from the North Wales coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
East side of the Valley
LlewJonesminibus
"X6" Llew Jones minibus  
one early morning journey  
connecting into the Sherpa  


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

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

Llandudno connections


unofficial website





Llandudno - X1,X6,X19,19,train
  Llandudno Junction - X1,X6,X19,19,train  
      |                       Conwy - 19
Black Cat - X1,X6,X19          |              
Maenan - X1,X6,X19            |             
      |                       Trefriw - 19
Llanrwst - X1,X6,X19,19,train
Betws-y-Coed - X1,X6,X19,19,train

West side of the Valley

  "19"/"X19" Arriva bus
   (previously "84")

  Weekdays
  One daytime "X19" bus approximately
  every two hours
  from Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed
  also "19" every hour from
  Llandudno Junction station to
  Betws-y-Coed via Conwy and
  Trefriw until teatime  
  also three evening journeys
  from Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno)


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


  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

  IMPORTANT..............
Remember a much REDUCED "S2" Sherpa service operates on School Days
also Sunday trains on the Conwy Valley line ONLY operate until 6th September
  LATEST NEWS..............
Express Motors have increased the number of weekdays "X1" connecting services
However, most journeys will in future only operate between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed
although some early-morning and late-afternoon trips will start from or continue to Blaenau Ffestiniog

also
Arriva have made some changes to their Conwy Valley "19" and "X19"
connecting services on both weekdays and Sundays
The most important is retiming of the former 1200 Sunday Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed
journey to 1150 - thus re-instating the connection into the
1305 "S2" Sherpa to Pen-y-Pass (for Beddgelert and Porthmadog) and Llanberis
together with a new later Sunday connection back to Llandudno off the 1800 "S2" Sherpa from Llanberis


REMEMBER - most morning departures from Llandudno now depart earlier than during the summer

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 - 1st to 5th September 2015
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 7st September 2015 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 30th August to 6th September 2015
   
Sat
   
M-F
Sat
           
Bedd
Llanb
 
 
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
 
 
27
X19
13
X6
13
X1
13
X1
train
train
13
X1
13
X1
13
X1
X1
X1
train
X1
19
19
 
    Colwyn Bay
0724
-
0802
-
0901
-
0954
-
-
-
1034
-
1154
-
1354
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
    Colwyn Bay
Llandudno
|
07.45
|
08.10 ts
|
08.55
|
10.00
10.08
10.22
|
11.00
|
12.00
|
14.00
14.55
15.55
16.20
17.45
2025
2125
Llandudno
Llandudno Junction
0737
08.03
|
08.22
|
09.13
1010
10.18
10.28
10.34
1050
11.18
|
12.18
1410
14.18
15.13
16.13
16.33
18.03
2043
2143
Llandudno Junction
Black Cat roundabout
-
08.06
0814
08.26
0913
09.17
-
10.22
|
|
-
11.22
1206
12.22
-
14.22
15.17
16.17
|
18.07
|
|
Black Cat roundabout
    Conwy
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
|
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
|
|
|
|
2048
2148
    Conwy
Llanrwst
-
08.28
-
08.46
-
09.33
-
10.38
10.50
10.56
-
11.38
-
12.38
-
14.38
15.33
16.33
16.55
18.23
2125
2225
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.38
-
08.56
-
09.45
-
10.50
10.56
11.02
-
11.50
-
12.50
-
14.50
15.52
16.45
17.01
18.35
2135
2235
Betws-y-Coed
    destination 
Llangollen 
     
SCHOOL DAYS ONLY
Note - the first Llanberis Snowdon Sherpa departs Betws-y-Coed at 09.05 and the last at 17.20    
  Sherpa departs for Pen-y-Pass
  and Llanberis
09.05   11.20   13.20   15.48   17.20   -  
  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  
1548  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
-  
SATURDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY
Note - the first Llanberis Snowdon Sherpa departs Betws-y-Coed at 09.05 and the last at 19.05    
  Sherpa departs for Pen-y-Pass
  and Llanberis
09.05   10.05   11.10   12.05   13.05   15.05   16.05   17.05   18.05   19.05  
  Sherpa departs for Beddgelert
  via Nant Gwynant
  (Watkin Path)
0905  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
1110  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
1305  
change at  
Pen-y-Pass  
1605  
change at  
Penygwryd  
-  
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only       Sch - School Days only     ts - starts from Trinity Square bus stop    
other non-Sherpa-connecting journeys operate along the Conwy Valley - enquire locally for details    
Bedd - this evening service of the day forms part of a later service back from Beddgelert    
Llanb - this evening service of the day forms part of a later service back from Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass    
(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 -\- Maenan - Glan Conwy -/- Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
         \                                        /

             \--- Trefriw ----------------- Conwy ---/

Mondays to Saturdays - 1st to 5th September 2015
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 7st September 2015 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 30th August to 6th September 2015
   
M-F
Sat
               
Sat
         
 
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Wales
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Express
Motors
Express
Motors
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Llew
Jones
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
 
X1
train
train
X1
X1
X1
train
X1
X1
X1
13
train
13
X1
X1
13
19
train
X6
12
19
13
19
13
train
19
13
19
Sherpa arrive  0850ssh  0950ssh  1050  1150ssh  1250  1450  1550ssh    1650ssh -  1715sch  1750ssh  1850ssh
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
09.02
09.13
09.55
10.55
12.05
12.13
12.55
13.55
14.55
-
15.24
-
15.55
16.50
<<<< *
17.40
18.03
18.10
-
18.40
-
19.40
-
20.50
21.40
-
22.40
Llanrwst
09.07
09.08
09.19
10.07
11.07
12.17
12.19
13.07
14.07
15.07
-
15.30
-
16.07
17.02
-
17.55
18.09
18.20
-
18.55
-
19.55
-
20.56
21.55
-
22.55
    Conwy
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
-
|
-
|
|
-
18.32
|
|
-
19.30
-
20.30
-
|
22.30
-
23.30
Black Cat roundabout
09.23
|
|
10.23
11.23
12.33
|
13.23
14.23
15.23
1543
|
-
16.23
17.18
-
|
|
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
|
-
|
Llandudno Junction
09.27
09.35
09.44
10.27
11.27
12.37
12.44
13.27
14.27
15.27
|
15.59
1617
16.27
17.22
1737
18.37
18.34
18.44
-
19.35
-
20.35
-
21.21
22.35
-
23.35
Llandudno
09.45
09.56
10.13
10.45
11.45
12.55
13.03
13.45
14.45
15.45
|
16.17
|
16.45
17.40
|
18.57
18.53
18.56
1911
19.55
2011
20.55
2111
21.44
22.55
2310
23.55
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1555
-
1635
-
-
1755
-
-
-
1936
-
2036
-
2136
-
-
2329
-
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only     sch - Schooldays only     ssh - Saturdays also School Holidays    
* - although not an official connection, it is often possible to connect off the 1650ssh "S2" arrival if the Sherpa is running spot on time    
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 - 30th August to 6th September 2015
(also Public Holiday Monday 31st August )

  Click here for Sundays from 13th September 2015 until further notice
Note - during the summer, Conwy Valley Line Sunday trains operate in addition to the local bus services --- as shown below
               
 
Arriva
Express Motors/
Arriva/Johns
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Express Motors/
Lloyds/Johns
Arriva
Arriva
Express Motors/
Arriva/Johns
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
Express Motors/
Arriva/Johns
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
 
19
S2/S97/2
13
X19
13
X19
train
S2/S97/2
13
19
S2/S97/2
train
13
X19
S2/S97/2
train
train
X19
19
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
0905
-
1005
-
-
-
1142
-
-
-
1344
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
07.40
-
|
09.10
|
10.10
10.22
-
|
11.50
-
13.30
|
14.00
-
1544
-
16.00
17.00
Llandudno Junction
07.57
-
0918
09.27
1018
10.27
10.32
-
1155
12.07
-
13.40
1357
14.17
-
1554
16.15
16.17
17.17
Black Cat roundabout
|
-
-
09.30
-
10.30
|
-
-
|
-
|
-
14.20
-
-
|
16.20
|
    Conwy
08.00
-
-
|
-
|
|
-
-
12.10
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
|
17.20
Llanrwst
08.37
-
-
09.53
-
10.53
10.54
-
-
12.47
-
14.02
-
14.43
-
-
16.37
16.43
18.01
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
0905
-
10.03
-
11.03
11.00
1110
-
12.57
1305
14.08
-
14.53
1605
-
16.43
16.53
18.11
Note - the first Llanberis Snowdon Sherpa departs Betws-y-Coed at 09.05 and the last at 19.05    
    Sherpa departs for Pen-y-Pass     and Llanberis 09.05 
or 10.05 
|
11.10 
or 12.05 
|
13.05 
|
15.05 
or 16.05 
|
17.05 
or 18.05 
19.05 
    Sherpa departs for Beddgelert
    via Nant Gwynant
    (Watkin Path)
0905 
change at 
Pen-y-Pass 
|
-  
|
1305 
change at 
Pen-y-Pass 
|
1605 
change at Pen-y-Pass 
|
-  
   Dolwyddelan *
-
via
Porthmadog
-
-
-
11.13
11.11
via
Porthmadog
-
-
via
Porthmadog
14.19
-
15.03
via
Porthmadog
-
16.54
17.03
-
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
1150
-
-
-
-
11.32
1608
-
-
1608
14.40
-
-
1908
-
17.12
-
-
* - these bus jouneys terminate at Dolwyddelan
either use the train or click here for alternative connections from Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed to Blaenau Ffestiniog using the Sherpa via Porthmadog
 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 - 30th August to 6th September 2015
(also Public Holiday Monday 31st August )

  Click here for Sundays from 13th September 2015 until further notice
Note - during the summer, Conwy Valley Line Sunday trains operate in addition to the local bus services --- as shown below
                   
 
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Johns/
Express Motors
Arriva
Johns/Arriva/
Express Motors
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Johns/Arriva/
Express Motors
Arriva
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
 
19
19
X19
train
2/S97/S2
19
2/S97/S2
train
train
X19
13
X19
13
19
13
2/S97/S2
train
X19
12
19
12
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
11.45
0900
-
1200
15.03
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1420
17.30
-
-
-
-
   Dolwyddelan *
-
-
11.20
11.58
via
Porthmadog
-
via
Porthmadog
15.16
-
15.20
-
-
-
17.05
-
via
Porthmadog
17.44
-
-
-
-
Sherpa arrive
-
 0950  1050  1150  1250  1450  1550  1650  1750  1850
Betws-y-Coed
08.50
10.15
11.30
12.11
1250
13.15
1450
15.29
-
15.30
-
16.30
-
17.15
-
1750
17.57
18.30
-
20.15
-
Llanrwst
09.00
10.25
11.40
12.17
-
13.25
-
15.35
-
15.40
-
16.40
-
17.25
-
-
18.03
18.40
-
20.25
-
    Conwy
09.42
11.01
|
|
-
14.01
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
18.01
-
-
|
|
-
21.07
-
Llandudno Junction 
09.47
11.06
12.08
12.40
-
14.06
-
15.59
1604
16.08
1629
17.08
1729
18.06
1829
-
18.29
19.08
-
21.12
-
Llandudno
10.05
11.24
12.22
12.54
-
14.24
-
-
1614
16.22
|
17.22
|
18.24
|
-
18.43
19.22
1947
21.30
2147
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1643
-
1743
-
1843
-
-
-
2013
-
2213
* - these bus jouneys start at Dolwyddelan
either use the train or click here for alternative connections from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Betws-y-Coed and Llandudno using the Sherpa via Porthmadog
 latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto 

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Bangor - Snowdonia   (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Pen-y-Pass - 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
Llanberis Pass   (Park and Ride)
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon/Porthmadog
Llandudno - Betws-y-Coed   (connections)
Llandudno - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Llandudno - Llanrwst - Corwen -Llangollen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Llangollen - Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
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 weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
SCHOOL DAYS

Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
SATURDAYS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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 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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