Aberystwyth travel guide

Aberystwyth Tourism | Aberystwyth Guide

You're Going to Love Aberystwyth

With a population of 18,392, Aberystwyth is a must-see destination in Wales, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Aberystwyth to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth in January
Estimated hotel price
£56
1 night at 3-star hotel
Aberystwyth in January
Estimated hotel price
£56
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Aberystwyth in July, when the average temperature is 15 °C, and the highest can go up to 19 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 113 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Aberystwyth, with an average rainfall of 61 mm.

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How to Get to Aberystwyth

Plane

Although Aberystwyth doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 82 miles from Aberystwyth. Bristol Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from easyJet, British Airways, Loganair and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Aberystwyth, followed by Great Western Railway. The train station in Aberystwyth is called Aberystwyth, and is located 0.1 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Aberystwyth is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 180 miles from Aberystwyth. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aberystwyth, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From London, the bus ride to Aberystwyth takes 263 miles and will cost you around £24. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about £27 for a journey of 798 miles. Aberystwyth’s bus station is located 0.7 miles from the city centre.

Plane

Although Aberystwyth doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 82 miles from Aberystwyth. Bristol Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from easyJet, British Airways, Loganair and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Aberystwyth, followed by Great Western Railway. The train station in Aberystwyth is called Aberystwyth, and is located 0.1 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Aberystwyth is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 180 miles from Aberystwyth. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aberystwyth, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From London, the bus ride to Aberystwyth takes 263 miles and will cost you around £24. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about £27 for a journey of 798 miles. Aberystwyth’s bus station is located 0.7 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Aberystwyth

Airlines serving Aberystwyth

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,178 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,213 reviews)
LOT
Good (665 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (927 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
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Where to stay in Aberystwyth

Average rates range from around £129 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £169 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Aberystwyth

Most booked hotels in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Park Lodge
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£119+
Rooms by Maes y mor Town Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£59+
Celtic Bay Guest House
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£62+
Starling Cloud
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£101+
Cardigan Bay Guest House
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£56+
Four Seasons Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
£98+

Hiring a car in Aberystwyth

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Aberystwyth (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.08 and £22.77.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Aberystwyth (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.08 and £22.77.