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Travelling to Swansea

image depicting Cycling along the Swansea Bay promenade at sunset

Travelling to Swansea and Gower is easy and takes just over three hours from London by train or car


Traveline Cymru - your one-stop shop for travel information
The easiest way to find out how to get to Swansea is to contact Traveline Cymru - your one-stop shop for travelling by bus, coach, rail, ferry or plane. 

Ring 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.traveline-cymru.info




Travelling by car
The M4 gives very good access to Swansea.  If you are heading for Swansea City Centre from the Carmarthen direction it is best to use junction 47 and from Cardiff direction the easiest route is from junction 42.

There are park and ride facilities available in Swansea so please visit www.swansea.gov.uk/parkandride for up to date information.  Car parking information for the city centre can be found by visiting www.swansea.gov.uk/carparks.



Train information
The nearest train station is located in High Street which is within walking distance of the city centre.  Swansea is well served by high speed First Great Western trains from London and frequent Arriva Wales trains run from west Wales, the Marches, the Midlands and the south-west.

Traveline enquiries - 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.traveline-cymru.info 
www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk



Coach and bus information
If you prefer to take a coach, First operates a frequent shuttle coach service from Cardiff to Swansea.  The service runs hourly off-peak and half-hourly at peak times.  There are frequent National Express coaches to Swansea too, from all other principal towns in south and west Wales.

For bus routes in and around Swansea, contact Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33

National Express Coaches - 08705 808080 or www.nationalexpress.com
First Coaches - www.firstgroup.com 
General Traveline bus enquiries - 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.traveline-cymru.info



Nearest airport
The nearest international airport is Cardiff International Airport - ring 01446 711111 or visit www.cardiffairportonline.com 

Swansea has its own airport, which is suitable for small aircraft - please ring 01792 204063 or visit www.swanseaairport.com




Swansea Marina
If you need a berth for your own boat then visit www.swanseamarina.org.uk or ring 01792 470310 for full information.



Accommodation in Swansea, Mumbles and Gower
If you'd like to access accommodation and visitor information that includes places to visit and restaurant listings see www.visitswanseabay.com 





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