LATEST
    Late June 2021
    Following weeks of traffic chaos in the Caernarfon area,  a TEMPORARY revised,  reduced level "88" weekday timetable is operating to try and improve timekeeping
    Passenegrs intending to connect with the Sherpa at Llanberis should familiarise themselves with the changes.....
.....Eastbound click here or here
.....Westbound click here or here
   Alternatively see updated itineries from Betws-y Coed

BEWARE
    There are some NEW "silly" zero minute connections at Llanberis which are NOT recognised as such by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
    You are STRONGLY advised NOT TO RISK them,  but if you are lucky and manage to make one,  it will get you there much quicker - yet another example of "failed" Integrated Timetable Planning in Snowdonia !!!

LATEST
    Late May 2021
    The former "X19" journeys will be replaced by new "T19" journeys commencing Saturday 29th May - which in future will be operated under the "TrawsCymru" brand
    NOTE SPECIALLY the former (long standing) 1220 connection from Llandudno will in future run 30 minutes EARLIER throughout (at 1150) - thus considerably increasing the wait time at Betws-y-Coed for the 1340 "S2" Sherpa to Pen-y-Pass (for the "S4" Sherpa to Beddgelert) and Llanberis
   Unfortunately the "silly" sub-standard return weekday "near-connections" at Betws-y-Coed are 'faithfully' carried forward - yet another example of "failed" Integrated Timetable Planning in Snowdonia !!!

from the North Wales coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER WEEKDAY TRIPS from LLANDUDNO,  CONWY and

Llew Jones "T19" fast connections      
along the east side of the Conwy Valley  
along the west side of the Conwy Valley  
Llew Jones "19" slow connections      

LLANRWST

by


via the
Conwy Valley
and Betws-y-Coed
larger buses may operate on
some journeys at busy times


   "S2" Betws-y-Coed - Llanberis
      Gwynfor Sherpa - all year
   "S97" Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
     - via Beddgelert (for "S4" to Caernarfon)

sherpanetwork
  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..........
    Unfortunately,  many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "WITHDRAWN" or are currently "SUSPENDED"
    Reference to these are also included below as a warning - to help you avoid being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark this page and revisit nearer the time of your visit to check if there have been any further changes 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"




This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available
and to encourage greater also use includes some suggested
"trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


Snowdon Sherpa
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 suggested Sunday itineraries from Llandudno
"Trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llandudno and Llanrwst
out and return via Betws-y-Coed
 (change buses outside the railway station)

Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia
with extra and later Sherpas back to Betws-y-Coed
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Llandudno are as follows...... 
Llanberis to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1750  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Caernarfon to Llandudno (88-S2-19) - connection departs 1600  (change at Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-88-S2-19) - connection departs 1415  (change at Caernarfon,  Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Rhyd Ddu to Llandudno (S4-88-S2-19) - connection departs 1608  (change at Caernarfon,  Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Pen-y-Pass to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1810  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Caernarfon to Llandudno (via Beddgelert) (S4-S2-19) - connection departs 1530  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
Rhyd Ddu to Llandudno (via Beddgelert) (S4-S2-19) - connection departs 1557  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
(a later 'S4-5C-5' connection is available at 1843 via Caernarfon)
Porthmadog to Llandudno (S97-S4-S2-19) - connection departs 1720  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S3-S2-19) - connection departs 1745  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
(a later 'S4-5C-5' connection is available at 1835 via Caernarfon)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin path) to Llandudno - connection departs 1750  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
(a later 'S4-5C-5' connection is available at 1825 via Caernarfon)
Pen-y-Pass to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1810  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Capel Curig to Llandudno (S2-19) - connection departs 1820  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Bethesda to Llandudno (S6-S2-T19) - connection departs 1405** on SATURDAYS ONLY  (change at Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed)
 Llyn Ogwen to Llandudno (S6-S2-T19) - connection departs 1415 ** on SATURDAYS ONLY  (change at Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed
(a later Saturdays only 'S6-5' connection is available at 1735 via Bangor)
Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno (19) - depart 16.47, 17.15(T19) then 1940 and 2150

** click "here" for details of the EXTRA "S6" Sherpa 'hourly' journeys OVER "School Holiday" WEEKENDS
$$$
- click here for details of alternative "Transport for Wales" train connections


        Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
        or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon
          - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........
 
Suggested itineraries
latest times should be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC website
 

               
BEDDGELERT   and   PORTHMADOG
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes,  Nant Gwynant pass and the Aberglaslyn pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket* from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see important note above
 
Outward
 
           
19
S2
S4-S97
S4
19
T19
S2
S4
S4
T19
S2
S4-S97
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
09.05
09.45
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
|
10.04
-
-
-
|
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.40
08.55
-
-
09.45
10.50
-
-
-
12.40
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
-
09.10
-
-
09.55
11.00
11.10
-
-
12.50
13.40
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
09.35
10.05
-
-
-
11.35
12.25
-
-
14.05
14.30
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
-
10.20
-
-
-
-
12.40
-
-
-
14.45
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
Beddgelert
-
-
10.25
1150
-
-
-
12.45
1415
-
-
14.50
Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu  (S)
-
-
|
1158
-
-
-
|
1423
-
-
|
    Rhyd Ddu  (S)
    Caernarfon
-
-
|
1220
-
-
-
|
1445
-
-
|
    Caernarfon
Porthmadog
-
-
10.55
-
-
-
-
13.10
-
-
-
15.13
Porthmadog
 
Return
 
           
last 'all-year-round' Sherpa
through the Nant Gwynant Pass
 
later summer only
Sherpa through the
Nant Gwynant Pass
 
alternative
S97
S4
S2
19
19
T19
S97
S97
S4
S2
train
S4
S2
19
3B
train
Porthmadog
1130
-
-
-
-
-
1345
1520
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
 1905 
-
Porthmadog
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
 1937 
2020
train
SUS-
PENDED
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Caernarfon
|
13.30
-
-
-
-
|
|
15.30 #
-
-
|
-
-
-
    Caernarfon
    Rhyd Ddu (S)
|
13.52
-
-
-
-
|
|
15.57
-
-
|
-
-
-
    Rhyd Ddu (S)
Beddgelert
1148
14.10
-
-
-
-
1409
1544
16.12
-
-
17.45
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Nant Gwynant
Watkin
  (S)
-
14.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.17
-
-
17.50
-
-
-
Nant Gwynant
Watkin
  (S)
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
14.30
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
16.32
16.50
-
18.05
18.10
-
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
15.17
-
16.47
17.15 *
-
-
-
17.12 *
18.02
>>>>>>
18.32
19.40
-
2047
train
SUS-
PENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
15.38
15.45
17.00
17.25
-
-
-
18.08
-
-
19.50
-
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
16.20
17.35
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
20.22
-
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
%%
17.55
18.10
-
-
-
-
18.51
-
-
20.40
-
Llandudno
08.55 - Sherpa journey     # - starts five minutes later on non-School Days    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
  %% - operates direct to Llandrillo College on Mondays to Thursdays during College Term, returning via Llandudno arrive 1715 --- on other dates operates direct to Llandudno arrive 1640    
* - 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 much earlier    

All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later    
..........If you are unlucky and miss the "T19" the next from Betws-y-Coed is NOT until 1940
(alternatively catch the Conwy Valley Line train at 1802)    
--- unfortunately this is yet another example of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    

 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone (01492 640 320)/email both the operator (Llew Jones)    
and Conwy CC and ask them to retime the "T19" journey slightly later to make it a RELIABLE connection   

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times 

               
LLANBERIS   and   CAERNARFON
via Swallow Falls,  the Twin Lakes, and the Llanberis pass or the Nant Gwynant pass
stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket* from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see important note above
 
Outward
 
                   
M-F
Sat
 
19
S2
88
T19
S2
88
19
S2
88
19
S2
T19
S2
88
train
train
S2
88
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
09.05
-
-
09.45
-
-
11.00
-
11.50
-
-
13.22
13.17
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
|
-
-
10.04
-
-
11.19
-
|
-
-
|
|
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.40
08.55
-
09.45
-
-
10.50
-
-
11.55
-
12.40
-
-
13.58
13.52
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
-
09.10
-
09.55
10.10
-
11.00
11.10
-
12.05
12.10
12.50
13.40
-
14.04
13.58
14.40
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
-
09.35
-
-
10.35
-
-
11.35
-
-
12.35
-
14.05
-
-
15.05
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Llanberis  (S)
-
09.45
1000
-
10.45
1130
-
11.45
1230
-
12.45
-
14.20
1430
-
15.20
1530
Llanberis  (S)
Caernarfon
-
-
1025
-
-
1155
-
-
1255
-
-
-
-
1455
-
-
1555
Caernarfon
 
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
88
S2
T19
88
S2
19
88
S2
19
88
S2
19
T19
S4
S2
train
88
S2
19
19
Caernarfon
1100
-
-
1200
-
-
1400
-
-
1500
-
-
-
1530 #
-
-
1640
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
|
12.00
-
|
13.30
-
|
14.30
-
|
15.30
-
-
|
|

\|/
16.30
-
|
17.50
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis
Interchange (S)
1122
12.05
-
1327
13.35
-
1422
14.35
-
1527
15.35
-
-
16.35
-
1707
17.55
-
-
Llanberis
Interchange (S)
    Beddgelert
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
1612
|
-
-
|
-
-
    Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
-
12.25
-
-
13.55
-
-
14.55
-
-
15.50
-
-
1632
16.50
-
-
18.10
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Betws-y-Coed
-
12.47
13.37
-
14.17
14.35
-
15.17
-
-
16.12
16.47
17.15 *
-
17.12 *
18.02
>>>>>
18.32
19.40
2150
bus

suspend
-ded
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
13.47
-
-
14.45
-
15.38
15.45
-
-
17.00
17.25
-
-
18.08
-
-
19.50
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
|
-
-
15.20
-
-
16.20
-
-
17.35
|
-
-
|
-
-
20.22
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
14.43
-
-
15.40
-
-
%%
-
-
17.55
18.10
-
-
18.51
-
-
20.40
Llandudno
08.55 - Sherpa journey     #- starts five minutes later on non-School Days    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
  %% - operates direct to Llandrillo College on Mondays to Thursdays during College Term, returning via Llandudno arrive 1715 --- on other dates operates direct to Llandudno arrive 1640    
* - 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 much earlier    

All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later    
..........If you are unlucky and miss the "T19" the next from Betws-y-Coed is NOT until 1940
(alternatively catch the Conwy Valley Line train at 1802)    
--- unfortunately this is yet another example of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    

 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone (01492 640 320)/email both the operator (Llew Jones)    
and Conwy CC and ask them to retime the "T19" journey slightly later to make it a RELIABLE connection   

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

               
LLYN OGWEN   or   BETHESDA
via Pen-y-Pass,  Capel Curig and the Ogwen Valley Pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

see important note above
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip to Llyn Ogwen (Tryfan) or Bethesda or Bangor
 
Outward
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
   
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
T19
19
S2*
S6
19
S2*
S6
T19
S2*
S6
19
S2*
S6
19
S2*
S6
Llandudno
09.05
09.45
-
-
07.45
-
-
09.05
-
-
09.45
-
-
11.00
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
|
10.04
-
-
08.02
-
-
|
-
-
10.04
-
-
11.19
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
09.45
10.50
-
-
08.40
08.55
-
09.45
-
-
10.50
-
-
11.55
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
09.55
11.00
11.10
-
-
09.10
-
09.55
10.10
-
11.00
11.10
-
12.05
12.10
-
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
-
-
11.22
11.55
-
09.22
10.09
-
10.22
11.09
-
11.22
12.09
-
12.22
13.09
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
-
-
-
12.05
-
-
10.17
-
-
11.17
-
-
12.17
-
-
13.17
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
Bethesda
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
10.27
-
-
11.27
-
-
12.27
-
-
13.27
Bethesda
Bangor
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
10.56
-
-
11.56
-
-
12.56
-
-
12.56
Bangor
 
Return
 
School Term Weekends
 
School Holiday Weekends  $
Sat
 
Sat
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
 
Sat
S6
S2
19
S6-X5
S6
S2
19
S6
S2
19
S6
S2
T19
19
S6
S2
train
S6
S2
19
S6-X5
Bangor
13.45
-
-
-
13.00
-
-
14.00
-
-
15.00
-
-
-
16.00
-
-
17.00
-
-
-
Bangor
Bethesda
14.05
-
-
-
13.30
-
-
14.30
-
-
15.30
-
-
-
16.30
-
-
17.30
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
14.15
-
-
1735
13.40
-
-
14.40
-
-
15.40
-
-
-
16.40
-
-
17.40
-
-
1817
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
14.25
15.05
-
|
|
via #
Bangor
|
\|/
13.48
14.05
-
14.48
15.05
-
15.48
16.00
-
-
16.48
17.00
-
17.48
18.20
-
|
|
via ##
Bangor
|
\|/
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
-
15.17
-
-
14.17
14.35
-
15.17
-
-
16.12
16.47
17.15*
-
17.12
1802
-
18.32
19.40
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
15.38
15.45
-
-
14.45
-
15.38
15.45
-
-
17.00
17.25
-
-
1808
-
-
19.50
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
16.20
-
-
15.20
-
-
16.20
-
-
17.35
|
-
-
|
-
-
20.22
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
16.40
1901
-
-
15.40
-
-
%%
-
-
17.55
18.10
-
-
1851
-
-
20.40
2047
Llandudno
08.55 - Sherpa journey      
Sat - Saturdays only     $ - according to the Gwynedd 'CC website - Summer Holiday Weekends means..........    
.........." operates during school holidays and Bank Holidays: (April 10 and 11; May 1, 2 and 3; May 29, 30 and 31; June 5 and 6; every Saturday and Sunday from 17 July) "    
  %% - operates direct to Llandrillo College on Mondays to Thursdays during College Term, returning via Llandudno arrive 1715 --- on other dates operates direct to Llandudno arrive 1640    
(T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
# - Bangor arrive 1800, "X5" depart 1807     ## - Bangor arrive 1856, "5" depart 1947    
* - 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 much earlier    

All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later    
..........If you are unlucky and miss the "T19" the next from Betws-y-Coed is NOT until 1940
(alternatively catch the Conwy Valley Line train at 1802)    
--- unfortunately this is yet another example of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    

 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone (01492 640 320)/email both the operator (Llew Jones)    
and Conwy CC and ask them to retime the "T19" journey slightly later to make it a RELIABLE connection   

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via Betws-y-Coed,   Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert,  Caernarfon  and  Llanberis
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch,  tea and/or  a short walk to suit yourself --- then catch the next bus

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see important note above
Where there are NO LONGER any suitable connecting Conwy Valley BUSES  alternative TRAIN* journeys are shown
* - if you intend to use any of the alternative TRAIN journeys,  you are advised to purchase an appropriate North Wales Day Rover ticket  (valid on all trains and buses in the area)
                     
Later Summer Only circuit
 
19
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
19
T19
19
S2
S97
S4
88
S2
19
T19
S2
train
19
T19
S2
S4
S4
88
S2
19
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
09.05
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.00
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
10.02
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.19
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.40
08.55
-
-
-
-
-
09.45
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.55
12.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
-
09.10
-
-
-
-
-
09.55
11.00
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.05
12.50
13.40
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass   
-
09.35
10.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.35
12.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.05
14.30
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass   
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.30
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
14.15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
16.00
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
Caernarfon
-
-
-
12.20
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
13.15
14.45
15.00
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.30
16.40
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
-
|
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
15.30
-
-
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
17.50
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
-
14.22
14.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.27
15.35
-
-
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.07
17.55
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass   
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.50
-
-
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
Pen-y-Pass   
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.12
16.47
17.15 *
17.12 *
18.02
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.32
19.40
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
15.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.00
17.25
-
18.08
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.50
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
|
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20.22
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
%%
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.55
18.10
-
18.51
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20.40
Llandudno
08.55 - Sherpa journey     * - outward "S2" Sherpa destination is Llanberis    
 
  %% - operates direct to Llandrillo College on Mondays to Thursdays during College Term, returning via Llandudno arrive 1715 --- on other dates operates direct to Llandudno arrive 1640    

Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
* - 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 much earlier    

All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later    
..........If you are unlucky and miss the "T19" the next from Betws-y-Coed is NOT until 1940
(alternatively catch the Conwy Valley Line train at 1802)    
--- unfortunately this is yet another example of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    

 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone (01492 640 320)/email both the operator (Llew Jones)    
and Conwy CC and ask them to retime the "T19" journey slightly later to make it a RELIABLE connection   

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
anti-clockwise  -  via Betws-y-Coed,  Llanberis,  Caernarfon,   Beddgelert  and  Pen-y-Pass
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch,  tea and/or  a short walk to suit yourself --- then catch the next bus

 
Purchase a £6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
see important note above
Where there are NO LONGER any suitable connecting Conwy Valley BUSES  alternative TRAIN* journeys are shown
* - if you intend to use any of the alternative TRAIN journeys,  you are advised to purchase an appropriate North Wales Day Rover ticket  (valid on all trains and buses in the area)
                             
19
S2
88
S4
T19
S2
88
S4
19
S2
88
S4
S2
19
S2
19
T19
19
S2
T19
S2
88
S4
S2
train
S4
S2
19
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
09.05
-
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.00
-
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
10.04
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.19
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.40
08.55
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.55
-
12.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
-
09.10
-
-
09.55
10.10
-
-
11.00
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.05
12.10
12.50
13.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis
-
09.45
10.00
-
-
10.45
11.30
-
-
11.45
12.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
14.20
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
10.25
11.15
-
-
11.55
12.30
-
-
12.55
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
15.30 #
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
11.45
-
-
-
13.15
-
-
-
14.10
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
16.12
-
-
17.45
-
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.30
14.55
-
15.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.32
16.50
-
18.05
18.10
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
16.12
16.47
17.15 *
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12 *
18.02
>>>>>>>>
18.32
19.40
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
15.45
-
17.00
17.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.08
-
-
19.50
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
17.35
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
20.22
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
%%
-
17.55
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.51
-
-
20.40
Llandudno
08.55 - Sherpa journey    
# - starts five minutes later on non-School Days    
 
  %% - operates direct to Llandrillo College on Mondays to Thursdays during College Term, returning via Llandudno arrive 1715 --- on other dates operates direct to Llandudno arrive 1640    

Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
* - 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 much earlier    

All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later    
..........If you are unlucky and miss the "T19" the next from Betws-y-Coed is NOT until 1940
(alternatively catch the Conwy Valley Line train at 1802)    
--- unfortunately this is yet another example of 'failed' integrated timetable planning    

 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone (01492 640 320)/email both the operator (Llew Jones)    
and Conwy CC and ask them to retime the "T19" journey slightly later to make it a RELIABLE connection   

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  
  BEWARE - many bus stop displays have NOT yet been updated   -   also buses have been "observed" passing INTERMEDIATE locations
considerably earlier than some official "gestimates" - you are stongly advised to arrive at least FIVE minutes before the advertised intermediate times  

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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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