Spread across two wonderfully picturesque main campuses, Aberystwyth University
makes for the perfect base for over 9,000 students amidst the stunning scenery of the Welsh west coast.
Both campuses, as well as the Gogerddan centre on the outskirts of town, are easily accessible from Aberystwyth and beyond, so rest assured there are plenty of options for those looking for cheap and convenient travel. Find out how Liftshare can help you on your daily commute to campus with this helpful transport guide.
How to get to Aberystwyth University
Penglais Campus is the most centrally located of the three campuses and is home to the majority of the university’s faculties. You can easily get to this picturesque hillside campus via the 03, 301 and 302 bus routes which run to and from the promenade in Aberystwyth town centre.
The Llanbadarn Campus is just a short walk away from Penglais and is served by the 301, 302 and 306 bus services. The Gogerddan centre, home to some of the university’s science faculties, is located a few miles to the east of town and can be reached via either the 510 or 526 bus route.
Aberystwyth train station lies in the heart of the town and is served by routes from across Wales, the Midlands and beyond. Some of the key services include daily departures to and from Birmingham (including Birmingham International Airport), Cardiff and Shrewsbury. You can view times and purchase tickets here
Local bus services and taxis are located just across the road from the station, providing you with a hassle free connection to campus.
If you’re commuting to university from further afield then rest assured you’ll be blessed with scenic routes, regardless of which direction you’re coming from. The A44 cuts through the country from the east, whilst the A487 offers easy access from both the north and south.
Sat nav users should make use of the following post codes:
- Penglais Campus: SY23 3BY
- Llanbadarn: SY23 3AS
- Gogerddan: SY23 3EB
Please note that upon arrival in Aberystwyth, any signs pointing to Aberystwyth University will take you to Penglais Campus.
Lift share to and from Aberystwyth University
Looking for some company during your daily commute to university, or someone to share a beautiful coastal drive with on the weekend? Split the cost of petrol and parking by arranging a car share with fellow students, colleagues or strangers. It’s a fun and cost effective way of getting from A to B, and everywhere in between!