IMPORTANT
    4th October 2021
    Llew Jones has SUSPENDED all their evening connections along the Conwy Valley to Llandudno,  Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed - click here for further details
LATEST
    Early September 2021
    There are further changes to the weekday connecting "88" service between Caernarfon and Llanberis commencing Monday 6th September

    Make sure you are aware of all these latest changes before you set out

from the North Wales coast to the mountains of Snowdonia
AUTUMN 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..........
    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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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) - eg
17.15 17.12
    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"


Snowdon Sherpa
Mondays to Saturdays - 4th October 2021  until further notice
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)

Autumn is an ideal time to see the views after the trees shed their leaves
and all the summer crowds have gone !
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Llandudno are as follows...... 

Llanberis to Llandudno (S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1530 (1630*)  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
later "S2-T10-5" connections are available at 1630 and 1750 via Capel Curig and Bangor
Caernarfon to Llandudno (88-S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1400 (1505*)  (change at Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-88-S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1245 (1415*)  (change at Caernarfon,  Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Rhyd Ddu to Llandudno (S4-88-S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1253 (1423*)  (change at Caernarfon,  Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed)
Pen-y-Pass to Llandudno (S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1550 (1650*) (change at Betws-y-Coed)
later "S2-T10-5" connections are available at 1650 and 1810 via Capel Curig and Bangor
Caernarfon to Llandudno (via Beddgelert) (S4-S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1330 (1530*) (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
Rhyd Ddu to Llandudno (via Beddgelert) (S4-S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1352 (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-T19/train) - connection departs 1130 (1520*) (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
a later 'S4-S2-T10-5' connection is available at 1745 via Capel Curig and Bangor
Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1410 (1612*)  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
a later 'S4-S2-T10-5' connection is available at 1745 via Capel Curig and Bangor
an even later 'S4-5C-5' connection is available at 1835 via Caernarfon
Nant Gwynant (Watkin path) to Llandudno (S4-S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1415 (1612*)  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
a later 'S4-S2-T10-5' connection is available at 1750 via Capel Curig and Bangor
an even later 'S4-5C-5' connection is available at 1825 via Caernarfon
Capel Curig to Llandudno (S2-T19/train) - connection departs 1610 (1700*) (change at Betws-y-Coed)
later "T10-5" connections are available at 1713 and 1913 via Bangor
Bangor to Llandudno (T10-T19/train) - connection departs 1623  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Bethesda to Llandudno (T10-T19/train) - connection departs 1645  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Llyn Ogwen (Tryfan) to Llandudno (T10-T19/train) - connection departs 1653  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
later "T10-5" connections are available at 1721 and 1921 via Capel Curig and Bangor
Capel Curig to Llandudno (T10-T19/train) - connection departs 1701  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
Corwen to Llandudno (T10-T19) - connection departs 1615  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
later "T10-5" connection is available at 1815 via Bangor
Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno (19) - departs 15.25 and 17.15(T19)
a later "T10-5" connection is available at 1901 via Capel Curig and Bangor

mainly Sherpa journey with other on-going connection

* - there are some "very tight" unofficial connections at Betws-y-Coed into the now
MUCH EARLIER last (Llew Jones) northbound Conwy Valley BUS of the day at 1715

with a later 1802 TRAIN as a 'back-up'

(or an alternative later BUS connection is available via Bangor at 1901)
Click here" for details of the "T10" TrawsCymru direct service from Betws-y-Coed to Bangor via the Ogwen Valley

        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 £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
see important note above
 
Outward
 
           
19
S2
S4-S97
S4
T19
19
S2
S4
S4
T19
S2
S4-S97
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
09.05
09.45
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
|
10.04
-
-
-
|
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
08.55
-
-
09.45
10.50
-
-
-
12.40
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
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 return Sherpa
via Betws-y-Coed
     
last 'all-year-round' Sherpa
through the Nant Gwynant Pass
 
later summer only
Sherpa through the
Nant Gwynant Pass
 
alternative
S97
S4
S2
19
T19
S97
S97
S4
S2
train
T10
5
S97-S4
S2
  19  
T10
5
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)
Capel Curig
-
-
15.05
-
-
-
-
-
17.00
>>>>>>
1713
-
-
18.20
>>>>>>>>
1913
-
-
Capel Curig
    Bangor
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
1746
1805
-
|
-
1946
2005
-
    Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
15.17
15.25
17.15 *
-
-
-
17.12 *
18.02
-
|
-
 18.32 
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
-
|
-
2047
train

SUS-
PENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
15.38
15.45
17.25
-
-
-
18.08
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
16.20
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
1846
-
-
-
2046
-
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
%%
18.10
-
-
-
-
18.51
-
1912
-
-
-
2112
-
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 VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later (as it did until Saturday 29th August 2020)    
..........unfortunately as this IS NOW THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE DAY - it is PROBABLY THE WORST EXAMPLE    
of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING IN SNOWDONIA    

(if you miss it, your ONLY OPTION NOW IS TO CATCH THE 1802 TRAIN at Betws-y-Coed  (SOME TICKETS MAY NOT BE VALID) AS THE ARE NO LONGER ANY LATER CONWY VALLEY BUSES !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
Conwy CC and/or TrawsCymru
and ask them to retime the 1715 "T19" journey slightly later to RELIABLY connect 

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
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 £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
see important note above
 
Outward
 
                       
19
S2
88
T19
S2
88
19
S2
S4
88
19
S2
88
T19
S2
88
19
S2
88
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
09.05
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
11.00
-
-
11.50
-
-
13.00
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
|
-
-
10.04
-
-
-
11.19
-
-
|
-
-
13.19
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
08.55
-
09.45
-
-
10.50
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
12.40
-
-
13.55
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.45
09.10
-
09.55
10.10
-
11.00
11.10
-
-
12.05
12.10
-
12.50
13.40
-
14.05
14.40
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
-
09.35
-
-
10.35
-
-
11.35
12.20
-
-
12.35
-
-
14.05
-
-
15.05
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Llanberis  (S)
-
09.45
10.10
-
10.45
11.40
-
11.45
|
12.45
-
12.45
no
connect
-ion
-
14.20
14.30
-
15.20
15.35
Llanberis  (S)
Caernarfon
-
-
10.39
-
-
12.09
-
-
13.15
13.14
-
-
-
-
14.59
-
-
16.04
Caernarfon
 
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
88
S2
T19
88
S2
19
88
S2
19
88
S2
19
T19
88
S4
S2
train
T10
5
88
S2
  19  
T10
5
  19  
Caernarfon
11.10
-
-
12.15
-
-
14.00
-
-
no
connect
-ion
-
-
-
15.05
15.30 #
-
-
-
-
16.40
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
|
12.00
-
|
13.30
-
|
14.30
-
15.30
-
-
|
|
|

\|/
16.30
-
-
-
|
17.50
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis
Interchange (S)
11.34
12.05
-
12.42
13.35
-
14.24
14.35
-
15.35
-
-
15.32
16.35
-
-
-
17.07
17.55
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Interchange (S)
    Beddgelert
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
16.12
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
    Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
-
12.25
-
-
13.55
-
-
14.55
-
-
15.50
-
-
-
16.32
16.50
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Capel Curig
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
17.00
>>>>>>
1713
-
-
18.20
>>>>>>>>
1913
-
-
Capel Curig
    Bangor
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
1746
1805
-
|
-
1946
2005
-
    Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
-
12.47
13.37
-
14.17
14.35
-
15.17
15.25
-
16.12
1647
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
17.15 *
-
-
17.12 *
18.02
-
|
-
 18.32 
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
-
|
2150
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
13.47
-
-
14.45
-
15.38
15.45
-
-
17.25
-
-
-
18.08
-
|
-
-
-
|
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
|
-
-
15.20
-
-
16.20
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
1846
-
-
-
2046
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
14.43
-
-
15.40
-
-
%%
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
18.51
-
1912
-
-
-
2112
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 VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later (as it did until Saturday 29th August 2020)    
..........unfortunately as this IS NOW THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE DAY - it is PROBABLY THE WORST EXAMPLE    
of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING IN SNOWDONIA    

(if you miss it, your ONLY OPTION NOW IS TO CATCH THE 1802 TRAIN at Betws-y-Coed  (SOME TICKETS MAY NOT BE VALID) AS THE ARE NO LONGER ANY LATER CONWY VALLEY BUSES !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
Conwy CC and/or TrawsCymru
and ask them to retime the 1715 "T19" journey slightly later to RELIABLY connect 

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
LLYN OGWEN   or   BETHESDA
via 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 £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
 
Outward
 
     
SH Sat $
     
ST Sat
SH Sat $
   
SH Sat $
   
19
T10
T19
S2*
S6
T10
19
S2*
S6
S6
19
S2*
S6
T19
T10
Llandudno
07.45
-
09.05
-
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
11.00
-
-
11.50
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
|
-
-
-
10.04
-
-
-
11.19
-
-
|
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
-
09.45
-
-
-
10.50
-
-
-
11.55
-
-
12.40
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
09.01
09.55
10.10
-
11.01
11.00
11.10
-
-
12.05
12.10
-
12.50
13.01
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
-
09.13
-
10.22
11.09
11.13
-
11.22
11.55
12.09
-
12.22
13.09
-
13.13
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
-
09.21
-
-
11.17
11.21
-
-
12.05
12.17
-
-
13.17
-
13.21
Llyn Ogwen
Car Park
  (T)
Bethesda
-
09.29
-
-
11.27
11.29
-
-
12.15
12.27
-
-
13.27
-
13.29
Bethesda
Bangor
-
09.51
-
-
11.56
11.51
-
-
12.30
12.56
-
-
12.56
-
13.51
Bangor
 
Return
 
       
SH Sat $
         
T10
T19
T10
19
S6
S2
19
T19
T10
train
T10
5
T10
  19  
T10
5
Bangor
12.23
-
14.23
-
15.00
-
-
-
16.23
-
-
-
 18.23 
-
-
-
Bangor
Bethesda
12.45
-
14.45
-
15.30
-
-
-
16.45
-
-
-
 18.45 
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
12.53
-
14.53
-
15.40
-
-
-
16.53
-
-
-
 18.53 
-
1921
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
13.01
-
15.01
-
15.48
16.00
-
-
17.01
>>>>>>
1713
-
 19.01 
-
|
-
Capel Curig
Bangor
|
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
1746
1805
|
-
1946
2005
Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
13.15
13.45
15.15
15.25
-
16.12
1647
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
17.15*
17.15*
1802
-
|
 19.15 
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
-
|
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
13.55
-
15.45
-
-
17.25
-
1808
-
|
-
-
|
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
|
-
16.20
-
-
17.35
-
|
-
1846
-
-
2046
Conwy
Llandudno
-
14.43
-
%%
-
-
18.10
-
1851
-
1912
-
-
1912
Llandudno
10.10 - Sherpa journey    
T10 - TrawsCymru journey     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
Sat - Saturdays only     SH Sat $ - Summer School Holiday Saturdays only     ST Sat - Summer School Term 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    
* - 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 VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later (as it did until Saturday 29th August 2020)    
..........unfortunately as this IS NOW THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE DAY - it is PROBABLY THE WORST EXAMPLE    
of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING IN SNOWDONIA    

(if you miss it, your ONLY OPTION NOW IS TO CATCH THE 1802 TRAIN at Betws-y-Coed  (SOME TICKETS MAY NOT BE VALID) AS THE ARE NO LONGER ANY LATER CONWY VALLEY BUSES !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
Conwy CC and/or TrawsCymru
and ask them to retime the 1715 "T19" journey slightly later to RELIABLY connect 

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
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 £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
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 circuit
 
19
S2
S4
S4
88
T19
19
S2
S4
88
S2
19
S2
19
T19
S4
88
S2
train
T10
5
19
T19
S2
S4
S4
88
S2
  19  
T10
5
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
-
09.05
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.00
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
-
|
10.02
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.19
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
08.55
-
-
-
09.45
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.55
12.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
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
13.15
-
-
-
13.15
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
14.45
15.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.30
16.40
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
14.30
-
15.30
-
-
-
|
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
17.50
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
-
13.42
-
-
-
-
14.24
14.35
-
15.35
-
-
-
15.32
16.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.07
17.55
-
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass   
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.55
-
15.50
-
-
-
-
16.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass   
Capel Curig
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.05
-
16.00
-
-
-
-
17.00
>>>>>>>
1713
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.20
>>>>>>>
1913
-
Capel Curig
Bangor
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
1746
1805
-
-
-
-
-
-
====
-
1946
2005
Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
15.25
16.12
1647
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
17.15 *
-
-
17.12 *
18.02
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
 18.32 
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
-
|
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
15.45
-
17.25
-
-
-
18.08
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
1846
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2046
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
%%
-
18.10
-
-
-
18.51
-
1912
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2112
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 VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later (as it did until Saturday 29th August 2020)    
..........unfortunately as this IS NOW THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE DAY - it is PROBABLY THE WORST EXAMPLE    
of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING IN SNOWDONIA    

(if you miss it, your ONLY OPTION NOW IS TO CATCH THE 1802 TRAIN at Betws-y-Coed  (SOME TICKETS MAY NOT BE VALID) AS THE ARE NO LONGER ANY LATER CONWY VALLEY BUSES !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
Conwy CC and/or TrawsCymru
and ask them to retime the 1715 "T19" journey slightly later to RELIABLY connect 

  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
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 £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) day ticket" to cover ALL journeys from the driver of your first bus
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
T10
5
S4
S2
  19  
T10
5
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
09.05
-
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.00
-
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
10.04
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.19
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
08.55
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.55
-
12.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
09.10
-
-
09.55
10.10
-
-
11.00
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.05
12.10
12.50
13.40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis
-
09.45
10.10
-
-
10.45
11.40
-
-
11.45
12.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
14.20
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
-
10.39
11.15
-
-
12.09
12.30
-
-
13.14
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.59
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  
Capel Curig
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.00
>>>>>>
1713
-
-
18.20
>>>>>>>>
1913
-
Capel Curig
Bangor
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
1746
1805
-
====
-
1946
2005
Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.17
-
16.12
1647
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
17.15 *
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.12 *
18.02
-
|
-
 18.32 
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
-
|
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.38
15.45
-
17.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.08
-
|
-
-
-
|
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
1846
-
-
-
2046
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
%%
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.51
-
1912
-
-
-
2112
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 VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 1650 ex-Blaenau Ffestiniog to depart Betws-y-Coed slightly later (as it did until Saturday 29th August 2020)    
..........unfortunately as this IS NOW THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE DAY - it is PROBABLY THE WORST EXAMPLE    
of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING IN SNOWDONIA    

(if you miss it, your ONLY OPTION NOW IS TO CATCH THE 1802 TRAIN at Betws-y-Coed  (SOME TICKETS MAY NOT BE VALID) AS THE ARE NO LONGER ANY LATER CONWY VALLEY BUSES !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
Conwy CC and/or TrawsCymru
and ask them to retime the 1715 "T19" journey slightly later to RELIABLY connect 

  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
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 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
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