Aberystwyth railway station is situated in Alexandra Road in the middle of Aberystwyth town centre. It is the natural point of orientation and a popular meeting point. Aberystwyth bus station is right next to the train station.
There are numerous shops around the station, including Lidl, Iceland, Argos or Matalan. It is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the train station to the coast and about 15 minutes’ walk to Aberystwyth University campus.
Aberystwyth Train Station Services
Aberystwyth railway station is the terminus of two lines.
The Cambrian Line, with trains operated by Arriva Trains Wales, connects Aberystwyth with Shrewsbury and the rest of the country. At Dovey Junction the Cambrian line splits in two – one to Aberystwyth and the other north along the Cardigan Bay to Porthmadog and Pwllheli.
The second line terminating at Aberystwyth Train Station is the Vale of Rheidol Railway, a 19 km narrow gauge railway to Devil’s Bridge, mainly a tourist attraction. It operates mainly in summer, with winter services limited to special occasions such as Christmas and Half Term holidays.
Hotels near Aberystwyth Train Station
Due to its central location the railway station has many accommodation options within easy walking distance, including B&B’s, guesthouses and hotels. Book early if coming at busy times (which also includes various Aberystwyth University events).