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There are 4 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth

£97 - £237

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberystwyth University National Express

£12 - £14

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 T1c

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University 237.7 miles

£35 - £55

Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University by subway, train and walk

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Aberystwyth University is around 5h 41m and covers a distance of around 240 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 46m. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube), Avanti West Coast, London Midland and others. Typically 53 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 41m
Fastest journey time:
4h 46m
Journey distance:
240 miles
Services per week:
53
Cheapest price:
£97
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:28
Last service departs at:
23:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University subway, train and walk schedules

Waterloo Station → Aberystwyth University
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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Aberystwyth University. However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Aberystwyth University via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterloo Station station to Aberystwyth University. However, there are services departing from Waterloo station and arriving at Aberystwyth via London Euston and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 2m.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Aberystwyth University is 181 miles. The road distance is 237.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University without a car is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs £95 - £240.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs £95 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 8h 30m.

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  • Distance: 180.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Aberystwyth University, Wales?

You can take a train from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University via Euston station, London Euston, Birmingham New Street, and Aberystwyth in around 6h 2m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Aberystwyth University once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £13 and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£42 - £48
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£42 - £48
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
New Adventure Travel
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Aberystwyth University
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
National Express

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Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Aberystwyth University station.

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Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Waterloo Station to Aberystwyth University.

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