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The extra summer "S2" journeys which were withdrawn for winter 2020-2021 are re-instated in virtually the same times..........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



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 only operates northbound between Betws-y-Coed/Capel Curig and 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

   STOP PRESS
    Gwynfor have confirmed an alternative "hourly" service will operate over the "Easter" and other "School Holiday" Weekends
(click here for details

    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"



  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 !


Mondays to Saturdays - 12th April 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August


 An alternative increased "level of service" will operate on Saturdays Only during "School Holiday Weekends" 
click here for details

see VERY important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 from Llanberis to Capel Curig re-instated for the summer period
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
Click here for alternative weekday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
 
Fri
M-Th+S
       
Sat
           
Sat
 
Llew Jones
***
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
6B
6B
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S6
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S6
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
07.45
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
12.00
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
07.50
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
      Porthmadog
-
-
|
|
0905b
|
|
-
1130b
|
-
|
|
1520b
|
-
      Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
-
-
|
|
0905
|
|
-
1115
|
1330
|
|
1530 +
|
-
   Caernarfon
   Beddgelert
-
-
|
|
0940
|
|
-
1155
|
1410
|
|
1612
|
-
   Beddgelert
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
-
-
|
|
0945
|
|
-
1200
|
1415
|
|
1617
|
-
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
Pen-y-Pass
-
-
08.05
09.25
1000
10.25
11.25
11.45
1215
12.25
1430
14.55
15.50
1632
16.50
17.15
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
07.08
07.18
08.15
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
11.55
-
12.35
-
15.05
16.05
-
17.00
17.25
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
12.05
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
17.35
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
-
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.00
Bangor Bus Station
10.00 - Sherpa journey     b - "S97" Sherpa - change to "S4" Sherpa at Beddgelert (stop "B")     + - departs five minutes later on non-School Days    
***  - BEWARE the 'daily' morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tryfan) is basocally only a 'postioning' run (operated by a large "National Express" coach) for a journey from    
Bangor and it will normally only pick up at the stop outside the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed)    
In consequence,  the coach times are liable to be changed or even wihdrawn at short notice    
Unfortunately it is the ONLY northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day during the winter (or mid-week in the summer) - but although early, it does offer an opportunity to climb Tryfan - they were advertising a flat single fare of just £1 !!!    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel    
Fri - Fridays only     M-Th+S - Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays only     Sat - operates Saturdays only     S+LSH - operates all Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays 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  
  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr PERIS 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 !


Mondays to Saturdays - 12th April 2021  until further notice
except Public Holidays Early Spring Weekend Monday 3rd May  Late Spring Weekend Monday 31st May and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August


 An alternative increased "level of service" will operate on Saturdays Only during "School Holiday Weekends" 
click here for details

see VERY important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys from Capel Curig to Llanberis at 1022, 1222, 1452, 1652 and 1852 are re-instated for the summer period
BEWARE
    The afternoon Sherpa from Bangor has been re-timed to arrives Penygwryd slightly later - JUST MISSING the former "S4" connection
    This means it is NO LONGER possible to make an afternoon trip to Beddgelert
    Unfortunately,  this is yet another example of "failed" integrated timetable planning !!!!!    
  Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays
Click here for alternative Monday to Saturday connecting journeys from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
 
Sat
           
Sat
             
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S6
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S6
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S4
S2
Bangor Bus Station
07.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
07.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bethesda Spar
07.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.50
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
14.15
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.00
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
-
14.25
15.52
16.00
-
16.52
17.42
-
18.52
Capel Curig
Penygwryd
08.07
09.29
-
10.29
11.29
-
12.29
13.59
-
14.32
14.59
16.07
-
16.59
17.49
-
18.59
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
08.10
09.35
1005
10.35
11.35
1220
12.35
14.05
1430
14.35
15.05
16.10
1635
17.05
17.55
1810
19.05
Pen-y-Pass
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
-
|
1020
|
|
1235
|
|
1445
-
|
|
1650
|
|
1825
|
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
   Beddgelert
-
|
1030
|
|
1245
|
|
1455
-
|
|
1700
|
|
1835
|
   Beddgelert
      Porthmadog
-
|
1055
|
|
1340b
|
|
1513
-
|
|
1718
|
|
|
|
      Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.45
-
10.45
11.45
|
12.45
13.50
-
-
15.20
16.25
-
17.20
18.10
|
19.20
Llanberis
   Caernarfon
-
-
1220c
-
-
1315
-
-
1630c
-
-
-
====
-
-
19.05
19.42
   Caernarfon
09.22 - Sherpa journey     b - change to the 1315 "S97" Porthmadog Sherpa at Beddgelert    
c - change to the "S4" Caernarfon Sherpa  (stop "B" at Beddgelert - across the road,  outside the Tourist Information Centre - depart 1150,  1415,  1600 or 18.35)    
 
Sat - operates Saturdays 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  

  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 !


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


 An alternative increased "level of service" will operate on "School Holiday Weekend" Sundays and Public Holidays 
click here for details

see VERY important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys at 0900, 1100, 1330, 1530 and 1750 from Llanberis to Capel Curig are re-instated for the summer period
  Click here for alternative Sunday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
                     
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S2
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S6
S4
S2
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S6
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.00
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
12.00
-
14.30
15.30
-
16.30
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.05
09.05
-
10.05
11.05
-
-
12.05
-
14.35
15.35
-
16.35
-
Llanberis Interchange
      Porthmadog
|
|
0910
|
|
-
-
|
1355
|
|
-
|
-
      Porthmadog
   Caernarfon
|
|
|
|
|
-
1110
|
|
|
|
1550
|
-
   Caernarfon
   Beddgelert
|
|
0934
|
|
-
1150
|
1420
|
|
1627
|
-
   Beddgelert
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
|
|
0939
|
|
-
1155
|
1425
|
|
1632
|
-
  Nant Gwynant - Watkin 
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
09.25
0955
10.25
11.25
11.45
1215
12.25
1440
14.55
15.50
|
16.50
17.15
Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd
08.27
09.25
-
10.27
11.27
11.47
-
12.27
-
14.57
15.50
1644
16.52
17.17
Penygwryd
Capel Curig
08.35
09.35
-
10.35
11.35
11.55
-
12.35
-
15.05
16.05
-
17.00
17.25
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
12.05
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
17.35
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
-
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.45
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.00
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
08.00 - Sherpa journey    
  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 OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr PERIS 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 !


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


 An alternative increased "level of service" will operate on "School Holiday Weekend" Sundays and Public Holidays 
click here for details

see VERY important note above
The "S2" Sherpa journeys from Capel Curig to Llanberis at 1022, 1222, 1452, 1652 and 1852 are re-instated for the summer period
  Click here for alternative Sunday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
         
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
S6
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
S2
S6
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97
S2
Bangor Bus Station
07.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
07.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bethesda Spar
07.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.50
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
14.15
-
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.00
09.22
-
10.22
11.22
-
12.22
13.52
14.25
-
16.00
-
16.52
17.42
-
18.52
Capel Curig
Penygwryd
08.07
09.29
-
10.29
11.29
-
12.29
13.59
14.32
-
16.07
-
16.59
17.49
-
18.59
Penygwryd
Pen-y-Pass
08.10
09.35
1005
10.35
11.35
1220
12.35
14.05
14.35
1445
16.10
1650
17.05
17.55
1810
19.05
Pen-y-Pass
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
-
|
1020
|
|
1235
|
|
-
1500
|
1705
|
|
1825
|
   Nant Gwynant - Watkin
   Beddgelert
-
|
1030
|
|
1245
|
|
-
1510
|
1712
|
|
1835
|
   Beddgelert
      Porthmadog
-
|
|
|
|
1310
|
|
-
|
|
===
|
|
1900
|
      Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.45
|
10.45
11.45
-
12.45
14.20
-
|
16.25
-
17.20
18.10
-
19.20
Llanberis
   Caernarfon
-
-
1105
-
-
-
-
-
-
1545
-
-
-
-
-
19.42
   Caernarfon
07.20 - Sherpa journey    
  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)
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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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