Swansea University is easily accessible by road, rail, sea and air. Cardiff International Airport is less than an hour away and the M4 motorway, the main east-west arterial route from London, passes through the northern outskirts of Swansea. Swansea railway station is on the main west coast line from London Paddington, less than 3 hours away. There are also frequent ferry crossings from Swansea to Cork in the Republic of Ireland.
The routes to Swansea are very straightforward.
From London : Take the M4 into Wales through Newport and Cardiff, proceeding on the motorway to Swansea. Exit the M4 at Junction 42 (signposted Swansea A483) where the slip road will bring you onto Fabian Way. At the first roundabout (after 1.1 miles) take the second exit continuing west (first exit is a no through road).
Continue straight across the next five sets of traffic lights (1st: Amazon pedestrian crossing; 2nd: Visteon Factory on right; 3rd:McDonalds to the left and Park and Ride car park to the right - 3.8 miles; 4th: Just after the Village hotel on the left; 5th: Just after the Cape Horner pub on the left, onto the bridge over the River Tawe (A4067)- 4.6 miles).
Pass Sainsbury (4.8 miles, on the left) and Swansea Museum (5 miles, again on the left).
Continuing straight ahead, pass the large Tesco store on your right (5.4 miles), and the City and County of Swansea offices on your left (5.5 miles).
Continue along the coast road towards Mumbles, passing a stretch of bed & breakfast hotels
and the Bay View public house on your right.
After the next set of traffic lights make sure you are in the outside lane of the dual carriageway as you pass St Helen's Rugby Ground (6.3 miles). Pass the Rugby visitors car park sign on your left - this shows where University visitors need to park.
At the next set of traffic lights turn right into Brynmill Lane. Continue a short distance to the mini roundabout and turn a full 360 degrees at the mini roundabout to return to Oystermouth Road where you now turn left. Immediately on your left is the entrance to the Recreation Ground car park (by the bus stop). A detailed map is provided by the City of Swansea here in PDF format.
From the West : go straight ahead at the traffic lights outside the University, keep to left-hand lane, straight through next set of traffic lights at Brynmill Lane and the Recreation Ground car park is situated on the left.
The University is a five minute walk from the Recreation Ground car park: After parking your car, turn right onto Mumbles road and walk towards the footbridge. You will find the entrance to the campus on the right hand side just before the footbridge. The Open Afternoon reception is on the 1st floor of the Taliesin Building (Building 32 on the campus map) and will be signposted from the main entrance.
WE REGRET THAT ONLY DISABLED VISITORS ARE ALLOWED TO PARK ON THE
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. All vehicles must park in the Recreation Ground Car Park on Mumbles Road where the parking fee is approximately £1.50 for the day. The University is a short walk west along Mumbles Road.
The University postcode is SA2 8PP. Please note that this will direct you to the University campus and you should follow the directions above to the car park which is a short distance away.
A detailed map is provided by the City of Swansea here in PDF format.
Train tickets can be purchased online at www.thetrainline.com
For train info and journey planning visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/ or call National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
To book spaces for bikes on trains (book in advance 2/6 bikes per train); 0870 9000 773
A regular and reliable bus service runs from the station to the Quadrant bus station where passengers can link up with buses running to the University from Bays 1,2 and 3. Alternatively, a taxi will cost around £6.