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Getting Out and About

Practical help and advice to help older and disabled people to get out and about.

Concessionary Travel

Everyone aged 60 and over and people with certain disabilities are entitled to free travel on local bus services in Wales. You can obtain an application form for a Concessionary Travel Pass from any Post Office or the Civic Centre.

Concessionary bus passes

Tel: 01792 636377

People who are unable to travel on their own on health grounds are able to apply for a Companion Travel Pass which allows both the disabled person and a companion to travel free of charge.

Railcards are available for both disabled and older (60+) travellers, allowing holders to buy rail tickets at a discount.

Disabled Person's RailcardOpens new window

Senior RailcardOpens new window


Assistance to use Buses

First Cymru offers two cards to help older and disabled people when using buses.

  • The Safe Journey card enables you to let the driver know that you need a bit of extra help, such as time to take your seat before the bus moves off, or to be told when you have reached your stop.
  • The Better Journey card is aimed at disabled customers and is a way to give the driver additional information such as the fact that you lip read.

More information about both these cards and how to get one is on the First Cymru websiteOpens new window

All recognised assistance dogs travel free on First Cymru buses.

Swansea Bus Station information (including facilities for disabled travellers)


Community Transport

DANSAOpens new window provides accessible community transport for people who are unable to use public transport. There is a small charge. To use their Dial-a-Ride service you must first register with them.

Tel: 01639 751067

There are also community car schemes in some more rural areas of the county.


Mobility Hire

Swansea Mobility Hire, located within the bus station, provides powered scooters, wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs to help people who have limited mobility to shop or visit other facilities within Swansea City Centre.

Tel: 01792 461785


Public Toilets

Information about Swansea's public toilets and disabled access to them

There are Changing PlacesOpens new window toilets at the Civic Centre, the LC Leisure Centre, the National Waterfront Museum, the 360 Watersports Centre, the Brangwyn Hall, the Quadrant Bus Station and the Railway Station. You can download a guide to the Changing Places toilets in Swansea from the Visit Swansea BayOpens new window website.


Disabled drivers

The Gov.uk websiteOpens new window has information for disabled drivers including:

  • who you must tell if you have a medical condition or disability that may affect your driving
  • the Motability scheme
  • vehicle adaptations
  • using a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair

The Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment ServiceOpens new window offers advice and assessments for disabled drivers and passengers.


Parking

Information about Parking in Swansea.


The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme gives certain categories of disabled people special parking concessions. These apply whether the disabled person is travelling as a driver or passenger.  

In Swansea Blue Badges are administered by the Car Badge Unit, which is part of the Contact Centre at the Civic Centre.  

For more information see Blue Badge scheme or telephone 01792 637366


Timetables

First Cymru Bus TimetablesOpens new window

Arriva Trains Wales TimetablesOpens new window

First Great Western TimetablesOpens new window

Traveline CymruOpens new window

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