IMPORTANT
    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


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


Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables

unofficial website



Llanberis
Nant Pwris
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Bethesda
Bangor

      summer weekend
  "S6" Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig -
  Llyn Ogwen* - Bethesda - Bangor
          (* - for footpath to Tryfan)
  "S2" Llanberis to Capel Curig*
          (* - for footpath to Llyn Ogwen)
      all year round

sherpanetwork
note specially - currently the "6B" service is SUSPENDED
(when there is no suitable akternative summer only "S6" journey - use the "S2" Sherpa as far as Capel Curig and walk to Llyn Ogwen)
  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
 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)
13.15 13.15
    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 PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Snowdon                 Snowdon                             ....footpath *.........Tryfan                                                              
:                               :                                   :                                 :                                                            
Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor    
Porthmadog---Beddgelert-----/                                                                                                                             


* - 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 or TrawsCymru !


Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April 2022  until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  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 Sundays and Public Holidays
Click here for alternative weekday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
           
Sat
                   
S1*
T10
S4
S1*
T10
S1*
S6
S4
S1*
T10
S4
S1*
T10
S4
S1*
S1*
T10
S4
S1*
T10
Caernarfon
07.35
-
-
09.35
-
10.35
-
-
11.35
-
-
13.35
-
-
14.35
15.35
-
-
17.35
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.02
-
-
10.02
-
11.02
-
-
12.02
-
-
14.02
-
-
15.02
16.02
-
-
17.02
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.10
-
-
10.10
-
11.10
-
-
12.10
-
-
14.10
-
-
15.10
16.10
-
-
18.10
-
Llanberis Interchange
Porthmadog
|
-
0830
|
-
|
-
1030
|
-
1230
|
-
1430
|
|
-
1730
|
-
Porthmadog
Rhyd Ddu
|
-
0841 b
|
-
|
-
1041 b
|
-
1241 b
|
-
1441 b
|
|
-
1741 b
|
-
Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
|
-
0858
|
-
|
-
1058
|
-
1258
|
-
1458
|
|
-
1758
|
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.30
-
0920
10.30
-
11.30
1145
Sherpa
with
-drawn
winter
1120
12.30
-
1320
14.30
-
1520
15.30
16.30
-
1820
18.30
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Capel Curig
08.39
09.13
-
10.39
11.13
11.39
-
12.39
13.13
-
14.39
15.13
-
15.39
16.39
17.13
-
18.39
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
-
09.51
-
-
11.51
-
-
-
13.51
-
-
15.51
-
-
-
17.51
-
-
19.51
Bangor
07.35 - Sherpa journey     * - the destination on the fromt on this "S1" Sherpa is Betws-y-Coed    
b - change Sherpas at Beddghelert  (the onward "S4" connection departs from across the toad - outside the Tourist Office)    
09.13 - TrawsCymru journey    
These journeys ONLY operate during the summer     Sat - Saturdays only    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  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 PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                                                  Tryfan                                                         Snowdon                   Snowdon
                                                 :                                                                 :                                 :
Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass -\- Llanberis
                                                                                                                       
 \---Beddgelert---Porthmadog


* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa or TrawsCymru !


Mondays to Saturdays - 9th April 2022  until further notice
except Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  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 Sundays and Public Holidays
Click here for alternative weekday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
             
Sat
               
T10*
S1
S4
T10*
S1
S4
T10*
S1
S4
S6
S1
T10*
S1
S4
T10*
S1
S4
T10*
S1
Bangor Railway Station
08.23
-
-
10.23
-
-
12.23
-
-
Sherpa
with
-drawn
winter
-
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
09.16
-
11.01
11.16
-
13.01
13.16
-
14.16
15.01
15.16
-
17.01
17.16
-
19.01
19.16
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
09.30
0935
-
11.30
1135
-
13.30
1335
14.30
-
15.30
1535
-
17.30
1835
-
19.30
Pen-y-Paaa (S)
Beddgelert
-
|
0957
-
|
1157
-
|
1357
-
|
-
|
1557
-
|
1857
-
|
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
-
|
1010 b
-
|
1210 b
-
|
1410 b
-
|
-
|
1610 b
-
|
1910 b
-
|
Rhyd Ddu
Porthmadog
-
|
1025
-
|
1225
-
|
1425
-
|
-
|
1625
-
|
1925
-
|
Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.50
-
-
11.50
-
-
13.50
-
-
14.50
-
15.50
-
-
17.50
-
-
19.50
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
10.23
-
-
12.23
-
-
14.23
-
-
15.23
-
16.23
-
-
18.23
-
-
20.23
Caernarfon
09.16 - Sherpa journey     b - change Sherpas at Beddgelert - "S3" connection departs EIGHT minutes earlier from across the road (outside the Tourist Office)    
08.23 - TrawsCymru journey     * - TrawsCymru destination is Betws-y-Coed/Corwen    
These journeys ONLY operated during summer 2021     Sat - Saturdays only    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  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 PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

Snowdon                 Snowdon                             ....footpath *.........Tryfan                                                              
:                               :                                   :                                 :                                                            
Llanberis -/- Pen-y-Pass - Capel Curig - Llyn Ogwen - Bethesda - Bangor    
Porthmadog---Beddgelert-----/                                                                                                                             


* - 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 or TrawsCymru !


Sundays - 10th April 2022  until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  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 Mondays to Saturdays
Click here for alternative weekday services from Snowdonia to Bangor via Llanberis
           
 
                 
S1*
T10
S4
S1*
T10
S1*
S6
S1*
T10
S4
S1*
T10
S1*
T10
S4
S1*
T10
Caernarfon
07.35
-
-
09.35
-
10.35
-
11.35
-
-
13.35
-
15.35
-
-
17.35
-
Caernarfon
Llanberis Joe Brown
08.02
-
-
10.02
-
11.02
-
12.02
-
-
14.02
-
16.02
-
-
18.02
-
Llanberis Joe Brown
Llanberis Interchange
08.10
-
-
10.10
-
11.10
-
12.10
-
-
14.10
-
16.10
-
-
18.10
-
Llanberis Interchange
Porthmadog
|
-
0830 
|
-
|
-
|
-
1130 b
|
-
|
-
5301 b
|
-
Porthmadog
Rhyd Ddu
|
-
0741 b
|
-
|
-
|
-
1241 b
|
-
|
-
1641 b
|
-
Rhyd Ddu
Beddgelert
|
-
0858
|
-
|
-
|
-
1258
|
-
|
-
1658
|
-
Beddgelert
Pen-y-Pass (S)
08.30
-
0920
10.30
-
11.30
1145
Sherpa
with
-drawn
winter
12.30
-
1320
14.30
-
16.30
-
1720
18.30
-
Pen-y-Pass (S)
Capel Curig
08.39
09.13
-
10.39
11.13
11.39
12.39
13.13
-
14.39
15.13
16.39
17.13
-
18.39
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
-
09.51
-
-
11.51
-
-
13.51
-
-
15.51
-
17.51
-
-
19.51
Bangor
07.35 - Sherpa journey     * - the destination on the fromt on this "S1" Sherpa is Betws-y-Coed    
b - change Sherpas at Beddghelert  (the onward "S4" connection departs from across the toad - outside the Tourist Office)    
09.13 - TrawsCymru journey    
These journeys ONLY operate during the summer     Sat - Saturdays only    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  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 PERIS route  
Snowdon Sherpa
  llwbr OGWEN route  

                                                  Tryfan                                                         Snowdon                   Snowdon
                                                 :                                                                 :                                 :
Bangor - Bethesda - Llyn Ogwen - Capel Curig - Pen-y-Pass -\- Llanberis
                                                                                                                       
 \---Beddgelert---Porthmadog


* - There is a footpath between Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig which avoids the busy, narrow A5 road
use it for your own safety when there is no Sherpa or TrawsCymru !


Sundays - 10th April 2022  until further notice
also Public Holidays Good Friday 15th Aprill  Easter Monday 18th April  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 Mondays to Saturdays
Click here for alternative Sunday services from Bangor to Snowdonia via Llanberis
             
 
               
T10*
S1
S4
T10*
S1
T10*
S1
S4
S6
S1
T10*
S1
T10*
S1
S4
T10*
S1
Bangor Railway Station
08.23
-
-
10.23
-
12.23
-
-
no
1345
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
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
09.16
-
11.01
11.16
13.01
13.16
-
14.16
15.01
15.16
17.01
17.16
-
19.01
19.16
Capel Curig
Pen-y-Pass (S)
-
09.30
0935
-
11.30
-
13.30
1335
14.30
-
15.30
-
17.30
1735
-
19.30
Pen-y-Paaa (S)
Beddgelert
-
|
0957
-
|
-
|
1357
-
|
-
|
-
|
1757
-
|
Beddgelert
Rhyd Ddu
-
|
1010 b
-
|
-
|
1410 b
-
|
-
|
-
|
1910 b
-
|
Rhyd Ddu
Porthmadog
-
|
1125 b
-
|
-
|
1525 b
-
|
-
|
-
|
1825
-
|
Porthmadog
Llanberis
-
09.50
-
-
11.50
-
13.50
-
-
14.50
-
15.50
-
17.50
-
-
18.50
Llanberis
Caernarfon
-
10.23
-
-
12.23
-
14.23
-
-
15.23
-
16.23
-
18.23
-
-
20.23
Caernarfon
09.22 - Sherpa journey     b - change Sherpas at Beddgelert - "S3" connection departs EIGHT minutes earlier from across the road (outside the Tourist Office)    
08.23 - TrawsCymru journey     * - TrawsCymru destination is Betws-y-Coed/Corwen    
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon     (T) - Sherpa stop for start of path up Tryfan    
  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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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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