T5 Aberystwyth – Haverfordwest

Aberystwyth - Haverfordwest

The T5 bus route is a fabulous adventure that combines classic Welsh countryside and coast, with abundant opportunities for sightseeing and outdoor activities.


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:

5 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

3 hours 15 minutes

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Starting point:

Aberystwyth Bus Station 7

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Journey fact:

Haverfordwest is home to the remains of a Roman villa, indicating that the area was inhabited as early as the 3rd century AD.

Journey Overview

From the historical towns of Aberystwyth and Haverfordwest to the picturesque villages of Llanarth and New Quay, there is something for everyone along this scenic route.

As the bus sets off from Aberystwyth, customers are treated to sweeping views of the rugged coastline. The bus then winds its way through the rolling hills and verdant pastures, passing through small villages and hamlets nestled among the fields and hedgerows.

As the bus reaches Llanrhystud, the scenery changes again, with views of the village’s historic church and the surrounding farmland stretching out to the horizon. Further along the route, the bus passes through the charming coastal town of Aberaeron, with its brightly coloured houses and bustling harbour. Llanarth then beckons and between there, New Quay Park Street and Plwmp, customers will enjoy stunning views of the Welsh coastline. The bus passes by picturesque coastal villages, rolling hills, and stretches of sandy beaches, with the sea providing a dramatic backdrop to the journey.

The journey continues through the tranquil countryside, with glimpses of sleepy villages and isolated farmsteads dotted among the fields. The bus then reaches the coastal town of Cardigan, where passengers can catch a glimpse of the 12th-century castle and the picturesque River Teifi flowing through the town. At Cardigan, the bus terminates, but there is a connection for another T5 service to continue the adventure to Fishguard and Haverfordwest.

The scenery continues to thrill and as the bus approaches Fishguard, it becomes even more dramatic, with views of the towering cliffs and crashing waves of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The bus then winds its way through the narrow streets of Fishguard and Lower Fishguard, passing historic buildings and quaint shops along the way.

Finally, the bus arrives in Haverfordwest, passing through the town’s bustling streets and past the railway station. Throughout the journey, customers are treated to stunning views of the Welsh countryside, from rolling hills and green fields to dramatic coastlines and rocky cliffs.

Gateway to the T5

By train from Transport for Wales services from South Wales to Birmingham and Aberystwyth

A Fab Day Out!

Starting in Aberystwyth, folk can explore the town’s rich history by visiting the Aberystwyth Castle ruins or the National Library of Wales. For those looking for a scenic walk, the Constitution Hill Cliff Railway provides breathtaking views of the town and surrounding coastline. Customers can also take a stroll along the promenade or enjoy the sandy beaches.

Onto the bus and the first recommended stop-off is at Aberaeron, to explore the picturesque harbour and colourful Georgian houses or visit the Aberaeron Beach.

Back on-board and New Quay is another popular stop along the route, with its stunning coastline and quaint harbour. Visitors can take a boat trip to spot dolphins or enjoy a meal at one of the many seafood restaurants. The Plwmp Chapel is also worth a visit for its fascinating history.

Onto the bus once more and the town of Cardigan offers visitors the chance to explore its rich history at the Cardigan Castle ruins or the St. Dogmaels Abbey. For those interested in wildlife, the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve offer a chance to spot rare bird species and other wildlife.

Haverfordwest is the final stop on the route, with the opportunity to explore the town’s rich history at the Haverfordwest Castle ruins or the town museum. For those looking for outdoor activities, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offers a chance to hike, cycle or explore the stunning coastline. The town also boasts many restaurants and cafes serving traditional Welsh cuisine.

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