Where is the Bay Campus?

The site is situated on the eastern approach to Swansea on Fabian Way, straddling the boundary between Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. The address is: 

Swansea University
Bay Campus
Fabian Way
Crymlyn Burrows
Swansea
SA1 8EN
Wales, UK

Parking

What parking facilities are there at the Bay Campus and surrounding area?

There are currently 460 parking bays available in the car park with the first seven lanes (closest to the main campus) being held for car parking permit holders. The remaining six lanes to the rear of the car park (towards the west) are available to both permit holders and those wishing to pay and display.

There is very limited pay & display parking available at the Bay Campus in the main car park located to the west of the campus and in the SSSI car park located to the east of the campus.

Staff Permits allow staff to park on both campuses. 

Staff and students who have mobility difficulties will be entitled to park on both campuses, as long as they have a valid blue badge or special permit on display.

For blue badge holders, simply ensure that the badge is displayed, and you will be admitted to the campus and can park in any parking space (there are spaces at both campuses reserved for people with disabilities).

Parking is also available at the Fabian Way ‘park and ride’ facility for the Bay Campus, where you can connect with a bus to the Bay Campus and Singleton Park Campus. 

The Fabian Way Park & Ride is operated by the City & County of Swansea.

  • The car park is open between 6.45am and 7.30pm Monday to Saturday.
  • There are 550 car parking spaces including 23 disabled bays and cycle racks.
  • CCTV is in operation at the car park and there is an enclosed wiating area with seating; an information point; and refreshment machines.
  • There are toilet facilities and baby changing facilities available at the site.
  • Further information about the City and County of Swansea run facility can be found here

There is a controlled parking zone in Elba Crescent and Baldwin’s Crescent to avoid overspill parking.

Is there parking for students?

We have extremely limited car parking available on University campuses. There are car parking permits available to certain categories of students. Some of these will allow parking on campus while others provide parking at nearby facilities. For more information please click here.

Please note that during the application process for all car parking permits, all vehicles will be checked with the DVLA database and those without a valid MOT certificate or Vehicle Tax will not be issued with a permit.

Please also be mindful of the car parking permit conditions of issue:  CONDITIONS OF ISSUE 17/18

There is very limited pay & display parking available at the Bay Campus in the main car park located to the west of the campus. There are currently 460 parking bays available in the car park with the first seven lanes (closest to the main campus) being held for car parking permit holders. The remaining six lanes to the rear of the car park (towards the west) are available to both permit holders and those wishing to pay and display.

There is limited pay & display parking available in the SSSI car park located to the east of the campus.

Is there parking for Visitors?

Visitors are welcome at both of our campuses. There are pay and display spaces at the Bay Campus, current costs (July 2016) are from £1.50 for 2 hours, £2.50 for 4 hours, £3.50 for all day.

Please note that the University operates an automatic number recognition system and that if visitors park in the visitor car park they must display a pay and display ticket or they may receive an automatic fine.

There is very limited pay & display parking also available at the Bay Campus in the main car park located to the west of the campus. There are currently 460 parking bays available in the car park with the first seven lanes (closest to the main campus) being held for car parking permit holders. The remaining six lanes to the rear of the car park (towards the west) are available to both permit holders and those wishing to pay and display.

There is limited pay & display parking available in the SSSI car park located to the east of the campus.

For more information click here.

What car share opportunities are there?

Staff choosing to car share will see a reduced cost in parking charges with plans for dedicated spaces in the future. All staff need to be registered on the University Liftshare scheme and after finding a partner and agreeing to car share apply for a car share permit. Registration can be made by www.swanseauni.liftshare.com

Transport / Public Transport

What facilities are there for cycling?

If you want to cycle to the Bay Campus there is cycle parking adjacent to the academic buildings as well as by the halls of residence. Improvements are being made to National Cycle Route 4 which links the two Campuses and in particular a dedicated cycle entrance onto the campus. Between the two campuses takes 25-30 minutes and about 15 minutes from the town centre. More information about cycling in Swansea

Are there buses to the Bay Campus?

Buses run from 06.30-23.30 weekdays during term- time. There is a bus every 12 minutes during peak times. Buses will run until 02.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.

For more information on bus travel around Swansea and timetabling please visit the First Cymru website

What does the bus service cost?

Swansea University and First Cymru have negotiated a new ticket for both staff and students for the ‘Swansea City’ area. This means that an academic year bus pass for staff and students travelling within Swansea and between the campuses will cost just £300 in 2015-16 

Where can bus tickets be purchased?

Tickets can be purchased from the Travel Shop in Fulton House or via the First Cymru ‘mTickets’ app (available to download from Google Play or App Store). There will be a monthly payment mechanism available for staff via the University.