Coming by car can be a good idea if you want to visit Aberystwyth's more rural surrounds - just make sure to leave enough time for your journey.
Aberystwyth is served by the main A487 and A44 trunk roads. While Aberystwyth is readily accessible, it's worth bearing in mind that an 'A road' in Mid Wales is not really comparable to an 'A road' in more urban parts of the UK.
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Driving to Aberystwyth, you can't fail to travel through some very attractive scenery - but bear in mind you'll be doing so on a winding single carriageway road for the last couple of hours of your trip. Just be sure not to over-rely on the journey time predictions given by route-planning software!
Distances on UK road signs are given in miles and yards - a mile is equal to about 1.6 km, while a yard is slightly less than a metre. Drivers of tall or long vehicles may also like to note the size of their vehicle in feet and inches, as dimensions in metres are often missing from older height and width limit signs.
Street parking is in short supply in the town centre all year. You are most likely to find space in the main car parks on Park Avenue, although several hotels provide parking spaces for residents.
A park and ride bus operates Mondays to Saturdays, 8.00am to 6.00pm at 20 minute intervals, from the lower car parks on Park Avenue and Boulevard St Brieuc. The bus calls at Great Darkgate Street, North Parade, Bronglais Hospital and the bus station, is free to car park users, and can be an easier option than trying to find a space in one of the more central car parks on a busy day.