IMPORTANT
Update - 18.11.21
    Following a revised offer,  it has been announced the Arriva "strike" will be suspended from Friday 19th November,  pending a further ballot on Sunday 5th December which could possibly change things from the following week
    Most,  if not all,  of the Arriva connecting journeys shown below against a "light-grey" background are currently operating
    Arriva have announced that due to a dispute with their drivers ALL ARRIVA connecting BUSES IN NORTH WALES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL 19th DECEMBER *

    It is understood that other BUS services in North Wales (including all Winter Sherpa journeys) are running to their normal winter times - confirm direct with the operator/s concerned for their latest information
    Passengers from Chester and the North Wales Coast Resorts are advised to travel to Llandudno Junction or Betws-y-Coed or Bangor  by train to join and return from the Sherpa Bus Network or other locally run bus connections

    * this MAY be subject to short notice change - watch this space.....
    1st November 2021
    Gwynfor announced changes to the Sherpa timetables for Winter 2021-2022
    Basically the "S2" reverted to a 'one bus' operation similar to last winter,  BUT some journeys run slightly EARLIER than during the summer.  However the "S4" and "S97" services have been re-cast (still making limited connections at Pen-y-Pass),  whilst the "S1" and "S6" services have again been "suspended" for the winter..........
.........see below for the latest known information also updated other pages on this website

    In view of the late official information - at one time Operators were legally required to give at least 56 days notice of any change - ANY PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE DATED BEFORE 29th OCTOBER SHOULD BE REGARDED AS "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"


    Please bookmark this page NOW to see if any further information has been made public - using the date below as a quick guide to check if this page has been amended since your last visit


former morning Coach 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
 1234 

    Thrughout 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
    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 - 1st November 2021  until further notice
except Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays
 
daily
 
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
SH Sat
     
Sat
 
19
S6
19
T10
T19
T10
19
S2*
S6
T19
T10
T10
T10
T10
Llandudno  #
-
-
0745
-
0905
-
0945
-
-
1150
-
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
0715
-
0845
-
0945
-
1050
-
-
1240
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Betws-y-Coed
0725
no 0750
Sherpa
in the
winter

expected
to be
reinstated
in the
summer
0855
09.01
0950
11.01
1100
11.10
-
1250
13.01
15.01
17.01
19.01
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
-
-
09.13
-
11.13
-
11.22
no
1209
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
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
19.46
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
09.51
-
11.51
-
-
-
-
13.51
15.51
17.51
19.51
Bangor Railway Station
Sat - Saturdays only     SH Sat - School Holiday Saturdays only    
(T) - Sherpa 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 !


Mondays to Saturdays - 1st November 2021  until further notice
except Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays
 
daily
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
Llew
Jones
K and P
Arriva
Llew
Jones
                 
T10
T10
T10
T19
T10
19
T19
T10
train
T10
T10
5
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
1921 --- 1921
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
11.01
13.01
-
15.01
-
-
17.01
-
 19.01 
/|\
|
1901
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.15
11.15
13.15
1345
15.15
1525
1715 *
17.15 *
1802
 19.15 
-
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst #
-
-
-
1355
-
1545
1725
-
1806
-
-
-
Llanrwst #
Bangor
-
-
-
|
-
|
|
-
|
-
-
1946
2005
Bangor
Llandudno #
-
-
-
1443
-
%%
1810
-
1851
-
-
-
2112
Llandudno #
08.15 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S6" Sherpa destination is Pen-y-Pass    
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    
$ - according to the Gwynedd 'CC website - Summer Holiday Weekends means..........    
.........." operates during school holidays and Bank Holidays: (April 10 and 11; May 1, 2 and 3; May 29, 30 and 31; June 5 and 6; every Saturday and Sunday from 17 July) "    
(T) - Sherpa 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 this is PROBABLY THE WORST EXAMPLE of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING IN SNOWDONIA    

(if you miss it,  either change to the 1802 train at Betws-y-Coed  (IF your ticket is valid) or wait TWO AND A HALF HOURS for the next "19" bus - which this year has been retimed from 1840 even LATER !)    
 - 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  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

  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 - 7th November 2021  until further notice
also Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 1010, 1210, 1440, 1640 and 1840 from Betws-y-Coed are re-instated for the summer period
 
Llew
Jones
Llew Jones
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew Jones
 
Llew Jones
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew Jones
 
Llew Jones
 
Llew Jones
 
           
19
T10
T19
19
T10
T10
T19
19
T10
T10
T10
Llandudno  #
-
-
0900
0945
-
-
1210
1240
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
0820
-
0940
1040
-
-
1250
1335
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Betws-y-Coed
0830
no 0901
TrawsCymru
coach in
the winter

expected
to be
reinstated
in the
summer
0950
1050
11.01
no 1301
TrawsCymru
coach in
the winter

expected
to be
reinstated
in the
summer
1300
1345
15.01
no 1701
TrawsCymru
coach in
the winter

expected
to be
reinstated
in the
summer
19.01
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
-
-
-
11.13
-
-
15.13
19.13
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
-
-
-
11.21
-
-
15.21
19.21
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
Bethesda
-
-
-
11.29
-
-
15.29
19.29
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
11.46
-
-
15.46
19.46
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
11.51
-
-
15.51
19.51
Bangor Railway Station
08.55 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S2" Sherpa starts from "platform 2" which is outside Betws-y-Coed railway station    
and also picks up on the main road at the church,  the bridge and the pottery,  then Swallow Falls and Capel Curig --- Sherpa destination is Llanberis
   
(T) - Sherpa 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  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  
  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 - 7th November 2021  until further notice
also Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0935, 1135, 1405, 1600 and 1820 from Capel Curig are re-instated for the summer period
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew Jones
Arriva
T for
Wales
Llew
Jones
 
T10
T10
T10
T19
T10
T19
T10
T19
19
T10
T10
5
train
19
Bangor Railway Station
08.23
no 1023
TrawsCymru
coach in
the winter

expected
to be
reinstated
in the
summer
12.23
-
no 1423
TrawsCymru
coach in
the winter

expected
to be
reinstated
in the
summer
-
16.23
-
-
no 1823
TrawsCymru
coach in
the winter

expected
to be
reinstated
in the
summer
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
08.28
12.28
-
-
16.28
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
08.45
12.45
-
-
16.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
08.53
12.53
-
-
16.53
-
-
1921 --- 1921
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
13.01
-
-
17.01
-
-
/|\
|
1901
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.15
13.15
1355
1705
17.15
1735
1840
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
>>>>>
2047
2150
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst #
-
-
-
1405
-
1715
-
1745
-
-
-
2053
Llanrwst #
Bangor
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
1745
-
-
1946
2005
|
Bangor
Llandudno #
-
-
-
1445
-
1755
-
1835
-
-
2112
2135
Llandudno #
(T) - Sherpa 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  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

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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
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
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


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