Trains to Aberystwyth

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Aberystwyth is a historic market town, popular holiday resort within Ceredigion in West Wales. It is located nearby the confluence of rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol, the latter passes through the town. Aberystwyth is relatively isolated considering that it is 1 hour and 45 minutes or 70 miles drive away from Swansea, Shrewsbury, in Shropshire is to its east, approximately 75 miles (120 km) away; and Wrexham, to the northeast, that is approximately 80 miles (130 km) away. Cardiff is over 100 miles (160 km) away, while London is 210 miles (340 km) away from Aberystwyth. Since the late 19th century, Aberystwyth has also been a major Welsh educational centre thanks to the establishment of a University College in 1872, it is now a popular students’ destination, over 10,000 each year.

Aberystwyth is characterised by a relatively short pier and a seafront that stretches from Constitution Hill at the north end of the Promenade, to the mouth of the harbour to the south. Aberystwyth castle divides the sea front into two separate beach stretches.

The town is served by Aberystwyth railway station which is located in the centre of the town. It is the terminus of a two‐hourly service provided by Arriva Trains Wales that run along the scenic Cambrian Line to Shrewsbury and Birmingham International via Machynlleth and Mid Wales. There are trains running every two hours. Passengers changing at Machynlleth can link to Gwynedd’s west coast and arrive as far as Pwllheli. Aberystwyth station is also the terminus of the Vale of Rheidol Railway, a steam‐operated heritage railway that was built in 1901 to transport mineral cargo from Devil’s Bridge to Aberystwyth. Steam trains operate during the summer season covering a 12 miles (19km) journey.

Aberystwyth railway station has a staffed ticket office, which is open Monday to Saturday. It also has a selfservice ticket machine available at the train station to serve passengers who wish to purchase or collect their pre‐paid tickets. Passengers travelling by train are advised to purchase their train tickets to and from Aberystwyth in advance to benefit from cheap rates.  Other station facilities include toilets, a coffee shop, restaurant, waiting room and a customer help point. Train service information is available to passengers via digital information screens, automatic announcements and timetable posters. A step‐free access is available between the entrance, and platform. The train station is equipped with bicycles racks, a car park and bus stop on Alexandra Road. Wi‐Fi and CCTV security system are available to travellers.

In addition to being a popular University town, Aberystwyth is also a popular tourist destination. Popular tourist spots include Constitution Hill for beautiful panoramic views. Cambrian mountains famous are for their wilderness and beautiful green valleys and forests. Despite the town of Aberystwyth being relatively modern, there are a number of historic buildings, including the remains of the Edwardian fortress of Aberystwyth Castle. Book train tickets to Aberystwyth, enjoy the panoramic train journey and discover all that this young and buzzing coastal town has to offer