Coaches and Buses to Aberystwyth

Direct bus services are available from many towns in Wales and England.

National Express offers a daily link with London and Birmingham, while Megabus provides a service to London via Cardiff with fares from as little as £1.50.

There are also regular services to north and south Wales, including service T2 to Bangor and bus 40 which connects with rail services at Carmarthen.

Principal Routes

This map shows bus and coach routes operating at least five days a week, along with selected connecting rail services. See below for timetables and further details.

Principal coach and bus routes to Aberystwyth

409 - National Express

London - Birmingham - Telford - Shrewsbury - Llangurig - Aberystwyth

Once daily, 7 days a week. Advance booking required.
Tickets and times - Book online

M7 - Megabus

London - Cardiff - Swansea - Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberystwyth

Daily, Thursday to Sunday toward Aberystwyth and Friday to Monday toward London.
Tickets and times - Book online

40 & 40c - First Cymru and Lewis's Coaches

Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberaeron - Aberystwyth

Hourly during daytime, Mondays to Saturdays.
Journey planner - Printable timetables - Pay on boarding, no pre-booking

701 - Bryans Coaches

Cardiff - Bridgend - Port Talbot - Swansea - Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberystwyth

Up to 3 times daily, 7 days a week.
Journey planner - Printable timetables - Pay on boarding, no pre-booking

TrawsCymru T2 Lloyds Coaches / Express Motors

Bangor - Caernarfon - Porthmadog - Dolgellau - Machynlleth - Aberystwyth

Several times daily, 7 days a week.
Journey planner - Printable timetables - Pay on boarding, no pre-booking

TrawsCymru T4 Stagecoach in South Wales

Cardiff - Merthyr Tydfil - Brecon - Builth Wells - Llandrindod Wells - Newtown

Several times daily, Mondays to Saturdays.
Journey planner - Printable timetables - Pay on boarding, no pre-booking

X50 - Richards Brothers

Cardigan - New Quay - Aberaeron - Aberystwyth

Hourly during daytime, Mondays to Saturdays.
Journey planner - Printable timetables - Pay on boarding, no pre-booking

X94 - GHA Coaches

Wrexham - Llangollen - Bala - Dolgellau - Barmouth

Several times daily, 7 days a week.
Journey planner - Printable timetables - Pay on boarding, no pre-booking

Celtic Travel X47

Llandrindod Wells - Llangurig - Aberystwyth

Twice daily, Mondays to Saturdays.
Journey planner - Printable timetables - Pay on boarding, no pre-booking

Note that services may be amended on public holidays; most will not run at all on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

Ticket Tips

Day return and multi-trip tickets issued by First Cymru, Lewis's Coaches and Richards Brothers are interchangeable, being accepted by all operators where routes run in parallel.

Through tickets can be issued for journeys involving connections between buses 40, 40c and X50.

The West Wales Rover ticket offers good value unlimited travel for a day or a week on most buses in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Regular Excursions and Day Trips

Several towns in Mid Wales have semi-regular coach services to Aberystwyth:

Catching coaches and buses from Aberystwyth

Buses and coaches all use the bus station on Alexandra Road, near to the junction with Terrace Road and a minute or two's walk from the railway station.

Services also pick up at selected other stops in the area, with some long distance services calling at the university's Penglais Campus.

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