Once you have arrived in the UK and made your way from your port of entry (airport or seaport), you will most likley arrive in Swansea city centre. Check here for information about getting to Swansea University after various forms of travel.
What to do if you arrive into Swansea by train:
To get to either the Singleton Park Campus or The Bay Campus from the train station, you can take a taxi or a bus.
Exit the train station via the side door and you will find a large taxi rank. Make sure you get into the taxi in the front of the queue. Taxis to Singleton Park Campus usually take 10 minutes and can cost up to £10. Taxis to The Bay can take around 15 minutes and cost roughly £10.
To get to Singleton Park Campus by bus, there is also a bus stop situated to the right of the train station. Bus numbers: 4, 4A and 10 go directly from Swansea Train Station to Singleton Park Campus. A bus ticket costs around £3.00
Travel tip: Ensure you have cash for the drivers as they rarely accept card payment.
What to do if you arrive into Swansea by bus/coach:
Inter-city bus journeys terminate at the Quadrant Bus Station in Swansea city centre.
To get to Singleton Park Campus, catch bus numbers 3A, 4, 8 or 116 which will bring right into the campus or numbers 2 and 14 which stop outside the main entrance.
For The Bay Campus, you can catch bus numbers 8 (Unibus) and 10 which will take you into the campus or the X1, X3, X5, X7 which stop on Fabian way just outside the campus.
You can find out bus times and plan your journey by visiting www.firstgroup.com/south-west-wales
For further information about transport to Singleton Park Campus and Bay Campus see www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/
- UK train and coach tickets are often a lot cheaper when bought online in advance.
- Take copies of your passport and other paperwork before travelling and keep secure in a different place to your passport. You could also leave copies with your family so that they can be contacted for them if needed.
- Keep your passport, tickets and important documents safe and never give it to anyone other than the immigration officials.
- Do not carry large amounts of cash but bring enough money to cover your immediate needs on your arrival in the UK, including customs charges, rail fares and any emergency expenses.
- Do not leave your luggage unattended and keep valuable items out of sight, on your person.
For more information on how to travel safely, read the British Council pre-departure guide: First Steps.