from the North Wales coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER SUNDAY TRIPS from LLANDUDNO,  CONWY and

Llew Jones "X19" fast connections      
along the east side of the Conwy Valley  
along the west side of the Conwy Valley  
Llew Jones "19" slow connections      

LLANRWST

by


via the
Conwy Valley
and Betws-y-Coed
larger buses may operate on
some journeys at busy times


   "S2" Betws-y-Coed - Llanberis
      Gwynfor Sherpa - all year
   "S4/S97" Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert
                - Caernarfon/Porthmadog

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

LATEST..........
..... "S2" will again be doubled in frequency for the summer
..... there are major changes to the "S4" and "S97" services on weekday afternoons and Sundays
..... the additional "S1" 'Park and Ride' journeys will start again for the summer
..... the summer weekend only "S6" via the Ogwen Valley is reinstated and in future starts from Bangor

    All other local connecting bus journeys remain unalterd

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time for confirmation
and to check if there have been any further changes

Suggested timings are shown below and all the trips featured can all be done for just 6.80 using a "Red Rover"
Remember - that includes bus travel from and back to Llandudno !!!!!

(Purchase from the driver of your first bus)


Snowdon Sherpa
Sundays - 14th April 2019 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

see important note above
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Llandudno, Conwy and Llanrwst
Click here for alternative summer Sunday trains along the Conwy Valley Railway Line from Llandudno
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llandudno
out and return via Betws-y-Coed
 (railway station)


Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia
with later Sherpas back to Betws-y-Coed and connections to Llandudno
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Llanrwst are as follows...... 
Llanberis to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1630 and 1750  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Caernarfon to Llandudno (88-S2-X19) - connection departs 1530  (change at Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
(unfortunately the later 1730 "88" journey NO LONGER CONNECTS at Llanberis)
A slightly later return journey is available at 1550 via Beddgelert,  Penygwryd and Betws-y-Coed
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-88-S2-X19) - connection departs 1035  (change at Cartnarfon, Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
(unfortunately the later 1515 journey NO LONGER CONNECTS at Caernarfon)
Rhyd Ddu to Llandudno (S4-88-S2-X19) - connection departs 1043  (change at Cartnarfon, Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
(unfortunately the later 1523 journey NO LONGER CONNECTS at Caernarfon)
Pen-y-Pass to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1650 and 1810   (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog to Llandudno (S97-S4-S2-X19) - connection departs 1355   (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed
(a later non-Sherpa journey via Blaenau Ffestiniog departs at 1640)
Rhyd Ddu to Llandudno (S4-S2-X19) - connection departs departs 1616  (change at Penygwryd and Betws-y-Coed)
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-S2-19) - connection departs departs 1715  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
 Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llandudno (S4-S2-X1) - connection departs 1725  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
Capel Curig to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1700 1820  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Bethesda to Llandudno (S6-S2-X19) - connection departs 1400  (change at Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed)
Llyn Ogwen to Llandudno (S6-S2-X19) - connection departs 1410  (change at Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed)
(a later non-Sherpa journey via Bangor departs at 1735)
Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno (X19) - depart 1740
Porthmadog to Llandudno (1S-X19) - connection departs 1640   (change at Blaenau Ffestiniog)
Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno (19) - depart 1805 (X19),  1840 or 2150
        Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
        or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
          - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........
 
Suggested itinerary
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd website
 

               
BEDDGELERT   and   PORTHMADOG
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes,  Nant Gwynant pass
and the Aberglaslyn pass
stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
   
Return
                       
19
S2*
S4
19
X19
S2*
S4-S97
19
S2*
S4
S97-S4
S2
X19
S4
S2
1
X19
S4
S2
19
 Llandudno
-
-
-
0900
1005
-
-
1150
-
-
 Porthmadog
13.55
-
-
====
-
1640
-
-
-
-
 Conwy
-
-
-
0920
|
-
-
1210
-
-
 Beddgelert
14.20
-
-
16.25
-
|
-
17.15
-
-
 Llanrwst   dep
0820
-
-
1005
1047
-
-
1245
-
-
  Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
-
-
|
-
1708
1740
|
-
-
 Betws-y-Coed
0829
09.10
-
1015
1057
11.10
-
1255
13.40
-
 Pen-y-Pass
14.42
14.55
-
pyg
pyg
-
|
17.40
18.10
-
 Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
10.10
-
-
11.35
12.20
-
14.05
14.50
 Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
1525
-
17.12
>>>>>>
1805
-
18.32
1840
  Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
 Llanrwst
-
-
1535
-
-
 
-
1815
-
-
1850
 Beddgelert
-
-
10.35
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
15.15
 Conwy
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
1929
 Porthmadog
-
-
C
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
 Llandudno
-
-
1614
-
-
-
1854
-
-
1945
 
09.10 - Sherpa journey     * - outward "S2" Sherpa destination is Llanberis     C - this journey is now diverted to Caernarfon    
pyg - change from the "S4" to the "S2" Sherpa at Penygwryd  arrive 1645,  depart 1652
   
1005 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
LLANBERIS   and   CAERNARFON
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes and the Llanberis pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19
S2
88
S4
19
X19
S2
88
S2
88
19
S2
S4
88
88
S2
X19
S2
19
S4
88
S2
X19
S2
19
5C-5-X19
 Llandudno
-
-
-
-
0900
1005
-
-
-
-
1150
-
-
-
 Caernarfon
1330
-
-
-
-
15.50
1530
-
-
-
-
1725
 Conwy
-
-
-
-
0922
|
-
-
-
-
1212
-
-
-
 Llanberis
1359
14.30
-
15.30
-
|
1559
16.30
-
17.50
-
via
Bangor
 Llanrwst
0820
-
-
-
1005
1047
-
-
-
-
1245
-
-
-
 Pen-y-Pass
-
14.55
-
15.50
-
|
-
16.50
-
18.10
-
 Betws-y-Coed
0829
09.10
-
-
1015
1057
11.10
-
12.10
-
1255
13.40
-
-
 Penygwryd
-
14.57
-
15.52
-
16.45
>>>>>
16.52
-
18.12
-
 Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
>>>>>
10.10
-
-
11.35
-
12.35
-
-
14.05
14.50
-
 Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
1525
16.12
1620
-
-
17.12
1805
18.32
1840
1951c
 Llanberis
-
09.45
1000
|
-
-
11.45
1200
12.45
1400
-
14.20
|
 1600 
 Llanrwst
-
-
1535
-
1630
-
-
-
1815
-
1850
1941c
 Caernarfon
-
-
1027
11.05
-
-
-
1227
-
1427
-
-
15.45
 1627 
 Conwy
-
-
|
-
1703
-
-
-
|
-
1929
1841
  09.10 - Sherpa journey      Llandudno
-
-
1614
-
1720
-
-
-
1854
-
1945
1906
0900 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
c - change at Llandudno Junction (passengers must walk between the "Flyover" and "Railway station" stops)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

                               
LLYN  OGWEN   and   BETHESDA
via Swallow Falls,  Llyn Ogwen and the Ogwen pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
Why not alight for a break at Swallow Falls on the return then catch a later "S2" Sherpa down to Betws-y-Coed ?
alternatively spend the afternoon at Lake Ogwen and continue on the 1705 "S6" Sherpa to Bethesda for onward connections back to Llandudno via Bangor
 
Outward
   
Return
           
19
X19
S2*
S6
S6
S2
S2
X19
S2
19
 Llandudno
0900
1005
-
-
 Bethesda
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
 Conwy
0922
|
-
-
 Llyn Ogwen
14.10
-
-
-
-
-
 Llanrwst
1005
1047
-
-
 Capel Curig
14.20
15.05
16.00
-
17.00
-
 Betws-y-Coed
1015
1057
11.10
-
 Swallow Falls
-
15.10
16.05
-
17.05
-
 Capel Curig
-
-
11.22
11.55
 Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
16.12
1620
17.12
1805
 Llyn Ogwen
-
-
-
12.05
 Llanrwst
-
-
-
1630
-
1815
 Bethesda
-
-
-
12.15
 Conwy
-
-
-
1703
-
|
   Llandudno
-
-
-
1720
-
1854
12.25 - Sherpa journey     * - outward "S2" Sherpa destination is Llanberis    
# - There is a footpath between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)   
which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road - use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa    
1005 - non-Sherpa connecting services - special cheap Sherpa tickets NOT valid on these journeys    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Conwy CC or Gwynedd CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

         
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via Betws-y-Coed,  Beddgelert,  Porthmadog,  Caernarfon  and  Llanberis
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
see important note above
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
                   
no return via Llanberis
 
19
S2*
(S4-)S97
T2
88
S2
X19
S2
19
19
X19
S2*
(S4-)S97
2-2G
88
S2
X19
S2
19
19
S2
S4
5C-X5
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0900
1005
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1150
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0920
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1210
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
0820
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1005
1047
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1245
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
0829
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1015
1057
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1255
1340
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass  
-
09.35
10.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.35
12.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1405
1455
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1515
-
Beddgelert  
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
1105
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.25
1325
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1150
1330
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1408
1530
-
-
-
-
-
-
1545
 1725
Caernarfon
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
1359
14.30
-
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
1559
16.30
-
17.50
-
-
-
-
|
via
Bangor
|
\|/
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
15.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.50
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
1525
16.12
1620
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
1805
18.32
1840
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
1535
-
1630
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1815
-
1850
-
-
-
##
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
1703
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
1929
-
-
-
1841
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
1720
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1854
-
1945
-
-
-
1906
Llandudno

11.10 - Sherpa journey     * - outward "S2" Sherpa destination is Llanberis    
1005 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
## - via Llandudno Junction (flyover arrive 1843,  walk,  railway station depart 1916,  Llanrwst arrice 1910)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

         
ALTERNATIVE   CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDONIA
via Betws-y-Coed,  Blaenau Ffestiniog,  Porthmadog,  Beddgelert,  Pen-y-Pass and  Betws-y-Coed

(out using the Llew Jones "X19" service and returning by the "S97"-"S2" Sherpa link via Beddgelert)
Summary Timetable
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
             
19
X19
1S
S97(-S4)
S2
X19
19
S97
S4
S2
X19
S4
S2
19
Llandudno
0900
1005
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
0920
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
1005
1047
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
1015
1057
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
1122
1200
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
-
1228
13.55
-
-
-
====
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
14.20
-
-
-
====
16.25
-
-
17.15
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
14.42
14.55
-
-
-
pyg
pyg
-
17.40
18.10
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
15.17
1525
1620
-
-
17.12
1805
-
18.32
1840
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
1535
1630
-
-
-
1815
-
-
1850
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
|
1703
-
-
-
|
-
-
1929
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1614
1720
-
-
-
1854
-
-
1945



13.55 - Sherpa journey    
pyg - change from the "S4" to the "S2" Sherpa at Penygwryd  arrive 1645,  depart 1652
   
1005 - non-Sherpa connecting journey    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

 
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
anticlockwise  -  via Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
         
19
X19
S2
88
88
S4
S2
X19
S4
S2
19
Llandudno
0900
1005
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
0920
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
1005
1047
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
1015
1057
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
-
-
11.45
1200
1400
-
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
-
-
-
1227
1427
15.50
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
-
16.25
-
-
17.15
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
|
16.50
-
17.40
18.10
-
Penygwryd
-
-
-
-
-
1645
16.52
-
-
18.12
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
1805
-
18.32
1840
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1815
-
-
1850
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
1929
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1854
-
-
1945
11.10 - Sherpa journey    
1005 - non-Sherpa connecting services    
  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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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)

Later non-Sherpa weekday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Later non-Sherpa Sunday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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