Travel Information How to get to Lampeter

Lampeter is a small but bustling market town in Ceredigion, South West Wales. Enclosed by the River Teifi, it is close to the stunning Cardigan Bay coast, and just a short drive away from the spectacular Cambrian Mountains.

By Train

The nearest train station to Lampeter is Carmarthen, which is around 4 hours from London and 5 hours from Manchester, via Cardiff and Swansea, with the last stint of the trip providing spectular coastal views.

We will provide coach transfers from Carmarthen station to Lampeter 13.30 and 15.00 on 13 July, and back to the station after the conference at 14.30 promptly. The journey lasts about 40 minutes, dependent on traffic. If you miss these transfers, the number of Lampeter Taxis is +44 (0) 1570 423889, and there is also a bus service that runs to and from Carmarthen station to Lampeter High Street about every hour.

You can book the journey from London to Carmarthen here. Currently, it seems that the 10.45am train from Paddington is the cheapest and will get you in just before the second transfer. Alternatively the 9.15am from Paddington will get you there with a little more time to spare, and arrive conveniently for the first transfer. On the way back, the transfer will get you to the station in time to catch any of the trains from the 16.05 onwards.

By car

There is some limited parking in the university in the car park situated below the university library. The carpark holds 60 cars in total, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee space. Please find a map of the campus here. Approximate driving times are:

– Bristol: 2.5 hours
– Cardiff: 2 hours
– Edinburgh: 7 hours
– London: 4 hours
– Manchester: 3.5 – 4 hours

By plane

The nearest airport to Lampeter is Cardiff Airport, which has direct flights to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Paris, Naples, Verona, Dusseldorf and Enfidha in Tunisia – among others. You can also fly through London, Manchester and Bristol. Please see the links below for direct connections to each of these airports.

Bristol Airport | Cardiff Airport | London Gatwick | London Heathrow | London Stansted | Manchester Airport


Image: Rob Phillips. ‘The Cambrian heading south across Barmouth bridge’.