There are 7 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth to Newtown, Powys National Express
  2. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Builth Wells, Strand Hall T4

$20 - $23

6 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 3 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Llangurig, Black Lion Hotel (Black Lion Hotel PH) 525 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rhayader, Car Park (Rhayader Leisure Centre) to Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) X47

$23 - $26

Bus via Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) X28 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) X85
  3. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Builth Wells, Strand Hall T4

$28

Train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod

$58 - $89

Taxi  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells 47.8 miles

$230 - $290

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells 47.8 miles

$10 - $15

Uber  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take an Uber from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells 47.8 miles

$100 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells is to taxi which costs £180 - £220 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The distance between Aberystwyth and Builth Wells is 34 miles. The road distance is 47.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Builth Wells, Strand Hall via Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between Aberystwyth, Wales and Builth Wells, Wales?

You can take a bus from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells via Newtown, Powys and Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) in around 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells via Shrewsbury, Llandrindod, and Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) in around 5 h 15 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
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberystwyth to Newtown, Powys
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberystwyth to Llangurig
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Builth Wells, Strand Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Mid Wales Travel
Phone
+44 1970 828288
Email
enquiries@midwalestravel.co.uk
Website
midwalestravel.co.uk
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 3 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Llangurig, Black Lion Hotel (Black Lion Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
midwalestravel.co.uk
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Rhayader, Car Park (Rhayader Leisure Centre) to Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$100 - $140
uberX
$100 - $140
uberEXEC
$130 - $180
uberXL
$140 - $200
Taxi from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$230 - $290
Ow's Cabs
Phone
+44 7807 298440
Dominos Taxi
Phone
+44 1970 625888

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