University of Swansea

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Swansea University
(Swansea, Wales)

The university is accessible by road or air travel. There is an international airport near the city for students flying in. Parking facilities are adequate. National coach carriers provide service regularly, and the city is well connected by trains.

Travel by Air

The nearest airport to Swansea is Cardiff International Airport. This airport can be reached using the M4 motorway, and is about a 40-minute drive away. This airport mainly accommodates chartered flights, but also accommodates flights to Brussels, Belfast, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Dublin, Glasgow, Paris, and Manchester. From Cardiff International Airport, travellers can drive straight to the city or take a bus.

Car Hire and Road Travel

There are numerous picturesque towns and villages near Swansea that are rewarding to explore. Llanelli, 16 km / 10 miles from Swansea, on the Estuary's other side was once a significant steel town, but now boasts a number of interesting attractions: the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Cefn Sidan Beach, Celtic Trail Cycleway, Millennium Coastal Park and Pembrey Country Park. In Kidwelly which is situated 27.5 km / 17 miles from Swansea, you can find one of Wales' finest preserved castles standing above the river on a steep ridge.

If you wish to explore the wonderful surroundings of Swansea we suggest you hire a car. There are several main hire firms represented in the city. However, we advise you book a vehicle in advance online. Our online booking supplier provides the best deals from various companies including Budget, Europcar and Thrifty.

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Car Parking

The university offers different parking arrangements depending on the day. Visitors can normally park on the university's recreation ground, usually free of charge. Cardiff International Airport also has several parking spaces for short-and long-term parking. These can be used for a certain fee.

Travel by Trains and Rail

The main railway station servicing Swansea is Swansea railway station. Coming from London Paddington, the station is located on the main west coast line. Travellers can expect a three-hour ride to Swansea. These trains can bring travellers coming from the south coast, the Midlands, the West Country and Manchester to Swansea.

Travel by Buses and Coach

Travellers coming from all over Britain can reach Swansea via Cardiff using Britain's national coach carrier, National Express. These buses depart from London Victoria coach terminal and connect at Cardiff to reach Swansea.

Travel by Taxi

Taxis are readily available around the city centre. These taxis charge by the meter and can take you to nearby destinations in Swansea.

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