Llew Jones  "6B" bus    
Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed to........    


    Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan)    
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website



Porthmadog       Bangor      
Beddgelert       Llanberis  
Pen-y-Pass

Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Bethesda
Bangor

Summer weekends      
Express Motors "S6" Sherpa  
(Betws-y-Coed) - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen  
Express Motors "S2" Sherpa  
Llanberis - Capel Curig - (Llyn Ogwen)  
some Summer only "S2" journeys      

sherpanetwork
  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

BEWARE.............!
Llew Jones have "registered" changes to their "6B" weekdays only service

but,  so far,  no details of any changes have been announced
(ALL official websites still show the service as at the start of the 2017 summer period)

REMEMBER.............!
The summer only weekend "S6" Sherpa
service between Bangor/Bethesda and Betws-y-Coed
via Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig
(for the "S2" Sherpa from/to Llanberis)
only operates on Saturdays,   Sundays and Public Holidays

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is still available
and to encourage greater 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 15th April to 4th November 2017
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 6th November 2017 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April to 5th November 2017
Click here for alternative weekday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
 
***
 
S+LSH
 
Sats
       
Sats
   
Sats
 
Altertnative later service
 
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
 
6B
S2
S2
S6
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S6
S97
S2
S2
S6
6B
S2
88
5C
67
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
08.00
09.00
-
-
10.00
11.00
-
12.00
-
-
14.30
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
-
08.05
09.05
-
-
10.05
11.05
-
12.05
-
-
14.35
15.35
-
-
1920
2115%
-
-
   Porthmadog
-
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-
0900
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1100
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-
1330
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-
-
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-
   Beddgelert
-
|
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-
0920
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1125
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-
1355
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-
-
-
-
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
-
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-
0925
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1130
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-
1400
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|
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
08.25
09.25
-
0938
10.25
11.25
1143
12.25
-
1413
14.55
15.50
-
-
-
-
Capel Curig
06.52
08.35
09.35
09.50
-
10.35
11.35
-
12.35
12.50
-
15.05
16.05
16.20
/|\
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18R30
1852
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.05
walk *
walk sx *
10.00
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk sx *
13.00
-
walk *
walk sx *
16.30
1820**
-
-
-
Bethesda
07.15
-
-
10.10
-
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
16.40
-
-
-
/|\
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2320
Bangor Bus Station
07.30
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
-
-
13.25
-
-
-
16.55
-
-
2214
2245
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
10.30
-
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
17.00
-
-
/|\
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-
-
   Caernarfon
 
2137
2145
-
-
***  - BEWARE the weekday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is still shown on the Llew Jones website to start from Llanrwst at 06.32    
- but as it is basically just a 'postioning' run for a "National Express" journey from Bangor,  the coach times are liable to be changed at short notice    
(unfortunately is the ONLY northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day during the winter or mid-week in the summer - but it does offer an early start to climb Tryfan)    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel then remind them their website is partially incomplete !!!    
Sats - operates Saturdays only     S+LSH - operates all Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays only    
sx - it is necessary to walk on Mondays to Fridays as there is no "S6" Sherpa    
R - on request to the driver     ** - Remember the "6B" bus will only operate beyond Llyn Ogwen if there are passengers on the bus at that point    
% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the earlier 1922 "88" to Caernarfon - it has been retimed later during the summer for that reason    
as it is less than 5 minutes, it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"    
  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 15th April to 4th November 2017
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 6th November 2017 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April to 5th November 2017
Click here for alternative Monday to Saturday connecting journeys to Bangor from Snowdonia via Llanberis
 
Sats
   
Sats
   
Sats
             
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Llew
Jones
Express
Motors
 
S6
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S6
S2
S2
S97
S6
S2
S4
S2
S97
S2
6B
S2
Bangor Railway Station
08.25
-
-
-
-
-
11.25
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
17.20
-
Bangor Bus Station
08.30
-
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
15.00
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
Bethesda
08.55
-
-
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
-
15.25
-
-
-
-
-
18.11
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
09.05
walk sx *
-
walk *
walk *
-
12.05
walk sx *
walk *
-
15.35
walk sx *
-
walk *
-
walk *
18.20
-
Capel Curig
09.15
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.15
12.22
13.22
-
15.45
16.00
-
16.52
-
17.52
18R30
18.52
Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
0950
10.35
11.35
1150
-
12.35
13.35
1420
-
16.10
1630
17.05
1800
18.05
-
19.05
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
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1002
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1202
-
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1432
-
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1642
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1812
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-
|
   Beddgelert
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1007
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1207
-
|
|
1437
-
|
1648
|
1821
|
-
|
   Porthmadog
-
|
1035
|
|
1235
-
|
|
1505
-
|
to
Caernarfon
|
1845
|
-
|
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
-
-
12.45
13.50
-
-
16.25
17.20
-
18.20
-
19.20
11.22 - Sherpa journey     # - change to the 1810 "S97" Sherpa at Beddgelert    
Sats - operates Saturdays only     R - continues to Capel Curig on request to the driver at or before Llyn Ogwen    
sx - it is necessary to walk on Mondays to Fridays as there is no "S6" Sherpa    
  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 16th April to 5th November 2017
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays from 12th November 2017 until further notice
Click here for alternative Sunday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
               
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
S2
S2
S6
S97
S2
S2
S2
S6
S97
S2
S2
S6
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
09.00
-
-
10.00
11.00
12.00
-
-
14.30
15.30
-
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
-
-
10.05
11.05
12.05
-
-
14.35
15.35
-
   Porthmadog
|
|
-
0900
|
|
|
-
1330
|
|
-
   Beddgelert
|
|
-
0920
|
|
|
-
1354
|
|
-
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
|
|
-
0925
|
|
|
-
1359
|
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
09.25
-
0938
10.25
11.25
12.25
-
1412
14.55
15.50
-
Capel Curig
08.35
09.35
09.50
-
10.35
11.35
12.35
12.50
-
15.05
16.00
16.20
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
-
10.00
-
walk *
walk *
-
13.00
-
walk *
-
16.30
Bethesda
-
-
10.10
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
16.40
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
-
13.25
-
-
-
16.55
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
10.30
-
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
17.00
08.00 - 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  
  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 16th April to 5th November 2017
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 14th April  Easter Monday 17th April  Monday 1st May  Monday 29th May and Monday 28th August )

  Click here for Sundays from 12th November 2017 until further notice
Click here for alternative Sunday services to Bangor from Snowdonia via Llanberis
                     
alternative
later journey
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
S6
S2
S97
S2
S2
 
S6
S2
S2
S97
S6
S2
S97
S2
S2
S6
85
Bangor Railway Station
08.25
-
-
-
-
-
11.25
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
08.30
-
-
-
-
-
11.30
-
-
-
15.00
-
-
-
-
/|\
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|
1655
1740
Bethesda
08.55
-
-
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
-
15.25
-
-
-
-
1640
|
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|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
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Llyn Ogwen Car Park
09.05
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
12.05
walk *
walk *
-
15.35
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
1630
Capel Curig
09.15
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.15
12.22
13.22
-
15.45
16.00
-
17.52
18.52
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
0950
10.35
11.35
BEWARE
there is no
1150 "S97"
Nant Gwynant
connection
on Sundays
-
12.35
13.35
1415
-
16.10
1640
18.05
19.05
-
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
-
|
1002
|
|
-
|
|
1427
-
|
1652
|
|
-
   Beddgelert
-
|
1007
|
|
-
|
|
1432
-
|
1653
|
|
-
   Porthmadog
-
|
1035
|
|
-
|
|
1500
-
|
1830
|
|
-
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
-
-
12.45
13.50
-
-
16.25
-
18.20
19.20
-
1821
08.40 - 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 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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