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 - then ALWAYS CROSS-CHECK WITH THE OFFICIAL COUNCIL AND OPERATOR WEBSITES before setting out

Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
    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 

    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
17.55 17.54
    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"


Sundays - 10th April to 25th September 2022
also Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  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 important note above

REMEMBER - the last Sunday "S4" Sherpa connection from Porthmadog via Beddgelert now departs at 1530
click here for alternative weekday evening journeys
Don't Dispair
    In the unlikely event you are unfortunate enough to miss the 15.30 "S4" Sherpa to Beddgelert (for Pen-y-Pass) or you decide you wish to spend longer in Porthmadog
    there is a later bus connection via Caernarfon (Lloyds "T2") at 1605
 with onward (Arriva "5C-5") connections via Bangor..........
    or a bus connections via Blaenau Ffestiniog (Llew Jones "1S") at 1540  with an onward (Llew Junes "T19") connection via the Conwy Valley..........
    also later bus/TRAIN connections via Blaenau Ffestiniog (Llew Jones "1S") at 1640 and 1840


    "1 bws" (one bus) day tickets are valid on the alternative BUS routes back to Llandudno or Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed
    "North Wales Day Rover tickets" are valid on ALL the alternative bus and train routes back to Llandudno or Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed
 
alternative via
Blaenau Ffestioniog
 
last "S4"-"S1" Sherpas via Pen-y-Pass
 
last alternative services
via Caernarfon
 
alternative
via Blaenau Ffestioniog
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
T for
Wales
T for
Wales
1S
T19
1S
train
S4
S4
S1
train
S1
T10
5
T2
5C-5*
12
19
T10
S4
S3
5C-5*
1S
train
train
Porthmadog Parc 
1540
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1640
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15.30
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1605
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18.30
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1840
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Porthmadog Parc 
Beddgelert
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Oakley
Arms

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Oakley
Arms

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15.55
16.58
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via
Pen-y
-Groes

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18.55
1902
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via
Oakley
Arms

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Beddgelert
Nant Gwynant Watkin
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17.03
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Nant Gwynant Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
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17.20
17.30
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18.30
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Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
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17.39
>>>>>>
18.39
19.13-19.13
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Capel Curig
 Blaenau Ffestiniog
1608
1640
1708
1728
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1908
2020
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 Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
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1705
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17.55
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17.54
20.47
18.54
19.01
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2047
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Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
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1715
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18.01
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20.53
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2053
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Llanrwst
  Caernarfon
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1650
1719
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1937
2040
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  Caernarfon
  Bangor
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19.46
20.15
1715
1755
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1823
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2115
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  Bangor
Conwy
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20.59
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1839
>>>>>
1854 M
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via
Llyn
Ogwen

and

Capel
Curig

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2159
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Conwy
Llandudno Jnc railway station
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1739
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18.30
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21.22
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2102f
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1842f
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2202f
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2122
2139
Llandudno Jnc railway station
  Craig-y-Don
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21.12
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1852
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2212
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  Craig-y-Don
Llandudno
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1755
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18.43
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21.35
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21.20
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1900
1910
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2220
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2135
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Llandudno
  Llanrwst
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1930
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  Betws-y-Coed
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19R40
1915
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  Betws-y-Coed
    Colwyn Bay
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1935
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2145
    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
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2233
        Chester
15.30 - Sherpa journey    
* - normally worked by the same "through" bus     f - calls at the "flyover" stop,  NOT the Railway Station    
M - departs from stop "M" outside Conwy railway station (also one minute later from Mount Pleasant stop) - alight off the "5" at "Town Ditch" stop    
and walk under the arch across the road to the railway station
   
R - extends to Betws-y-Coed on request to the driver at or before 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  

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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 - 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
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
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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