Local Travel

Getting Around Aberystwyth

Town centre attractions and shops are close together and within easy walking distance. You may wish to use buses, taxis or a car to reach the main university campus (it's up a steep hill), or the outer areas of town such as Llanbadarn Fawr, Penparcau and Waunfawr.

Town Buses

Bus route 03 provides a convenient link from the town centre and seafront to Penglais Campus, the Arts Centre and the National Library all week.

Other buses in Aberystwyth are chaotic and hard to use if you're not a regular traveller: most local bus operators provide very poor information about their services and change routes and times every few months with little or no notice.

The journey planner at Traveline Cymru is reasonably reliable for local buses. Check times carefully before travelling as even basic passenger information is missing or incomplete at most local bus stops.

Taxis

There is a taxi rank by the railway station on Alexandra Road, or you can call one of the local taxi companies direct.

Shopmobility

Ceredigion Shopmobility loans electric scooters and manual and electric wheelchairs to help people with limited mobility access the town centre.

Exploring Ceredigion

By Bus

Larger communities have regular buses to Aberystwyth from Monday to Saturday, with a few also having Sunday services. Popular destinations include:

Destination Typical time Main services
Aberaeron 40 minutes 40, X50
Borth 25 minutes 512, Train
Clarach Bay 15 minutes 06
Lampeter 65 minutes 40
Machynlleth 40 minutes X28, T2, Train
New Quay 60 minutes X50
Ponterwyd 30 minutes 525, X47

For full timetables and a journey planner, use Traveline.

Most local services use the bus station in Alexandra Road.

Useful Tickets and Fares

Normal cash tickets can be bought on all local buses, but there are also some special deals:

Taxi-Bus

Some areas without a bus service have council-subsidised taxi-buses. These run at set times and need to be booked in advance of travel. Local routes include:

For routes, times and booking information, see: Ceredigion Public Transport.

Catching local buses from Aberystwyth

Buses and coaches all call at the bus station on Alexandra Road, near to the railway station.

Most services also serve selected other stops around Aberystwyth.

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