Located along the M4, Swansea has direct access to London and the South East of England, while the A465 heads of the Valleys route gives links to the Midlands and the North via the M50 and M5.
Swansea is also part of the national coach network with direct express services to the rest of Wales, Central London, major airports and other parts of the UK.
Its rail links include all UK main cities and electrification of the main London Paddington to Swansea line will increase capacity and reduce journey times by 20 minutes.
Cardiff Airport is less than an hour's drive away, offering a range flights to European cities and beyond. There is also a small airport located at Fairwood on Gower handling light aircraft and private planes.
The port of Swansea is ideally placed for maritime trade with north-west Europe, Ireland and the Mediterranean. Owned and operated by Associated British Ports, the port caters for ships up to 30,000 tonnes and is equipped with a wide range of heavy-duty modern cargo handling equipment.
Digital connectivity is growing:
- Broadband coverage (Next Generation Access NGA) is available to 96% of Swansea premises
- Fibre broadband is available for around 80% of premises offering speeds of up to 80mbps
- Swansea is among the first locations in the UK to benefit from ultrafast broadband which is capable of maintaining speeds up to 1Gbps
- BT's ultrafast broadband test lab which allows academic researchers, start-ups and other communications providers to trial new technologies and applications that exploit the higher speeds provided by 'G.fast'/ultrafast broadband