IMPORTANT
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


    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

Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables


    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  at Betws-y-Coed
or
18.10 18.10  at Llanberis
    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 2022  until further notice
except Public Holidays Early Spring Holiday Monday 2nd May  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'
  IMPORTANT --- PLEASE NOTE..............
The last Monday to Saturday Sherpa journey to Betws-y-Coed WITH AN ONWARD CONNECTION for Llanrwst-Conwy-Llandudno)
from Pen-y-Pass with a direct conneting BUS now departs at 1630 - or 1830 with a connecting TRAIN
from Llanberis (Joe Brown) with a direct conneting BUS now departs at 1602 - or 1802 with a connecting TRAIN

The later "S2" Sherpa journeys continue to run as advertised as far as BETWS-Y-COED ONLY,  BUT there are NO onward BUS connection to Llanrwst and Llandudno
- anyone for Llandudno holding a "bus only" ticket SHOULD change at Capel Curig and catch the 1713 or 1913 "T10" to Bangor

 
last 'all-year-round' direct return Sherpa service
 
later 'summer only' return Sherpa service
to Betws-y-Coed ONLY
 
alternative services
via Llanberis and Bangor
 
alternative services
via Llanberis and Caernarfon
 
later alternative SUMMER ONLY
connections via Caernarfon
 
                   
M-F
 
 
 
Gwynfor
Llew
Jones
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
Gwynfor
Llew
 Jones
T for
Wales
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Traws
-Cymru
Arriva
Llew
 Jones
Arriva
T for
Wales
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Gwynfor
Gwynfor
Arriva
TforW
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Avanti
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Llew
Jones
Arriva
Gwynfor
Arriva
Arriva
Arriva
S1
T19
T10
5
S1
  19  
train
train
S1
T10
5
  19  
12
train
S1
S2
5
12
S1
S2
5C
train
5C-5*
12
19
train
S1
5C-5*
12
19
67C
S1
5C-5*
12
67C
Pen-y-Pass
16.30
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17.30
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18.30
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Pen-y-Pass
Penygwryd
16.32
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17.32
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18.32
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Penygwryd
Capel Curig
16.39
>>>>>>
1713
-
17.39
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18.39
1913 -- 1913 
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16.16
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17.16
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18.16
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19.16
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Capel Curig
  Penygwryd
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Ogwen
Valley

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Valley

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16.23
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17.23
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18.23
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19.23
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  Penygwryd
  Pen-y-Pass
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16.30
17.00
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17.30
18.00
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18.30
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19.30
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  Pen-y-Pass
Betws-y-Coed
16.54
1715
-
17.54
>>>>>>>>


1720
also
1725
and
1800
buses
to
Llan
-dudno


ALL
WITH
-DRAWN



1802
>>>>>>>>
18.54
1901
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>





1940
bus



SUSPEN
-DED





>>>>>>
>>>>>>
2052
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Betws-y-Coed
  Llanrwst
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1725
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1808
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2058
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  Llanrwst
  Llanberis
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16.50
17.20
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17.50
18.20
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18.50
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19.50
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  Llanberis
  Caernarfon
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17.23
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18.23
>>>>>|>>>>>
1905
>>>>>>>
1930
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19.23
2015
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20.23
2115
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  Caernarfon
    Llyn Ogwen
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1721
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1921
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    Llyn Ogwen
    Bethesda
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1729
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1929
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M-F
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2123
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2055
    Bethesda
  Bangor
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1746
1805
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-
1951
2005
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
18.18
1905
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
19.18
1935
2000
2005
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2020
-
2050
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2055
-
2147
>>>>>>
2210
  Bangor
Conwy
-
llj
-
1850
-
-
-
-
-
2050
-
-
-
1950
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2018
2050
>>>>>>
2104
bus

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

SUSPEN
-DED
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2232
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Conwy
Llandudno Jn station
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1756
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1853f
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1840
1856
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2053f
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2125
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1953f
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2023
2053f
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2038
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2138f
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2235f
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Llandudno Jn station
  Craig-y-Don
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1902
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2102
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2002
2023
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2102
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2147
2155
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2244
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  Craig-y-Don
Llandudno
-
1810
-
1910
-
1851
|
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2110
2120
2144
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2010
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2110
2120
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2155
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2252
2310
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Llandudno
  Llanrwst
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  Betws-y-Coed
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  Betws-y-Coed
    Colwyn Bay
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1902
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2145
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2045
-
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2029
-
2145
-
2144
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2215
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2336
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    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
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1951
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2122
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2128
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        Chester
16.30 - Sherpa journey      
M-F - Mondays to Fridays only     Sat - Saturdays only    
* - normally worked by the same "through" bus     f - calls at the "flyover" stop - it NO LONGER serves the railway station    
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    
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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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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