Parking & How to find us

Arrive by bus or train and get 20% off your Talyllyn Explorer tickets.

For more details and travel planning visit ‘Good Journey

By rail

The nearest mainline railway station is Tywyn, on the Cambrian Coast line, operated by Transport for Wales
– click here to 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 – click here to find out more.  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, click here to visit the
Bws Gwynedd website.

By road

To reach the main station at Tywyn, travel 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 past the National Rail station, Wharf station is on the right 300 yards further on. Turn right before the station and follow the parking signs.

Car parking is available across the bridge over the mainline railway.
(Please note this is a council operated car-park, please check prices in the car-park itself – the machine takes coins or through PayByPhone location 807002.  Other charges apply for coaches – PayByPhone location 807004).

For customers of the railway ELECTRIC CARS may park for free and utilise one of our four charging points (3 at Wharf Station and 1 at Abergynolwyn). For Tywyn visitors, turn down the railway drive and park by the crossing gate, ask for permission to cross before entering. We kindly ask you to make a donation for this facility if you are able.

Postcodes & What3Words:
Tywyn Wharf station: LL36 9EY (Disabled & electric car parking only) ///vans.encourage.went
Tywyn Wharf car park: LL36 0TF (Pay & Display parking) ///topped.outbid.harshest
Tywyn Pendre station: LL36 9EL (no parking) ///testers.workbench.enveloped
Rhydyronen station: LL36 9RD (no parking) ///comedians.reclaim.lived
Brynglas station: LL36 9PY (no parking) ///degrading.titles.dove
Dolgoch Falls station: LL36 9UW (parking pay & display £2 charge) ///actors.discusses.yourself
Abergynolwyn station: 1/4 mile south-west of LL36 9UR (Parking – £1 per day) ///snuggled.respects.shorter

Coach parking

Coach parking is available at Tywyn Wharf (100 yards from the station), please contact us to arrange to park. Coach parking is free at Abergynolwyn; coaches may reverse up the station approach to the platform, or park in the lay-by at road level.