Welcome to The Cambrian Lines.

The Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Main Line and the Machynlleth to Pwllheli Coast Line, which open up Mid-Wales to the rest of the world.


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Times And Tickets

Trains currently run every two hours on the Cambrian lines, but finding train times and purchasing tickets couldn’t be easier.

Visit the Arriva Trains Wales web site where you’ll find:

A full journey planner for all trains in the UK.
Ticket information and purchase options
Special offers and other ATW promotions
Updates on the service on all ATW lines
The All Wales Public Transport Information service Traveline Cymru also provides timetable information on trains, buses and other public transport systems:

call 0871 200 22 33

Rail only information from 08457 48 49 50


This part of Wales is steeped in history. To find out about the area served by the Cambrian Main Line and the Cambrian Coast Line, along with the main towns served by the line, you’ll find a potted history here. Castles, myths and magic are just the tip of the iceberg in these parts…​


Want to find out if there are any special events on in the area? Being a ‘cultural hot spot’, there’s always something going on here. Click here to see what’s on courtesy of ‘Visit Mid Wales’.


One thing we’re not short of are trains and railways. The Cambrian Lines are a great way to get to the great little trains as well as other rail-related attractions that will appeal to the enthusiast and the casual visitor. Click here for a list of all things ‘rail’…


Feeling peckish? Wales has a fantastic reputation for high quality local foods – whether you want to dine in style, or simply buy some farm produced local produce, you’ll find a great place to start your search here.


We’ve produced a series of leaflets designed to give you some ideas and inspiration on how to spend some good times by train on the Cambrian Lines. These are called our ‘Wales on Rails’ series.

​In them you’ll get ideas on some great short breaks by train in some of the UK’s most fantastic locations – scenery so good that not even the best cameras in the world can capture the splendour!

So, take a look, have a read, and maybe you can come up with the perfect day out or short break by train.

The first in the series

Set your family free’ is a neat little guide about what you and your family can do for a quick, easy, low budget short break in Mid Wales by train. It features short breaks near the Aberystwyth and Machynlleth end of the line with an emphasis on low cost, high fun, great memories for you and the kids.

Download Here

The second one

The Romance of Rail’ is another great little guide about what you and your partner can do for a short break in the beautiful and picturesque Llyn Peninsula, west of Porthmadog along the final part of the stunning Cambrian Coast railway Line.

A perfect few days stolen away in romantic surroundings with great ideas for a memorable time for you and yours.

Download Here

Our third offering

Travel back in time!’ is all about days gone by and includes ideas for a short 3 day break to explore past times on three fantastic lines using Shrewsbury town (easy to reach by train from across the UK) as a picturesque and bustling base.​

Download Here

Cambrian Railways Window Gazers

We’ve produced 3 window gazers that tell you a bit more about what you can expect to see – the Country Gazer for journeys between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury, the Coast Gazer for journeys between Machynlleth and Pwllheli, and the Safari Gazer for Journeys localised between Borth, Machynlleth and Aberdovey. Be sure to look for these window gazers at TIC’s and staffed stations along the lines.


Great linear walks from station to station – taking in parts of the renowned Wales Coastal Path along the Cambrian Coast railway line.


The Cambrian Trailways

The Cambrian Trailways are a series of leaflets promoting self guided linear walks between railway stations on the Cambrian network. These have been developed to promote car-free accessible walks in the Mid Wales area that really make the most of the wonderful, varied scenery and wildlife this unique part of the world has to offer.

There are 12 in the series.


Cambrian Seaside Strolls

Stroll away life’s stresses on some of the UK’s best beaches without having to use the car!

Why not try these three great linear Seaside Strolls between railway stations on the Cambrian Coast Railway Line?- Click here or the cover of the leaflet to download the guide.​

Don’t forget to try our Cambrian Trailways as well – 10 more linear walks from station to station on the Cambrian lines.