Getting Here

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Aberystwyth, based on the west coast of mid-Wales, is somewhere that is easy to get to and a destination where new adventures begin.

With good road access and connections to buses, trains, ferries and planes it won’t be long before you arrive at our friendly community that welcomes all. Be sure to enjoy the views as you approach our beautiful seaside town!

  • By Car
    The main roads to Aberystwyth are the A44, from the east, and the A487, from the north or south. Aberystwyth will be clearly signed posted on approach, with further signage in Aberystwyth itself to guide you to the University on Penglais Campus. Further information
  • By Bus
    There are several local and national bus services in operation across England and Wales that travel to Aberystwyth - from Bangor, Birmingham, Cardiff, Swansea, London and more. Traveline Cymru is a great website to find out more about services you will require. Further information
  • By Train
    Regular train services run to Aberystwyth from North Wales and the Midlands, with stops included at Birmingham and Shrewsbury. Find out detailed information about routes and times by visiting the National Rail website. On arrival at Aberystwyth station there are regular buses or taxis to Penglais Campus – or if the weather is nice, were only a 20 min walk away! Further information


For special occasions like Open Days, Visiting Days and Graduation we will have extra arrangements, staff and signage in place to ensure your visit around our main campus is as hassle-free as possible.

Feel free to also visit our Travel and Maps section which identifies the locations of our car parks, places to eat, academic buildings and more.