IMPORTANT
Update - 18.11.21
    Following a revised offer,  it has been announced the Arriva "strike" will be suspended from Friday 19th November,  pending a further ballot on Sunday 5th December which could possibly change things from the following week
    Most,  if not all,  of the Arriva connecting journeys shown below against a "light-grey" background are currently operating
    Arriva have announced that due to a dispute with their drivers ALL ARRIVA connecting BUSES IN NORTH WALES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL 19th DECEMBER *

    It is understood that other BUS services in North Wales (including all Winter Sherpa journeys) are running to their normal winter times - confirm direct with the operator/s concerned for their latest information
    Passengers from Chester and the North Wales Coast Resorts are advised to travel to Llandudno Junction or Betws-y-Coed or Bangor  by train to join and return from the Sherpa Bus Network or other locally run bus connections

    * this MAY be subject to short notice change - watch this space.....
    1st November 2021
    Gwynfor announced changes to the Sherpa timetables for Winter 2021-2022
    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 SHOULD 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


MORNING Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed  
to Llyn Ogwen and Bangor via Capel Curig  
Llew Jones "6B"      
AFTERNOON Bangor to Llyn Ogwen ONLY  


Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website



Llanberis
Nant Pwris
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Bethesda
Bangor

      summer weekend
  "S6" Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig -
  Llyn Ogwen* - Bethesda - Bangor
          (* - for footpath to Tryfan)
  "S2" Llanberis to Capel Curig*
          (* - for footpath to Llyn Ogwen)
      all year round

sherpanetwork
note specially - currently the "6B" service is SUSPENDED
(when there is no suitable akternative summer only "S6" journey - use the "S2" Sherpa as far as Capel Curig and walk to Llyn Ogwen)
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network

    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 

    Thrughout 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)
13.15 13.15
    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"


  llwbr PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Snowdon                 Snowdon                             ....footpath *.........Tryfan                                                              
:                               :                                   :                                 :                                                            
Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor    
Porthmadog---Beddgelert-----/                                                                                                                             


* - There is a footpath between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)  which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa or TrawsCymru !


Mondays to Saturdays - 1st November 2021  until further notice
except Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays
Click here for alternative weekday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
           
Sat
                 
S2*
T10
S4
S2*
T10
S2*
S6
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.38
-
-
10.00
-
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
12.00
-
14.30
-
16.30
-
no
1750
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.40
-
-
10.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
-
16.35
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Beddgelert
|
-
0940
|
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass (S)
07.55
-
1000
10.25
-
no
1145
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.25
-
14.50
-
16.50
-
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Capel Curig
08.05
09.13
-
10.35
11.13
12.35
13.13
15.00
15.13
17.00
17.13
19.13
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
-
09.21
-
-
11.21
-
-
13.21
-
15.21
-
17.21
-
19.21
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
Bethesda
-
09.29
-
-
11.29
-
-
13.29
-
15.29
-
17.29
-
19.29
Bethesda
Bangor
-
09.51
-
-
11.51
-
-
13.51
-
15.51
-
17.51
-
19.51
Bangor
07.38 - Sherpa journey    
09.13 - TrawsCymru journey    
Sat - Saturdays only    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                                                  Tryfan                                                         Snowdon                   Snowdon
                                                 :                                                                 :                                 :
Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass -\- Llanberis
                                                                                                                       
 \---Beddgelert---Porthmadog


* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa or TrawnCymru !


Mondays to Saturdays - 1st November 2021  until further notice
except Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for Sundays
Click here for alternative weekday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
             
Sat
           
T10*
S2
T10*
S2
T10*
S2
S6
S2
T10*
S2
S4
T10*
S2
Bangor
08.23
-
10.23
-
12.23
-
no
1345
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
14.23
-
-
16.23
-
Bangor
Bethesda
08.45
-
10.45
-
12.45
-
-
14.45
-
-
16.45
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
08.53
-
10.53
-
12.53
-
-
14.53
-
-
16.53
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
09.22
11.01
11.22
13.01
13.52
no
1452
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.01
16.00
-
17.01
17.42
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
09.35
-
11.35
-
14.05
-
16.10
1635
-
17.55
Pen-y-Paaa (S)
Beddgelert
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
1655
-
|
Beddgelert
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
11.45
-
14.20
-
-
16.25
-
-
18.10
Llanberis
09.22 - Sherpa journey    
08.23 - TrawsCymru journey     * - TrawsCymru destination is Betws-y-Coed/Corwen    
Sat - Saturdays only    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

  llwbr PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Snowdon                 Snowdon                             ....footpath *.........Tryfan                                                              
:                               :                                   :                                 :                                                            
Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor    
Porthmadog---Beddgelert-----/                                                                                                                             


* - There is a footpath between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen  (starts from beside the toilet block behind the cafe/shop)  which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa or TrawsCymru !


Sundays - 7th November 2021  until further notice
also Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays
Click here for alternative weekday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
           
 
                 
S2*
T10
S4
S2*
T10
S2*
S6
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
S2*
T10
Llanberis Joe Brown
07.38
-
-
10.00
-
no
1100
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
12.00
-
14.30
-
16.30
-
no
1750
Sherpa
in the
winter


>>>>>>
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
07.40
-
-
10.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
-
16.35
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Beddgelert
|
-
0940
|
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass (S)
07.55
-
1000
10.25
-
no
1145
Sherpa
in the
winter
12.25
-
14.50
-
16.50
-
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Capel Curig
08.05
no 0913
Traws
-Cymru
coach
in the
winter

-
10.35
11.13
12.35
no 1313
Traws
-Cymru
coach
in the
winter

15.00
15.13
17.00
no 1713
Traws
-Cymru
coach
in the
winter

19.13
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
-
-
-
11.21
-
-
-
15.21
-
-
19.21
Llyn Ogwen Car Park  (T)
Bethesda
-
-
-
11.29
-
-
-
15.29
-
-
19.29
Bethesda
Bangor
-
-
-
11.51
-
-
-
15.51
-
-
19.51
Bangor
07.38 - Sherpa journey    
09.13 - TrawsCymru journey    
These journeys operate during the summer only    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  llwbr PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                                                  Tryfan                                                         Snowdon                   Snowdon
                                                 :                                                                 :                                 :
Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass -\- Llanberis
                                                                                                                       
 \---Beddgelert---Porthmadog


* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa or TrawnCymru !


Sundays - 7th November 2021  until further notice
except Christmas Monday 27th December and New Year Monday 3rd January
NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see important note above
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays
Click here for alternative Sunday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
             
 
           
T10*
S2
T10*
S2
T10*
S2
S6
S2
T10*
S2
S4
T10*
S2
Bangor
08.23
-
no 1023
Traws
-Cymru
coach
in the
winter

-
12.23
-
no
1345
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
no 1423
Traws
-Cymru
coach
in the
winter

-
-
16.23
-
Bangor
Bethesda
08.45
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
-
16.45
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
08.53
-
-
12.53
-
-
-
-
16.53
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
09.22
11.22
13.01
13.52
no
1452
Sherpa
in the
winter
16.00
-
17.01
17.42
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
09.35
-
11.35
-
14.05
-
16.10
1650
-
17.55
Pen-y-Paaa (S)
Beddgelert
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
|
1715
-
|
Beddgelert
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
11.45
-
14.20
-
-
16.25
-
-
18.10
Llanberis
09.22 - Sherpa journey    
08.23 - TrawsCymru journey     * - TrawsCymru destination is Betws-y-Coed/Corwen    
These journeys operate during the summer only    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  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 - 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
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


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