Transport and directions

Directions to the University

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 three hours away by direct train.

By road

Leave the M4 at Junction 42 (signposted Swansea A483) where the slip road will bring you onto Fabian Way.

At the first roundabout (1.1 miles) take the second exit continuing west (the first exit is a no through road). Continue straight across the junction with traffic lights (Visteon Factory on right). Continue straight across the next junction with traffic lights (Swansea Docks to the left and Park and Ride car park to the right - 3.8 miles).

Go straight across the junction with traffic lights onto the bridge over the River Tawe (A4067) at the southern margin of the city centre (4.6 miles).

RAC Road Signage from this point. Pass Sainsbury's (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 and 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 Rugy Ground (6.3 miles).

Continue through the next junction. The entrance to the University is a right turn at the next set of traffic lights.

By train, bus or coach

Coaches arrive at the Quadrant Bus Station in Swansea. Bus numbers 2A and 3A depart for the University from Stand No.2 approximately every 15 minutes. These buses will bring you onto campus.

A single ticket costs £2.05. Buses return from campus to the Quadrant Bus Station at regular intervals.

A regular and reliable bus service runs from the train station to the Quadrant bus station.

Alternatively, a taxi from the railway station to campus will cost around £8.

The new "bendy-bus" service (Bus number 4) also provides a direct link from the railway station to the campus.


We regret that only disabled visitors are allowed to park on the University campus. All vehicles must park in the Recreation Ground Car Park.

Approaching from the East (M4), using the directions above, pass the Rugby visitors car park at St Helen's on the left hand side.

At the next set of traffic lights turn right into Brynmill Lane continue to the mini roundabout and turn a full 360° at the mini roundabout to return to Oystermouth Road where you now turn left.

Immediately on your left is the entrance to the car park (by the bus stop).