CLIMB SNOWDON or TRYFAN *

Express Sherpa - all year     
"S2" Betws-y-Coed - Llanberis   
some Summer "S2" Sherpa journeys     
from
LLANDUDNO

or LLANRWST
using the






   Express Motors S97" Sherpa
      Nant Gwynant connnections from Pen-y-Pass
      (also weekday "X1" Conwy Valley connections)


   Llew Jones "6B" Ogwen Valley journeys    
      (also "19" Conwy Valley connections)    

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

Why not climb up one path and return by another

All the BUS trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a
"Red Rover"

(gives you maximum flexibility in case you want to change your plans en-route #)


(# - If you plan to travel either way by TRAIN then purchase a "Two-Zone North Wales Day Ticket" instead)

Purchase ticket from the driver of your first bus

If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home


This "unofficial" website attempts to show what services are available
It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is sometimes necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out
It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
You can click on any underlined location to go direct to the appropriate timetable



Snowdon Sherpa
"Trips to climb Snowdon - without your car"
from Llandudno or Llanrwst
Mondays to Saturdays also Sundays - 2nd January 2018 until further notice
At this time of the year the mountains are often covered with snow and ice - ONLY properly equipped, experienced walkers
are advised to attempt climbing to the summits
If you fall into such a category and want to use the Sherpa, please see the appropriate tables (below) and remember
the last journeys home are much early in the winter - make sure you have properly planned ahead

  Click here for other suggested weekday itineraries from Llandudno
Click here for other suggested Sunday itineraries from Llandudno
 Please note specially - the last direct return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass back to Llandudno is at 16.50 at this time of the year
although later alternative, slower services are avaiable via Bangor

       
SNOWDON   by the  PYG track   or   Miner's track    from   Pen-y-Pass
or by the  Llanberis track   from   Llanberis
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
               
Note:-
there is no train service
up Snowdon during
the winter
 
Outward Weekdays
Outward Sundays/
Public Holidays
   
Return Weekdays
Return Sundays/
Public Holidays
Sat
 
M-F
       
LSH
LSch
19
70
19
19
S2
X19
X19
19
19
X19
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2-85-5
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2-88-5C-5
Llandudno
0745
-
0745
0745
-
0910
1010
-
-
1005
Llanberis
 14.30  $$
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
16.30
no
1735
Sherpa
in the
winter
(1915)
14.30
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
16.30
no
1735
Sherpa
in the
winter
no late
alternative
connections
via Bangor
in the
winter
Llanrwst
0840
0850
0840
$$$
$
|
|
|
|
\|/
0948
1048
0820
-
1047
Pen-y-Pass
 14.55  $$
16.50
1805
14.55
16.50
Betws-y-Coed
-
0900
0850
-
1000
1100
0829
-
1057
Betws-y-Coed
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
$$
15.17
17.12
via
Llanberis
and
Bangor
15.17
17.12
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
 
19
X19
19
X19
19
X19
Betws-y-Coed
09.10 $
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
09.10
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
Betws-y-Coed
1530ssh
1650
1720
2345c
1525
1620
1805
Pen-y-Pass  
09.35
11.35
09.35
11.35
Llanrwst   arr
1545
1702
1730
2335c
1535
1630
1815
Llanberis  
09.45
11.45
09.45
11.45
Llandudno
      1643
1740
1827
2111
1614
1720
1854
09.10 - Sherpa journey     $ - on Mondays to Fridays during School Term only starts from Llanrwst at 0855    
$$ - on Llanrwst School Days only is through "S2" Sherpa journey from Llanberis (depart 1430) to Llanrwst (arrive 1538) via Llanrwst School where    
bus passengers* for Llandudno MUST change  (on non-School Days change at Betws-y-Coed to 1530 "19" journey)    
* - there is an alternative direct train from Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno at 1524    
  Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term ONLY    
$$$ - 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' bridge) at approximately 0838 and either change to the onward service there (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street - where there is a shelter)
   
1530ssh - starts from Betws-y-Coed on Saturdays and School Holidays only (other dates starts from Llanrwst at 1545)    
c - change buses at Conwy (depart stop "M" outside Conwy station) - weekdays depart 2305, Sundays depart 2305    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

       
SNOWDON   by the  Watkin track   from   Nant Gwynant
SNOWDON   by the  Rhyd Ddu path   from   Rhyd Ddu
SNOWDON   by the  Rangers path   from   Snowdon Ranger
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back
and catch an earlier Sherpa home
       
 
Outward Weekdays
Outward Sundays/
Public Holidays
   
Return Weekdays
Return Sundays/
Public Holidays
Sat
 
M-F
       
LSH
LSch
19
70
19
19
S2
X19
X1
19
X19
19
S4
S4
S4-5C-5
S4-5C-5
S97
S97
Llandudno
0745
-
0745
0745
-
1010
1210
-
1000
1150
Snowdon Ranger
1359
1554
1658
1803
-
-
Llanrwst
0840
0850
0840
$$$
$
|
|
|
\|/
1048
1248
0820
1042
1248
Rhyd Ddu
1401
1556
1656
1801
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
0900
0850
-
1100
1300
0829
1052
1258
Nant Gwynant Watkin
1417
1612
1642
|
1359
1625
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Pen-y-Pass
1430
1630
|
|
|
|
via
Caer
-narfon

|
|
|
|
|
|
|
via
Caer
-narfon

|
|
|
1412
1638
Betws-y-Coed
09.10 $
11.10
13.10
09.10
11.10
13.10
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
Pen-y-Pass
09.35
11.35
13.35
09.35
11.35
13.35
Pen-y-Pass
 14.55   $$
16.50
14.55
16.50
 
S4
S4
S4
S97
S97
Betws-y-Coed
|
|
|
|
\|/
$$
15.17
17.12
15.17
17.12
Pen-y-Pass
1005
1150
1430
0950
1415
 
19
X1
X19
X19
Nant Gwynant Watkin  
1017
1202
1442
1002
1427
Betws-y-Coed
1530ssh
1720
2120
1525
1805
Rhyd Ddu  
1031
1216
1456
-
-
Llanrwst
1545
1730
2110
1535
1815
Snowdon Ranger  
1033
1228
1458
-
-
Llandudno
      1643
1827
1939
2043
1614
1854
09.10 - Sherpa journey     $ - on Mondays to Fridays during School Term only starts from Llanrwst at 0855    
$$ - on Llanrwst School Days only is through "S2" Sherpa journey from Llanberis (depart 1430) to Llanrwst (arrive 1538) via Llanrwst School where    
bus passengers* for Llandudno MUST change  (on non-School Days change at Betws-y-Coed to 1530 "19" journey)    

* - there is an alternative direct train from Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno at 1524    
  Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term 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' bridge) at approximately 0838 and either change to the onward service there (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street - where there is a shelter)
   
1530ssh - starts from Betws-y-Coed on Saturdays and School Holidays only (other dates starts from Llanrwst at 1545)    
c - change buses at Conwy (depart stop "M" outside Conwy station) - weekdays depart 2035    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

       
TRYFAN *   by the  Ogwen track    from   Llyn Ogwen
If the weather is bad or you find the going is too hard - turn back

There is insufficient time for all but the fastest walkers to climb to the summit
unless you set off on the early weekday "6B" journey from Llanrwst
Alternatively, why not just take a stroll part way up or visit the falls ?
   

Ogwen path
       
REMEMBER the Ogwen Valley "S6" Sherpa only operates on Summer weekends
During the winter use the "S2" Sherpa and alight at Capel Curig

 
Outward Weekdays
Limited service on Mondays to Fridays
Outward Sundays/
Public Holidays
   
Return Weekdays
Limited service on Mondays to Fridays
Return Sundays/
Public Holidays
 
Sat
 
M-F
       
LSH
LSch
 
Sat
 
 
6B
19
70
19
19
S2
 
X19
X19
19
 
X19
S2
S6
S2
6B
 
S2
S6
S2
S6-X5
Llandudno
-
0745
-
0745
0745
-
-
1010
1110
-
-
1000
-
Llyn Ogwen  
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
18.20
-
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
no
Sherpa
in the
winter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Llanrwst
There is
an earlier
non-Sherpa
journey
-----
click here
for details
0840
0850
0840
$$$
$
|
|
|
\|/
-
1048
1148
0820
-
1042
-
Capel Curig
15.05 $$
17.00
(18sd30)
-
15.05
17.00
Betws-y-Coed
-
0900
0850
-
-
1100
1200
0829
-
1052
-
Betws-y-Coed
|
|
|
|
\|/
$$
15.17
17.12
(18sd40)
-
15.17
17.12
   
Sat
 
Sat
     
19
X1
19
|
|
\|/
19
X19
19
X19
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
Betws-y-Coed
1530ssh
1625
1720
2150
1525
1620
1805
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
09.10
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
11.10
no
Sherpa
in the
winter
Llanrwst
1545
1637
1730
(18sd40)
2200
1535
1630
1815
Capel Curig  
09.22
11.22
11.22
11.22
Llandudno
-
1643
1721
1827
-
2250
1614
1720
1854
Llyn Ogwen  
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
09.40 - "S2" and "S6" Sherpa journeys     Sat - Saturdays only    
$$ - on Llanrwst School Days only is through "S2" Sherpa journey from Llanberis (depart 1430) to Llanrwst (arrive 1538) via Llanrwst School where    
bus passengers* for Llandudno MUST change  (on non-School Days change at Betws-y-Coed to 1530 "19" journey)    

* - there is an alternative direct train from Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno at 1524    
  Sat - Saturdays only       M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holiday ONLY       LSch - Llanrwst School Term 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' bridge
)at approximately 0838 and either change to the onward service there (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street - where there is a shelter)
   
1530ssh - starts from Betws-y-Coed on Saturdays and School Holidays only (other dates starts from Llanrwst at 1545)    
The "6B" non-Sherpa journeys operate on Mondays to Saturdays (excluding public holidays) all year round    
sd - set down ONLY - passengers must be on the bus at or before Llyn Ogwen    
BEWARE - there is a very long wait (over three hours) for an onward bus connection to Llandudno off the later "6B" (alternatively catch the train at 2050)    
  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)

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