VERY IMPORTANT
    Owing to the Snowdonia National Park being CLOSED due to the Coronavirus pandemic..........
    ..........the Sherpa services along with most connections shown below have been WITHDRAWN until further notice

Please DO NOT ATTEMPT
to visit the area

    Note the few remaining local bus services in the Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC areas are now for "essential"
(as advised by HM Government) journeys ONLY
AND NOT FOR TOURISTS !


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

LATEST..........
    So far,  no official announcement has been made regarding Sherpa services for Summer 2020
    However,  based on the fact Gwynfor has a five-year contract with both Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC,  it s reasonable to assume the number of "S2" journeys will again be "doubled" from winter 2019-2020


    The timings for the extra "S2" summer journeys below ASSUME there are no changes from 2019 and the times for connecting "S4" journeys to and from Beddgelert reflect the current revised timetable which was amended in November 2019 to take into account diversions due to work in connection with the 'new' Caernarfon by-pass

    It also assumes at this stage the summer weekend only "S6" Sherpa through the Ogwen Pass will operate again - in the same times as 2019

    At this stage,  the information below should be treated as "the likely level of service to expect" - but it should be sufficiently accurate to help you make PROVISIONAL plans for your visit - pending "official" information which is often only available a couple of weeks before !

    You are strongly advised to re-visit this page nearer the time to see if there have been any further changes for Summer 2020,  both to the Sherpa timetables and also any connecting journeys


Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer your visit for confirmation
and to check if there have been any further changes

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
and to encourage greater use includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"



D R A F T

  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 4th April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

  Click here for Sundays from 10th November to 29th March 2020
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
-
-
07.38
08.00
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
12.00
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
07.40
08.05
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
      Porthmadog
-
-
|
|
|
0900b
|
|
-
-
|
1130b
|
|
1520b
|
-
      Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
-
-
|
|
|
0905
|
|
-
1115
|
1330
|
|
1530
|
-
   Caernarfon
   Beddgelert
-
-
|
|
|
0943
|
|
-
1153
|
1406
|
|
1612
|
-
   Beddgelert
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
-
-
|
|
|
0948
|
|
-
1158
|
====
|
|
1617
|
-
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
07.55
08.25
09.25
1005
10.25
11.25
11.45
1215
12.25
====
14.55
15.50
1634
16.50
17.15
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
07.08
07.18
08.05
08.35
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
11.55
-
12.35
-
15.05
16.05
-
17.00
17.25
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
12.05
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
17.35
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.00
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 4th April 2020 until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

  Click here for Sundays from 10th November to 29th March 2020
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
S2
Bangor Railway Station
07.55
-
-
0830
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
07.58
-
-
|
|
|
##
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
08.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
08.20
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
14.10
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.30
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
14.20
-
16.00
-
16.52
17.42
-
18.52
Capel Curig
Penygwryd
08.37
09.29
-
10.29
11.29
-
12.29
13.59
14.27
1432
Sherpa
with
-drawn
16.07
-
16.59
17.49
-
18.59
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
08.40
09.35
1010
1025
10.35
11.35
1220
12.35
14.05
14.30
16.10
1635
17.05
17.55
1810
19.05
Pen-y-Pass
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
-
|
1025
-
|
|
1235
|
|
-
|
1647
|
|
1822
|
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
   Beddgelert
-
|
1035
-
|
|
1245
|
|
-
|
1700
|
|
1835
|
   Beddgelert
      Porthmadog
-
|
1100
-
|
|
1340b
|
|
-
|
1718
|
|
1900
|
      Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
-
10.45
11.45
|
12.45
13.50
-
-
16.25
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
Llanberis
   Caernarfon
-
-
1225c
-
-
-
1320
-
-
-
-
-
1825c
-
-
-
19.42
   Caernarfon
09.22 - Sherpa journey     b - change to the "S97" Porthmadog Sherpa at Beddgelert (depart 1315)    
c - change to the "S4" Caernarfon Sherpa  (stop "B" at Beddgelert - across the road,  outside the Tourist Information Centre)    
 
Sats - operates Saturdays only    
## - if you are unfortunate enough to miss the SUMMER ONLY direct 0755 "S6" Sherpa,  use the alternative connecting "85-S2" service - Llanberis Joe Brown arrive 0922, depart 1000    
  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 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY 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
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
12.00
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
      Porthmadog
|
|
0910
|
|
-
-
|
1355
|
|
-
|
-
      Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
|
|
|
|
|
-
1110
|
|
|
|
1545
|
-
   Caernarfon
   Beddgelert
|
|
0940
|
|
-
1150
|
1420
|
|
1626
|
-
   Beddgelert
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
0945
|
|
-
1155
|
1425
|
|
1631
|
-
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
09.25
1003
10.25
11.25
11.45
1213
12.25
1443
14.55
15.50
|
16.50
17.15
Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd
08.27
09.25
-
10.27
11.27
11.45
-
12.27
-
14.57
15.50
1646
16.52
17.17
Penygwryd
Capel Curig
08.35
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
11.55
-
12.35
-
15.05
16.05
-
17.00
17.25
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
12.05
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
17.35
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.00
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 5th April 2020 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 10th April  Easter Monday 13th April  Victory Friday 8th May  Monday 25th May and Monday 31st August

P R O V I S I O N A L
see VERY important note above

  Click here for an ANTICIPACED "increased" Sherpa service on Sundays and Public Holidays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
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
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
07.58
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
08.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
08.20
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
14.10
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.30
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
14.20
-
16.00
-
16.52
17.42
-
18.52
Capel Curig
Penygwryd
08.37
09.29
-
10.29
11.29
-
12.29
13.59
14.27
-
16.07
-
16.59
17.49
-
18.59
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
08.40
09.35
1005
10.35
11.35
1220
12.35
14.05
14.30
1445
16.10
1650
17.05
17.55
1810
19.05
Pen-y-Pass
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
-
|
1020
|
|
1235
|
|
-
1500
|
1705
|
|
1822
|
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
   Beddgelert
-
|
1030
|
|
1245
|
|
-
1510
|
1712
|
|
1835
|
   Beddgelert
      Porthmadog
-
|
|
|
\|/
|
|
1310
|
|
-
|
|
\|/
|
===
|
|
1900
|
      Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.45
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
16.25
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
Llanberis
   Caernarfon
-
-
1105
-
-
-
-
-
-
1545
-
-
-
-
-
19.42
   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 Sunday trips from Pwllheli

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
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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