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T1 Camarthen – Aberystwyth via Lampeter

Camarthen - Aberystwyth via Lampeter

T1 bus from Camarthen to Aberystwyth offers stunning scenery, charming villages, cultural attractions.


TrawsCymru Day Ticket £11 for adults, £7.30 for children and group ticket of £27 for up to 2 adults and 3 children

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No. of Attractions:

4 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

2 hours and 10 minutes

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Starting point:

Carmarthen Bus Station

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Journey fact:

Lampeter is home to the world's first completely operational 3D-printed bridge.

Journey Overview

The T1 Transport for Wales bus service from Camarthen to Aberystwyth is a gem of a route, offering breathtaking scenery that captures the true beauty of Wales, interspersed with delightful villages and the coastal town of Aberaeron, resplendent in character. This fab route takes customers through a rich seam of varied landscapes, from flat agricultural plains to rolling hills and verdant countryside towards rugged coastline and picturesque villages.

Starting in Camarthen, with its historic town centre, quaint cobbled streets and charming buildings, the bus heads north and customers will see the lush green hills of Carmarthenshire unfold and the winding River Towy.

The bus then stops at various small villages, including Peniel, Rhydargaeau Blue Bell, and Alltwalls, where customers can savour the blissful rural scenery. As the bus approaches Lampeter, customers will be treated to fabulous views of the Cambrian Mountains, which rise majestically in the distance. The town itself is surrounded by picturesque hills and is home to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The bus then passes through the coastal town of Aberaeron, with its famous colourful houses and busy harbour. From there, the route hugs the coast, passing through isolated green pastures, punctuated by small villages such as Llanon and Llanrhystud. Customers can enjoy a glimpse of the rugged beauty of the coastline, with its rocky outcrops and at times, crashing waves.

Finally, the bus arrives in Aberystwyth, framed by the Cambrian Mountains on one side and the Irish Sea on the other, offering a spectacular backdrop to the busy streets and historic buildings.

Gateway to the T1

By Transport for Wales rail services to Camarthen from London and the West Country or by Megabus to Swansea and then by train to Camarthen.

A Fab Day Out!

Starting in Camarthen, customers can explore the town’s rich history and culture. One of the most popular attractions is Camarthen Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and offers stunning views of the town and surrounding countryside. The town also has a bustling market, which is held every Wednesday and Saturday and is a great place to pick up local produce and crafts.

As the bus travels towards Aberystwyth, it stops at several charming villages and towns. Peniel is a beautiful village surrounded by rolling hills and stunning countryside. Customers can enjoy a peaceful walk along one of the many nearby footpaths, taking in the beautiful views. Rhydargaeau Blue Bell is another stop that is worth a visit – a traditional Welsh pub, where visitors can enjoy a delicious meal and a pint of local ale.

Back on the bus and to Lampeter, a charming university town, with a rich history and culture. Visitors can explore the town’s many historic buildings and take a stroll along the River Teifi, which runs through the heart of the town. One of the most popular attractions in Lampeter is the Lampeter Museum, which showcases the town’s fascinating history.

Back on the bus and to Aberaeron Alban Square which is a picturesque harbour town, with unforgettably colourful houses and a bustling waterfront. Visitors can enjoy a delicious meal in one of the many seafood restaurants, or take a boat trip around the harbour.

The adventure continues, this time to Llanrhystud, another charming village that is worth a visit. Located on the coast and surrounded by beautiful countryside, folk can take a stroll along the beach or explore the village’s many historic buildings, including St. Rhystud’s Church. This historic church dates back to the 13th century and is located in the heart of the village.

Finally, this jewel of a journey ends in Aberystwyth, a vibrant university town with a rich cultural heritage. Customers can explore the town’s many museums and galleries, including the National Library of Wales and the Ceredigion Museum. Aberystwyth also has a beautiful promenade, which is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic on a sunny day. Another popular attraction is the Vale of Rheidol Railway, which takes visitors on a scenic journey through the stunning Welsh countryside.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey


Cambrian Mountains

Coastal town of Aberaeron



Carmarthen Railway Station

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