Celtic Knot Conference 2018/Travel

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Trains at Aberystwyth station, 1960's

Sadly Aberystwyth does not have an airport but there are plenty of trains and buses in and out. Here is some information to help make your journey to Aberystwyth a little easier.

By car[edit | edit source]

There are two main routes to Aber by road: the A44 comes from the East, and the A487 goes North to South through the town. The best way to actually get there from any particular point is a subject of much debate. Buy a map and have fun. Minimum 3 hours from Birmingham, 2 hours 40 mins from Cardiff, 2 hours 5 mins from Swansea - highly dependent on the number of tractors on the roads.There is also a Park and Ride facility.

The National Library of Wales has ample parking on site at £2 per day.

By bus[edit | edit source]

Proof that we have buses in Aberystwyth

Arriva CymruExpress service 40 links Aberystwyth to Carmarthen daily (and hourly M-Sa), with some journeys extended to Swansea (service 20) and Cardiff (service 10). The X32 is the northern equivalent, providing a link to such exciting places as Machynlleth, Dolgellau and Bangor at least twice a day. Traveline: 0871 200 22 33

One daily National Express 409 service to/from Birmingham and London Victoria.


By air[edit | edit source]

Presently, Swansea is the nearest airport, light aircraft only. Birmingham International is most useful for Aberystwyth - it's about 3 hours 30 mins away by direct train.

Get around[edit | edit source]

Aberystwyth taxi rank is located opposite the train station

Aberystwyth is a very compact town; walking is by far the easiest way to get around.

If you require motorised transport, taxis are plentiful and relatively cheap.

Buses also run up Penglais hill (where the main University campus and the National Library of Wales is) and to Llanbadarn Fawr (the other campus, and the Morrisons supermarket - largest of its ilk locally).