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.
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.
There is a taxi rank by the railway station on Alexandra Road, or you can call one of the local taxi companies direct.
Ceredigion Shopmobility loans electric scooters and manual and electric wheelchairs to help people with limited mobility access the town centre.
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||20, 40, 50|
|Borth||25 minutes||512, Train|
|Clarach Bay||15 minutes||06|
|Lampeter||65 minutes||20, 40|
|Machynlleth||40 minutes||T2, X28, Train|
|New Quay||60 minutes||50, 550|
|Ponterwyd||30 minutes||525, X47|
For full timetables and a journey planner, use Traveline.
Most local services use the bus station in Alexandra Road.
Normal cash tickets can be bought on all local buses, but there are also some special deals:
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.
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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