Horror Festival
of Wales

14 – 17 November 2024


The festival takes place at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus. On the beautiful coast of Mid-Wales, Aberystwyth is easily accessible by train, bus and car, and once you’re here the venue is easily accessible by foot or by public transport, whether you’re staying in town, on campus, or just out of town.

Aberystwyth bus and train stations, and the taxi rank, are all adjacent to each other in the centre of town. On this page you’ll find the essential travel information to find us, and you can also see more travel information and maps on the Aberystwyth University website.

Where possible, we encourage you to come to us via public transport, or to share private transport with friends!

Reaching Aberystwyth

We encourage you attend Abertoir via public transport, if you can! Although relatively far-flung Aberystwyth is well serviced by public transport services.

By Train

Getting to Aberystwyth is a simple journey from Birmingham New Street or Birmingham International, via Shrewsbury.

The rail service to Aberystwyth is operated by Transport for Wales.

You can use services like Trainline to plan your journey.

By Bus

If you’re travelling from within Wales, travel by bus is often a much cheaper and more convenient option. You can find the most suitable service(s) on the TrawsCymru website.

National Express operates the 409 London-Aberystwyth service, via Birmingham/Shrewsury/Newtown.

By Car

If you’re coming to Aberystwyth with your own vehicle, we are situated on the A487 heading north out of the town. The Aberystwyth Arts Centre postcode is SY23 3DE.

GoCompare has recently launched a useful fuel price calculator and guidance to help drivers plan ahead for any journey and cut down on fuel use. Find the fuel price calculator here.

Please let us know if you might be able to offer other festival attendees transport to the festival and we’ll do our best to connect you!

Travel in Aberystwyth

If you’re staying in the town, the Arts Centre is situated around a 20-30 minute walk up ‘Penglais Hill’.

There are regular bus services running from the town to stops on the university campus. We recommend downloading the Traveline Cymru app, if you’re staying in the town centre, in order to find bus services up to the campus (though please note there will still be some walking involved).

There are also usually plentiful cheap taxis available from the town. If you’re able to share transport, either public or your own, with other festival-goers once you’re here, we strongly encourage it and will do our best to connect you!