Plan Your Visit

In order to get the most out of your visit to Aberystwyth University, we advise you to plan your day in advance.

You can visit us through a number of different ways; remember to book your place before arriving.

Below, we have a few logistical suggestions regarding planning your visit.



Finding us is easy, no matter what mode of transport you decide to use. Our Maps and Travel have detailed information on getting to Aberystwyth.

If you’re coming by train during an Open Day or Applicant Visiting Day, there will be shuttle buses waiting for you at the train station to bring you to campus.

If you’re visiting during other events, there are a number of bus services regularly traveling to Penglais Campus. Alternatively, adjacent to the Railway Station is the Taxi Rank, or on foot the walk to Penglais Campus takes approximately 20 minutes.


To make your Open Day visit in July a little easier, we are offering a contribution of up to £60 towards staying in our University accommodation which includes breakfast in our Tamed Da restaurant. Click here to find out more about this special offer and book your accommodation today.

There are plenty of B&B, Guest Houses and Hotel accommodation in and around Aberystwyth. You can contact Aberystwyth Tourist Information Centre: 01970 612125 /

Parking on Campus

During events such as Open Days and Applicant Visiting Days, there will be specific parking signage for you to follow. We will also have our University staff directing visitors to car parking spaces.

If you are visiting us during other times or events such as a Campus Tour, please visit the Porter's Lodge to request a visitor's parking permit. The Porter’s Lodge is the first building on the left hand side as you arrive on Penglais Campus. Our University staff will be able to direct you to the car parking spaces available on the day.

More information on parking on campus.


We have plenty of places on campus where you can enjoy lunch or a cup of tea and cake. There are also two cafés in the Art Centre serving home-made hot food.

There are also a number of restaurants, cafés and bars in the town offering a wide range of choices, a great choice if you’d like to explore the town a little more.