There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth by bus, train, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Bay, Millennium Centre (Wales Millennium Centre) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c

$36

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1

$38 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Aberystwyth 108.5 miles

$23 - $35

Uber  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Aberystwyth 108.5 miles

$230 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 15 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth is to drive which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £17 - £26.

More details

The distance between Cardiff and Aberystwyth is 121 km. The road distance is 174 km.

Get driving directions

The bus from Cardiff Bay, Millennium Centre (Wales Millennium Centre) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) takes 3 h 44 min including transfers and departs once daily.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Bay, Millennium Centre (Wales Millennium Centre) and arriving at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

More details

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Aberystwyth, Wales?

New Adventure Travel operates a bus from Cardiff to Aberystwyth once daily. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 3 h 44 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff Bay, Millennium Centre (Wales Millennium Centre) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$230 - $320
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$230 - $320
uberX
$230 - $320
uberEXEC
$290 - $390
uberXL
$330 - $450

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Getting around the Cyclades, How do I get from Sydney to Melbourne and Best ways to travel around Australia - to help you get the most out of your next trip.