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


Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website


Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Bethesda
Bangor

              summer weekend
  Gwynfor "S6" (Pen-y-Pass) - Capel Curig
    Llyn Ogwen* - Bethesda - Bangor
    (* - for footpath to Tryfan)

  former Express Motors "S2" Sherpa    
              summer only

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

LATEST..........
Gwynfor have re-instated limited weekend only "S6" Sherpa journeys
between Bethesda and Pen-y-Pass and v.v.
(but this year they are extended to start from and return to Bangor)
on Saturdays,  Sundays and Public Holidays throughout the summer


In consequence,   there are major changes from the 2018 times

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These will augment the very limited all-year-round non-Sherpa
"6B" journeys by Llew Jones along the Ogwen Valley (for Tryfan)


Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time in case
there have been any further changes

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


  llwbr OGWEN route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                         ..... footpath *.......Tryfan
                    :
                                :
Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor
|                 
Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis         

* - 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 - 13th April to 20th July 2019
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May

see important note above
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 22nd July 2018 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
     
Sat
Mon-Fri
                       
Fri
M-Th+S
LSH
LSch
     
Sat
   
Sat
Alternative later service
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
T for Wales/
Arriva
Arriva
6B
6B
19 70 19 19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
S6
6B
train-5
67
Llandudno
-
-
0745   - 0745 0745
-
0900
-
0955
-
-
-
1445
-
-
click here for a quicker
alternative summer only
return service via Llanberis
and Caernarfon
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
0758   - 0758 0758
-
0918
-
1010
-
-
-
1505
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
06.55
07.05
0840 0850 0840 $$$
$
0943
-
1055
-
-
-
1529
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
|
  - 0900 0850   -
09.10
0955
10.10
1105
11.10
-
12.10
1539
16.40
-
18R40
2050
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.00
07.10
  -   -   -   -
09.11
  -
10.11
  -
11.11
-
12.11
  -
16.41
-
/|\
|
|
|
|
via
Llandudno
Junction
station
arr 2121

-
Betws-y-Coed main road
  Pen-y-Pass
|
|
  -   -   -   -
|
  -
|
  -
|
11.45
|
  -
|
17.15
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.08
07.18
  -   -   -   -
09.22
  -
10.22
  -
11.22
11.55
12.22
  -
16.52
17.25
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
  -   -   -   -
walk *
  -
walk *
  -
walk *
12.05
walk *
  -
walk *
17.35
1820**
Flyover
dep 2203
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
  -   -   -   -
-
  -
-
  -
-
12.15
-
  -
-
17.45
-
/|\
|
|
2315
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
  -   -   -   -
-
  -
-
  -
-
12.30
-
  -
-
18.00
-
2245
$$
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
  -   -   -   -
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
-
  -
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
***  - BEWARE the weekday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is erroneously shown on the Llew Jones website to start from Llanrwst at 06.32    
and only to operate on weekdays    

- as it is basically a 'postioning' run (operated by a large "National Express" coach) for a journey from Bangor it will only pick up at the stop outside the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed)    
and in consequence, the coach times are liable to be changed 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 for a flat single fare of just 1 !!!    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel then remind them their website is incorrect !!!    
Fri - Fridays only     M-Th+S - Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays only     LSH - Llanrwst School Holidays only     LSch - Llanrwst School Days only     Mon-Fri - Mondays to Fridays only     S+LSH - Saturdays also Llanrwst School Holidays only     Sat - Saturdays only    
$$$ - on local (Llanrwst) School Days only,  this "19" journey terminates at Llanrwst school - passengers requiring onward connections are advised to alight at the 'Birmingham Garage stop' - the official name of the stop,    
even though the garage sign now actually says "Gwydyr Garage"
  (immediately after the 'Hump-Back' river bridge at approximately 0838    
and either join the connecting "S2" Sherpa there  (or walk back round the corner to Watling Street,  where there is a shelter
)    
  
$ - these "S2" Sherpa journeys start from Llanrwst at 0855 and 1538 on Llanrwst School Days only    
R - on request to the driver     ** - Remember the "6B" bus will only operate beyond Llyn Ogwen if there are passengers on the bus at that point    
$$ - Bethesda passengers must change at the Llandegai Industrial Estate bus stop arrive 2241, depart 2249    
  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 OGWEN route  

Tryfan.......... footpath * ........                               
:                                      :                         

Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst
               |
  Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig  (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 bus !


Mondays to Saturdays - 13th April to 20th July 2019
except Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May

see important note above
  Click here for Mondays to Saturdays from 22nd July 2019 until further notice
Click here for Sundays and Public Holidays from 14th April 2019 until further notice
 
Sat
   
Sat
                   
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor/
Arriva
Arriva
Wales
Llew
Jones
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2
19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
-
6-6B
S2-5C-5
train
19
Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.15
-
-
-
Bangor Hospital
Bangor Railway Station
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
07.58
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
08.10
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.11
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
08.20
walk *
walk *
14.10
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
18.20 **
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.30
08.35
09.35
14.20
15.05
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
18.20
-
18R30 **
1852
-
-
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
08.40
|
|
14.30
|
S+LSH
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
##
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
09.47
-
15.17
1530
16.12
1650
17.12
1720
18.32
1840
18R40 **
2050
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
$
1545
-
1700
-
1730
-
1850
18R50 **
2056
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1643
-
1740
-
1827
-
1945
-
2147
2144
2250
Llandudno
15.05 - Sherpa journey    
$ - on Llanrwst School Days only is through "S2" Sherpa journey from Capel Curig (depart 1505) to Llanrwst (arrive 1538)  (on non-School Days change at Betws-y-Coed to 1530 "19" journey)    
Sat - Saturdays only     S+LSH - Saturdays also local (Llanrwst) School Holidays    
** - Remember the "6B" mini-bus will only operate beyond Llyn Ogwen if there are passengers on the bus at that point     R - on request to the driver    
## - an alternative quicker connection is available via Caernarfon (arrive 1942, depart 2015 - Red Rover Day Tickets are valid on this longer route    
  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 OGWEN route  

                         ..... footpath *.......Tryfan
                    :
                                :
Llanrwst - Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor
|                 
Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis         

* - 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 - 14th April 2019 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

see important note above
 
 
                 
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
6B
19
S2
S2
X19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
S2
S6
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
1005
-
-
-
1320
-
-
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
-
-
1021
-
-
-
1336
-
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
07.05
0820
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1402
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
0829
09.10
10.10
1057
11.10
-
12.10
1412
15.48
16.40
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.10
-
09.11
10.11
-
11.11
-
12.11
-
15.49
16.41
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
  Pen-y-Pass
|
-
|
|
-
|
11.45
|
-
|
|
17.15
  Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.18
-
09.22
10.22
-
11.22
11.55
12.22
-
15.50
16.55
17.25
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.25
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
12.05
walk *
-
walk *
walk *
17.35
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.35
-
-
-
-
-
12.15
-
-
-
-
17.45
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
12.30
-
-
-
-
17.45
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
***  - BEWARE the Sunday morning outward "6B" journey along the Ogwen Valley (for Tyfan) is erroneously shown on the Llew Jones website to start    
from Llanrwst at 06.32 and only to operate on weekdays !    

- as it is basically a 'postioning' run (operated by a large "National Express" coach) for a journey from Bangor it will only pick up at the stop outside    
the Church on the main road in Betws-y-Coed) and in consequence,  the coach times are liable to be changed at short notice    
Unfortunately it is the ONLY all-year-round northbound Ogwen Valley journey of the day - but although early, it does offer an opportunity to go to climb Tryfan for a flat single fare of just 1 !!!    
Ring them on 01492 640 320 for confirmation of the latest position if you intend to travel then remind them their website is still incorrect !!!    

  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 OGWEN route  

Tryfan.......... footpath * ........                               
:                                      :                         

Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst
               |
  Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig  (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 bus !


Sundays - 14th April 2019 until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 19th April  Easter Monday 22nd April  Monday 6th May  Monday 27th May and Monday 26th August

see important note above
                         
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor/
Arriva
S6
S2
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
X19
S2
19
19
S6-5
Bangor Railway Station
07.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
07.58
-
-
13.50
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
08.10
-
-
14.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
08.10
walk *
walk *
14.10
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
-
1735
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
08.30
08.35
09.35
14.20
15.05
-
16.00
-
17.00
-
18.20
-
-
##
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
08.40
|
|
14.30
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
08.47
09.47
-
15.17
1525
16.12
1620
17.12
1805
18.32
1840
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
1535
-
1630
-
1815
-
1850
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
1720
-
1854
-
1945
2250
1906
Llandudno
07.55 - Sherpa journey    
## - via Bangor arrive 1800, depart 1830    
  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
Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
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 - Llanrwst - Corwen
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 Corwen
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 Sunday trips from Pwllheli

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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