Travelling by Car

A photograph of a mountain road near Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth is easily accessible by road. Whichever way you're approaching from you will experience beautiful scenery.

From the east the A44 climbs through the Cambrian Hills and down to the coast, and from the north or south the A487 offers spectacular views over Cardigan Bay.

Directional Signage

The mortarboard icon used on directional signage.

When you approach Aberystwyth by road you'll see signs directing you to Aberystwyth University; these will lead you to Penglais Campus.

Look out for the bright yellow square signs containing a picture of a mortarboard (academic cap).

Advice for Sat Nav Users

If you are planning on using a Sat Nav to navigate to Aberystwyth you will find the following information useful:

LocationPost CodeGrid Reference
Penglais Campus SY23 3BY 52.417739,-4.065292
Llanbadarn Campus SY23 3AS 52.411055,-4.054362
Gogerddan Campus SY23 3EB 52.432832,-4.018642
Old College SY23 2BH 52.414664,-4.088252

If you are travelling to Penglais Campus (the main university campus) it is recommended that you use the directional signage once you are near Aberystwyth.

If you are travelling to another Aberystwyth University location it's recommended that you avoid using minor roads, even if your Sat Nav directs you down them.

Visitor Parking

During special events such as Open Days, Visiting Days or Graduation there will be signage and/or university staff directing visitors to car parking spaces.

If you are visiting on other university business please visit the Porter's Lodge on Penglais Campus to request a visitor's parking permit.

If you are visiting Penglais Campus to use other facilities, including Aberystwyth Arts Centre, please use the Pay & Display car parks.

More information on parking