There are 4 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) T2

$26 - $28

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Bus, line 35 bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2
  2. Take the line 35 bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station) 35

$26

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Llandudno Junction

$68 - $113

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed 68.5 miles

$14 - $22

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberystwyth station to Betws-y-Coed station. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and arriving at Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre) via Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Betws-y-Coed via Shrewsbury and Llandudno Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Aberystwyth and Betws-y-Coed is 48 miles. The road distance is 68.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed, including transfers.

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Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station).

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Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Aberystwyth station.

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed is to bus which takes 3 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 59 min.

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Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) station.

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Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Llandudno Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed.
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  • Distance: 48.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Aberystwyth, Wales and Betws-y-Coed, Wales?

Lloyds Coaches operates a bus from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed via Shrewsbury and Llandudno Junction in around 5 h 59 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Shrewsbury to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Aberystwyth to Betws-y-Coed.

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