from the North Wales coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
East side of the Valley
CCTminibus
"X6" CCT "Bus Bro" minibus  
one early morning weekday journey  
(destination Corwen)  
connecting into the Sherpa  


"X1" Express Motors bus  
regular daytime weekday journeys  
(destination Blaenau Ffestiniog)  
connecting into and out of the Sherpa  
until teatime  

All "conecting" bus services from Llandudno call at Betws-y-Coed Railway Station (Platform 2)
- the starting point for the Sherpa services
Snowdon Sherpa Bus
Timetables

Llandudno connections


unofficial website





Llandudno - X1,X6,19,84,train
    Llandudno Junction - X1,19,84,train    
      |                    (Conwy - 19)
Maenan - X1,X6,84            |             
      |                    (Trefriw - 19)
Llanrwst - X1,X6,19,84.train
Betws-y-Coed - X1,X6,19,84,train




West side of the Valley

  "19" Arriva bus

  Weekdays
  One bus ever hour to/from
  Betws-y-Coed    (except
  mid-afternoon during school term
)
  via Conwy, Trefriw and Llanrwst
  until teatime  
  also two evening journeys
  (allowing time for a meal at
  Betws-y-Coed
)
  Note - slower journey - only
Sherpa "connecting" daytime
journeys shown)

Sundays and Public Holidays
  limited daytime Sunday journeys  
  connecting into and out of the Sherpa  


No service on Sunday
or Public Holiday evenings


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 available
and to encourage its greater use includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


  llwbr CONWY route  
Snowdon Sherpa  (connections)
  llwbr CONWY route  

Llandudno -/- Llandudno Junction -\- Glan Conwy - Maenan -/- Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed -\- (for Sherpa network)
Colwyn Bay ----/                                                               \(19)                                                        /                                                                           \--- Corwen            
\--- Conwy --------------- Trefriw ---/               

Mondays to Saturdays - 25th March to 18th May 2013
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 29th March  Easter Monday 1st April and Monday 6th May )

  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 20th to 24th May 2013
Click here for Sundays from 24th March to 12th May 2013

   
CSH
 
Sat
 
M-F
 
M-F
 
Sat
           
Bedd
 
 
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Padarn
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Padarn
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Padarn
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Arriva
Padarn
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
 
 
train
19
27
84
25
84
  X6  
S2
X1
27
19
13
train
X1
train
S2
X1
X1
S2
train
X1
19
S2
X1
X1
train
19
19
 
Llandudno
0708j
07.25
-
-
0746
-
please
note
-----
this
journey
no
longer
runs
north
of
Llanrwst
-
09.10
-
09.55
-
10.08
10.10
10.22
-
11.10
12.20
-
13.08
14.00
14.05
-
15.00
16.00
16.20
17.05
2050
Llandudno
    Colwyn Bay
0726j
|
0729
-
|
-
-
|
0932
|
1006
|
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
|
-
|
|
|
|
|
    Colwyn Bay
Llandudno Junction
07.39
07.43
0743
08.00
0802
08.10
-
09.25
0953
10.15
1022
10.28
10.25
10.34
-
11.25
12.35
-
13.30
14.15
14.25
-
15.15
16.15
16.33
17.25
2107
Llandudno Junction
Black Cat roundabout
|
|
-
08.03
-
08.13
-
09.28
-
|
(1019)
|
10.28
|
-
11.28
12.38
-
|
14.18
|
-
15.18
16.28
|
|
|
Black Cat roundabout
    Conwy
|
07.48*
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
10.20
-
|
|
|
-
|
|
-
|
|
14.30
-
|
|
|
17.30
2111
    Conwy
Llanrwst
08.02
08.37*
-
08.23
-
08.33
08.45
08.50
09.46
-
11.00
-
10.50
10.46
10.56
11.05
11.46
12.56
13.05
13.52
14.36
15.10
15.38
15.36
16.36
16.55
18.05
2141
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.08
-
-
08.33
-
08.43
08.55#
09.00L
10.00
-
11.10
-
10.56
11.00
11.02
11.15L
12.00
13.10
13.15L
13.58
14.50
-
15.48L
15.50
16.50
17.01
18.15
2151
Betws-y-Coed
j - change at Llandudno Junction    
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
Note - the first Snowdon Sherpa bus departs Betws-y-Coed at 09.05 and the last at 18.25 during the spring        
# - continues to Corwen (for Llangollen and Bala)    
* - PLEASE NOTE - the first "X6" now starts from Llanrwst on SATURDAYS    
(as well as Mondays to Fridays) - after connecting off the "19" for Conwy passengers    
(who must also change at Betws-y-Coed for the Snowdon Sherpa network)    
Passengers from Llandudno can now leave later on the 0746 "25"    
and change to the 0810 "84" at Llandudno Junction station    
Passengers from Colwyn Bay should note there is no longer a connection    
off the 0757 "13" from Colwyn Bay    
(It is planned for this to be re-instated from Saturday 25th May 2013    
when the Arriva "84" journey is to be retimed 7 minutes later throughout    
--- connecting off both the "13" at Black Cat and the "19" at Llanrwst
)    
  Sherpa departs for Pen-y-Pass
  and Llanberis
|      
09.05 b  
|     
11.20  
|     
13.20  
 14.20  |     
15.48  
17.10  
via Bethesda  
 18.25 
  Sherpa departs for Beddgelert
  via Nant Gwynant
  (Watkin Path)
0905 b  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
1120  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
1320  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
-   1548  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
-   -  
  Sherpa departs for Bethesda
  via Llyn Ogwen (Tryfan)
0905 b  
change at  
Capel Curig  
-   -   1420  
(Llyn Ogwen only)  
change at 
Capel Curig 
-   17.10   -  
  b - Sherpa starts from Llanrwst on Mondays to Fridays only       L - Sherpa continues to Llanberis    
  CSH - Mondays to Fridays during School Holidays (Conwy area) only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only    
Bedd - this last service of the day forms part of a later service back from Beddgelert via Bangor (after the last direct service via Pen-y-Pass)    
latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto
  llwbr CONWY route  
Snowdon Sherpa  (connections)
  llwbr CONWY route  

Betws-y-Coed (from Sherpa network) - Llanrwst -\- Glan Conwy -/- Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
          \                       /

               \- Trefriw - Conwy -/

Mondays to Saturdays - 25th March to 18th May 2013
(except Public Holidays Good Friday 29th March  Easter Monday 1st April and Monday 6th May  )

  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 20th to 24th May 2013
Click here for Sundays from 24th March to 12th May 2013

             
Sat
 
 
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Express
Motors
Padarn
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Padarn
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Padarn
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
 CCT 
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
 
X1
train
19
X1
S3
X1
19
train
X1
S2
19
X1
X1
S2
train
19
X1
19
train
  X6  
19
12
19
12
train
19
13
Sherpa arrive  0820m-f---0845sat  1043L  1245L  1345  1502L  1708  1818
Betws-y-Coed
09.05
09.13
09.25
10.10
10.45
11.10
11.25
12.13
12.40
12.45
13.25
14.00
14.50
15.02
15.24
-
16.50
17.30
18.04
please
note
-----
this
direct
journey
no
longer
runs
18.30
-
19.30
-
20.50
21.55
-
Llanrwst
09.20
09.19
09.35
10.25
10.55
11.25
11.35
12.19
12.55
12.55
13.35
14.15
15.05
15.14
15.30
15.40
17.02
17.40
18.10
18.40
-
19.40
-
20.56
22.05
-
    Conwy
|
|
10.12
|
-
|
12.12
|
|
-
14.12
|
|
-
|
16.17
|
18.17
|
19.17
-
20,12
-
|
22.37
-
Llandudno Junction
09.43
09.45
10.17
10.48
-
11.48
12.17
12.45
13.18
-
14.17
14.38
15.28
-
15.56
16.22
17.25
18.22
18.35
19.22
-
20.17
-
21.21
22.42
2309
Llandudno
09.56
10.00
10.40
11.00
-
12.00
12.40
13.03
13.31
-
14.40
14.51
15.41
-
16.17
16.40
17.38
18.35
18.54
19.35
1947
20.30
2047
21.46
22.55
|
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2013
-
2113
-
-
2323
L - Sherpa contnues to Llanrwst     R - on request to the driver     Sat - Saturdays only    
latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto

  llwbr CONWY route  
Snowdon Sherpa  (connections)
  llwbr CONWY route  

Llandudno - Llandudno Junction -\- Glan Conwy -/- Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed (for Sherpa network)
\                       /         
\- Conwy - Trefriw --/             

Sundays - 24th March to 12th May 2013
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 29th March  Easter Monday 1st April and Monday 6th May  )

  Click here for Sunday 19th May 2013
             
 
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
 
19
13
84
5
19
19
84
19
    Colwyn Bay
-
1000
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
07.40
|
-
1005 f
-
13.05
-
17.00
Llandudno Augusta Street
  for the railway Station
|
|
|
|
10.07
|
|
-
13.07
15.47
|
|
Llandudno Junction
07.57
1013
10.24
|
10.54
13.22
16.04
17.17
    Conwy
08.02
-
|
1024
10.57
13.25
|
17.20
Llanrwst
08.35
-
10.50
-
11.32
13.59
16.30
17.59
Betws-y-Coed
08.45
-
11.00  #
-
11.42
14.09  #
16.40  #
18.09
# - these buses continue as an "X84" to Blaenau Ffestiniog    
f - it is usually possible to leave on the later 1035 bus "5" and change at Llandudno Junction station    
but the three minute connection at Llandudno Junction should not be relied upon for a full day out !    
Note - the first Snowdon Sherpa bus departs Betws-y-Coed at 09.05 and the last at 18.25 during the spring    
    Sherpa departs for Pen-y-Pass
    and Llanberis
09.05   11.20   13.20   1420 direct 
1510 via Bethesda 
17.10  
via Bethesda  
18.25  
    Sherpa departs for Beddgelert
    via Nant Gwynant (Watkin Path)
0905  
change at 
Pen-y-Pass 
1120  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass 
1320  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
1510  
via Bethesda  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
-   -  
    Sherpa departs for Bethesda
    via Llyn Ogwen (Tryfan)
10.15   -   1320  
(Llyn Ogwen only)  
change at  
Capel Curig  
1510   17.10   -  
 latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto 
  llwbr CONWY route  
Snowdon Sherpa  (connections)
  llwbr CONWY route  

Betws-y-Coed (from Sherpa network) - Llanrwst -\- Glan Conwy -/- Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
          \                       /

               \- Trefriw - Conwy -/

Sundays - 24th March to 12th May 2013
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 29th March  Easter Monday 1st April and Monday 6th May  )

  Click here for Sunday 19th May 2013
               
 
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
 
19
19
84
84
84
84
12
19
12
Sherpa arrive  0840  1005 and 1113  1245  1345 and 1502  1708  1818
Betws-y-Coed
08.50
11.50
12.30  #
no
1415
service
in the
spring
15.30  #
17.45  #
-
18.30
-
Llanrwst
09.00
12.00
12.39
15.39
17.54
-
18.40
-
    Conwy
09.42
12.36
|
|
|
-
19.13
-
Llandudno Junction
09.47
12.41
13.04
16.04
18.19
-
19.18
-
Llandudno
10.00
12.54
13.18
16.18
18.33
1840
19.35
1947
Llandudno Augusta Street
  for the railway Station
-
-
13.21
16.21
18.36
|
|
-
|
|
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
-
-
-
-
1906
-
2013
# - these buses start from Blaenau Ffestiniog at 1200, 1500 and 1715 as an "X84"  
 latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto 

    Home Page    


    News Page    


    Tickets    


    Contacts    


    Contents    
Timetables
Suggested Sherpa Trips
Click here for the next period of this page

Bangor/Llandudno - Betws-y-Coed - Llangollen
Barmouth - Porthmadog   (connections)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda - Bangor
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno   (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Llandudno
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Llanberis Pass   (Park and Ride)
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Bethesda - Bangor
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Llandudno - Betws-y-Coed   (connections)
Llandudno - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Llangollen - Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno/Bangor
Porthmadog - Barmouth   (connections)
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Pwllheli - Snowdonia   (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 Beddgelert
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Colwyn Bay/Rhyl
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 Betws-y-Coed
Suggested Sunday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested Sunday trips from Colwyn Bay/Rhyl
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanberis
Suggested Sunday trips from Llandudno
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested Sunday trips from Morfa Bychan
Suggested Sunday trips from Porthmadog


Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


This page last  Updated - snowdon sherpa bus service on 20th March 2013   e-mail webmaster   (c)2011-2013

hidden hit counter
hidden hit counter