Passengers on the train to Machynlleth will get a sense of the area's outstanding natural beauty as they travel along the Dyfi Valley with the wooded hills rising just north of the tracks. Trains to Machynlleth travel between Shrewsbury and Pwllheli or Aberystwyth, with some services to Birmingham International. The solid-stone station buildings that welcome travellers today date back to opening of the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway in 1863.
The station at Machynlleth is on the northern edge of the town, and about a seven-minute walk from the main shopping area along Heol Maengwyn and Heol Pentrerhedyn, where you will also find banks, restaurants and a number of pubs. The walk will take you past Machynlleth's Musuem of Modern Art (MoMA) Wales. Machynlleth is a popular destination for walkers and mountain-bikers, with a number of trails leading out from the town and into the surrounding countryside.