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

              all year round
      Betws-y-Coed to Capel Curig    
        (for footpath to Tryfan)
  Express Motors "S2" Sherpa    
      Capel Curig to Betws-y-Coed    
        (end footpath from Tryfan)
              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

  WINTER 2018 CHANGES..........
This weekend only "S6" journeys along the Ogwen Pass
from and back to Bethesda are withdrawn for the winter
Llew Jones has reduced the level of weekday connecting "X19" journeys
from and to Llandudno

IMPORTANT - According to the timetable on the Llew Jones "Facebook"..........
the revised "X19" weekday connecting service will commence on
"6th November" - which is the TUESDAY !!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
However this is the same date as the '56 days notice' for their
original Registration on the "GOV UK" website

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 - 5th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for Sundays from 11th November 2018 until further notice
     
Sat
Mon-Fri
                   
Fri
M-Th+S
LSH
LSch
     
Sat
 
S+LSH
LSch
 
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
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Arriva Wales/
Arriva
Arriva
6B
6B
19 70 19 19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
S6
S2
X19
X19
S2
S6
S2
6B
train-5
67
Llandudno
-
-
0745   - 0745 0745
-
0900
-
0955
-
-
-
1445 1445
-
-
-
there is no quicker
alternative winter
return service via Llanberis
and Bangor
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
0758   - 0758 0758
-
0920
-
1010
-
-
-
1505 1505
-
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
06.55
07.05
0840 0850 0840 $$$
$
0950
-
1055
-
-
-
1529 1529
$
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
|
  - 0900 0850   -
09.10
1000
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
1105
11.10
-
no S2
Sherpa
in the
winter
1539   -
15.48
-
16.40
18R40
2050
-
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.00
07.10
  -   -   -   -
09.11
  -
-
11.11
-
  -   -
15.49
-
16.41
/|\
|
|
|
via
Llandudno
Junction
station
arr 2121

dep 2203
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
Pen-y-Pass
|
|
  -   -   -   -
|
  -   -
|
no 1215
Sherpa
in the
winter
  -   -
|
no 1215
Sherpa
in the
winter
|
-
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.08
07.18
  -   -   -   -
09.22
  -   -
11.22
<%<
  -   -
16.00
<%%<
16.52
-
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
07.25
  -   -   -   -
walk *
  -
walk *
  -
walk *
 
walk *
  -   -
walk *
 
walk *
1820**
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
07.35
  -   -   -   -
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
  -   -
-
-
-
/|\
|
|
2315
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
07.55
  -   -   -   -
-
  -
-
  -
-
-
-
  -   -
-
-
-
-
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     M-F - 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 Garrage stop (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    
$$ - change at Llandegai Industrial Estate bus stop arr 2241, dep 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 - 5th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
  Click here for Sundays from 11th November 2018 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
S6
S2
S2
19
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
-
6-6B
S2-5C-5
train
19
Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.15
-
-
-
Bangor Hospital
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.20
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17.35
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda Spar
no 0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
no 1320
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18.11
-
-
-
Bethesda Spar
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
18.20 **
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
no 0935
Sherpa
in the
winter
no 1405
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.05
-
no 1600
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.00
-
no 1820
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
18R30 **
no
alternative
1852 
Sherpa
via
Caernarfon
in the
winter
-
-
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
|
S+LSH
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
15.17
1530
1630
17.12
1720
1840
18R40 **
2050
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
$
1545
-
1640
-
1730
-
1850
18R50 **
2056
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
1643
-
1730
-
1827
-
1945
-
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 earlier 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 - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
 
 
             
Llew Jones
***
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
 
Gwynfor
6B
19
S2
S2
X19
S2
S6
S2
X19
S2
S6
67C
S2
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
1005
-
-
-
1320
-
-
-
-
Llandudno
Llandudno Jn station
-
-
-
-
1021
-
-
-
1336
-
-
-
-
Llandudno Jn station
Llanrwst
06.55
0820
-
-
1047
-
-
-
1402
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
Betws-y-Coed station
|
0829
09.10
no 1010
Sherpa
in the
winter
1057
11.10
-
no 1210
Sherpa
in the
winter
1412
15.48
-
-
no 1640
Sherpa
in the
winter
Betws-y-Coed station
Betws-y-Coed main road
07.00
-
09.11
-
11.11
-
-
15.49
-
-
Betws-y-Coed main road
Pen-y-Pass
|
-
|
-
|
no 1215
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
|
no 1645
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig Pinacle
07.08
-
09.22
-
11.22
<%<
-
15.50
<%%<
Capel Curig Pinacle
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
07.15
-
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
 
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Bethesda
07.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1812
-
Bethesda
Bangor Bus Station
07.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1838
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the 1225 "S6" at Capel Curig - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
but if you do make it you will get to Llyn Ogwen much earlier - otherwise you will either have to walk or wait for the next journey at 1655    

%% - whilst in theory it is possible to catch the 1655 "S6" at Capel Curig - as it is less than 5 minutes it is NOT recognised as a connection by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner,"    
but if you do make it you will get to Llyn Ogwen much earlier - otherwise you will either have to walk to Llyn Ogwen or return by bus to Bethesda the long way way via Betws-y-Coed and Conwy at 1700    
***  - 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 - 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 !!!    
  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 - 11th November 2018 until further notice
NO service on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day  or  New Year's Day
                     
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
67C
S6
S2
S6
S2
S2
X19
S2
19
S2
X19
S2
19
19
Bangor Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Hospital
Bangor Railway Station
no    ***
connection
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Railway Station
Bangor Bus Station
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bangor Bus Station
Bethesda
-
no 0900
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
no 1320
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bethesda
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
-
walk *
walk *
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
walk *
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park
Capel Curig
-
no 0935
Sherpa
in the
winter
no 1405
Sherpa
in the
winter
15.05
-
no 1600
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
17.00
-
no 1820
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
Capel Curig
  Pen-y-Pass
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
15.17
1525
1620
17.12
1805
1840
2150
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
1535
-
1630
-
1815
-
1850
2200
Llanrwst
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
1614
-
1720
-
1854
-
1945
2250
Llandudno
09.00 - Sherpa journey    
*** - UNFORTUNATELY this journey now starts at Bethesda and departs just SIX minutes BEFORE the arrival of the first Arriva "67C" of the day from Bangor    
 - if this causes you inconvenience or additional costs,  write/phone/email both the operator (Gwynfor Coaches - 01248 722 694) and Gwynedd CC 
and ask them to re-start this journey from Bangor 

  
  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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