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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

No printed copies

    Their "Sherpa Page" now links to the Sherpa summer "S1" "S2" "S4" "S6" and "S97" Sherpa map and timetable leaflet
........make sure you select the "14 April until 5 November 2017" version

    Separate timetables can also be found from links on their "Individual Timetables Page" on their website
on the official

copies are available

    - 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
     c)  the 'Snowdon Sherpa timetable and map' link takes you
to a 'pdf' file of the full Summer 2017 leaflet

    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 

IGNORE Table "70" as it is now out of date (it shows the position immediately after the demise of GHA last year)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

 printed copies are available

  website - major update Ju;u 2017
    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

alternatively try the  

IGNORE the winter 2017-2018 version of the "S2" 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
    This official website has now been further updated to shown the correct times for all the "Sherpa" summer timetables
and the connecting "19" service
    If you have previously saved a copy of their version of the timteables make sure you have saved the correct one - if in doubt DELETE it and start again

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
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

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

    also some connecting journeys

  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

    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,  it so 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

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

    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

    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 mid-week in the summer)

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 from both Blaenau Ffestiniog
and Barmouth

    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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