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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$73 - $113

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Bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Haverfordwest National Express
  2. Take the bus from Haverfordwest, Bus Station to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 T5

$24 - $33

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Haverfordwest
  2. Take the bus from Haverfordwest, Railway Station to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 T5

$54 - $80

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Aberystwyth 108.5 miles

$23 - $35

Uber  •  2h 15m

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Aberystwyth 108.5 miles

$230 - $310

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Aberystwyth station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 via Haverfordwest, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Aberystwyth via Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Aberystwyth is 76 miles. The road distance is 108.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth without a car is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Aberystwyth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 7h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 75.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Aberystwyth via Shrewsbury in around 4h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Aberystwyth via Haverfordwest and Haverfordwest, Bus Station in around 7h 24m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Cardiff Central to Haverfordwest
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Phone
+44 1239 613756
Email
enquiries@richardsbros.co.uk
Website
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Haverfordwest, Railway Station to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Haverfordwest, Bus Station to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Haverfordwest
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
National Express
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$230 - $310
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uber.com
Assist
$230 - $310
UberX
$230 - $310
Exec
$280 - $390
UberXL
$330 - $450

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Cardiff to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by Richards Bros, arrive at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7.

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Cardiff to Aberystwyth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Aberystwyth is 109 miles. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Cardiff to Aberystwyth.

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