Arriva Wales Conwy Valley Line  

"S97" Sherpa  Pen-y-Pass-Porthmadog  

from  Chester
Prestatyn   Rhyl
Colwyn Bay   Llandudno

to  Pen-y-Pass and
Llanberis also Beddgelert
Aberglaslyn   Porthmadog

     all year round
  "S2" Sherpa  Betws-y-Coed-Pen-y-Pass-Llanberis
     summer only "extras"

 Timings are shown below and it can all be done for just 13.80 from Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - 2 zones
(23.40 from Rhyl or Prestatyn - 3 zones     37.10 from Chester - all zones *) 
using the "North Wales Day Rover" which includes the "whole of the Sherpa Network"
purchase at your first station or from the driver of your first connnecting bus
(* - a discount is available for a "railcard" holder if booked at a station)

The Conwy Valley Line summer service is now 'theotetically' in opertion,  BUT.....
.....owing to major flooding in the Conway Valley area on Saturday 16th March
part of the Conwy Valley Railway Line has been flooded leaving some sections of track suspended in the air

In consequence all train services on this line are suspended until further notice
(expected to be for several weeks
A bus replacement service operates instead
Alternative "X19" and "19" local bus services are operating as scheduled
The latest information from TfW (Transport for Wales) can be found here,
but so far,  there us no information about the times of their "temporary"
Sunday Rail Replacement timetable
The regular "S2"/"S4" (and the summer only "S6") conecting Sherpa services
are now operated by Gwynfor
- providing convenient onward connections to both.......
and Pen-y-Pass - start of the main tracks up Snowdon
also Beddgelert - change to the "S4" Sherpa at Pen-y-Pass
- new for 2019,   it is possible to visit Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan)
by changing to the summer-only "S6" Sherpa at Capel Curig

At this time of the year - the last connecting "S2" Snowdon Sherpa Bus service back from Llanberis with an onward train connection
at Betws-y-Coed is 1630

and from Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed is at 1650

Note - a later "S2" Sherpa departs Llanberis at 1750/Pen-y-Pass at 1810
--which connects into the "19" Sunday bus service departing
Betws-y-Coed at 1840 for Llandudno Junction/Llandudno for onward train connections - in the unlikely event you miss the 1757 train
or you prefer to spend longer in Snowdonia
At this time of the year - the last connecting "S4/S2" Snowdon Sherpa connecting service back from Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed is 1625
- change Sherpas at Penygwryd ("S2" depart 1652)

Note - a later "S4" Sherpa departs Beddgelert for Pen-y-Pass at 1715

Please note - the Sherpa Network operates the normal Sunday Bus Timetables
however TforWales operates a weekday service on the Conwy Valley railway line

Sundays - 19th May to 8th September 2019
(note specially - on Public Holidays Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August the normal weeklday train service operates, but a Sunday service applies throughout the Sherpa Network)
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineries
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from North Wales Coast Railway Stations

out and return via the Conwy Valley Line and Betws-y-Coed
(the "Gateway to Snowdonia")
Outward train times
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Arriva Trains Wales website
        Chester (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0900   or   1203
        Flint (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0913   or   1218
        Prestatyn (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0926   or   1231
        Rhyl (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0932   or   1237
        Colwyn Bay (Arriva Wales) dep   j
0943   or   1248
The Conwy Valley Line - see the important note above
    Llandudno (Arriva Wales) dep
10.22   or   13.30
    Deganwy (Arriva Wales) dep   R
10.26R  or   13.34R
    Llandudno Junction (Arriva Wales) dep
10.32   or   13.40
    Betws-y-Coed ("The Gateway to Snowdonia") arr
11.00   or   14.08
  j - change trains at Llandudno Junction     R - by request      
       Betws-y-Coed "S2" Sherpa dep (platform 2 layby)
      turn right outside the main entrance

Llyn Gwynant                     Snowdon and Twin Lakes                        Llanberis Pass
11.10,*  12.10,  13.40* or 14.40
  for Llanberis and return)
(* connect at Pen-y-Pass
for Beddgelert

alternatively depart Betws-y-Coed at
11.10 for a clockwise
or 11.10 for an anticlockwise
circilar trip round Snowdon)

                            Capel Curig and Twin lakes        Nant Gwynant Pass              Aberglaslyn Pass
BETWS-Y-COED <---> Pen-y-Pass <---> Beddgelert <---> Porthmadog
                                                     /|\                                           via Pen-y-Groes      /|\
Llanberis Pass  |         SNOWDON        |     
                                                     \|/                                     |
                                               Llanberis   -------->   Caernarfon

Suggested Sherpa itineraries
latest bus times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website

Click here for a selection of trips round Snowdonia from Betws-y-Coed station
(exit station and turn right to the "Platform 2" bus stop at the layby)

Passengers already holding a "North Wales Day Rover" can travel free on all the Sherpa buses

Anyone without an inclusive ticket should purchase a 6.80 "Red Rover" from the driver of the first Sherpa bus
or if ONLY going to Pen-y-Pass - take advantage of the special 1.50 "S2" Single Journey flat fare ticket)

Return train times
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Arriva Trains Wales website
       Llanberis (Joe Brown)  "S2" Sherpa dep
14.30   or   16.30
       Betws-y-Coed (platform 2 layby)  "S2" Sherpa arr  
15.17   or   17.12
The Conwy Valley Line
    Betws-y-Coed (Arriva Wales) dep
15.29   or   17.57
    Llandudno Junction arr
15.59   or   18.29
    Deganwy arr   R
1607Rj   or   18.34R
    Llandudno arr
1614j   or   18.43
        Colwyn Bay arr   j
1641   or   1930
        Rhyl arr   j
1654   or   1943
        Prestatyn arr   j
1659   or   1948
        Flint arr   j
1713   or   2002
        Chester arr   j
1734   or   2019
  j - change trains at Llandudno Junction     R - calls by request      

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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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
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 - 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 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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