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 routes 301, 305 and 03 provide a convenient link from the town centre and seafront to the University's Penglais Campus and the Arts Centre, with other local buses serving the immediate suburbs.

Traveline Cymru has a helpful journey planner including information on both times and fares.


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

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 T1, T5
Borth 25 minutes 512, Train
Clarach Bay 15 minutes 06
Lampeter 65 minutes T1
Machynlleth 40 minutes X28, T2, Train
New Quay 60 minutes T5
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:


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.

See also:

Things to see and do    Food and drink    Transport    Features and facts