There are 5 ways to get from Ireland to Aberystwyth by car ferry, car, train, bus or bus and ferry

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

Carferry, drive  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Aberystwyth

$61 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth National Express

$34 - $44

3 alternative options

Train, carferry, bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the bus from Fishguard, The Square (Fishguard Town Hall) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T5

$82 - $101

Train, carferry, bus via Carmarthen  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen
  4. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1

$97 - $121

Bus, carferry  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Upper Leeson Street to Wexford, Wexford Station 2 / ...
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
  3. Take the bus from Withybush, Fishguard Road (Withybush Hospital) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T5

$82 - $99

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ireland to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Aberystwyth via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 35 min.

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The distance between Ireland and Aberystwyth is 268 km.

The best way to get from Ireland to Aberystwyth without a car is to train and carferry and bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Ireland to Aberystwyth, including transfers.

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Ireland to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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Ireland to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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There are 384+ hotels available in Aberystwyth. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ireland to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 167.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Ireland and Aberystwyth, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Aberystwyth. However, you can take the drive to Dublin, take the carferry to Holyhead, then take the drive to Aberystwyth. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Aberystwyth via Rosslare Europort, Rosslare, Fishguard, Fishguard, Railway Station (Fishguard Harbour Railway Stn), and Fishguard, The Square (Fishguard Town Hall) in around 11 h 30 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Phone
+44 1239 613756
Email
enquiries@richardsbros.co.uk
Website
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Fishguard, The Square (Fishguard Town Hall) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Withybush, Fishguard Road (Withybush Hospital) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Upper Leeson Street to Wexford, Wexford Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$157
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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