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

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Bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c

$36

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Train  •  4 h 55 min

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

$73 - $114

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

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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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 4 h 55 min.

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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 bus which takes 3 h 54 min and costs £28.

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The bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) takes 3 h 54 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Cardiff to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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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 bus which takes 3 h 54 min and costs £28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £55 - £90 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 75.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Aberystwyth via Shrewsbury in around 4 h 55 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 Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 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
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uber.com
Assist
$230 - $320
UberX
$230 - $320
Exec
$290 - $390
UberXL
$330 - $460

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Cardiff to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station).

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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 2 h 15 min to drive from Cardiff to Aberystwyth.

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