Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables


There are minor changes to the times of the Conwy Valley Railway Line trains
from Monday 16th May

In addition,  the mid-evening return train from Betws-y-Coed at 2052 is re-instated


This does NOT effect the times of any Sherpa journeys


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the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"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


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 alternative 'Sunday evening journeys'
  BEWARE..............
The last all year round Monday to Saturday connecting Sherpa service to Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst - Conwy - Llandudno
via Nant Gwynant (Watkin),  Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed now departs Beddgelert at 1458 and Nant Gwynant (Watkin) at 1503

(the 'traditional later 1758 "S4" summer only Sherpa journey has been re-instated,  BUT thanks to Llew Jones suspending their Conwy Valley evening services..........
..........there is NO LONGER any bus connection back along the Conwy Valley

Don't Dispair
    In the unlikely event you are unfortunate enough to miss the 1458 direct "S4" Sherpa to Pen-y-Pass or you decide you wish to spend longer in Beddgelert..........
..........there is a later "S4" Sherpa from Beddgelert at 1758 to Capel Curig (with an onward connection via the Ogwen Valley via Bangor)
..........alterrnatively there is a later "S4" Sherpa from Beddgelert at 1902 to Caernarfon (with onward connections via Bangor)
    "1 bws"
(one bus) day tickets" are valid on this alternative BUS route back to Llandudno

 
last 'all-year-round' direct
return Sherpa service
 
later summer Sherpa via
the Nant Gwynant Pass
 
later alternative services via Bangor
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Traws
-Cymru
 Llew
Jones
 
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Lloyds
T for
Wales
Arriva
Avanti
Arriva
Llew
Jones
 
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
S3
S4
S1
S1
T19
train
S3
S4
S1
T10
  19  
train
S3
T2
train
5C-5*
train
12
19
S4
S3
5C-5*
12
19
    Nant Gwynant
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1846
-
-
-
-
    Nant Gwynant
    Rhyd Ddu
1441
-
-
-
-
-
1741
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
    Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
1453
14.58
-
-
-
-
1753
17.58
-
-
-
-
18.02
-
-
-
-
-
-
1857
19.02
-
-
-
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
18.10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19.10
-
-
-
Rhyd Ddu
Nant Gwynant (Watkin)
-
15.03
-
-
-
-
-
18.03
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
Nant Gwynant (Watkin)
Pen-y-Pass
-
15.23
15.30
16.30
-
-
-
18.20
18.30
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
-
-
15.39
16.39
-
-
-
-
18.39
1913--1913
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
Capel Curig
  Porthmadog
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
-
|
/|\
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|
|
|
|
|
>>|>>
|
|
|
\|/
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
  Porthmadog
  Bl.Ffestiniog
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
  Bl.Ffestiniog
Betws-y-Coed
-
-
15.54
16.54
17.15
1802
-
-
 18.54 
1901
>>>>>>>>

1940
bus

>>>>>>>>



SUSP
-ENDED


2052
|
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-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
17.25
1808
-
-
-
-
2058
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
Llanrwst
  Caernarfon
-
-
-
-
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|
|
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-
-
-
-
|
|
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\|/
18.37
1910
-
1930
-
-
-
-
19.37
2015
-
-
  Caernarfon
  Bangor
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
1950
>>>>>>>>>
1930
2000
2005
2020
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
  Bangor
Conwy
-
-
-
-
llj
-
-
-
-
-
-
2018
2050
>>>|>>>
>>>>>>
2104
bus

SUSPEN
-DED
-
-
2135
>>>>>>
2309
bus

SUSPEN
-DED
Conwy
Llandudno Jnc station
-
-
-
-
17.56
1840
-
-
-
-
2125
-
-
2023
2053f
2038
-
-
-
2138f
-
Llandudno Jnc station
  Craig-y-Don
-
-
-
-
|
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
2102
|
-
-
-
2147
2153
  Craig-y-Don
Llandudno
-
-
-
-
18.10
1851
-
-
-
-
2144
-
-
|
2110
>>>|>>>
2120
-
-
2155
|
Llandudno
  Llanrwst
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
|
-
-
-
|
  Llanrwst
  Betws-y-Coed
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
|
|
-
-
-
|
  Betws-y-Coed
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2029
-
2044
2145
-
-
-
-
2216
-
    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2122
-
2128
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
        Chester
14.58 - Sherpa journey      
llj - alight at Llandudno Junction Railway Station,  then either walk to Conwy (25 minutes) or walk to the "flyover" stop and catch the next bus into Conwy    
* - normally worked by the same "through" bus     f - calls at the "flyover" stop - it NO LONGER serves the railway station    
 M - departs from stop "M" outside Conwy railway station (alight off "5" at Conwy Town Ditch and walk under the arch    
 R - operates to Betws-y-Coed on request to the driver at or before Llanrwst     
Please be aware - "1 bws (one bus) Day tickets are NOT valid on the alternative Conwy Valley Line or North Wales Coast Line trains    
  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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Suggested Sherpa Trips
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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
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
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
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