Aberystwyth travel guide

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You're Going to Love Aberystwyth

With a population of 18,392, Aberystwyth is a must-see destination in Wales, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Aberystwyth

If you’re looking for affordable options, SY23 Restaurant (2 Pier St) and Why Not Bar & Lounge (2 Pier Street) are great picks.

When to visit Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Aberystwyth in November
Estimated hotel price
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


Although Aberystwyth doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 131 km from Aberystwyth. The shortest flight to Aberystwyth from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Aberystwyth, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Aberystwyth to Liverpool takes 0h 34m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Stoke-on-Trent, expect to pay about $30 for a 0h 59m trip. The train station in Aberystwyth is called Aberystwyth, and is located 0.2 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Aberystwyth is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 289 km from Aberystwyth. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aberystwyth, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Aberystwyth takes 72 km and will cost you around $24. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $17 for a journey of 113 km. Aberystwyth’s bus station is located 1.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Aberystwyth

Airlines serving Aberystwyth

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Aberystwyth

Average rates range from around $192 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $312 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Aberystwyth

Most booked hotels in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Rooms by Maes y mor Town Centre
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Starling Cloud
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Four Seasons Hotel
Good (6.9, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Aberystwyth

Expect to pay $3.21 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 $38.48 and $51.30. The most frequently booked car type in Aberystwyth is Compact (Vauxhall Astra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.