VERY IMPORTANT
NOTE --- MOST NON-SHERPA CONNECTING JOURNEYS WHICH WERE SUSPENDED DURING THE SEVERE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS PERIOD HAVE RE-COMMENCED
(the majority from Monday 12th April 2021)

The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........
..........the two former "School Days Only" extensions to/from Llanrwst
will in future apply DAILY to improve connections from/to Llandudno
but the 1730 journey from Betws-y-Coed is cut short at Llanberis

(instead of continuing to Caernarfon)

The section of route between Pen-y-Pass and Beddgelert is re-instated
BUT REVERTS TO THE OLD ROUTE NUMBER "S4"

(rather than "S97" as immediately prior to the Coronavirus restrictions)
The former extra early and late summer afternoon journeys through
the Nant Gwynant Pass are to again operate
BUT NOTE SPECIALLY the last weekday journey from Pen-y-Pass
(at 1810) continues to Caernarfon rather than Porthmadog

Extra Summer Only "S1" 'Park and Ride' journeys between
Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass are re-instated for the summer to
augment the basic "S2" journeys

(service level varies to meet traffic demand)

The Weekend only "S6" Sherpa between Bangor and Pen-y-Pass
via Llyn Ogwen (for Tryfan)
re-commenced with extra journeys
operating " during School Holiday weekends "



MORNING Llanrwst and 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
note specially - currently the "6B" service only operates northbound between Betws-y-Coed/Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen
  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..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"
    These are also included below as a warning - to help you avoid being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark this page and revisit nearer the time to see if there have been any changes or further SUSPENSIONS from the limited official information when this page was last updated

    Any journey shown on all pages on this website with a "strike through" line is still be operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a connection back to the start location of this page - eg
 1234 



This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
and to encourage greater also use 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 !


Saturdays ONLY - 12th April 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see 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
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Sat
 
Sat
Sat
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S6
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
Llandudno  #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
-
-
-
-
-
-
08.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Betws-y-Coed
11.10
-
16.40
-
-
-
09.10
-
10.10
-
11.10
-
12.10
-
13.40
-
14.40
-
15.48
-
16.40
-
17.30
-
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
11.22
11.55
16.52
17.25
08.09
09.09
09.22
10.09
10.22
11.09
11.22
12.09
12.22
13.09
13.52
14.09
14.52
15.09
16.00
16.09
16.52
17.09
17.42
18.09
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
-
12.05
-
17.35
08.17
09.17
-
10.17
-
11.17
-
12.17
-
13.17
-
14.17
-
15.17
-
16.17
-
17.17
-
18.17
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
Bethesda
-
12.15
-
17.45
08.27
09.27
-
10.27
-
11.27
-
12.27
-
13.27
-
14.27
-
15.27
-
16.27
-
17.27
-
18.27
Bethesda
Bangor
-
12.30
-
18.00
08.56
09.56
-
10.56
-
11.56
-
12.56
-
13.56
-
14.56
-
15.56
-
16.56
-
17.56
-
18.56
Bangor
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
   
Sat - Saturdays only    
$ - 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 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 !


Saturdays ONLY - 12th April 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0935, 1135, 1405, 1600 and 1820 from Capel Curig are re-instated for the summer period
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor/Arriva
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
   
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6-X5
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
 
Bangor
07.20
-
13.45
-
-
07.00
-
08.00
-
09.00
-
10.00
-
11.00
-
12.00
13.00
-
14.00
-
15.00
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
-
Bangor
Bethesda
07.40
-
14.05
-
-
07.30
-
08.30
-
09.30
-
10.30
-
11.30
-
12.30
13.30
-
14.30
-
15.30
-
16.30
-
17.30
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
(T)
07.50
-
14.15
-
1735 Sat
07.40
-
08.40
-
09.40
-
10.40
-
11.40
-
12.40
13.40
-
14.40
-
15.40
-
16.40
-
17.40
-
-
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
(T)
Capel Curig
08.00
08.15
14.25
15.05
|
via
Bangor

|
\|/
07.48
08.15
08.48
09.35
09.48
10.35
10.48
11.35
11.48
12.35
12.48
13.48
14.05
14.48
15.05
15.48
16.00
16.48
17.00
17.48
18.20
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.25
-
15.17
-
08.25
-
09.47
-
10.47
-
11.47
-
12.47
-
-
14.17
-
15.17
-
16.12
-
17.12
-
18.32
1940
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst #
-
08.38
-
15.38
-
08.38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
-
-
-
-
-
-
1950
Llanrwst #
Llandudno #
-
-
-
-
1901
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2040
Llandudno #
08.15 - Sherpa journey    
 
Sat - Saturdays only    
$ - 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    
  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 - 18th April 2021  until further notice
also Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see 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
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S6
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
S2*
S6
Llandudno  #
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
-
-
-
-
-
-
08.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Betws-y-Coed
11.10
-
16.40
-
-
-
09.10
-
10.10
-
11.10
-
12.10
-
13.40
-
14.40
-
15.48
-
16.40
-
17.30
-
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
11.22
11.55
16.52
17.25
08.09
09.09
09.22
10.09
10.22
11.09
11.22
12.09
12.22
13.09
13.52
14.09
14.52
15.09
16.00
16.09
16.52
17.09
17.42
18.09
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
-
12.05
-
17.35
08.17
09.17
-
10.17
-
11.17
-
12.17
-
13.17
-
14.17
-
15.17
-
16.17
-
17.17
-
18.17
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
Bethesda
-
12.15
-
17.45
08.27
09.27
-
10.27
-
11.27
-
12.27
-
13.27
-
14.27
-
15.27
-
16.27
-
17.27
-
18.27
Bethesda
Bangor
-
12.30
-
18.00
08.56
09.56
-
10.56
-
11.56
-
12.56
-
13.56
-
14.56
-
15.56
-
16.56
-
17.56
-
18.56
Bangor
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
   
$ - 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 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 - 18th April 2021  until further notice
also Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0935, 1135, 1405, 1600 and 1820 from Capel Curig are re-instated for the summer period
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor/Arriva
Gwynfor
Llew Jones
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6-5D
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
S6
S2
19
Bangor
07.20
-
13.45
-
-
07.00
-
08.00
-
09.00
-
10.00
-
11.00
-
12.00
13.00
-
14.00
-
15.00
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
-
Bangor
Bethesda
07.40
-
14.05
-
-
07.30
-
08.30
-
09.30
-
10.30
-
11.30
-
12.30
13.30
-
14.30
-
15.30
-
16.30
-
17.30
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
(T)
07.50
-
14.15
-
1735
07.40
-
08.40
-
09.40
-
10.40
-
11.40
-
12.40
13.40
-
14.40
-
15.40
-
16.40
-
17.40
-
-
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
(T)
Capel Curig
08.00
08.15
14.25
15.05
|
via
Bangor

|
\|/
07.48
08.15
08.48
09.35
09.48
10.35
10.48
11.35
11.48
12.35
12.48
13.48
14.05
14.48
15.05
15.48
16.00
16.48
17.00
17.48
18.20
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.25
-
15.17
-
08.25
-
09.47
-
10.47
-
11.47
-
12.47
-
-
14.17
-
15.17
-
16.12
-
17.12
-
18.32
1840
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst #
-
08.38
-
15.38
-
08.38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
-
-
-
-
-
-
1850
Llanrwst #
Llandudno #
-
-
-
-
1906
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1938
Llandudno #
08.15 - Sherpa journey    
 
$ - 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    
  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
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 - 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 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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