Direct bus services are available from many towns in Wales and England.
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.
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.
London - Birmingham - Telford - Shrewsbury - Llangurig - Aberystwyth
London - Cardiff - Swansea - Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberystwyth
Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberaeron - Aberystwyth
Cardiff - Bridgend - Port Talbot - Swansea - Carmarthen - Lampeter - Aberystwyth
Bangor - Caernarfon - Porthmadog - Dolgellau - Machynlleth - Aberystwyth
Cardiff - Merthyr Tydfil - Brecon - Builth Wells - Llandrindod Wells - Newtown
Cardigan - New Quay - Aberaeron - Aberystwyth
Wrexham - Llangollen - Bala - Dolgellau - Barmouth
Llandrindod Wells - Llangurig - Aberystwyth
Note that services may be amended on public holidays; most will not run at all on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.
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.
Several towns in Mid Wales have semi-regular coach services to 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.