How to find us

Tywyn, the Talyllyn’s main terminus, is located on the Cardigan Bay coast of Wales, between Aberdyfi and Barmouth, approximately 30 miles north of the university town of Aberystwyth.

By road

Tywyn Wharf station: LL36 9EY
Tywyn Wharf car park: LL36 0TF
Tywyn Pendre station: LL36 9EL
Rhydyronen station: LL36 9RD
Brynglas station: LL36 9PY
Dolgoch Falls station: LL36 9UW
Abergynolwyn station: 1/4 mile south-west of LL36 9UR

Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau.  Approaching from Aberdyfi on the main road Wharf Station is on the left.

Coming from Dolgellau, drive through the town centre to the National Rail station, turn left and Wharf station is on the right 300 yards further on.

The car park is across the bridge over the mainline.

In addition, the B4405 from Bryncrug to Minffordd on the A487 follows the railway up the Fathew valley – Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations are signposted.

Coach parking

Coaches may park for free in the car park at Tywyn Wharf (100 yards from the station). Coach parking is also free at Abergynolwyn; coaches may reverse up the station approach to the platform, or park in the lay-by at road level.

By rail

The nearest mainline railway station is Tywyn, on the Cambrian Coast line, operated by Arriva Trains Wales
– use the National Rail Enquiries Online Journey Planner to search for timetable information.

The Cambrian Coast line connects at Machynlleth with services between Birmingham/Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth.  Most Birmingham – Tywyn trains are through trains.

The Talyllyn Railway’s Wharf Station is approximately 300 yards walk from the National Rail station in Tywyn
– leave the station via platform one and car park, turn right.

If the times of connecting trains are not convenient, buses (see below) can often provide a convenient alternative.

By bus

Local bus services are provided by Lloyds Coaches.  Services x29 and 29 serve Tywyn Wharf station.

Services 28 and 30 stop in the High Street; proceed inland along the High Street to the war memorial, adjacent to Central Stores (Post Office) and from here turn right and follow Neptune Road to Tywyn Wharf Station,
which is next to the crossroads with the A493.

Relevant bus routes are:
x28/x29: Tywyn – Aberdyfi – Machynlleth – Aberystwyth
28: Dolgellau – Fairbourne – Llwyngwril – Tywyn
29: Tywyn local service
30: Dolgellau/Machynlleth – Talyllyn Lake – Abergynolwyn – Dolgoch – Tywyn

Other bus routes provide connections to these routes from further afield, please see the
Bws Gwynedd or Lloyds Coaches site for the latest information.