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Trains to Machynlleth

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.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance at Machynlleth station leads through the ticket hall, where you will also find a cafe, to platform 2 for trains to Shrewsbury and Birmingham. The toilets are also on this side of the tracks. Platform 1, for trains to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli, can be reached via a footbridge. For step-free access, passengers should use the entrance direction on to this platform, where there is also an additional waiting room. The car park has 30 spaces.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 18:15
    Saturday 05:15 - 18:15
    Sunday 08:15 - 17:15
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Café
  • Staff Help Notes : Help provided by on train staff.
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 30

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 8
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : at the station front
  • Cycle storage notes :

    4 hoops


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Work is currently (Jan 2016) underway to provide a footbridge with lifts for step free access between platforms.  This means that most services are operating to and from platform 2.  If you are travelling to Machynlleth and unable to use stairs please notify the conductor.  If you are planning to travel to or from Machynlleth, please ask a member of staff for assistance or for further information.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Machynlleth


Machynlleth Railway Station, Heol y Doll, Machynlleth, SY20 8BL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 18:15
Saturday 05:15 - 18:15
Sunday 08:15 - 17:15

Machynlleth Live Departures



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