If you need to go to Aberystwyth for work, or a long weekend break in this glorious seaside resort, hopping on the train ensures that you have a smooth and relaxing journey.


How long is the train from Manchester to Aberystwyth?

Trains from Manchester to Aberystwyth can take between 3 hours 45 minutes to five hours, depending on the route you choose. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cambrian mountains or take full advantage of our free onboard Wi-Fi.

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Why travel from Manchester to Aberystwyth by train?

The journey takes you through the Cambrian Mountains to the stunning west coast of Wales.

The beautiful market town of Aberystwyth sits on the beautiful Cardigan Bay and boasts an impressive mile-long Promenade.

From the town, check out the jaw-dropping views across the bay. There’s even a Camera Obscura with a huge 14-inch lens, one of the largest in the world.

Are you a history lover? Head for The Silver Mountain Experience to discover life underground by exploring the tunnels of a 19th century silver and lead mine. Above ground, you can see the huge machinery and working water wheels. It’s a fascinating insight into bygone days.

Are you a retail lover? Aberystwyth’s shopping district of has all the high street names, with enough designer labels to keep every fashionista happy. If you’re after something more unusual, take a look in the independent boutiques for handmade jewellery or studio glass and pottery. Beautifully cosy knitwear, ceramics and locally-produced delicacies are just waiting for you.

Relax in comfort on the train back to Manchester after a fun day spent enjoying all Aberystwyth has to offer. By downloading our easy-to-use smartphone app, you can keep up with all our latest money-saving special deals, including group travel tickets. They’re great if you’re planning a day out with friends.