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 TrawsCymru services T1 and T2 to Carmarthen and Bangor.

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

Long-distance

Primary long-distance routes linking Aberystwyth to London via the Midlands and South Wales. Advance booking required in most cases.

National Express 409

London - Birmingham - Telford - Shrewsbury - Llangurig - Aberystwyth

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

Megabus M7

London - Cardiff - Swansea - Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberystwyth

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

Regional services to Aberystwyth

Middle-distance services operating direct to Aberystwyth from elsewhere in Wales. No pre-booking required; pay driver upon boarding.

TrawsCymru T1 First Cymru

Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberaeron - Aberystwyth

Journey planner - Printable timetables - 7 days a week

701 / 750 - Bryans Coaches

Cardiff - Bridgend - Swansea - Carmarthen - Lampeter / New Quay - Aberystwyth

Journey planner - Printable timetables - 7 days a week

TrawsCymru T2 Lloyds Coaches / Express Motors

Bangor - Caernarfon - Porthmadog - Dolgellau - Machynlleth - Aberystwyth

Journey planner - Printable timetables - 7 days a week

X47 - Celtic Travel

Llandrindod Wells - Llangurig - Aberystwyth

Journey planner - Printable timetables - Monday to Saturday (infrequent)

X50 - Richards Brothers

Cardigan - New Quay - Aberaeron - Aberystwyth

Journey planner - Printable timetables - Monday to Saturday

Connecting services

Other key bus routes that do not serve Aberystwyth directly, but do connect with the routes above. No pre-booking required; pay driver upon boarding.

TrawsCymru T3 GHA Coaches

Wrexham - Llangollen - Bala - Dolgellau - Barmouth

Journey planner - Printable timetables - 7 days a week

TrawsCymru T4 Stagecoach

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

Journey planner - Printable timetables - 7 days a week

Ticket and Travel Tips

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

Through tickets can be issued for journeys involving connections between buses T1 and X50, and interchangeable multi-trip tickets valid for both routes are available.

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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