from the North Wales coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
WINTER WEEKDAY 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

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  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..........
    The official Gwynedd CC website was updated on Thursday 31st October and it confirms the number of "S2" journeys will again be "halved" for winter 2019-2020
    Major construction work on the new Caernarfon by-pass means there are changes to the times of some "S4" and "S97" journeys
    NOTE SPECIALLY the former WEEKDAY 1405 journey "S4" from Beddgelert to Pen-y-Pass and the 1430 return journey are both WITHDRAWN
    No further changes are expected to be made to any the connecting journeys,  but anything is possible within the currency of the winter period

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 your ticket from the driver of your first bus)


Snowdon Sherpa
Mondays to Saturdays 4th November to 3rd April 2020
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for an ANTICIPATED "increased" Sherpa service on Mondays to Saturdays from 5th April 2020 until further notice
with suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries
Click here for suggested Sunday itineraries from Llandudno
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llandudno and Llanrwst
out and return via Betws-y-Coed
 (change buses outside the railway station)

Winter is an ideal time to see the views after the trees shed their leaves
and you may be lucky to see snow on the hills !
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Llandudno are as follows...... 
Llanberis to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1630  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Caernarfon to Llandudno (88-S2-19) - connection departs 1600  (change at Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-88-S2-19) - connection departs 1415  (change at Caernarfon,  Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Pen-y-Pass to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1650  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
(a later 'S2-85-5' connection is available at 1755 via Llanberis and Bangor)
Caernarfon to Llandudno (via Beddgelert) (S4-S2-19) - connection departs 1530  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog to Llandudno (S97-S4-S2-19) - connection departs 1520 (change at Beddgelert,  Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-S2-19) - connection departs 1612  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
(a later 'S4-5C-5' connection is available at 1750 via Caernarfon)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llandudno (S4-S2-19) - connection departs 1617  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
Penygwryd to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1652  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Capel Curig to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1700  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Bethesda to Llandudno (S6-S2-19) - NO connection in the winter
 Llyn Ogwen to Llandudno (S6-S2-19) - NO connection in the winter
Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno (19) - depart 17.20,  18.40  then 21.50 

        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 itineraries
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC 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
 
Sat
S+LSH
LSch
                       
X19
19
19
S2*
S4-S97
X19
S2*
19
S2*
S4 c
19
S2*
S4-S97
S97
S4
S2
19
19
X19
S97
S4
S2
19
S97
S2
19
Llandudno   dep
0805
0745
0745
-
-
0905
-
1000
-
-
1225
-
-
Porthmadog   dep
1130
-
-
-
-
-
1520
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
Porthmadog   dep
Conwy   dep
|
0802
0802
-
-
|
-
1020
-
-
1245
-
-
Beddgelert   dep
1150
1405
Sherpa
withdrawn

passengers can have a break at the village and visit the Aberglaslyn pass before continuing to
Pen-y-Pass
at  1612
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1544 #
16.12
-
-
17.45
-
-
Beddgelert   dep
Llanrwst   dep
0845
0835
0840
$
-
0945
-
1055
-
-
1320
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
16.34
16.50
-
terminates
Beddgelert
in the
winter
no
1810
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
0900
0845
-
09.10
-
0955
no
1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
1105
11.10
-
1330
13.40
-
Penygwryd
-
14.57
LSch
S+LSH
-
-
-
16.52
-
-
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
-
09.35
10.10
-
-
11.35
12.20
-
14.05
1430
Sherpa
withdrawn
Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
-
1535
1645
-
-
17.12
1720
-
1840
Betws-y-Coed
Beddgelert
**
**
**
-
10.35
-
-
-
1245
-
-
Llanrwst   arr
-
$$
1545
1545
1655
-
-
-
1735
-
-
1850
Llanrwst   arr
Porthmadog   arr
-
-
-
-
11.00
-
-
-
1340b
-
-
Conwy   arr
-
-
1618
1618
|
-
-
-
1817
-
-
1929
Conwy   arr
 
 
Llandudno   arr
-
-
1640
1640
1740
-
-
-
1834
-
-
1946
Llandudno   arr
09.10 - Sherpa journey     $ - this "S2" Sherpa journey starts from Llanrwst (depart 0855) on Llanrwst School Days only   (passengers from Llandudno and Conwy MUST change at Llanrwst)    
* - outward "S2" Sherpa destination is Llanberis     # - this "S97" Sherpa arrives Beddgelert at 1600 on local (Porthmadog) School Days     b - change Sherpas at Beddgelert  ("S97" departs at 1315)     c - this "S4" Sherpa journey continues to Caernarfon     $$ - this "S2" Sherpa journey continues to Llanrwst (arrive 1538) on Llanrwst School Days only   (Sherpa passengers for Llandudno MUST change at Llanrwst)    
  LSch - Llanrwst Term only       LSH - Llanrwst School Holidays only       Sat - Saturdays only       S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holidays only    
** - IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT - confirm with the driver when you board and ask him to tell you where to alight    
Click for alternative later non-Sherpa return journeys from Porthmadog or Beddgelert via Caernarfon    
  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 or the Nant Gwynant 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
                     
19/X19
S2
88
S4-S4
X19
S2
88
19
S2
88
S4
X19
S2
88
X19
19
S2
88
S2
88
Llandudno  dep
**
-
-
-
0905
-
-
1000
-
-
-
1100
-
-
1205
1225
-
-
-
-
Conwy  dep
-
-
-
|
-
-
1020
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
1245
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  dep
$
-
-
0945
-
-
1055
-
-
-
1145
-
-
1245
1320
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
-
0955
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
1105
11.10
-
-
1155
no 1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
1255
1330
13.40
-
no 1440
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
09.35
>>>>>
1010
-
-
-
11.35
>>>>>
12.20
-
-
-
-
14.05
-
-
Llanberis
-
09.45
1030
b
-
1130
-
11.45
1230
|
-
1430
-
-
14.20
1430
1530
Caernarfon
-
-
1055
1220
-
-
1155
-
-
1255
13.15
-
-
1455
-
-
-
1455
-
1555
 
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
88
S2
X19
88
S2
19
S4
88
S2
19
19
88
S2
X19
S4
88
S2
19
88
S2
19
Caernarfon
1100
-
-
1300
-
-
13.30 #
1400
-
-
-
1500
-
-
15.30
1600
-
-
1710
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
1125
12.00
-
1325
no 1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
terminates
Beddgelert

passengers
can have a
break and
visit the
village before
continuing to
Pen-y-Pass
at 1612
1425
14.30
-
-
1525
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
|
1625
16.30
-
1735
no 1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass
-
12.25
-
-
-
-
14.55
LSch
S+LSH
-
-
16.34
>>>>>>
16.50
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
-
12.47
1335
-
1431
-
15.17
-
1535
-
1645
-
-
17.12
1720
-
1840
Llanrwst  arr
-
-
1345
-
-
1445
-
$$
1545
1545
-
-
1655
-
-
-
1735
-
-
1850
Conwy  arr
-
-
|
-
-
1518
-
-
1618
1618
-
-
|
-
-
-
1817
-
-
1929
Llandudno  arr
-
-
1434
-
-
1540
-
-
1640
1640
-
-
1740
-
-
-
1834
-
-
1946
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
  LSch - Llanrwst Term only       S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holidays     ** - see above for details of early morning connections    
# - passengers have the option of travelling to Beddgelert this route with an afternoon break between 1406 and 1612,  before continuing    
IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT - confirm with the driver when you board and ask him to tell you where to alight    
  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
clockwise  -  via Betws-y-Coed,   Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert,  Caernarfon  and  Llanberis
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch,  tea and/or  a short walk to suit yourself --- then catch the next bus

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
             
Summer only
- click here for an alternative "anti-clockwise" trip
 
19/X19
S2*
S4-S97
S4
88
X19
19
S2*
S4
88
S2
19
19
S4
88
S2
X19
 
88
S2
19
X19
19
S2*
S4
S4
88
S2
19
Llandudno dep
**
-
-
-
-
0905
1000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1205
1225
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno dep
Conwy dep
-
-
-
-
|
1020
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
1245
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy dep
Llanrwst dep
$
-
-
-
0945
1055
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1245
1325
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst dep
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
-
-
0955
1105
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1255
1335
13.40
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass  
-
09.35
10.10
-
-
time
for a
tea or
coffee
-
11.35
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.05
no 1430
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.35
11.50
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
14.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.00
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
-
12.25
1300
-
-
-
13.20
1400
-
-
-
14.50
1500
-
-
1600
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.33
1710
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
-
1325
-
-
-
-
1425
14.30
LSch
S+LSH
-
1525
no 1530
Sherpa in
the winter
-
1625
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
1735
no 1750
Sherpa in
the winter
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
1535
-
-
1645
-
17.12
1720
-
-
-
-
-
-
1840
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
$$
1545
1545
-
-
-
1655
-
-
1730
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1850
Llanrwst arr
Conwy arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1618
1618
-
-
-
|
-
-
1817
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1929
Conwy arr
Llandudno arr
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1640
1640
-
-
-
1740
-
-
1834
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1946
Llandudno arr
09.10 - Sherpa journey     * - outward "S2" Sherpa destination is Llanberis    
$ - this "S2" Sherpa journey starts from Llanrwst (depart 0855) on Llanrwst School Days only   (passengers from Llandudno and Conwy MUST change at Llanrwst)    
$$ - this "S2" Sherpa journey continues to Llanrwst (arrive 1538) on Llanrwst School Days only   (passengers for Llandudno MUST change at Llanrwst)    
 
  LSch - Llanrwst Term only       S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holidays     ** - see above for details of early morning connections    
IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT - confirm with the driver when you board and ask him to tell you where to alight    

Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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
anti-clockwise  -  via Betws-y-Coed,  Llanberis,  Caernarfon,   Beddgelert  and  Pen-y-Pass
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch,  tea and/or  a short walk to suit yourself --- then catch the next bus

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
                 
Summer only
 
19/X19
S2
88
S4
S2
X19
X19
S2
88
S4
19
S2
88
S4
S2
19
19
X19
X19
19
S2
88
S4
S2
19
S4
S2
19
Llandudno dep
**
-
-
-
-
-
0905
-
-
-
1000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1205
1225
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno dep
Conwy dep
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
1020
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
1245
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy dep
Llanrwst dep
$
-
-
-
-
0945
-
-
-
1055
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1245
1320
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst dep
Betws-y-Coed
09.10
-
-
-
-
0955
no 1010
Sherpa in
the winter
-
-
1105
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
1255
1330
13.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis
-
09.45
1030
-
-
-
-
1130
-
-
11.45
1230
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.20
1430
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
1055
11.15
-
-
-
-
1155
12.30
-
-
1255
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1455
15.30
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
11.53
-
-
-
-
-
13.15
-
-
-
14.06
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.12
-
-
no
1745
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
12.15
12.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
====
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.34
16.50
-
no 1810
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Penygwryd
-
-
-
-
12.27
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.57
LSch
S+LSH
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.52
-
-
Penygwryd
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
12.47
1335
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
1535
1645
-
-
-
-
-
17.12
1720
-
1840
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst arr
-
-
-
-
-
1345
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
$$
1545
1545
1655
-
-
-
-
-
-
1735
-
-
1850
Llanrwst arr
Conwy arr
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1618
1618
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
1817
-
-
1929
Conwy arr
Llandudno arr
-
-
-
-
-
1434
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1640
1640
1740
-
-
-
-
-
-
1834
-
-
1946
Llandudno dep
09.10 - Sherpa journey     $ - this "S2" Sherpa journey starts from Llanrwst (depart 0855) on Llanrwst School Days only   (passengers from Llandudno and Conwy MUST change at Llanrwst)    
$$ - this "S2" Sherpa journey continues to Llanrwst (arrive 1538) on Llanrwst School Days only   (passengers for Llandudno MUST change at Llanrwst)    
  LSch - Llanrwst Term only       S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holidays     ** - see above for details of early morning connections    
IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT - confirm with the driver when you board and ask him to tell you where to alight    

Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  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)

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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