IMPORTANT
    For the first time in two decades,  there is a major change to the 'structure' of the Sherpa network which is also expanded to incorporate some local services - thus providing better "cross-Snowdonia" journeys - meaning there is now less need than ever to take cars into the National Park

   The most significant changes are routes......
"S1" - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
  (in lieu of the local "88" and the former "S2")
"S2" - Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "85" also the former 'Park and Ride' from Llanberis)
"S3" - Beddgelert - Caernarfon - Deiniolen  (in lieu of the local "83" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S4" - Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "S97" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S5" - "Nant Peris Car Park - Pen-y-Pass "Park and Ride"in lieu of the former "S1" from Llanberis)
    
also the
"T10" TrawsCymru Bangor - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Corwen experimental service to provide daily connections into and out of the new hourly "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig        Despite operators normally being required to give 56 days notice of any change,  the "local Councils" along with "Transport for Wales" have specified the new services and as such there was "LESS THAN THREE WEEKS NOTICE" given to the General Public making planning ahead extremely difficult for potential visitors to the area
     Following on from the ever-changing situation as a result of Covid,  this is no surprise as neither Gwynfor CC nor Conwy CC
(or indeed any of the bus operators) have recently given early notice of changes to the Sherpas OR other local connections - in fact in Snowdonia these have usually been literally just a few days before the alterations came into effect

      In view of the late public advice of the detailed changes to all of the services,  ANY PAGE on THIS website dated before "THURSDAY 24th MARCH" should be regarded as "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"

      Please bookmark this page NOW and return later to see any further changes once the information has been made public..........

..........use the date at the bottom of every page as a quick way to check if it has been amended since your last visit to this page - then ALWAYS CROSS-CHECK WITH THE OFFICIAL COUNCIL AND OPERATOR WEBSITES before setting out


Traws-Cymru "T10" coach at Betws-y-Coed  
to Llyn Ogwen and Bangor via Capel Curig  

Gwynfor "S4" connection to Beddgelert      

Snowdon Sherpa
Bus Timetables



unofficial website



Llandudno     Bangor    
 Llanrwst     Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed     Llyn Ogwen  
Capel Curig
/ Llyn Ogwen     Pen-y-Pass
   Bethesda     Llanberis
        Bangor     Beddgelert

              summer weekends
  Gwynfor "S6" (Pen-y-Pass) - Capel Curig
    Llyn Ogwen* - Bethesda - Bangor
    (* - for footpath to Tryfan)

  Gwynfor "S2" to Betws-y-Coed

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

    REMEMBER..........
    Due to so many last-minute changes to the various services in the area,  unfortunately many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"
    Where known,  these are also included below as a warning - to help avoid you being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark and revisit nearer the time to check if there have been any further known changes since your last visit to this page

    Journeys shown on this website with a "strike through" line are still operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a (bus) connection back to the start location of the page - eg
 1901 

    Throughout Snowdonia there are unfortunately numerous cases of "sub-standard" connections which are NOT recognised by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
(as they are less than 5 minutes) - eg
11.01 11.00
or
17.15 17.15
    Although this website strongly advises you NOT to 'chance' them..........
..........they are included to draw your attention to the fact that if everything is 'spot on time' and you are "very quick" - it can sometimes get you to your destination considerably earlier



This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
..... and to encourage greater use of the network
also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                         ..... footpath *.......Tryfan
                    :
                                :
Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor
|                 
Pen-y-Pass - 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 !


Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April to 24th September 2022
except Public Holidays Good Friday 15th April  Easter Monday 18th April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May  Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June 
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 26th September 2022 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Traws
-Cymru
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
 
19
T10
T19
S1*
T10
S1*
S6
19
T19
T10
T10
T10
5
T10
5
     
Sat
         
Llandudno  #
0745
-
0905
-
-
-
-
0945
1150
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
0845
-
0945
-
-
-
-
1050
1240
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Corwen
|
-
|
-
10.15
-
-
|
|
12.15
14.15
16.15
-
18.15
-
Corwen
Betws-y-Coed Station *
0855
09.01
0950
10.04
11.01
11.04
-
1100
1250
13.01
15.01
17.01
-
19.01
-
Betws-y-Coed Station *
Capel Curig
-
09.13
-
10.16
11.13
11.16
1209
Sherpa

with
-drawn
-
-
13.13
15.13
17.13
-
19.13
-
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
-
09.21
-
-
11.21
-
-
-
13.21
15.21
17.21
-
19.21
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
Bethesda
-
09.29
-
-
11.29
-
-
-
13.29
15.29
17.29
-
19.29
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
-
09.46
-
-
11.46
-
-
-
13.46
15.46
17.46
1805
19.46
2005
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
09.51
-
-
11.51
-
-
-
-
13.51
15.51
17.51
|
19.51
|
Bangor Railway Station
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1910
-
2110
Llandudno
10.04 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa destination is Caernarfon (via Llanberis)    
(T) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of other connecting journeys from Llandudno and Llanrwst    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Tryfan.......... footpath * ........                               
:                                      :                         

Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst
               |
  Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig  (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 bus !


Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April to 24th September 2022
except Public Holidays Good Friday 15th April  Easter Monday 18th April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May  Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June 
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 26th September 2022 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
 
               
T10
T10
T10
T19
T10
19
S2
T19
T10
train
T10
T10
5
19
train
Bangor Railway Station
08.23
10.23
12.23
-
14.23
-
-
-
16.23
-
18.23
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
08.28
10.28
12.28
-
14.28
-
-
-
16.28
-
18.28
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
08.45
10.45
12.45
-
14.45
-
-
-
16.45
-
18.45
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
08.53
10.53
12.53
-
14.53
-
-
-
16.53
-
18.53
-
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
11.01
13.01
-
15.01
-
16.39
-
17.01
-
 19.01 
/|\
|
|
1913 -- 1913
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.18
11.18
13.18
1345
15.18
1525
16.54
1715 *
17.15 *
1802
 19.15 
1901
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
>>>>>>
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
2052
Betws-y-Coed
Corwen
10.00
12.00
14.00
|
16.00
|
-
|
18.00
|
=========
-
|
Corwen
Llanrwst #
-
-
-
1355
-
1545
-
1725
-
1806
-
-
-
2058
Llanrwst #
Bangor
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
1946
2005
|
Bangor
Llandudno #
-
-
-
1443
-
%%
-
1810
-
1851
-
-
-
2112
2144
Llandudno #
08.15 - Sherpa journey    
Sat - Saturdays only       %% - operates direct to Llandrillo College on Mondays to Thursdays during College Term, returning via Llandudno arrive 1715    
--- on other dates operates direct to Llandudno arrive 1640    
(T) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of connecting journeys to Llanrwst and Llandudno    
* - whilst in theory it is just possible to catch the earlier 1715 "T19" journey from Betws-y-Coed    
- as it is less than 5 minutes,   it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"..........but if everything is spot on time and you are quick,  it will get you to Llanrwst or Llandudno VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later (as it did until Saturday 29th August 2020)    
..........unfortunately as this IS NOW THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE DAY - it is PROBABLY THE WORST EXAMPLE    
of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING IN SNOWDONIA    

(if you miss it, your ONLY OPTION NOW IS TO CATCH THE 1802 TRAIN at Betws-y-Coed  (SOME TICKETS MAY NOT BE VALID) AS THE ARE NO LONGER ANY LATER CONWY VALLEY BUSES !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
Conwy CC and/or TrawsCymru
and ask them to retime the 1715 "T19" journey slightly later to RELIABLY connect 

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                         ..... footpath *.......Tryfan
                    :
                                :
Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor
|                 
Pen-y-Pass - 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 !


Sundays - 10th April to 25th September 2022
also Public Holidays Good Friday 15th April  Easter Monday 18th April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May  Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June 
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
The "T10" TrawsCymru journeys at 0901, 1301 and 1701 from Betws-y-Coed are re-instated for the summer period
  Click here for Sundays from 2nd October 2022 until further notice
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
 
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
 
Traws
-Cymru
Gwynfor
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
 
Traws
-Cymru
 
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
 
19
T10
T19
S1 *
19
T10
T10
S1 *
T19
19
T10
T10
T10
5
             
Llandudno  #
-
-
0900
-
0945
-
-
-
1210
1240
-
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
0820
-
0940
-
1040
-
-
-
1250
1335
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Corwen
|
-
|
-
|
10.15
-
-
|
|
14.15
-
18.15
-
Corwen
Betws-y-Coed Station *
0830
09.01
0950
10.04
1050
11.01
13.01
13.04
1300
1345
15.01
17.01
19.01
-
Betws-y-Coed Station *
Capel Curig
-
09.13
-
10.16
-
11.13
13.13
13.16
-
-
15.13
17.13
19.13
-
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
-
09.21
-
-
-
11.21
13.21
-
-
-
15.21
17.21
19.21
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
Bethesda
-
09.29
-
-
-
11.29
13.29
-
-
-
15.29
17.29
19.29
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
-
09.46
-
-
-
11.46
13.46
-
-
-
15.46
17.46
19.46
2015
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
09.51
-
-
-
11.51
13.51
-
-
-
15.51
17.51
19.51
|
Bangor Railway Station
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2120
Llandudno
10.04 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa destination is Caernarfon (via Llanberis)    
(T) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of connecting journeys from Llandudno and Llanrwst    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Tryfan.......... footpath * ........                               
:                                      :                         

Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst
               |
  Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig  (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 bus !


Sundays - 10th April to 25th September 2022
also Public Holidays Good Friday 15th April  Easter Monday 18th April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May  Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June  Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY important note above
The "T10" TrawsCymru journeys at 1023, 1423 and 1823 from Bangor are re-instated for the summer period
  Click here for Sundays from 2nd October 2022 until further notice
 
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Llew
Jones
 
Traws
-Cymru
Llew
Jones
 
Traws
-Cymru
Llew
Jones
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
 
Traws
-Cymru
Traws-Cymru
Arriva
 
T for
Wales
Llew
Jones
 
T10
T10
T10
T19
T10
T19
T10
19
S2
19
T10
T10
5
train
19
                 
Bangor Railway Station
08.23
10.23
12.23
-
14.23
-
16.23
-
-
-
18.23
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
08.28
10.28
12.28
-
14.28
-
16.28
-
-
-
18.28
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
08.45
10.45
12.45
-
14.45
-
16.45
-
-
-
18.45
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
08.53
10.53
12.53
-
14.53
-
16.53
-
-
-
18.53
-
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
11.01
13.01
-
15.01
-
17.01
-
18.20
-
 19.01 
/|\
|
|
1913 - 1913
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.15
11.15
13.15
1355
15.15
1705
17.15
1735
18.32
>>>>>>>>

1840
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
 19.15 
1901
|
|
|
|
\|/
>>>>>>>
2047
2150
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Corwen
10.00
-
14.00
|
-
|
18.00
|
-
-
-
-
|
Corwen
Llanrwst #
-
-
-
1405
-
1715
-
1745
-
-
-
-
2053
Llanrwst #
Bangor
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
1946
2015
|
Bangor
Llandudno #
-
-
-
1445
-
1755
-
1835
-
-
-
2120
2135
Llandudno #
(T) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of connecting journeys to Llanrwst and Llandudno    
  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 - Caernarfon
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno  (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - 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 - Snowdonia  (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
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 weekday trips from Bethesda
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
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 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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