Trains to Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is an ancient market town in Ceredigion, Wales. Situated near the Rivers Ystwyth and Reidol, the university town and popular tourist resort forms a cultural link between North and South Wales and is referred to as the unofficial capital of Mid Wales.

Although it may be the most isolated part of Wales, it created its own economy of sorts. Due to its location, the local community took to setting up shop within the town, creating and actively supporting a number of independent businesses, making it a town unique to itself and a favourite place to visit by many for a quick getaway. 

Popular Routes to Aberystwyth

The station is small but offers amenities to make your journey in and out comfortable with step-free access throughout and toilets inside the station.

The most popular routes to and from Aberystwyth operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



5 h 38 min



3 h 51 min



4 h 19 min



3 h 3 min



7 h 7 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Aberystwyth

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Veterans Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Aberystwyth

It wouldn’t be a visit to Aberystwyth without a trip to the seafront. Lined with a mix of Victorian and Edwardian buildings, take a walk along the promenade and stop by one of the pubs or cafes along the way or head to the Cliff Railway for an even better view!

The Cliff Railway is the longest funicular cliff railway in Britain that is run by electricity and can be found on the Northern end of the promenade. Taking the rail is the most relaxing way to take in the sights, as you ascend Constitution Hill, with frequent services running every few minutes.

Other attractions to note are the Camera Obscura, a recreation of the Victorian original which was removed in the 1920s and can be found at the top of Constitution Hill. With the lens at a whopping 14 inches, it is one of the largest camera obscuras in the world, treating visitors to views of 1000 square miles of beautiful scenery.

For a bit of history, you need not look far. Positioned at a central location on the seafront, are the ruins of Aberystwyth Castle that offer fantastic views of the sea, with a touch of the past. The Ceredigion Museum is located above Aberystwyth’s Tourist Centre and offers 3 floors of Welsh and local history.

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Last updated:   11 October 2021