Our Guide to Aberystwyth Transport

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Aberystwyth, a charming seaside town on the west coast of Wales, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. With its stunning beaches, historic landmarks, and vibrant culture, it's no wonder that people flock to this town year-round. Not everyone has access to cars, so you may think you would be limited in your access to Aberystwyth. Luckily, plenty of public transport options are available to help you explore this beautiful town. Here are some of the best ways to get around Aberystwyth using public transportation.

Bus Routes

The local bus service is one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to get around Aberystwyth. The town is served by several bus routes operated by First Cymru and Arriva. These buses run regularly throughout the day, stopping at popular destinations such as the town centre, the university, and the train station. You can purchase single tickets or day passes, which allow you to hop on and off the bus as many times as you like.

Bus Timetables

You can easily access bus timetables online or at the bus station to plan your journey. The timetables are colour-coded, and the routes and stops for each bus are displayed. You can also use the Traveline Cymru website or app to plan your journey and get real-time updates on bus arrivals and departures.

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

For a unique and scenic way to travel around Aberystwyth, ride the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway. This historic funicular railway has operated since 1896 and offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding countryside. The railway runs from the promenade to the summit of Constitution Hill, where you can enjoy panoramic views and visit the Camera Obscura.

Walking and Cycling

Aberystwyth is a compact town, making exploring on foot or by bike easy. Several walking and cycling routes take you through the city and along the coast, offering stunning views and a chance to experience the town's charm up close. You can rent a bike from one of the many bike shops in town or join a guided walking tour to learn more about Aberystwyth's history and culture.


Those who do have access to a car or other private vehicle may find they have access to additional things in Aberystwyth. For example, you have the freedom to travel the picturesque countryside, discovering hidden gems along the way, such as the stunning Devil's Bridge, just a short drive inland. In Aberystwyth itself, you can easily access the town's historic landmarks, including the iconic ruins of Aberystwyth Castle and the Victorian promenade at any time that suits your schedule.

With the convenience of a car, you can embark on scenic drives along the winding coastal roads, stopping at quaint villages and panoramic viewpoints. Whether it's a stroll along the beachfront, indulging in traditional Welsh cuisine at local eateries, or immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region, exploring Aberystwyth by car offers unparalleled freedom and the opportunity to create unforgettable memories amidst the beauty of Wales.

Park Lodge Hotel

If you’re looking for hotels open in Aberystwyth with a car park, then look no further. Although having a car may sometimes be more convenient, it can sometimes be a challenge to find somewhere to park. Here at Park Lodge Hotel, the perfect Aberystwyth contemporary hotel, we have our own car park that is completely free of charge to customers. Additionally, we have an on-site restaurant, Park Kitchen, and an array of room types, including twins, doubles and more. If you’re after a family room at a hotel, Aberystwyth, then we have those on offer too. All rooms have modern ensuites, televisions, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

With its various public transport options, getting around Aberystwyth has never been easier. Whether you prefer to take a scenic ride on the cliff railway or explore the town on foot, there is something for everyone. So next time you visit Aberystwyth, you have the option to leave the car behind and try one of the alternative convenient ways to get around.

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