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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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 "


Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
    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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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"



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

BEWARE - the last Sunday "S97" Sherpa journey from Porthmadog now departs at 1355
click here for alternative weekday evening journeys
Don't Dispair
    There is a alternative later connection via Caernarfon (Lloyds "T2") at 1605  with onward (Arriva "5-5C") connections via Bangor..........
    and even later connections via Blaenau Ffestiniog (Llew Jones "1S") at 1640
(also 1840 *) with onward connections via the Conwy Valley..........
    "Red Rover 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
          * - connects into the last northbound Conwy Valley Line train
 
last "S2" Sherpas via Pen-y-Pass or Penygwryd
 
last alternative services
via Caernarfon
 
later alternative services
via Blaenau Ffestiniog
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
T for
Wales
Llew
Jones
Lloyds
T for
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
Llew
Jones
Arriva
T for
Wales
 
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
T for
Wales
S97-S4
S2
X19
S4
S2
train
X19
T2
train
5C-5D*
12
X19
19
1S
train
X19
12
train
1S
train
train
Porthmadog Parc 
13.55
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1605
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1640
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1840
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Porthmadog Parc 
Beddgelert
14.20
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16.27
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Beddgelert
Nant Gwynant Watkin
14.25
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16.32
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Nant Gwynant Watkin
Pen-y-Pass
14.40
14.55
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16.50
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Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd
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14.57
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16.44
16.52
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Penygwryd
 Blaenau Ffestiniog
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1708
1728
1740
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1908
2020
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 Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
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14.17
15.25
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17.12
1755
18.05
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1755
1805
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2047
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Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
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15.35
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1801
18.15
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1801
1815
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2053
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Llanrwst
  Caernarfon
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1650
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1725
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  Caernarfon
  Bangor
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1756
1800
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  Bangor
Conwy
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1815
1841
>>>>>>>>>>>
2104 $
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Conwy
Llandudno Jnc flyover
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1844
 
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Llandudno Jnc flyover
Llandudno Jnc railway station
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16.05
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1830
18.43
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1822
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1915
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1830
1840
>>>>>>
1924
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2122
2138
Llandudno Jnc railway station
NW Gardens/Rail Stn
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1843
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1904
1912
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1843
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2135
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NW Gardens/Rail Stn
Llandudno
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16.19
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18.58
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1906
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1854
1910
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Llandudno
  Llanrwst
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1940
2135
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19R50
21R45
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    Colwyn Bay
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1828
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1835
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1935
1930
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2144
    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
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1917
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2022
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2235
        Chester
13.55 - Sherpa journey    
* - normally worked by the same "through" bus    
$ - departs from stop "M" outside Conwy railway station (also one minute later from Mount Pleasant)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website or official Conwy CC website 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
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 Caernarfon
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 Caernarfon
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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