19-minute walk from Swansea Train Station.
12-minute walk from Swansea Bus Station (Stand A).
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Training in Swansea
Travel to and from Swansea
Swansea Train Station
RailYou can arrive at Swansea railway station from Swansea bus station at approximately fifteen minutes. Swansea services call at Llanelli, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Tenby, Pembroke Dock, and Fishguard Harbour to the west, Shrewsbury to the northeast via the Heart of Wales Line with four trains each way Monday-Saturday, and Cardiff Central, Newport, Bristol Parkway, Swindon, Reading, and London Paddington to the east. Transport for Wales Rail also serves suburban stations at Gowerton, Llansamlet, and Pontardd
AirSwansea Airport is a small airport in Gower that only serves recreational flights. Further airport construction is strongly opposed by local residents and environmental organisations. Cardiff Airport, located around 44 miles east of Swansea in the Vale of Glamorgan, serves regular domestic and international flights. It takes around 40 minutes to get there by vehicle or 70 minutes by rail.
SeaSwansea Marina is located behind the Swansea barrage at the mouth of the River Tawe. Swansea Marina was given blue flag status for the first time in June 2005. It has a boat yard for building and maintaining boats, as well as a few stores selling boating equipment. An additional 200 recreational boat berths are located near the mouth of the river Tawe. More recreational boating berths are being created at the Swansea Docks complex’s Prince of Wales Dock.
Bus and coachIn Swansea, First Cymru mostly runs bus lines, however smaller bus and coach operators such as NAT Group, South Wales Transport, Lewis Coaches, First Call Travel, and DANSA also operate routes, the bulk of which serve Swansea bus station. First Cymru operates Swansea Metro, a road-based FTR bus rapid transit route that opened in 2009 between Morriston Hospital and Singleton Hospital.
Swansea Bus Station
Map showing Swansea transport stations
Things to do in Swansea
Theatres for performing artsThe Grand Theatre in the city centre is a Victorian theatre with a capacity of about over a thousand people that celebrated its centennial in 1997. The famous opera singer, Adelina Patti, inaugurated it, and it was refurbished between 1983 and 1987.The annual timetable encompasses everything from pantomime to theatre to opera and ballet. Fluellen Theatrical Group is a professional theatrical group based in Swansea that performs at the Grand Theatre and the Dylan Thomas Centre.
Swansea Grand Theatre
Other theatres in Swansea
Volcano Theatre27-29 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG, United Kingdom.Phone: 01792 464790
Dylan Thomas TheatreGloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TY, United Kingdom.Phone: 01792 473238
ODEON SwanseaQuay Parade, Parc Tawe, Swansea SA1 2BA, United Kingdom.Phone: 0333 014 4501
Swansea Little TheatreGloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TY, United Kingdom.Phone: 01792 473238
Map showing theatres in Swansea
FestivalsSwansea is well-known for its Beaujolais Day celebration, with customers booking tables in restaurants and pubs up to a year in advance to enjoy the year’s freshly produced Beaujolais wine.
National Eisteddfod of Wales
St. David’s Week
Listed buildingsSwansea Castle, Morriston, and the Swansea Guildhall are all Grade One listed buildings in the city. Swansea Castle was a magnificent edifice strategically located across the Tawe River. The ruins appear to date from the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Newer constructions have been around the castle.