Travel information: Coming to Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay (Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot) is in south-west Wales and easy to reach by train or coach.

Our three main centres enjoy excellent links from the rest of the UK and overseas (through Rail/Air or Coach/Air links) and largely traffic-free routes for cyclists. See how well connected we are:

Coming to Swansea Bay by train

Coming by train from the UK and main airports

Fast and frequent train services link all regions of the UK to Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot either direct or with one easy interchange. Direct trains run from London, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester and there are good connections from the other parts of England at Bristol Parkway or Cardiff; convenient rail/air links from Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol and Cardiff airports.

For train times, prices and general information: www.nationalrail.co.uk 08457 48 49 50

Arrival at Swansea

Swansea Train Station is close to the city centre, with a wide range of passenger facilities, information and café.
Fully Accessible
Taxis readily available outside the station

Buses leave from main road stops outside the station:
Direct to the city centre bus station (connections to Mumbles, Gower and west of city)
Direct to the Liberty Stadium, north of city and Swansea Valley
Direct to Swansea University’s Bay and Singleton Campuses

Get your next bus times from Traveline Cymru.

Arrival at Neath

Neath Train Station is in the town centre, with a range of passenger facilities, information and café.
Fully Accessible
Taxis readily available outside the station

Most Buses leave from the bus station which is a 250m walk from the train station:
Direct to Pontardawe, the Dulais & Neath Valleys and suburbs of Neath
T6 Buses leave from outside from outside the Train Station: Direct to Aberdulais Falls, National Showcaves of Wales, Brecon & Beacons National Park

Get your next bus times from Traveline Cymru.

Arrival at Port Talbot

Port Talbot Train Station is close to the town centre, with a range of passenger facilities and information.
Fully Accessible
Taxis readily available outside the station

Buses leave from the transport hub which is opposite the train station: Direct to Margam Country Park and Maesteg and to the bus station (for connections to the Afan Valley and Aberafan Seafront)
Direct to Swansea University Bay Campus

Get your next bus times from Traveline Cymru.

To see how to get around the area by bus, cycle or on foot, go to Getting Around

Coming to Swansea Bay by coach

Coming by coach from the UK and main airports

Frequent coach services to link all regions of the UK to Swansea and Port Talbot either direct or with one easy interchange. National Express runs direct to Swansea and Port Talbot from London, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, the Midlands and Bristol. Megabus runs direct to Swansea from London, Bristol and Birmingham.

Arrival at Swansea

Swansea Coach Station is in the city centre, and adjacent to the bus station with a full range of passenger facilities, information shops and cafés.
Taxis readily available outside the station

Buses leave from the adjacent bus station:
Direct to Mumbles, Gower and west of city
Direct to the Liberty Stadium, east and north of city and Swansea Valley
Direct to University Bay and Singleton Campus and Trinity St David Campuses

Get your next bus times from Traveline Cymru.

Arrival at Neath

Just one coach per day serves Neath and this stops adjacent to the Train Station. Connecting bus services leave from the bus station which is 250m walk.

Arrival at Port Talbot

Port Talbot Bus Hub is close to the town centre.
Fully Accessible
Taxis readily available outside the station

Buses leave from the transport hub which is next to the coach stop:
Direct to Margam Country Park and Maesteg and the bus station (connections to the Afan Valley and Aberafan Seafront)

Get your next bus times from Traveline Cymru.

To see how to get around the area by bus, cycle or on foot, go to Getting Around

Coming to Swansea Bay by bike

National Cycle Network (NCN)

Swansea Bay is well linked from elsewhere in Wales and beyond using the National Cycle Network.

Celtic Trail NCN4 from Chepstow to Swansea is mainly traffic free but with on-road sections around Newport.

High Level Valley Route NCN46/47 from Abergavenny is substantially traffic free

NCN47 from Fishguard Ferryport is largely on-road.

Celtic Trail NCN4 from Pembroke Ferryport is largely on-road with traffic-free access into Swansea.

Lon Las Cymru NCN8 from North & Mid Wales links to NCN 4 at Pontypridd.

Bikes on trains

Great Western Railway takes bikes on intercity express trains from London, Reading and Bristol and has mandatory reservation. There is limited bike storage on trains and periods when they cannot be conveyed (e.g. between 1630 & 1900 from London Paddington). No charge for carriage is raised.

Transport for Wales takes bikes on its trains, normally two per train with some restrictions in peak periods. Reservation is strongly recommended though on many trains bikes will be taken on a ‘first come, first serve basis’. No charge for carriage is raised.

Bikes on coaches

National Express will take bikes on their coaches provided they fold and carried in an appropriate padded bag or hard case Megabus makes no specific mention of bikes but they will take up to 20kg of luggage free which suggests folded bikes would be carried.

Coming by car: Park & Ride

You may wish to leave your car outside the City at Swansea’s park & ride sites Fabian Way or Landore; you can take the frequent bus link to the city centre; only £2.50 for up to four people. For only £1.70 extra, travel to any part of the city, Mumbles, Bishopston & Pennard by First Cymru bus.