SUMMARY OF SNOWDON SHERPA NETWORK - SUMMER 2024
    Increase in the level of service for the Summer Sherpa routes (commencing Saturday 23rd March 2024) have been announced..........

    The level of "S1" Sherpa journeys via Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis" remains basically hourly - with the first and pen-ultimate journeys reinstated (they were suspended for the winter)

    "S2" Sherpa journeys from Bangor to Pen-y-Pass via Llanberis are again extended to operate to Pen-y-Pass on the 'alternate' half-hour to the "S1" giving a minimum summer headway of "every 30 minutes" from Llanberis
    This is augmented by exrea "S5" "shuttle journeys" at peak timss,  giving a bus every 15 minutes along the busy "core" section

    The level of "S3" Sherpa journeys along the western side of Snowdon is increased to hourly
with the last 1902 summer return journey from Beddgelert reinstated

    The level of "S4" Sherpa journeys along the Nant Gwynant pass has again been increased to basically hourly BUT BEWARE alternate journeys DO NOT OPERATE ON LOCAL SCHOOL DAYS
- see journeys headed "S+GSH" against a white background for details
    Most journeys are extended to Morfa Bychan on both weekdys and Sundays

    All the additional "S5" "Park and Ride" journeys which were SUSPENDED for the winter are reinstated

    The level of the "T10" Traws-Cymru service
(serving Tryfam - Llyn Ogwen) is considerably increased - especially at weekends - BUT this does not start until Sunday 24th March - one day later than the Sherpas

    The very limited "19" bus service from Llandudno along the Conwy Valley continues unaltered with the last direct return journey from Betws-y-Coed STILL at 1520
- with later slower journeys via the Ogwen pass
    Several outward journeys involve nearly an hour's wait at Betws-y-Coed - time for a 'cuppa'
    These are augmented by trains on the scenic 'Conwy Valley Railway Line


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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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
20.15 20.23
    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 from 25th March to 29th June 2024
except Public Holidays Good Friday 29th March  Easter Monday 1st April  Early Spring Holiday Monday 6th May and Late Spring Holiday Monday 27th May
see VERY important note above
see important note above
click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 1st July 2024
click here for alternative 'Sunday evening journeys'
  IMPORTANT --- PLEASE NOTE..............
The last Monday to Saturday "S1" Sherpa journey from Pen-y-Pass to Betws-y-Coed WITH AN ONWARD CONWY VALLEY CONNECTING BUS for Llanrwst-Conwy-Llandudno)
now departs at 1430 - (alternatively 1630 or 1830 with a connecting onward TRAIN


ALL later "S1" Sherpa journeys continue to run as advertised as far as BETWS-Y-COED ONLY,  BUT there are NO onward BUS connection to Llanrwst
- anyone for Llandudno holding a "bus only" day ticket should depart Pen-y-Pass at 1630 or 1830 and change at Capel Curig to catch the 1714 or 1914 "T10" bus to Bangor

      * * *  IGNORE the electronic display at Betws-y-Coed which is STILL (since February !) showing out of date times INCLUDING NON-EXISTENT LATER NORTHBOUND "19" WEEKDAY JOURNEYS !!!!!
 
last Conwy Valley BUS connection
 
 
 
last return Sherpa service
via Betws-y-Coed
 
alternative services
via Llanberis and Bangor
 
alternative 'summer only' services
via Llanberis, Caernarfon and Bangor
 
last 'all year round' connections via Caernarfon
 

 

 
 
 

S1
19
S1
S1
  T19  
T10
5
S1
train
train
S1
T10
5
  19  
12
train
S1
S2
train
S1
5C-5*
12
S2
5C
train
S1
S2
5C-5*
12
19
train
5C-5*
12
19
67C
S1
T2
5C-5*
12
67C
     
M-F
Sat
         
M-F
   
   Capel Curig
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16.15
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18.15
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19.15
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16.22
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18.22
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19.22
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Pen-y-Pass
14.30
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16.30
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17.30
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18.30
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16.30
17.00
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18.30
19.00
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19.30
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Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd
14.32
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15.32
16.32
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17.32
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18.32
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Penygwryd
Capel Curig
14.40
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15.40
16.40
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17.40
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18.40
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Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
14.55
15.20
15.55
16.55
1715
"T19"
has
been
WITH
-DRAWN
1703
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via
Ogwen
Valley

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17.55
1802
>>>>>
1805
>>>>>
18.55
1903
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via
Ogwen
Valley

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>>>>>>>>




1940
bus



SUSPEN
-DED







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>>>>>>
2052
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Betws-y-Coed
  Llanrwst
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15.45
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1808
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1811
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2058
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  Llanrwst
  Llanberis
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16.50
17.20
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17.50
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18.20
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18.50
19.20
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19.50
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  Llanberis
  Caernarfon
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1840
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19.17
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1945
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2018
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20.17
2055
2115
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  Caernarfon
    Llyn Ogwen
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1722
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1922
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    Llyn Ogwen
    Bethesda
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1730
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1930
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2130
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2235
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  Bangor railway
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18.13
1904
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1931
2000
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19.57
2012
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2018m-f
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  Bangor railway
  Bangor bus stn
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1815
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1951
2020
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18.17
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1915
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19.17
1934
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20.01
2020
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2050
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2104
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2125
2147
>>>>>
2209
  Bangor bus stn
Conwy
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16.16
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1904
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2109
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1922R
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2004
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2018R
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2109
>>>>>
2104
bus

SUSPEN
-DED
|
2139
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2309
bus

SUSPEN
-DED
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2230
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-
Conwy
Llandudno Jn station
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16.20
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1907f
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1836
1853
1840
1855
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2112f
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2125
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1929
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2007f
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2023
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2112f
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2035m-f
2142f
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2233f
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Llandudno Jn station
  Craig-y-Don
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1917
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2122
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2017
2023
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2122
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2152
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2243
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  Craig-y-Don
Llandudno
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16.35
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1927
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1847
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1851
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2132
2150
2144
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2009j
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2027
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2132
2150
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2202
2235
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2254
2320
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Llandudno
  Llanrwst
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  Llanrwst
  Betws-y-Coed
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  Betws-y-Coed
    Colwyn Bay
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1859
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1901
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2215
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1935
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2045
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2029
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2215
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2043m-f
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2259
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2344
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    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
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1949
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1951
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Rhyl
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2022
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Rhyl
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2120
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Rhyl
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2127m-f
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Rhyl
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Rhyl
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        Chester
- Sherpa journey operated by      
- Conwy Valley connection operated by Llew Jones     - North Wales Coast connection operated by Arriva    
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only     * - normally worked by the same "through" Arriva bus    
- Transport for Wales Conwy Valley or North Wales Coast train< - "1 bws" (one bus) tickets NOT valid" - shown as an alternative when there is no suitable bus    
  M-F - Mondays to Fridays only       Sat - Saturdays only       m-f - Avanti train to Birmingham - runs Mondays to Fridays only    
  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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Bangor - Llyn Ogwen - Betws-y-Coed
Bangor - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Bangor - Snowdonia  (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia  (via Porthmadog)
Betws-y-Coed - Llyn Ogwen - Bangor
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 - Bangor
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 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 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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