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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.......

on the official

No printed copies

    Their "Sherpa Page" now shows both the updated winter "S2" Sherpa map and timetable (until 13th April)
and the full Sherpa summer "S1" "S2" "S4" "S6" and "S97" Sherpa map and timetable (from 14th April)
    The current and futures timetables can also be found from links on their "Individual Timetables Page" on their website
on the official

copies are available
BUT make sure you also
pick up the replacment
winter sheets for Tables
"S2" "X1" "12" and "19"

    - 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 'November 2016 update' of their May 2016 bus timetables

    It includes all the revised winter services   (including the current
winter "S2" Snowdon Sherpa" and the winter "X1" and "19" revised connecting services from Llandudno

     c)  the 'Snowdon Sherpa timetable and map' link takes you
to a 'pdf' file of the full Summer 2017 leaflet from 14th April 2016
(see here or the full Conwy CC bus timetable ("b" above) or Gwynedd CC website for the reduced level of "S2" service until 13th April 2017 inclusive)

    Still NO "6B" timetable shown (along the Ogwen Valley) 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)

   on the official 

copies are available

  website - major update March 2017
    There have been three versions of their
on-line timetable since the start of 2017
- due to the late changes - some of which
still stem from 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


alternatively try the  

    This official website has only just shown the correct times for the spring and summer "S2" timetables which at last now confirms the information on this website !
    If you have already saved a copy of their version of the "S2" make sure you have saved the correct one - if in doubt DELETE it and start again
IGNORE the summer weekend "S6" timetable which is INCORRECT
    The proper departure times from Bangor are 0825, 1125 and 1455 - NOT 15 minutes later as shown on their website !
    This can be confirmed from the official Council printed 2017 Sherpa leaflet
IGNORE the winter 2017-2018 version as it is INCORRECT - it actually links to the old winter 2015-2016 timetable which means they show some journeys to depart after the time they will really leave !
    This can be confirmed from the official Council printed 2017 Sherpa leaflet

No printed copies
   the official public transport website
UPDATE --- The 06.32 morning "6B" commuter journey from Llanrwst to Bangor (for Tryfan) - the ONLY northbound 'all-year-round' journey of
the day
- has at last been corrected on their website (having allegedly claimed it ran at 0655 for well over TWELVE months !!!)
    Use "this website" for details of all services to and through the Ogwen Valley (when there is no journey to Llyn Ogwen alight off any "S2" Sherpa at Capel Curig and walk across the fields)
    REMEMBER - it is a long walk from Capel Curig if you miss it !!!!

    The alternative evening return services from Bangor to Llandudno at 1915,  2015, 2115 and 2215 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'

(see the printed leaflet for confirmation)

or the official  

  Many timetables are out of date
in particular the winter "S2"
Sherpa from/to Betws-y-Coed

  It STILL shows some OLD winter
2015-2016 later journey times
  By default - as there are no changes
to the summer "S2" timetable in
2017 - it becomes valid again from
14th April !!!
(see the service shown "from 25/3/16")

No printed copies

   There is no reference to
their formally 'registered'
changes planned for both the start and mid-April to Sherpa Tables "S1" "S2 "S4" "S6" and "S97"
or their connecting Tables
"X1" and "88"

    This company operates the summer "S1,"
"S2,"  weekday "S4,"  summer weekend "S6" and weekday "S97" Sherpas

    also some connecting journeys

    Their website has NOT been updated since a change of management in March 2016
    Unfortunately there have been several important service changes since then
    Their website still links to the OUT OF DATE winter 2015-2016 "S2" Sherpa timetable and the correct times can be found on this website - confirm from the Gwynedd CC website
    Also worrying - there was never any reference to their new 2016 "experimental" weekend "S6" Sherpa along the Ogwen Valley from Bangor

    The re-instated summer 2016 weekend "S6" service is currently withdrawn for the winter - but fortunately it is to return again in 2017 and this year it will ACTUALLY make what were silly 'near-miss' "S2" connections at Capel Curig in 2016 !!!
  Some day-to-day information can be found here
    Reductions in the number of winter journeys (from start of November) to the "X1"
(as well as the "S2") are not yet shown
    The last weekday "X1" service from Llandudno with a connection to Snowdonia now departs at 1555  (note - the 1725 journey ONLY operates in the summer)
    There is a later journey from Llandudno at 1745 (advanced from 1750) but this no longer makes the last "S2" Sherpa of the day at Betws-y-Coed
(See the Conwy CC or the Gwynedd CC website for the latest position)

or the official 

No printed copies
  bus website
    This company operates the Sunday "S97" Sherpas
  also some connecting journeys

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

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

  Despite having taken over the revised "70" connecting services from and back to Corwen following the collapse of GHA last summer,  these journeys are still NOT included on their website (see this website - but note the current times can only be confirmed from the TravelineCymru website)
    The morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is shown on their website to start from Llanrwst at 06.32

    As it is basically a 'postioning' run to for a National Express journey from Bangor - it is liable to be changed at short notice
(is the ONLY northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day during the winter)

or the official 

No printed copies
  This company operates connecting journeys only

or the official 

No printed copies 
  This company operates Sunday connecting
journeys only

    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 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 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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