IMPORTANT
    For the first time in two decades,  the summer timetable finishes late-September (rather than the start of November after the local School Half-Term October holiday period)

    However the "S1" from Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis and Caernarfon is basically the same for the autumn (until 6th November) with minor changes to some times BUT there are major changes to connections off the "S1"

    NOTE SPECIALLY - the last departure from Betws-y-Coed with a DIRECT "S4" connection to Beddgelert (together with a return journey the same day) has been ADVANCED to 0905 - although there are other connections via Caernarfon into the "S3" Sherpa

    BEWARE - as the official information only appeared very late on the Gwynedd CC website (21st September - only 5 days before the start) - any other page on this website dated before 21st September 2022 should be regarded as "still to be updated"



Traws-Cymru "T10" coach at Betws-y-Coed  
to Llyn Ogwen and Bangor via Capel Curig  

Gwynfor "S4" connection to Beddgelert      

Snowdon Sherpa
Bus Timetables



unofficial website



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

  former Gwynfor "S6" weekend service
(Pen-y-Pass - Llyn Ogwen* - Bangor)
    (* - for footpath to Tryfan)

  Gwynfor "S1" to Betws-y-Coed

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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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
 1901 

    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
11.01 11.00
or
17.15 17.15
    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"


  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 - 26th September 2022  until further notice
NOTE - NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
 
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
 
Traws
-Cymru
 
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
 
19
T10
T19
S1*
T10
19
S1*
T19
T10
T10
T10
5
T10
5
               
Llandudno  #
0745
-
0905
-
-
0945
-
1150
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
0845
-
0945
-
-
1050
-
1240
-
-
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Corwen
|
-
|
-
10.15
|
-
|
12.15
14.15
16.15
-
18.15
-
Corwen
Betws-y-Coed Station *
0855
09.01
0950
10.05
11.01
1100
11.06
1250
13.01
15.01
17.01
-
19.01
-
Betws-y-Coed Station *
Capel Curig
-
09.13
-
10.17
11.13
-
11.18
-
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
1805
19.46
2005
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
09.51
-
-
11.51
-
-
-
13.51
15.51
17.51
|
19.51
|
Bangor Railway Station
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1910
-
2110
Llandudno
10.05 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa destination is Caernarfon (via Llanberis)    
(T) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of other connecting journeys from Llandudno and Llanrwst    
  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 - 26th September 2022  until further notice
NOTE - NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
  Click here for Sundays
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
 
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
 
               
T10
T10
T10
T19
T10
19
S1
T19
T10
train
T10
T10
5
19
train
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
-
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
11.01
13.01
-
15.01
-
16.38
-
17.01
-
 19.01 
/|\
|
|
1913 -- 1913
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.18
11.18
13.18
1345
15.18
1525
16.53
1715 *
17.15 *
1802
 19.15 
1901
|
|
|
|
|
\|/
>>>>>>
1940
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
2052
Betws-y-Coed
Corwen
10.00
12.00
14.00
|
16.00
|
-
|
18.00
|
=========
-
|
Corwen
Llanrwst #
-
-
-
1355
-
1545
-
1725
-
1806
-
-
-
2058
Llanrwst #
Bangor
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
1946
2005
|
Bangor
Llandudno #
-
-
-
1443
-
%%
-
1810
-
1851
-
-
-
2112
2144
Llandudno #
08.15 - Sherpa journey    
  %% - 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) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of connecting journeys to Llanrwst and Llandudno    
* - 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  

  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 - 2nd October 2022  until further notice
NOTE - NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
The "T10" TrawsCymru journeys at 0901, 1301 and 1701 from Betws-y-Coed are EXPECTED to be WITHDRAWN for the mid-winter period
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
 
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
 
Traws
-Cymru
 
Llew
Jones
Gwynfor
 
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
 
Traws
-Cymru
 
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
 
19
T10
T19
S1 *
19
T10
T10
T19
S1 *
19
T10
T10
T10
5
               
Llandudno  #
-
-
0900
-
0945
-
-
1210
-
1240
-
-
-
-
Llandudno  #
Llanrwst  #
0820
-
0940
-
1040
-
-
1250
-
1335
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst  #
Corwen
|
-
|
-
|
10.15
-
|
-
|
14.15
-
18.15
-
Corwen
Betws-y-Coed Station *
0830
09.01
0950
10.05
1050
11.01
13.01
1300
13.05
1345
15.01
17.01
19.01
-
Betws-y-Coed Station *
Capel Curig
-
09.13
-
10.17
-
11.13
13.13
-
13.17
-
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
2015
Bangor Bus Station
Bangor Railway Station
-
09.51
-
-
-
11.51
13.51
-
-
-
15.51
17.51
19.51
|
Bangor Railway Station
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2120
Llandudno
10.05 - Sherpa journey     * - the "S1" Sherpa destination is Caernarfon (via Llanberis)    
(T) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of connecting journeys from Llandudno and Llanrwst    
09.01 - these "T10" journeys are expected to be SUSPENDED for the winter from the start of November  (similar to last winter)    
  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 - 26th September 2022  until further notice
NOTE - NO service on Christmas DayBoxing Day or New Year's Day
see VERY important note above
The "T10" TrawsCymru journeys at 1023, 1423 and 1823 from Bangor are EXPECTED to be WITHDRAWN for the mid-winter period
 
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Traws
-Cymru
Llew
Jones
 
Traws
-Cymru
Llew
Jones
 
Traws
-Cymru
Llew
Jones
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
 
Traws
-Cymru
Traws-Cymru
Arriva
 
T for
Wales
Llew
Jones
 
T10
T10
T10
T19
T10
T19
T10
19
S1
19
T10
T10
5
train
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
-
-
-
-
Llyn Ogwen Car Park (T)
Capel Curig
09.01
11.01
13.01
-
15.01
-
17.01
-
18.38
-
 19.01 
/|\
|
|
1913 - 1913
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
09.15
11.15
13.15
1355
15.15
1705
17.15
1735
18.53
>>>>>>>>

1840
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
 19.15 
1901
|
|
|
|
\|/
>>>>>>>
2047
2150
bus

SUSP
-ENDED
Betws-y-Coed
Corwen
10.00
-
14.00
|
-
|
18.00
|
-
-
-
-
|
Corwen
Llanrwst #
-
-
-
1405
-
1715
-
1745
-
-
-
-
2053
Llanrwst #
Bangor
-
-
-
|
-
|
-
|
-
-
-
1946
2015
|
Bangor
Llandudno #
-
-
-
1445
-
1755
-
1835
-
-
-
2120
2135
Llandudno #
(T) - TrawsCymru stop for start of path up Tryfan     # - click here for details of connecting journeys to Llanrwst and Llandudno    
10.23 - these "T10" journeys are expected to be SUSPENDED for the winter from the start of November  (similar to last winter)    
  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
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


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