Where is Swansea Bay and how to get here

UK MapWith its connections to the wider transport network, Swansea Bay is strategically located for access from the UK, Europe and beyond.

Road

Motorways provide excellent links to and from Swansea Bay: London and the South East are via the M4, the Midlands and the North via the M50, M5 and M6. Swansea is also part of the national coach network with direct express services from Central London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other parts of the UK. Greyhound are also running Buses from Swansea to Cardiff which take about an hour.

Rail

There are frequent inter city train links from every region of the UK, operating direct or with just one easy interchange. Both London Paddington and Manchester have direct hourly links to Swansea Bay. There are also fast air/rail links to Swansea from London (Gatwick and Heathrow), Bristol and Cardiff Airports.

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Air

Cardiff Airport is less than an hour’s drive to Swansea along the M4 and offers access to a wide and growing range of domestic, European and world destinations. Limited facilities are also available to and from Swansea and Pembrey Airports, which are currently used by light aircraft and private planes.

Sea

There are 2 freight ports in Swansea Bay, operated by Associated British Ports, situated in Port Talbot and Swansea. The largest port in Wales is Milford Haven, which is a 90 minute drive west of Swansea. Two major oil refineries and two LNG projects are based within this port. Passenger ferries also run to Rosslare from Fishguard or Pembroke Dock – both a 90 minute drive west of Swansea city.

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