IMPORTANT
    Arriva "strike" - update on 06.12.21
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     Following a ballot,   agreement has been reached between Arriva and the Drivers' Union - in consequence all Arriva connections from other parts of North Wales into the Snowdon Sherpa network included here have reverted to operating normally
  Gwynfor have made changes to the Sherpa timetables for Winter 2021-2022 commencing 1st November

    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 SHOUD 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

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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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
17.15 17.12
    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"


Mondays to Saturdays - 1st November 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Christmas Monday 27th DecemberChristmas Tuesday 28th 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 alternative 'Sunday evening journeys'
  PLEASE NOTE..............
The last Monday to Saturday connecting Sherpa service back to Betws-y-Coed (for Llanrwst-Conwy-Llandudno) from Porthmadog departs at 1535 in the winter  
BUT thanks to Llew Jones recasting their Conwy Valley services..........
..........there is NO LONGER any evening BUS connection back along the Conwy Valley
    Don't Dispair
    In the unlikely event you are unfortunate enough to miss the 1535 "S97" Sherpa to Pen-y-Pass or you decide you wish to spend longer at Porthmadog..........
..........there are alternative journeys via Caernarfon (continuing via Bangor) at 1825,  1940 or 2025
    "1 bws" (one bus) day tickets" are valid on all the alternative BUS routes back to Llandudno

   
 
last 'all-year-round'
direct return Sherpa service
 
later alternative
servicevia
Blaenau Ffestiniog
 
later summer Sherpa via
the Nant Gwynant Pass
 
alternative services
via Bangor
 
SUSPENDED
alternative
service via
Blaenau Ffestiniog
 
later alternative services via Bangor
 
     
M-F
Sat
   
M-F
Sat
   
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Llew 
 Jones
 
Lloyds
T for
Wales
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
K & P
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
 
Lloyds
T for
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Avanti
T for
Wales
Lloyds
T for
Wales
T for
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
 
Dilwyns
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
T19
S97
S4
S2
  19  
3B
train
train
S97-S4
S2
T10
5
19
T2
5
5C-5D*
12
T2
train
5C-5*
12
19
train
train
3B
train
train
5C-5*
12
1
T2
5
12
19
Porthmadog Parc 
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15.35
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-
1645
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-
no
1720
Sherpa
in the
winter
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1610
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1825
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-
-
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-
 1905 
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1940
2025
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-
Porthmadog Parc 
Blaenau Ffestiniog
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1717
1735
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-
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
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-
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
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-
-
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-
-
 1937 
The
late
Conwy
Valley
weekday
train
has
been
SUSPEN
-DED
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
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via
Pen-y
-Groes
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\|/
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-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Beddgelert
-
16.00
16.12
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-
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-
-
-
-
-
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-
-
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-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
16.32
16.50
-
-
-
no 1810
Sherpa in
the winter
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-
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
-
-
16.32
16.50
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-
-
-
/|\
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1913----1913   
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-
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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-
-
-
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
1715 *
-
-
17.12 *
>>>>>>>>
 
1720
also
1725
and
1800
buses
to
Llan
-dudno
 
ALL
WITH
-DRAWN
>>>>>
1802
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1901
|
via
Ogwen
Valley

|
-
1940
bus


>>>>>>>>>
 
 
 


SUSP
-ENDED
 
 
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-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
1725
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-
-
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1808
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-
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-
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Llanrwst
  Caernarfon
|
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-
-
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1655
-
1730
-
1910
-
1930
-
-
M-F
Sat
-
-
2015
-
2030
2115
2115
-
-
  Caernarfon
  Bangor railway stn
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
/|\
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1951
>>>>>
1718
>>>>>
1803
>>>>>
1928
2000
2003
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2020m-f
2102sat
-
-
2048
-
-
2133
2145
-
-
  Bangor railway stn
  Bangor bus station
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1946
2005
1720
1725
1805
-
1930
|
2005
-
-
|
|
-
-
2050
-
-
2135
2147
-
-
  Bangor bus station
Conwy
c
-
-
-
-
M-F
Sat
-
-
-
2046
-
1806
1846
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2018
2046
>>>>>>
2104
bus

SUSPEN
-DED
|
|
-
-
2131
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2228
>>>>>>
2309
bus

SUSPEN
-DED
Conwy
Llandudno Jnc
station
1756
-
-
-
-
1840
1931
1929
-
-
-
2049f
-
1809f
1849f
-
-
2023
2049f
-
2038m-f
2133sat
-
2133
2134f
-
-
-
2231f
-
Llandudno Jnc
station
  Craig-y-Don
|
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-
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|
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-
2059
-
1819
1859
1903
-
|
2059
-
|
|
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|
2144
2153
-
-
2241
-
  Craig-y-Don
Llandudno
1819
-
-
-
-
1851
|
|
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-
-
2112
-
1832
1912
|
-
2040 j
2112
2120
|
|
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|
2157
|
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-
2254
2310
Llandudno
  Llanrwst
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  Llanrwst
  Betws-y-Coed
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  Betws-y-Coed
    Colwyn Bay
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-
1937
1935
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1935
-
2029
-
2145
-
2044m-f
2139sat
-
-
2139
-
2215
-
-
-
2335
-
    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2020
2018
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2122
-
-
-
2128m-f
2226sat
-
-
2226
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
        Chester
15.35 - Sherpa journey      
M-F - Mondays to Fridays only     Sat - Saturdays only    
* - normally worked by the same "through" bus     f - calls at the "flyover" stop - it NO LONGER serves the railway station    
j - change trains at Llandudno Junction railway Station (depart 2030)  
 $ - departs from stop "M" outside Conwy railway station (also one minute later from Mount Pleasant      R - operates to Betws-y-Coed on request to the driver at or before Llanrwst     
c - alight at Llandudno Junction Railway Station,  then either walk to Conwy (25 minutes) or walk to the "flyover" stop and catch the next bus into Conwy    
* - 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 OPTIONS NOW ARE TO EITHER CATCH THE 1802 TRAIN at Betws-y-Coed  (SOME TICKETS MAY NOT BE VALID)    
or RETURN THE "LONG WAY" via BANGOR
   
AS THE ARE NO LONGER ANY LATER WEEKDAY CONWY VALLEY BUSES or TRAINS  !!!!!
   
 - 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 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
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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