An Amazing LocationSwansea University’s new Bay Campus, which opened in September 2015, is positioned in a unique location on the beach beautifully surrounded by Swansea Bay.Swansea is on the edge of The Gower, the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty and the location of Rhossili Beach, recently commended as the third best beach in Europe.
From outside the UKThere are excellent train and coach links to Swansea from London Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and good train links from Bristol International and Cardiff International. The nearest international airport to Swansea is at Cardiff and offers scheduled flights from several European cities. Tip: Flights to Cardiff via Amsterdam from outside Europe can be a great option. From within the UKInternal flights to Cardiff are available from UK airports at Aberdeen, Anglesey, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.
The M4 motorway, the main east-west arterial route from London passes through the northern outskirts of Swansea.
Travel by train from within the UKFast and frequent train services link all regions of the UK to Swansea Bay either direct or with one easy interchange. Direct trains run from London Paddington, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe and Manchester to the Swansea Bay area, and there are good connections from the Midlands, north-east, south, and south west England at Bristol Parkway. For travellers arriving by air, there are fast rail/air links to Swansea Bay from London (Gatwick and Heathrow), Bristol and Cardiff International Airports. The scenic Heart of Wales line also gets you direct from Shrewsbury to Swansea. For train times and information, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk.Travel by train from mainland EuropeFrequent Eurostar trains link Paris, Lille and Brussels directly with London St Pancras International then via Underground or taxi link to London Paddington for onward train travel to Swansea Bay. Eurostar runs frequently between 06:00 and 21:00 daily and is for foot passengers only.
Swansea Bay is in south-west Wales, in the west of the United Kingdom, and is easy to reach by car, train, coach, sea, or air. Just a 3½ hour drive from London, and 2¾ hours from Birmingham, it’s the ideal place to escape to for a relaxing short break, or longer holiday, in peaceful surroundings. In addition, fast and frequent train and coach services link major UK cities to Swansea Bay. If you’re travelling from further afield, it’s straightforward to reach us by sea or air – please see the options below for further information on each method of transport.
There are frequent coach services to Swansea Bay from all regions of the UK, either direct or with one easy interchange•National Express runs direct to Swansea and Port Talbot from Central London, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, West and South Yorkshire, the West Midlands, Bristol and Cardiff.•Megabus runs direct to Swansea from London, Bristol and Birmingham. There is also a daily direct service from Rosslare to Swansea.•First Cymru X10 runs direct to Swansea from Cardiff every hour, daytime
Local bus services leave from stops adjacent to the coach station at Swansea for all parts of the city and region including Gower and Mumbles; and from adjacent stops in Port Talbot bus station to Aberavon, the Afan Valley and Neath.For comprehensive information on travel to local attractions, accommodation, beach walks and other points of visitor interest, visit www.swanseabaywithoutacar.com.