Attractions in the Swansea Bay region are really well signposted. Conventional brown signs direct visitors to the nearest public car park to the attraction, so there may be a short walk to the attraction itself.
There is no charge for parking in Swansea city centre car parks on Sundays; Swansea City Council, Swansea Business Improvement District Limited (BID) and National Car Parks are working together and currently run an off-peak parking scheme, which offers cheaper parking at certain times in the St David’s car park and the NCP Kingsway site.
Swansea City Park and Ride: A park and ride service operates from Fabian Way in the east (M4 junction 42), Landore to the north of the city (M4 junction 45) and Carmarthen Road to the west (M4 junction 47) throughout the year. Park and Ride shuttle vehicles are fitted to assist passengers with mobility problems.
Before visiting you may want to check the latest roadwork news in and around the Swansea Bay area.
There is a comprehensive bus network serving the Swansea Bay area including the rural areas of Gower, Neath Port Talbot Valleys and Carmarthenshire. First Cymru offer FirstDay and FirstWeek tickets that give unlimited travel at exceptional value while Gower Day and Week Explorer tickets are also available on the award winning Gower Explorer network.
Swansea’s futuristic ftrmetro service is up and running and links Swansea City Centre with High Street Train Station, Morriston and Singleton Hospitals, the Liberty Stadium and Swansea University.
Swansea’s Quadrant Bus Station is currently undergoing redevelopment and will reopen in Autumn 2010. Please check the latest information and details of the changes to bus stops during the closure.
Arriva Trains runs services along what is possibly one of the most scenic routes in Wales: the coast-hugging journey from Swansea to Carmarthen is a “must” for lovers of wildlife and spectacular scenery alike. There are also trains along the scenic Heart of Wales line. On the first Sunday of the month there is live music on the train and every Sunday, there is the opportunity to enjoy Sunday lunch along the route. Arriva’s website offers timetable and fares information, news and travel updates, alongside tourist guides offering a glimpse of what Wales has to offer.
First Great Western operates services from London to South and West Wales. Their website offers timetables, fare information, information on engineering work, lost property and more.
National Rail Enquiries offer information from all train operating companies and allows users to plan journeys and book tickets.
Cycling is a great way to explore the Swansea Bay area. The route from Swansea’s Maritime Quarter to Mumbles takes you along the sweep of Swansea Bay. This area forms part of the ‘Celtic Trail’, a Millennium funded project, a long distance National Cycle Route covering the breadth of south Wales.
Swansea city centre offers this service for those with mobility problems and is available at St David’s Square, Swansea. Tel: 01792 461785. Community Transport is available for people who have no private means of transport and are unable to use conventional public transport because they are elderly, disabled or there is no suitable service available to them.