IMPORTANT
    For the first time in two decades,  there is a major change to the 'structure' of the Sherpa network which is also expanded to incorporate some local services - thus providing better "cross-Snowdonia" journeys - meaning there is now less need than ever to take cars into the National Park

   The most significant changes are routes......
"S1" - Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
  (in lieu of the local "88" and the former "S2")
"S2" - Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "85" also the former 'Park and Ride' from Llanberis)
"S3" - Beddgelert - Caernarfon - Deiniolen  (in lieu of the local "83" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S4" - Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Pen-y-Pass  (in lieu of the local "S97" and 'part' of the former "S4")
"S5" - "Nant Peris Car Park - Pen-y-Pass "Park and Ride"in lieu of the former "S1" from Llanberis)
    
also the
"T10" TrawsCymru Bangor - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Corwen experimental service to provide daily connections into and out of the new hourly "S1" Sherpa at Capel Curig        Despite operators normally being required to give 56 days notice of any change,  the "local Councils" along with "Transport for Wales" have specified the new services and as such there was "LESS THAN THREE WEEKS NOTICE" given to the General Public making planning ahead extremely difficult for potential visitors to the area
     Following on from the ever-changing situation as a result of Covid,  this is no surprise as neither Gwynfor CC nor Conwy CC
(or indeed any of the bus operators) have recently given early notice of changes to the Sherpas OR other local connections - in fact in Snowdonia these have usually been literally just a few days before the alterations came into effect

      In view of the late public advice of the detailed changes to all of the services,  ANY PAGE on THIS website dated before "THURSDAY 24th MARCH" should be regarded as "STILL TO BE FULLY UPDATED"

      Please bookmark this page NOW and return later to see any further changes once the information has been made public..........

..........use the date at the bottom of every page as a quick way to check if it has been amended since your last visit to this page - then ALWAYS CROSS-CHECK WITH THE OFFICIAL COUNCIL AND OPERATOR WEBSITES before setting out

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..........
    Due to so many last-minute changes to the various services in the area,  unfortunately many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"
    Where known,  these are also included below as a warning - to help avoid you being caught out !!!


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

    Journeys shown on this website with a "strike through" line are still operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a (bus) connection back to the start location of the page - eg
 1234 

    Throughout Snowdonia there are unfortunately numerous cases of "sub-standard" connections which are NOT recognised by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
(as they are less than 5 minutes) - eg
11.04 11.00
    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 - 16th May to 24th September 2022
except Public Holidays Late Spring Weekend Thursday 2nd June  Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3rd June
and Late Summer Weekend Monday 29th August

see VERY 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
(later Llandudno and Conwy connections are via the Ogwen Valley and Bangor
- NOT the Conwy Valley)
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return weekday Sherpa buses to Llandudno are as follows...... 

Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno (19) - the LAST northbound Conwy Valley bus departs VERY EARLY at 17.15 (T19)
a later "T10-5" connection is available at 1901 via Capel Curig and Bangor
later "trains" depart at 1802 and 2052

Caernarfon to Llandudno (S1-T19) - connection departs 1535  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
a later "S1-train" connection is available via Betws-y-Coed at 1635
a later "S1-T10-5" bus connection is available at 1735 via Capel Curig and Bangor

Llanberis to Llandudno (S1-T19) - connection departs 1602
a later "S1-train" connection is availablevia Betws-y-Coed at 1702
a later "S1-T10-5" bus connection is available at 1802 via Capel Curig and Bangor

Pen-y-Pass to Llandudno (S1-T19) - connection departs 1630
a later "S1-train" connection is available via Betws-y-Coed at 1730
a later "S1-T10-5" bus connection is available at 1830 via Capel Curig and Bangor
a later "S1-5C-5" bus connection is available at 1930 via Caernarfon and Bangor

Porthmadog to Llandudno (S4-S1-T19) - connection departs 1430 (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
a later 'S4-S1-T10-5' connection is available at 1730 via Pen-y-Pass,  Capel Curig and Bangor

Rhyd Ddu to Llandudno (S3-S4-S1-T19 - connection departs 1441  (change at Beddgelert,  Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
a later 'S4-S1-T10-5' connection is available at 1741 via Pen-y-Pass,  Capel Curig and Bangor
a later 'S3-5C-5' connection is available at 1910 via Caernarfon and Bangor

Beddgelert to Llandudno (S4-S1-T19) - connection departs 1458  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
a later 'S4-S1-T10-5' connection is available at 1758 via Pen-y-Pass,  Capel Curig and Bangor
a later 'S3-5C-5' connection is available at 1846 via Caernarfon and Bangor

Nant Gwynant (Watkin path) to Llandudno (S4-S1-T19) - connection departs 1503  (change at Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed)
a later 'S4-S1-T10-5' connection is available at 1803 via Pen-y-Pass,  Capel Curig and Bangor
a later 'S4-S3-5C-5' connection is available at 1846 via Beddgelert,  Caernarfon and Bangor

Capel Curig to Llandudno (S1-T19) - connection departs 1639)
a later "S1-train" connection is available at 1739
a later "T10-5" bus connections are is 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 Bangor
Capel Curig to Llandudno (T10-T19/train) - connection departs 1701  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
later "T10-5" connections are available at 1713* and 1913 via Bangor
Corwen to Llandudno (T10-T19) - connection departs 1615  (change at Betws-y-Coed)
a later "T10-5" connection is available at 1815 via Bangor

* - there is a "very tight" unofficial connection at Betws-y-Coed into the now last (Llew Jones) northbound Conwy Valley BUS of the day at 1715
which only works if everythng is 'spot on time' - (the "T19" does NOT wait if the "T10" is running late)
however there are 'back-up' trains at 1802 and 2052
Passengers with "bus only" tickets are advised to use the alternative early-evening northbound "T10" journeys
via the Ogwen Pass to Bangor for Llandudno (via Conwy)


        Click here if you want to climb Snowdon or here for Tryfan
        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

 
see VERY important note above
Purchase a £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
- from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
 
Outward
 
             
19
S1 #
S4
S3
T19
S1 #
S4
S3
19
T19
S1 #
S4
S3
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
09.05
-
-
-
09.45
11.50
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
10.04
|
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
-
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
10.50
12.40
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
09.04
-
-
09.55
11.04*
-
-
11.00*
12.50
13.04
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
09.25
09.35
-
-
11.25
11.35
-
-
-
13.25
13.35
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
-
-
09.46
-
-
-
11.46
-
-
-
-
13.46
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin  (S)
Beddgelert
-
-
09.57
1002
-
-
11.57
1202
-
-
-
13.57
1402
Beddgelert
    Rhyd Ddu  (S)
-
-
|
1010
-
-
|
1210
-
-
-
|
1410
    Rhyd Ddu  (S)
    Caernarfon
-
-
|
1037
-
-
|
1237
-
-
-
|
1437
    Caernarfon
Porthmadog
-
-
10.25
-
-
-
12.25
-
-
-
-
12.25
-
Porthmadog
 
Return
 
   
last direct'all-year-round' Sherpa
through the Nant Gwynant Pass
 
later summer only Sherpa
through the Nant Gwynant Pass
 
later
alternative
S3
S4
S1
19
S3
S4
S1
S1
T19
T10
5
S3
S4
S1
  19  
T10
5
3B
train
Porthmadog
-
12.30
-
-
-
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.30
-
-
-
-
1905
-
Porthmadog
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
1937
2025
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
   Caernarfon
1218
|
-
-
1418
|
-
-
-
-
-
1718
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
   Caernarfon
   Rhyd Ddu (S)
1241
|
-
-
1441
|
-
-
-
-
-
1741
|
-
-
-
-
-
   Rhyd Ddu (S)
Beddgelert
1253
12.58
-
-
1453
14.58
-
-
-
-
-
1753
17.58
-
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Nant Gwynant
Watkin
  (S)
-
13.03
-
-
-
15.03
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.03
-
-
-
-
-
Nant Gwynant
Watkin
  (S)
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
13.20
13.30
-
-
15.20
15.30
16.30
-
-
-
-
18.20
18.30
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Capel Curig
-
-
13.39
-
-
-
15.39
16.39
>>>>>>
1713
-
-
-
18.39
>>>>>>>>
1913
-
-
Capel Curig
    Bangor
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
|
-
1751
1805
-
-
|
-
1951
2005
-
    Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
13.54
14.35
-
-
15.54
16.54
17.15
-
|
-
-
 18.54 
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
>>>>>
>>>|>>>
>>>>>
2052
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
14.45
-
-
-
-
17.25
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
2058
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
15.16
-
-
-
-
|
-
1850
-
-
-
-
2050
-
|
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
15.35
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
1910
-
-
-
-
2110
-
21.44
Llandudno
09.04 - Sherpa journey     # - outward "S1" Sherpa destination is Caernarfon (via Llanberis)    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
1713 and 1913 - alternative later return non-Sherpa journeys (after the last Conwy Valley bus    
* - whilst in theory it is just possible to catch the earlier 1104 "S1" Sherpa 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 Pen-y-Pass or VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 0945 "19" ex-Llandudno to run five minutes earlier throughout    
..........unfortunately THIS IS NOW THE WORST EXAMPLE of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING TO GET    
TO SOUTH SNOWDONIA FROM THE NORTH WALES COAST BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT    
- especially as it had been possible for the last 20 years until the Sherpa retimings this summer    

YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO CATCH THE EARLIER 0905 "T10" JOURNEY    
FROM LLANDUDNO --- RATHER THAN RISKING RUINING YOUR DAY !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
also Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC and ask them to re-instate the connection
If enough of you also keep "pestering" them - they might actually do something about it

  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

 
see VERY important note above
Purchase a £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
- from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
 
Outward
 
                 
19
S1
T19
S1
S1
19
S1
19
T19
S1
S1
19
S1
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
-
09.45
-
-
10.50
-
11.55
12.40
-
-
13.55
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
09.04
09.55
10.04
11.04
11.00
12.04
12.05
12.50
13.04
14.04
14.05
15.04
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
-
09.30
-
10.30
11.30
-
12.30
-
-
13.30
14.30
-
15.30
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Llanberis  (S)
-
09.50
-
10.50
11.50
-
12.50
-
-
13.50
14.50
-
15.50
Llanberis  (S)
Caernarfon
-
10.23
-
11.23
12.23
-
13.23
-
-
14.23
15.23
-
16.23
Caernarfon
 
Return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S1
T19
S1
19
S1
19
S1
S1
T19
T10
5
S1
train
S1
  19  
T10
5
  19  
Caernarfon
11.35
-
12.35
-
13.35
-
14.35
15.35
-
-
-
16.35
-
17.35
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
12.02
-
13.02
-
14.02
-
15.02
16.02
-
-
-
17.02
-
18.02
-
-
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis
Interchange (S)
12.10
-
13.10
-
14.10
-
15.10
16.10
-
-
-
17.10
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Interchange (S)
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
12.30
-
13.30
-
14.30
-
15.30
16.30
-
-
-
17.30
-
18.30
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
Capel Curig
12.39
-
13.39
-
14.39
-
15.39
16.39
>>>>>>
1713
-
17.39
>>>>>>
18.39
>>>>>>>>
1913
-
-
Capel Curig
    Bangor
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
|
-
1746
1805
|
-
|
-
1946
2005
-
    Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
12.54
13.45
13.54
14.35
14.54
15.25
15.54
16.54
17.15
-
|
16.54
18.02
 18.54 
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
-
|
2150
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
13.55
-
14.45
-
15.45
-
-
17.25
-
|
-
18.08
-
-
|
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
|
-
15.20
-
16.20
-
-
|
-
1850
-
|
-
-
2050
Conwy
Llandudno
-
14.43
-
15.40
-
%%
-
-
18.10
-
1910
-
1851j
-
-
2110
Llandudno
09.10 - Sherpa journey    
(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    
1713 and 1913 - alternative later return non-Sherpa journeys (after the last Conwy Valley bus    
  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 VERY important note above
Purchase a £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
- from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
 
Outward
 
             
19
S1 #
19
T10
T19
T10
19
T19
T10
19
T10
T10
T10
Llandudno  #
-
-
0745
-
0905
-
0945
1150
-
1300
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
0715
-
0845
-
0945
-
1050
1240
-
1355
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Betws-y-Coed
0725
08.04
0855
09.01
0950
11.01
1100
1250
13.01
1405
15.01
17.01
19.01
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
-
08.16
-
09.13
-
11.13
-
-
13.13
-
15.13
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 Bus Station
-
-
-
09.46
-
11.46
-
-
13.46
-
15.46
17.46
19.46
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
09.51
-
11.51
-
-
13.51
-
15.51
17.51
19.51
Bangor Railway Station
 
Return
 
T10
T10
T10
T19
T10
19
S2
T19
T10
train
T10
T10
5
19
Bangor Railway Station
08.23
10.23
12.23
-
14.23
-
-
-
16.23
-
18.23
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
08.28
10.28
12.28
-
14.28
-
-
-
16.28
-
18.28
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
08.45
10.45
12.45
-
14.45
-
-
-
16.45
-
18.45
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
08.53
10.53
12.53
-
14.53
-
-
-
16.53
-
18.53
1921 --- 1921
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
11.01
13.01
-
15.01
-
16.39
-
17.01
-
 19.01 
/|\
|
1901
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.15
11.15
13.15
1345
15.15
1525
16.54
1715 *
17.15 *
1802
 19.15 
-
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst #
-
-
-
1355
-
1545
-
1725
-
1806
-
-
-
Llanrwst #
Bangor
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
1946
2005
Bangor
Llandudno #
-
-
-
1443
-
%%
-
1810
-
1851
-
-
-
2110
Llandudno #
08.04 - Sherpa journey     # - outward "S1" Sherpa destination is Caernarfon (via 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    
* - 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

 
see VERY important note above
Purchase a £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
- from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
                 
19
S1 #
S4
S3
S1
T19
T19
S1 #
S4
S3
S1
T19
19
T19
S1 #
S4
S3
S1
T19
19
S1 #
S4
S3
S1
T10
5
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
-
-
-
09.05
-
-
-
-
-
09.45
11.50
-
-
-
-
-
13.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
10.02
|
-
-
-
-
-
13.19
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
-
-
-
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
10.50
12.40
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
09.04
-
-
-
-
09.55
11.04*
-
-
-
-
11.00*
12.50
13.04
-
-
-
-
14.05
15.04
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Pen-y-Pass   
-
09.25
09.35
-
-
-
-
11.25
11.35
-
-
-
-
-
13.25
13.35
-
-
-
-
15.25
15.35
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass   
Beddgelert  ; 
-
-
09.57
10.02
-
-
-
-
11.57
12.02
-
-
-
-
-
13.57
14.02
-
-
-
-
15.57
16.02 $
-
-
-
Beddgelert   
Caernarfon
-
-
-
10.37
11.35
-
-
-
-
12.37
13.35
-
-
-
-
-
14.37
15.35
-
-
-
-
16.37 $
17.35
-
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
-
-
-
-
12.02
-
-
-
-
-
14.02
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.02
-
-
-
-
-
14.02
-
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
-
-
-
-
12.10
-
-
-
-
-
14.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.10
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
Llanberis Interchange
Pen-y-Pass   
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
-
-
-
14.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
18.30
-
-
Pen-y-Pass   
Capel Curig
-
-
-
-
12.39
-
-
-
-
-
14.39
-
-
-
-
-
-
16.39
-
-
-
-
-
16.39
1913
-
Capel Curig
Bangor
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
1946
2005
Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
12.54
13.45
-
-
-
-
14.54
15.25
-
-
-
-
-
14.54
17.15
no return evening bus connection along the Conwy Valley
use the alterntive via the Ogwen Pass and Bangor
-
-
|
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
15.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.25
-
-
|
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
16.20
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
2046
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
14.43
-
-
-
-
-
%%
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
2110
Llandudno
09.04 - Sherpa journey     # - outward "S1" Sherpa destination is Caernarfon (via 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    
$ - operates 15 minutes later throughout on local (Caernarfon) School Days    

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 1104 "S1" Sherpa 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 Pen-y-Pass or VERY much earlier    
All it needs is the 0945 "19" ex-Llandudno to run five minutes earlier throughout    
..........unfortunately THIS IS NOW THE WORST EXAMPLE of 'FAILED' INTEGRATED TIMETABLE PLANNING TO GET    
TO SNOWDONIA FROM THE NORTH WALES COAST BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT    
- especially as it had been possible for the last 20 years until the Sherpa retimings this summer    

YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO CATCH THE EARLIER 0905 "T10" JOURNEY    
FROM LLANDUDNO --- RATHER THAN RISKING RUINING YOUR DAY !!!!!    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email the operator (Llew Jones - 01492 640 320), 
also Conwy CC and Gwynedd CC and ask them to re-instate the connection
If enough of you also keep "pestering" them - they might actually do something about it

  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

 
see VERY important note above
Purchase a £5.70 "1 bws" (one bus) Day Ticket to cover ALL journeys - as well as other North Wales connecting journeys to/from Snowdonia
- from the driver of your first Sherpa or non-Sherpa bus
                     
later summer Sherpas
 
19
S1
S3
T19
S1
S3
S4
S1
19
S1
S3
19
S1
S3
S4
S1
S1
X19
X19
S1
S3
 
S1
S3
 
19
S2
S3
S4
S1
T10
5
Llandudno
07.45
-
-
09.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
-
-
13.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Conwy
08.02
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.04
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
13.19
-
-
-
-
-
-
Conwy
Llanrwst
08.45
-
-
09.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
12.40
-
-
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
08.55
09.04
-
09.55
10.04
-
-
-
-
11.04
-
11.00
12.04
-
-
-
-
-
12.50
13.04
-
14.04
-
14.05
15.04
-
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis
-
09.50
-
-
10.50
-
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
12.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.50
-
14.50
-
-
15.50
-
-
-
-
-
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
10.23
11.18
-
11.23
12.18
-
-
-
12.23
13.18
-
13.23
14.18
-
-
-
-
-
14.23
15.18 $
15.23
16.18
-
16.23
17.18
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
Beddgelert  
-
-
11.53
-
-
12.53
12.58
-
-
-
13.53
-
-
14.53
14.58
-
-
-
-
-
15.53 $
-
16.53
-
-
17.53
17.58
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.20
13.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.20
15.30
16.30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.20
18.30
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Capel Curig
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.39
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.39
16.39
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.39
1913
-
Capel Curig
Bangor
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1946
2005
Bangor
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.54
14.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.54
16.54
17.15
-
-
-
-
-
no return evening bus connection along the Conwy Valley
use the alterntive via the Ogwen Pass and Bangor
-
-
|
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
Llanrwst
Conwy
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.16
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2046
Conwy
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
15.35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2112
Llandudno
09.04 - Sherpa journey      
$ - departs Caernarfon at 1530 on local (Caernarfon) School Days - then runs correspondingly later to Beddgelert    

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        
  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 - Caernarfon
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno  (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Llanberis Pass --- Park and Ride
Llanberis - Capel Curig - 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
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