WEEKDAY/SUNDAY TRIPS from LLANDUDNO and the North Wales Coast

Llew Jones "X19" at Betws-y-Coed    
Conwy Valley connecting services  
Arriva train to Betws-y-Coed    

class150DMU
via Betws-y-Coed
then using the

to Beddgelert for the
WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY
to the coast at either
Porthmadog harbour
or Caernarfon quay

    Gwynfor "S4" Sherpa at Pen-y-Pass
  connecting with the steam train on the
  WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY
    from Beddgelert to Caernarfon/Porthmadog
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found
This is especially so at Beddgelert

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network
which connects with the
Welsh Highland Railway at Beddgelert (for both Porthmadog and Caernarfon)

Please note the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways do not run every day
outside the main Summer period
nor does every train run on the dates the railway is open

You are strongly advised to first consult the official WHRly and FfRly websites to confirm the train(s)
you want are actually scheduled to run on the date of your proposed visit
then use the timetable below to find the times of the connecting Snowdon Sherpa bus(es)

LATEST..........
    Llew Jones has amended their weekday "X19" connecting service betweeen Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed

This website also contains composite timetables of connecting Snowdon Sherpa services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out

It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


  I M P O R T A N T   ! ! !

   The Welsh Highland Railway runs different timetables depending on pre-planned anticipated traffic levels  

 
  Basic service - two trains each way per day  
"yellow" dates
 
  Peak service - three trains each way per day  
"red" dates
 
  1130 - This train runs on both "yellow" and "red" dates  
 
 
Note specially - there are NO WHRly trains on some off-peak Mondays and Fridays
also regular timetabled trains cease after Sunday 5th November
(confirm locally for details of occasional winter journeys)

You are strongly advised to first consult the official WHRly website to confirm the train(s) you want to travel on
are actually scheduled to run on the date of your proposed visit

then use the Sherpa timetables to find the times of earlier, later and other connecting Snowdon Sherpa bus(es)


  llwbr BETWS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  Welsh Highland Railway  

Chester - Prestatyn - Rhyl -\                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                  Colwyn Bay -\
------------(13/27)------------\                                                                                                                       /- Porthmadog Harbour
Llandudno ---
\- Llandudno Jn -\- Black Cat roundabout - Betws-y-Coed - Beddgelert -/--- Caernarfon

Mondays to Saturdays - 14th May 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
   
S+LSH
Sch
     
M-F
Sat
           
 Arriva 
Wales
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwyn
-for
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 Arriva 
Wales
 Arriva 
Wales
 
Llew Jones
 
Llew Jones
 
train
X19
19
S2
 
X19
19
train
train
 
19
 
19
 
Llandudno
0708j
07.55
07.45
-
-
09.10
09.55
10.08
10.22
-
12.25
-
14.25
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Junction
07.26
08.11
07.58
-
-
09.28
10.11
10.28
10.34
-
12.41
-
14.41
-
Llandudno Junction
Llanrwst
07.49
08.38
$$$
$
|
|
|
|
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\|/
-
09.48
10.55
10.50
10.56
-
13.25
-
15.20
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
07.55
08.38
-
-
10.00
11.05
10.56
11.02
-
13.35
-
15.43
-
Betws-y-Coed
  Gwynfor  Gwynfor  
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
   
S2   
S4
 
S2
S4
 
S2
S4
 
S2
S4
 
Betws-y-Coed
  09.10 $
-
-
11.10
-
-
13.40
-
-
15.48
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
10.05
-
11.35
11.50
-
14.05
14.30
-
16.10
16.30
-
Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
10.25
-
10.25
-
-
12.10
-
-
14.50
-
-
16.50
-
Beddgelert
   
     /
   /
 /
|
|
|
|
\|/
Welsh Highland
railway
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
 Arriva 
Wales
 
Welsh Highland
railway
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
 
     /
   /
 /
|
|
|
|
\|/
Welsh
Highland
railway
Welsh
Highland
railway
bus
 Arriva 
Wales
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
     /
   /
 /
|
|
|
|
\|/
Welsh Highland
railway
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
bus
 Arriva 
Wales
Sherpa
 
Welsh Highland railway
 
train
 
train
train
train
train
train
 
train
train
train
 
train
train
3B
train
train
 
train
train
3B
train
S97
Beddgelert
(10.25)
-
 
<<<<<
 11.30 
 11.30 
-
-
-
 13.35 
 14.30 
-
-
 14.55 
 15.50 
-
-
 16.20 
-
17.10
-
-
-
1850
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
(11.00)
-
10.31
11.00
11.55
|
-
-
-
14.00
|
-
-
14.56
15.25
|
-
-
16.45
-
16.56
|
-
-
-
|
Rhyd Ddu
Waunfawr
>>>>>
-
  11.25  
12.20
|
-
-
-
14.30
|
-
-
 
15.50
|
-
-
17.15
<<<<<<
17.10
|
-
-
-
|
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
-
12.10
13.00
|
-
-
-
15.15
|
-
-
16.25
|
-
-
17.50
-
17.20
|
-
-
-
|
Caernarfon
    Porthmadog
-
-
-
12.15
1335
-
-
-
15.15
1550
-
-
16.30
1642p
-
-
-
-
17.55
1805
1842p
-
1915p
    Porthmadog
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
1445
1457
-
-
-
1700
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1711
1736
-
-
-
-
1920
1911
2023
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1617
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1853
-
-
-
-
-
-
2144
-
    Llandudno
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
  S+LSH - Saturdays and Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY       Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the Birmingham Garrage stop (immediately after the 'Hump-Back' river bridge at approximately 0838    
and either join the connecting "S2" Sherpa there (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street,  where there is a shelter
)    
$ - on local School Days only,  the 0910 "S2" Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed starts from Llanrwst Watling Street at 0855   (connecting passengers from Llandudno on the Llew Jones "19" service MUST change to the "S2" Sherpa at Llanrwst on these dates)     p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park    
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\|/
  - in the event the "S4" Sherpa is running late,  or you do not want to climb up to the steep hill to the station at Beddgelert,  remain on board the bus until Rhyd Ddu    
 
10.25
11.30
 
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
 
1335
 
The FfRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official FfRly website
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  Welsh Highland Railway  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr BETWS route  
Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April 2018 until further notice
(except Public Holidays Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 25th March 2018 until further notice
Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
                     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Gwynfor
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Gwynfor
S97
S4
 
train
S4
 
train
train
train
 
train
train
train
S97
S4
 
train
train
S97
Caernarfon
-
0915
-
-
1100
-
 10.00 
-
-
-
 13.00 
-
 14.20 
-
15.30
last
'all year round'
Sherpa
via Nant
Gwynant and
Betws-y-Coed
-
 15.45 
-
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
-
0925
-
-
1110
-
10.30
-
-
-
13.30
-
14.50
-
15.40
-
16.15
-
Waunfawr
Rhyd Ddu
-
0936
-
-
11.21
<<<<<<<<<
11.00
-
-
-
14.00
-
15.25
-
15.51
-
16.45
-
Rhyd Ddu
    Porthmadog
0900p
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
 09.40 
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
|
 10.50 
 12.55 
-
|
 14.15 
|
1520p
|
 15.40 
|
1715p
    Porthmadog
Beddgelert
0917
-
10.25
-
11.30
11.30
13.35
-
14.30
14.55
15.50
1543 *
|
16.20
17.10
1737
Beddgelert
   
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
 
|
Gwynfor
 
   
 
S2
 
S2
S97
S2
 
 
|
S2
 
 
Beddgelert
-
0945
-
-
11.30
-
14.10
-
-
-
16.07
-
-
There is
a new
summer
1755 "S4" journey to Pen-y-Pass
(for Llanberis)
but no
onward
direct connection
to
Betws-y-Coed
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
-
1005
1025
-
11.50
12.25
14.30
14.55
-
-
16.27
16.50
-
Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1047
-
12.47
-
15.17
-
-
-
17.12
-
Betws-y-Coed
 
 
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
|
|
Arriva
Wales
Llew
Jones
 
 
Llew
Jones
Arriva
Wales
 
 
 
 
X19
 
X19
 
|
train
19
 
 
19
train
 
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
1105
-
13.20
-
15.17
15.24
15.30so
-
-
17.20
18.03
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
1117
-
13.32
-
$
15.30
15.45
-
-
17.30
18.09
-
Llanrwst
Llandudno Junction
-
-
1137
-
13.52
-
-
15.56
16.22
-
-
18.16
18.34
-
Llandudno Junction
Llandudno
-
-
1155
-
14.10
-
-
16.17
16.43
-
-
18.27
18.53
-
Llandudno
09.00 - Sherpa journey     $ - "S2" extends to Llanrwst via Llanrwst school (arrive 1538) on School Days only     * - 16 minutes later on schooldays    
p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park    
 
09.40
10.50
 
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
Sch - School Days only     so - Saturdays only    
c - change at Conwy (bus 19 departs Conwy Railway station (stop M) at 2035 (also 2305) - note "Snowdon Sherpa Day Tickets" are not valid on this route, but "Red Rovers" are valid    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr BETWS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  Welsh Highland Railway  

Chester - Prestatyn - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay -\                                                                                                                         /- Porthmadog Harbour         
Llandudno ---
\- Llandudno Jn - Betws-y-Coed - Beddgelert -/--- Caernarfon

Sundays - 25th March 2018 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
                     
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
 
19
 
X19
 
19
 
X19
 
Llandudno
-
-
On Public Holidays the
normal WEEKDAY train
connections apply on the
Conwy Valley Line
10.05
-
11.50
-
13.20
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Junction
-
-
10.17
-
12.05
-
13.37
-
Llandudno Junction
Llanrwst
-
08.30
10.42
-
11.48
-
14.02
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.39
10.52
-
12.58
-
14.12
-
Betws-y-Coed
   
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
   
S2
S4
 
S2
S4
S2
S4
-
S2
S4
 
Betws-y-Coed
-
09.10
-
-
11.10
-
13.40
-
-
15.48
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Penygwryd
-
09.29
-
-
11.29
-
13.59
-
-
16.07
16.14
-
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
10.05
-
11.35
11.52
14.05
14.32
-
-
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
Beddgelert
-
-
10.25
-
-
12.12
-
14.52
-
-
16.32
-
Beddgelert
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
Welsh Highland
railway
Ffest 
-iniog
railway
Llew
Jones
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
John's
Llew
Jones
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Gwynfor
 
train
 
train
train
train
X19
 
train
train
train
 
train
1S
X19
train
 
train
S97
Beddgelert
10.25
-
 11.30 
 11.30 
-
-
-
13.35
14,30
14.55
-
15.50
-
-
16.20
-
17.10
1850
Beddgelert
    Porthmadog harbour
|
-
|
12.15
13.35
-
-
|
15.15
|
-
16.30
1640p
-
|
-
17.55
1910p
    Porthmadog harbour
Rhyd Ddu
11.00
-
11.55
-
|
-
-
14.00
-
15.25
-
-
|
-
16.45
-
-
-
Rhyd Ddu
Waunfawr
11.25
-
12.20
-
|
-
-
14.30
-
15.50
-
-
|
-
17.15
-
-
-
Waunfawr
Caernarfon
12.10
-
13.00
-
|
-
-
15.15
-
16.25
-
-
|
-
17.50
-
-
-
Caernarfon
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
-
-
14.45
1500
-
-
-
-
-
-
1708
1740
-
-
-
-
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1854
-
-
-
-
    Llandudno
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
 
10.25
11.25
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
 
13.35
The FfRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official FfRly website
p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  Welsh Highland Railway  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr BETWS route  

           Porthmadog Harbour-\                                                                                 /- Colwyn Bay - Rhyl - Prestatyn -Chester
Caernarfon ---
\- Beddgelert - Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno Jn -/--- Llandudno

Sundays - 25th March 2018 until further notice
(also Public Holidays Good Friday 30th March  Easter Monday 2nd April  Monday 7th May  Monday 28th May and Monday 27th August )

Times for the WHRly and FfRly trains shown below have been extracted from official publicity but should always be confirmed with the company before travelling
See also further information in the important note above regarding days of operation
                     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Gwynfor
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Gwynfor
 
Welsh
Highland
railway
Gwynfor
S97
S4
 
train
S4
 
train
train
train
 
train
train
S97
 
train
train
train
 
Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
-
-
 10.00 
-
-
-
 13.00 
-
-
-
14.20
-
15.45
-
Caernarfon
Waunfawr
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.30
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
-
14.50
-
16.15
-
Waunfawr
Rhyd Ddu
-
09.36
-
-
11.26
<<<<<<<<<
11.00
-
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
15.25
-
16.45
-
Rhyd Ddu
    Porthmadog
0910p
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
09.40
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
-
|
 10.50 
 12.55 
-
|
 14.15 
1520p
-
|
 15.40 
|
-
    Porthmadog
Beddgelert
0930
-
10.25
-
11.30
11.30
13.35
-
14.30
14.55
1540
-
15.50
16.20
17.10
-
Beddgelert
   
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
 
S2
 
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
Beddgelert
-
09.45
-
-
11.32
-
14.12
-
15.52
-
17.45
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
-
10.05
10.25
-
11.52
12.25
14.32
14.55
15.52
16.50
18.05*
18.15
Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
10.47
-
12.47
-
15.17
-
17.12
-
18.32
Betws-y-Coed
     
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
   
X19
 
19
 
X19
 
X19
 
19
19
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
12.25
-
13.35
-
15.25
-
18.05
-
18.35 %
21.50
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
12.35
-
13.45
-
15.35
-
17.30
-
18.45
22.00
Llanrwst
Llandudno Junction
-
-
13.00
-
14.28
-
16.00
-
17.07
-
19.28
22.37
Llandudno Junction
Llandudno
-
-
13.14
-
14.45
-
16.14
-
17.20
-
19.40
22.50
Llandudno
09.00 - Sherpa journey     * - in the event of the "S4" running late,  alight at Pengwryd and join the "S2" there at 1812    
p - buses arrive/depart from the stop outside Porthmadog Park    
 
09.40
10.50
 
The WHRly does NOT run every day outside the peak-summer period, nor does every train run when the railway is open
latest train times/dates should be confirmed from the official WHRly website
See also important "
note" above
Sch - School Days only     so - Saturdays only    
c - change at Conwy (bus 19 departs Conwy Railway station (stop M) at 2035 (also 2305) - note "Snowdon Sherpa Day Tickets" are not valid on this route, but "Red Rovers" are valid    
% - BEWARE whilst in theory is is possible to catch the earlier 1835 "19" at Betws-y-Coed - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
but if you are QUICK and do make it,  you will get to Llandudno much earlier   - unfortunately this is yet another case of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email both the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320) and Conwy CC and ask them to retime this journey later to RELIABLY connect 
  
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd 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 - 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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