MORNING Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed  
to Llyn Ogwen and Bangor via Capel Curig  
Llew Jones "6B"      
AFTERNOON Bangor to Llyn Ogwen ONLY  


Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website



Llanberis
Nant Pwris
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Bethesda
Bangor

      summer weekend
  "S6" Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig -
  Llyn Ogwen* - Bethesda - Bangor
          (* - for footpath to Tryfan)
  "S2" Llanberis to Capel Curig*
          (* - for footpath to Llyn Ogwen)
      all year round

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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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 PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Snowdon                 Snowdon                             ....footpath *.........Tryfan                                                              
:                               :                                   :                                 :                                                            
Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor    
Porthmadog---Beddgelert-----/                                                                                                                             


* - 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 24th October 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 25th October 2020 until further notice
Click here for alternative weekday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
 
Fri
M-Th+S
 
LSch
S+LSH
     
Sats
           
Sats
 
Llew Jones
***
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
6B
6B
S2
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S6
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S6
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
07.43
08.00
no
0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
10.00
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
12.00
-
14.30
no
1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
16.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
07.45
08.05
-
10.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
-
16.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
      Porthmadog
-
-
|
|
0905
|
-
1130
|
1345
Sherpa
with
-drawn
|
1535
|
-
      Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
-
-
|
|
0900b
|
-
1115b
|
|
1530b
|
-
   Caernarfon
   Beddgelert
-
-
|
|
0935
|
-
1155
|
|
1615
|
-
   Beddgelert
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
-
-
|
|
0940
|
-
1200
|
====
|
1620
|
-
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
07.55
08.25
0955
10.25
no
1145
Sherpa
in the
winter
1215
12.25
====
14.55
1635
16.50
no
1715
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
07.08
07.18
08.05
08.35
-
10.35
-
12.35
-
15.05
-
17.00
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
10.00 - Sherpa journey     b - "S97" Sherpa - change to "S4" Sherpa ar Beddgelert    
***  - BEWARE the weekday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tryfan) is erroneously shown on the Llew Jones website to start from Llanrwst at 06.32 and only to operate on weekdays    
- as it is basically a 'postioning' run (operated by a large "National Express" coach) for a journey from Bangor it will only pick up at the stop outside the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed)    
In consequence,  the coach times are liable to be changed at short notice    
Unfortunately it 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 - they were advertising a flat single fare of just 1 !!!    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel then remind them their website is incorect !!!    
Fri - Fridays only     M-Th+S - Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays only     Sats - operates Saturdays only     S+LSH - operates all Saturdays also local (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 PERIS route  

                                                  Tryfan                                                         Snowdon                   Snowdon
                                                 :                                                                   :                                 :
Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass -\- Llanberis
                                                                                                                       \
---Beddgelert---Porthmadog

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa !


Mondays to Saturdays 24th October 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays 25th October 2020 until further notice
Click here for alternative Monday to Saturday connecting journeys from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
 
Sats
       
Sats
       
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S6
S2
S4(-S97)
85-S2
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S6
S4-S97
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
Bangor Railway Station
no
0725
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
0830
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
|
|
|
##
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
-
-
-
no
1320
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
09.22
-
no
1022
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.22
-
no
1222
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.52
-
16.00
-
no
1652
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.42
-
no
1852
Sherpa
in the
winter

 
Capel Curig
Penygwryd
09.29
-
11.29
-
13.59
no
1432
Sherpa
in the
winter

 
16.07
-
17.49
-
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
1010
1025
11.35
1225
14.05
16.10
1635
17.55
no 1815
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
-
|
1025
-
|
1240
|
-
|
1650
|
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
   Beddgelert
-
|
1030
-
|
1245
|
-
|
1700
|
   Beddgelert
      Porthmadog
-
|
1055
-
|
1310
|
-
|
1718
|
      Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
-
11.45
-
13.50
-
-
16.25
-
18.10
-
Llanberis
   Caernarfon
-
-
1220c
-
-
-
1445c
-
-
-
-
-
1820c
-
-
-
   Caernarfon
09.22 - Sherpa journey     c - change to the "S4" Caernarfon Sherpa  (stop "B" at Beddgelert - across the road,  outside the Tourist Information Centre - depart 1155,  1415 or 1750)    
 
Sats - operates Saturdays only    
## - if you are unfortunate enough to miss the SUMMER ONLY direct 0725 "S6" Sherpa from Bangor,  use the alternative connecting 0830 "85-S2" service to Llanberis Joe Brown arrive 0924    
depart 1000 for Pen-y-Pass
   
  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 PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Snowdon                 Snowdon                             ....footpath *.........Tryfan                                                              
:                               :                                   :                                 :                                                            
Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor    
Porthmadog---Beddgelert-----/                                                                                                                             


* - 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 25th October 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for alternative Sunday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
                     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S6
S97-S4
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S6
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
no
0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
10.00
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
12.00
-
14.30
no
1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
16.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
-
10.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
-
16.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
      Porthmadog
|
0910
Sherpa
with
-drawn
|
-
-
|
1355
Sherpa
with
-drawn
|
-
|
-
      Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
|
|
-
1110
Sherpa
with
-drawn
|
|
1545
Sherpa
with
-drawn
|
-
   Caernarfon
   Beddgelert
|
|
-
|
|
|
-
   Beddgelert
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
-
|
|
|
-
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
10.25
no
1145
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.25
14.55
16.50
no
1715
Sherpa
in the
winter
Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd
08.27
-
10.27
-
12.27
-
14.57
16.52
Penygwryd
Capel Curig
08.35
-
10.35
-
12.35
-
15.05
-
17.00
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
08.00 - Sherpa journey      b - "S97" Sherpa - change to "S4" Sherpa ar Beddgelert     
  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 PERIS route  

                                                  Tryfan                                                         Snowdon                   Snowdon
                                                 :                                                                   :                                 :
Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass -\- Llanberis
                                                                                                                       \
---Beddgelert---Porthmadog

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa !


Sundays 25th October 2020 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for alternative Sunday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
         
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S6
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S6
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
Bangor Railway Station
no
0725
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
no
1350
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
09.22
-
no
1022
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.22
-
no
1222
Sherpa
in the
winter
13.52
-
16.00
-
no
1652
Sherpa
in the
winter
17.42
-
no
1852
Sherpa
in the
winter

 
 
Capel Curig
Penygwryd
09.29
-
11.29
-
13.59
-
16.07
-
17.49
-
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
1005
Sherpa
with
-drawn
11.35
1200
Sherpa
with
-drawn
14.05
1445
Sherpa
with
-drawn
16.10
1650
Sherpa
with
-drawn
17.55
1810
Sherpa
with
-drawn
Pen-y-Pass
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
-
|
|
|
-
|
|
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
   Beddgelert
-
|
|
|
-
|
|
   Beddgelert
      Porthmadog
-
|
|
|
-
|
===
|
      Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.45
11.45
-
14.20
-
16.25
-
18.10
-
Llanberis
   Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
   Caernarfon
09.22 - 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
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