Aberystwyth Council


Aberystwyth is served by two trunk roads, the A44 to Oxford and the A487 which starts and finishes in Bangor and Haverfordwest. The town is the terminus for two railway lines, a main line to Shrewsbury via Machynlleth and branch line spanning the district to Devil's Bridge. There are 3 distinct cycle paths in Aberystwyth. Lôn Cambria connects Aberystwyth with Shrewsbury, Lôn Teifi connects to Fishguard via Tregaron and Lampeter and the Rheidol route connecting to Devil's Bridge.

Bus and Coach Services

A Cartoon Bus

Aberystwyth has many bus services running throughout the day to lots of destinations including Cardigan, Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea, Machynlleth plus many other towns. All bus services are operated by private companies and many of the routes are subsidised by the County Council or the Welsh Government.

See our list of local bus services in Aberystwyth. If you would like to find bus services to other towns in the County then visit the bus timetable page on the County Council's website at www.ceredigion.gov.uk. Traveline Cymru can also help with journey planning on bus journeys plus other modes of transport on their website and also provide a smart phone app to make journey planning on the move easier.

Railway Services

Aberystwyth is serviced by National Rail services with the Cambrian Line. Aberystwyth railway station is also the home to the Vale of Rheidol railway who run services to Capel Bangor and Devil's Bridge for most of the year. On the north side of the town is a cliff railway which takes passengers up Constitution Hill.


Cycling in and around Aberystwyth is an ideal way to move about as much of town is built on the flat ground of the Rheidol valley. Aberystwyth is starting place for some of the Sustrans Cycle Network. Cycling is a great way to move around the town for visitors too as all of the train services and many of the bus services have places to store bicycles during transit.