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)
(and also the Conwy Valley from Saturday 29th May)

The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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


   STOP PRESS 1
    Arriva have re-inststed their 'alternative "5C-5" evening journeys' back from Caernarfon to Llandudno

   STOP PRESS 2
    Lloyds have made changes to their 'alternative "3B" evening journeys' back from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog

   STOP PRESS 3
    Llew Jines have reinstated their late night "19" Conwy Valley connections

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official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"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



Mondays to Saturdays - 29th May 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see important note above
click here for alternative Sundays and Public Holidays 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 1720 in the summer  
BUT thanks to Llew Jones recasting their Conwy Valley services..........
..........there is now a long wait at Betws-y-Coed for any onward connection
    Don't Dispair
    In the unlikely event you are unfortunate enough to miss the 1520 or 1720 "S97" Sherpas 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
    "Red Rover day tickets" are valid on all the alternative BUS routes back to Llandudno or Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed

 
last 'all-year-round' direct return Sherpa service
 
later 'summer only'
return Sherpa service
 
alternative services
via Bangor
 
later alternative services
via Blaenau Ffestiniog
 
later alternative services via Bangor
 
 
M-F
Sat
   
M-F
Sat
   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 Llew 
 Jones
 
T for
Wales
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
 
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Avanti
T for
Wales
Lloyds
T for
Wales
 
Lloyds
T for
Wales
T for
Wales
Arriva
Arriva
 
Dilwyns
Lloyds
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
S97
S4
S2
  19  
train
train
S97-S4
S2
19
T2
5C-5*
12
T2
5C-5*
12
19
train
train
3B
train
3B
train
train
5C-5*
12
1
T2
5
12
19
Porthmadog Parc 
15.20
-
-
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
1610
-
-
1825
-
-
-
-
-
1645
-
 1905 
-
-
-
-
1940
2025
-
-
-
Porthmadog Parc 
Blaenau Ffestiniog
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-
-
-
-
-
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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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-
-
-
-
-
1717
1735
 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
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
-
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Beddgelert
15.44
16.12
-
-
-
-
17.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass
-
16.32
16.50
-
-
-
18.05
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
17.12
>>>>>>>>
1720
also
1725
and
1800
buses
to
Llan
-dudno
ALL
WITH
-DRAWN
1802
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.32
1940
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1802
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
1808
-
-
-
1950
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1808
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
  Caernarfon
-
-
-
|
|
|

\|/
-
-
-
|
1655
1700
-
1910#
1915
-
-
M-F
Sat
-
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
2015
-
2030
2115
-
-
  Caernarfon
  Bangor
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
1720
1738
-
1930
1947
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2020m-f
2102sat
-
-
-
2047
-
-
2135
2147
-
-
  Bangor
Conwy
-
-
-
M-F
Sat
-
-
2022
-
1822
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2025
>>>>>>
2104 M
|
|
-
-
-
2125
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2225
>>>>>>
2309 M
Conwy
Llandudno Jnc
station
-
-
-
1840
1931
1929
-
-
2025
-
1825f
-
-
2028f
-
|
2038m-f
2133sat
-
1840
-
2133
2128f
-
-
-
2228f
-
|
Llandudno Jnc
station
  Craig-y-Don
-
-
-
|
|
|
-
-
|
-
1835
-
-
2038
-
|
|
|
-
|
-
|
2138
2155
-
-
2238
-
|
  Craig-y-Don
Llandudno
-
-
-
1851
|
|
-
-
2040
-
1844
1910
-
2047
2110
|
|
|
-
1851
-
|
2147
|
-
-
2247
2310
|
Llandudno
  Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
2140
|
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
|
2345
  Llanrwst
  Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
2150
|
|
-
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-
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-
|
23R55
  Betws-y-Coed
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
-
-
-
1937
1935
-
-
-
-
-
1935
-
-
2135
-
2044m-f
2139sat
-
-
-
-
2139
-
2215
-
-
-
2335
-
    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
-
-
-
-
-
2020
2018
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2128m-f
2226sat
-
-
-
-
2226
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
        Chester
15.20 - 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    
$ - 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    
  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 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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