Travelling from Cardiff to Aberystwyth by train allows you to arrive feeling refreshed and relaxed, ready for an adventure.

With trains running throughout the day, from 0330 to around 2200, there are discounts available on our Advanced tickets and flexible Anytime options, so you’ll end up with more money left in your pocket. Taking from approximately 4 hours, you can take full advantage of the free WiFi and plan what to do once you arrive in Aberystwyth.

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The historic university town of Aberystwyth sits on the picturesque River Rheidol, stretching away from the slow-flowing water on both sides. On the west coast of Wales, there’s plenty of fun activities and things to see to keep every family member happy.

Known for its sweeping seafront, this is the first port of call for many visitors, and a stroll along the glorious Promenade takes you from the marina at one end, to Constitution Hill at the other, with its funicular railway taking you skywards. This is undoubtedly the best place to view the town, and the extensive ruins of the 13-century castle, which is another great place to visit. 

For those looking for a culture fix, the award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre has a year-round programme of performances, events, and workshops, from comedy to classical music, there’s something to suit every taste. At the other end of the scale, for thrill-seekers, AberAdventures offers a range of exciting water sports, including surfboarding and kayaking, while the natural high of seeing nature at its best can be found at the glorious Butterfly House.

Marine Place, with numerous colourful cafes spilling out onto the street, is a great place to relax and take in the sea air while planning your next move. If shopping is your thing, Aberystwyth has some delightful boutiques, showcasing a wealth of local talent, from chunky knits to studio pottery and handcrafted jewellery, and don’t forget the Welsh shortbread to eat on the journey home. 

Go on an adventure, exciting workshops, or just chill by the beach, Aberystwyth will definitely not disappoint you. Book through the app and enjoy your next vacation. Take advantage of group discounts if you are travelling with friends or family.