late-evening return services from Bangor to Llandudno at 1915,  2015,  2115 and 2230 are through "5C-5" journeys from Caernarfon at 1845,  1945,  2045 and 2145
    It is NOT NECESSARY to catch an earlier "5C" journey from Caernarfon and hang around in the cold at Bangor for half-an-hour as incorrectly shown on their 'journey planner'

    The 2230 evening return service from Bangor to Llandudno starts from Caernarfon at 2145,  has recently been retimed to stand for 16 minutes at Bangor,  so it is now shown as a connection........
.......
BUT in consequence it no longer connects at Conwy for Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed (servie 19),  at Llandudno Junction station for Mochdre (service 13) or at Craig-y-Don for Colwyn Bay/Rhyl (service 12)
(see the printed leaflet for confirmation)


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




  or the official 





















No printed copies
















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

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, TravelineCymru and Gwynedd CC websites are all out of date - confirm latest times direct with Llew Jones on 01492 640 320

or the official 



No printed copies
  website
  This company operates connecting journeys only


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


or the official 






No printed copies 

  website
  This company operates Sundays only connecting journeys from Barmouth - note their "2(Sunday)" 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

.....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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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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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