All Year      
Express Motors "S2" Sherpa  
(Betws-y-Coed to Llanrwst)  
Summer only      



Express Motors connections  
("X1" Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed      
also "88" Caernarfon to Llanberis)
     

Snowdon Sherpa Bus
Timetables


unofficial website




Caernarfon
Llanberis     Rhyd Ddu
Nant Peris     Beddgelert
      Pen-y-Pass     Nant Gwynant
Penygwryd
Capel Curig

(for Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan)
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst

Llandudno

  Express Motors "S97" Sherpa
      (Pen-y-Pass to Beddgelert)

  "Arriva" "19" weekdays connections
      (Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed)

  "Llew Jones" "X6" Saturday
  also Sunday "X19" and "19"
  connections
      (Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed)

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

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 BETWS route  
Caernarfon -\- Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst - Llandudno
\---Beddgelert---/                                                                                            
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
REMEMBER  at this time of year - the last return Sherpa from Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed departs at 17.35 and the last return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed departs at 17.55
 
LSch
S+LSH
                                 
later Sherpa
in the Summer
 
alternative
later connections
 
    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
     
    88 88
S4
 
88 88
S4
 
88 88
S4
 
88 88
S4
88   88      
   Caernarfon
-
0721 0830
0845
-
0930   1030
1045
-
1130   1300
1320
-
1400 1500
1530
1600   1710
-
-
   Caernarfon
   Llanberis Interchange
-
0738 0853
|
-
0953 1053
|
-
1153 1325
|
-
1425 1525
|
1625   1735
-
-
   Llanberis Interchange
 
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/Arriva
Express/Arriva
 
 
S2
S2
S2
|
S97
S2
S2
|
S97
S2
S2
|
S97
S2
S2
|
S2
S97
S2
S2-85-5-19
88-5C-5-19
 
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
08.00
09.00*
|
-
10.00
11.00
|
-
12.00
13.30
|
-
14.30
15.30
|
16.30
-
17.35
-
1920
2116
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
08.05
09.05*
|
-
10.05
11.05
|
-
12.05
13.35
|
-
14.35
15.35
|
16.35
-
17.40
-
/|\
|
|
|
|
2115
Llanberis Interchange
Nant Peris Car Park
-
08.10
09.10*
|
-
10.10
11.10
|
-
12.10
13.40
|
-
14.40
|
|
|
-
 
|
-
-
Nant Peris Car Park
   Beddgelert
-
|
|
0915
0920
|
|
1115
1125
|
|
1350
1355
|
|
1607
|
1734
|
-
-
   Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
-
08.25
09.25*
-
0938
10.25
11.25
-
1143
12.25
13.55
-
1413
14.55
15.50
1625
16.50
|
17.55
1805
1905
-
Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd
-
08.27
09.27*
-
-
10.27
11.27
-
-
12.27
13.57
-
-
14.57
15.52
-
16.52
1749 >>>>
17.57
via Llanberis
arr 1820 dep 1915
and Bangor
arr 2005 dep 2015

also Conwy
arr 2053 dep 2305
for Llanrwst
and
Betws-y-Coed
via
Caernarfon
arr 2137 dep 2145

also Conwy
arr 2253 dep 2305
for Llanrwst
and
Betws-y-Coed
Penygwryd
Capel Curig
08.08
08.35
09.35*
-
-
10.35
11.35
-
-
12.35
14.05
-
-
15.05
16.00
-
17.00
-
 
18.05
Capel Curig
Swallow Falls
08.13
08.40
09.40*
-
-
10.40
11.40
-
-
12.40
14.10
-
-
15.10
16.05
-
17.05
-
18.10
Swallow Falls
Betws-y-Coed
08.20 $
08.47
09.47
-
-
10.47
11.47
-
-
12.47
14.17
-
-
15.17
16.12
-
17.12
-
18.17
Betws-y-Coed
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
    Express
Motors
Express
Motors
    Express
Motors
Express
Motors
   
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/

$
Llew 
Jones
Express
Motors
  Llew
Jones
  Express
Motors
 
  X1 X1     X1 X1     X1 X1     19 X1   19   X1  
   Betws-y-Coed 0910 1010
-
-
1110 1210
-
-
1255 1425
-
-
1530(S+LSH) 1625
-
1720
-
1822 arr 23R45 arr 23R45    Betws-y-Coed
   Llanrwst 0922 1022
-
-
1122 1222
-
-
1307 1437
-
-
>>>>> 1545 1637
-
1730
-
1832 arr 2335 arr 2335    Llanrwst
   Llandudno 1000 1100
-
-
1200 1255
-
-
1345 1521
-
-
-
1643 1721
-
1827
-
1910
2111
2311
   Llandudno
10.00 - Sherpa journey     * - BEWARE on fine days (particularly Summer Saturdays) this "S2" Sherpa journey can be very busy and sometimes runs quite late from Pen-y-Pass onwards due to the loading and unloading of large numbers of passengers for Snowdon    
$ - these "S2" Sherpas continue to Llanrwst arrive 0835 and 1538 (via Llanrwst School) on local School Days only    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays       S+LSH - Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    
  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 BETWS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr PERIS route  
                                  Llyn Ogwen--- \                                                                            /---Beddgelert---\
Llandudno - Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed -\- Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass -/- Llanberis -\- Caernarfon
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
REMEMBER  at this time of year - the last return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis departs at 19.05
      S+LSH
LSch
                                         
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
 
S2
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
 
 
6B
19 19 X1   X1 X1   X1 X1   X1   X1   X1 X1   X1  
   Llandudno
-
0745 0745
-
0810
-
0910 1010
-
1110 1210
-
1310  - 1400
-
1525 1555  - 1725    Llandudno
   Llanrwst
0632*
0840 0845
$
0848
-
0948 1048
-
1138 1248
-
1348  - 1438
-
1609 1633  - 1803    Llanrwst
   Betws-y-Coed
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
0850
-
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
0900
-
1000 1100
-
1200 1300
-
1400  - 1450
-
1621 1645  - 1815    Betws-y-Coed 
 
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
 
 
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
 S6
S2
S4
S2
S97
S2
 6B
S2
 
Betws-y-Coed
0642*
09.10 $
-
10.10
11.10
-
12.10
13.10
-
14.40
 -
15.48
-
16.40
-
17.40
 -
18.40
Betws-y-Coed
Swallow Falls
0647*
09.17
-
10.17
11.17
-
12.17
13.17
-
14.47
Sat
15.55
-
16.47
-
17.47
 -
18.47
Swallow Falls
    Llyn Ogwen **
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
1535 #
|
-
|
-
|
1820
|
    Llyn Ogwen **
Capel Curig
0652*
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.22
-
14.52
1545 #
16.00
-
16.52
-
17.52
1830
18.52
Capel Curig
Penygwryd
-
09.29
-
10.29
11.29
-
12.29
13.29
-
14.59
 -
16.07
-
16.59
-
17.59
 -
18.59
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
   for Beddgelert
-
09.35
0950
10.35
11.35
1150
12.35
13.35
1420
15.05
 -
16.10
1630
17.05
1800
18.05
 -
19.05
Pen-y-Pass
   Beddgelert
-
|
1007
|
|
1207
|
|
1437
|
 -
|
1648
|
1818
|
 -
|
   Beddgelert
Nant Peris Car Park
-
|
-
|
|
-
|
13.45
-
15.15
 -
16.20
|
17.15
-
18.15
 -
19.15
Nant Peris Car Park
Llanberis Maes Padarn
-
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
13.50
-
15.20
 -
16.25
|
17.20
-
18.20
 -
19.20 %
Llanberis Maes Padarn
    Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
|
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
    88   88 88   88 88   88   88
|
88   88 88  
   Llanberis Maes Peris
-
1000
-
1100 1200
-
1300 1400
-
1531  -   1631
|
1741
-
1922 <<<%<<<    2115    Llanberis Maes Peris
   Caernarfon
-
1022
-
1122 1222
-
1322 1422
-
1555  - 1655
1720
1805
-
1942 2137    Caernarfon
09.10 - Sherpa journey     $ - this "S2" Sherpa starts from Llanrwst at 0855 on local (Llanrwst) School Days only    
** - click here for the limited direct "6B" and "S6" journeys from Betws-y-Coed to Llyn Ogwen also here for all the limited connections back from Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan) to Llanberis    
LSch - local (Llanrwst) School Days only     S+LSH - Saturdays also during local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    
Sat - Saturdays only     # - click here for details of all connections back from the Ogwen Valley - most of which do not run on Mondays to Fridays only    
* - All-year-round much earlier non-Sherpa journey to Bangor via the Ogwen Valley    
% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the 1922 "88" at Llanberis - 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 PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr BETWS route  
Caernarfon - Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst - Llandudno
Beddgelert----/                                                                                          
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 and Public Holidays from 12th November 2017 until further notice
REMEMBER  at this time of year - the last return Sherpa from Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed departs at 17.35 and the last return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed departs at 17.55
                                     
last Sherpa
in the
Summer
 
alternative
later connection
    Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
    88 88 88 88   88 88  
   Caernarfon
-
0835 1035 1235 1435
-
1605 1705
-
   Llanberis Interchange
-
0859 1059 1259 1459
-
1629 1729
-
 
Express
Motors
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Express
Motors
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
Express
Motors
Express/Arriva
 
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2-88-5C-5-19
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.30
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
17.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
12.05
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
17.40
-
Nant Peris Car Park
08.10
 
09.10
-
10.10
 
11.10
12.10
13.40
-
14.40
|
-
 
|
 
|
-
   Beddgelert
|
|
0920
|
|
|
|
1354
|
|
1620
|
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
09.25
0938
10.25
11.25
12.25
13.55
1412
14.55
15.50
1638
16.50
17.55
1805
Penygwryd
08.27
09.27
-
10.27
11.27
12.27
13.57
-
14.57
15.52
-
16.52
17.57
via Llanberis
arr 1820 dep  1841
Caernarfon
arr 1905 dep 1942

also Conwy
arr 2053 dep 2305
for Llanrwst
and Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
08.35
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
12.35
14.05
-
15.05
16.00
-
17.00
18.05
Swallow Falls
08.40
09.40
-
10.40
11.40
12.40
14.10
-
15.10
16.05
-
17.05
18.10
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
09.47
-
10.47
11.47
12.47
14.17
-
15.17
16.12
-
17.12
18.17
    Llew
Jones
  Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
  Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
    19   X19 19 X19 19   X19 19
   Betws-y-Coed
-
1035
-
1225 1335 1525 1620
-
1805 1835
              arr 23R45
   Llanrwst
-
1045
-
1235 1345 1535 1630
-
1815 1845
              arr 2335
   Llandudno
-
1145
-
1314 1445 1614 1720
-
1854 1940
2114
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 BETWS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr PERIS route  
                                                                  /---Beddgelert
Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass -/- Llanberis - Caernarfon
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 and Public Holidays from 12th November 2017 until further notice
REMEMBER  at this time of year - the last return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis departs at 19.05
                                   
  Llew
Jones
    Llew
Jones
  Llew
Jones
  Llew
Jones
      Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
  19     19 X19   19   X19       19 X19 19
   Llandudno -
-
-
0900 1000
-
1150
-
1320  -
-
-
1500 1620 1725
   Conwy -
-
-
0920    |
-
1210
-
   |  -
-
-
1520    | 1740
   Llanrwst 0820
-
-
1006 1042
-
1248
-
1402  -
-
-
1606 1702 1815
   Betws-y-Coed 0829
-
-
1016 1052
-
1258
-
1412  -
-
-
1616 1712 1825
 
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2
S2
S97
S2
 S6
S2
S97
S2
S2
S2
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 -
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
10.10
11.10
12.10
13.10
-
14.40
 -
15.48
-
16.40
17.40
18.40
Swallow Falls
09.17
-
10.17
11.17
12.17
13.17
-
14.47
 -
15.55
-
16.47
17.47
18.47
    Llyn Ogwen **
|
-
|
|
|
|
-
|
1535
|
-
|
|
|
Capel Curig
0922
-
10.22
11.22
12.22
13.22
-
14.52
1545
16.00
-
16.52
17.52
18.52
Pen-y-Pass
   for Beddgelert
09.35
0950
10.35
11.35
12.35
13.35
1415
15.05
 -
16.10
1640
17.05
18.05
19.05
   Beddgelert
|
1007
|
|
|
|
1432
|
 -
|
1657
|
|
|
Nant Peris Car Park
|
-
|
|
|
13.45
-
15.15
 -
16.20
-
17.15
18.15
19.15
Llanberis Maes Padarn
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
12.45
13.50
-
15.20
 -
16.25
-
17.20
18.20
19.20
  Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
  Express
Motors
Express
Motors
 
  88   88 88   88   88 88  
   Llanberis 1101
-
1301 1501
-
1631
-
1731 1841
no Sunday
connection
   Caernarfon 1125
-
1325 1525
-
1655
-
1755 1905
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
** - click here for the limited direct "S6" journeys from Betws-y-Coed to Llyn Ogwen also here for all the limited connections back from Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan) to Llanberis    
  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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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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