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Coronavirus: Bus Service Updates

We aim to keep this information updated regularly, in line with the easing or tightening of restrictions.


Mytravelpass

Mytravelpass is a Welsh Government run scheme whereby any young person aged 16 - 21 can recieve at least a third off all bus travel in Wales!

All you have to do is apply on online here and the pass will be with you in 10 working days. Once you have received your pass, just show it to the driver on your bus!

All you need to apply is a Welsh address and a suitable photograph to upload.

You can find out more about the pass here.


Everything you need to know about travelling to, from and between Swansea University Campuses

To find out more about your travel options, click here


Swansea University Bus Services

St. Davids (Morfa Road)

3A, 10

Swansea University Singleton Campus

Singleton Park - 2A, 3A, Metro 4, 8, 35

Swansea University Bay Campus

8, 10 (X1 X55 224 57 58 X58 pass nearby)

Gower College Swansea

Tycoch - 15, 29, 89, 41, 42, 61, 63, 64, 65, 67

Neath Port Talbot College

Neath - 900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 908, X58 | Afan - 23, 225, 909, X1, X4

Bridgend College

Bridgend - 67A, 73, 74, X2 | Pencoed - 64 | Porthcawl - 63, X2 | Maesteg - 70, 71, 79, X3

 

To view a map of Swansea University bus services, please click here. For timetable information, search the service number on Traveline Cymru website.


Useful timetables

Morriston Hospital/Parc Gwernfadog – Liberty Stadium – Railway Station – City Centre – Singleton Hospital – Singleton Campus

City Centre – Singleton Campus – West Cross – Oystermouth

Swansea University –Swansea Bay Campus

Singleton Campus – Singleton Hospital – Sketty Cross – Uplands – City Centre – Railway Station – St. Davids Flats – Bay Campus


Useful Bus Stop Codes

Text these codes to 84263* to receive a reply with the next 4 buses due!


If you’re on the Singleton Campus and want to go to:
Swansea Bus Station, Morriston Hospital: TEXT swatdad
Hendrefoilan Student Village: TEXT swadgwm


If you’re at Hendrefoilan Student Village and want to go to:
Swansea Bus Station: TEXT swapgap
Dunvant, Three Crosses: TEXT swatgat

 

To find another bus stop code, use the Traveline Cymru bus stop finder.


Ticket Options

Term Time Bus Pass

  • What is it?

    • Depending on your whereabouts, you can buy a summer term, spring term or autumn term bus pass. 

  • Where can I use it?

    • Just like the Annual Bus Pass, this pass lets you travel on Campus to Campus services (8, 9 and 10) as well as ALL other First Cymru buses (*exceptions apply - see First Cymru website)

  • How much is it?

    • The price for a term-time bus pass starts from as little as £95, or just £63.50 if you have My Travel Pass. You can find out more about prices on the First Cymru website.

  • Where can I buy it?

 

Day Ticket

  • What is it?

    • This ticket is available any time after 6am and it'll last you up until 5am the next day! You can use it day or night. If you have already have a day ticket, and you're planning on heading out in the evening, you don't need to buy an additional Night Time Ticket.

  • Where can I use it?

    • This pass lets you travel on Campus to Campus services: 4, 8 (24 hour service), 9 and 10. These services have links with both Singleton Campus and The Bay Campus as well as Brynmill and Hendrefoilan Student Village.  

  • How much is it?

    • A Day Ticket will set you back £3.50 and you can use it as many times as you like between time of purchase (any time after 6am) and 5am the next morning. It'll save you spending money on expensive taxis after your night out! Don't forget, you'll get a discount on this ticket if you have My Travel Pass!

  • Where can I buy it?

    • You can purchase a Day Ticket on board any of the Campus to Campus services (4, 8, 9 and 10).

 

Flexi 5 Bundle

  • What is it?

    • The Flexi 5 Deal is available exclusively from First Bus app. It's a bundle-buy which is great for those who use the bus regularly, but haven't got an annual or term-time bus pass. It's also great if you usually walk or cycle to University. It's good to have a supply of tickets in case there's a downpour of rain or a bike problem!

  • Where can I use it?

    • You can use your 5 tickets on any day and on any First Cymru Service in the boundary area. Find out more about the boundary area. 

    • You don't have to use the tickets on consecutive days!

  • How much is it?

    • The Flexi 5 bundle will cost you £18.00. That's only £3.60 per ticket. If you live outside of the Swansea City Bus area, you'd normally pay £4.50 per ticket. The pounds you'd save would really mount up over the academic year! Don't forget you can save 1/3rd off this price if you have My Travel Pass. 

  • Where can I buy it?

    • This option is ONLY available through First Bus app. Get downloading to find some great deals!

 

Postgraduate 52 Week Annual Ticket

  • A NEW AND IMPROVED POSTGRADUATE BUS TICKET

  • Postgraduate students at Swansea University can enjoy the benefits of a "staff" bus pass through First Cymru's Commuter Travel Club.

  • There is a convenient MTicketoption* available to you, payable by monthly direct debit installments (£31.66 per month).

  • You will need a smart phone for this.

  • How do I apply?

    • Sign up to the First Bus Commuter Travel Club and purchase your ticket using the Mobile App. Sign-up is free and easy via the First Cymru website (please note the Swansea University price will show as £31.66 per month when you select Swansea University from the dropdown)

Find out more by reading the First Bus Commuter Travel Club Guide.

If you have any queries at all, please get in touch with our Sustainable Travel Officer.

 

UniBus Annual Bus Pass

  • THIS OPTION IS THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY FOR THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS!

  • What is it?

    • Option 1) This is an annual 52-week bus pass for students, covering the entire year.

    • Option 2) You can also purchase a 3-term version which covers you for the Christmas and Easter holiday periods, but not the summer break.

  • Where can I use it?

    • This pass lets you travel on Unibuses (8, 9, 10 and 4) as well as ALL other First Cymru buses (*exceptions apply - see First Cymru website). You can find out more about the boundary areas. The 52-week and 3-term options also include FREE travel on the Swansea to Cardiff Express x10 Service. Both the 52-week and 3-term annual bus passes include night time services too! Bargain.

  • How much is it?

    • Our new and improved annual ticket will cover a much larger area and will cost £380. If you have a My Travel Pass, it'll only cost you £253.50.  You can find out more about prices for termly and annual tickets here.

  • Where can I buy it?

 

Fabian Way Park & Ride

  • PARK AND RIDE SERVICES WILL BE RE-STARTING FROM MONDAY 5 OCTOBER WITH FUNDING FROM THE WELSH GOVERNMENT.

  • Service 9A to and from the City Centre and Swansea University's Singleton Campus.

  • Service 9B to and from Swansea University's Bay Campus

It costs just £2.50 to park a car all day and return bus travel for up to 4 passengers.

Find out more over on the Swansea council website

You can also find more at www.firstgroup.com/south-west-wales/routes-and-maps/swansea-services

 

Night Time Ticket

  • PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19

  • Popping out after 7pm? Get a Night Time Ticket!

  • What is it?

    • The Night Time Ticket is available after 7pm on any Unibus service. 

  • Where can I use it?

    • This pass lets you travel on Campus to Campus services (4, 8, 8X and 10) after 7pm.

    • If you have an Annual Bus Pass or a Day Ticket, you don't need to buy a Night Time Ticket on top. You're already covered for night time travel with the ticket you've already got!

  • How much is it?

    • The Night Time Ticket only costs £2. You'll get 1/3rd off this price if you have My Travel Pass.

  • Where can I buy it?

    • You can buy your Night Time Ticket on board any of the University services.


You spoke, Swansea University listened!

Having your say is always very important, because after all, these are YOUR services. Take a look at the progress that has been made in University bus services since 2014. 

Swansea_Feedback_to_Action_Bus_Travel.pdf

 

Train

To plan a train journey, visit Traveline Cymru and select ‘train only’. For more information about ticketing, visit Transport for Wales

Santander Cycles have arrived in Swansea!

Click here to find out everything you need to know and register!


Local Cycle Routes

To explore cycle routes in the local area, visit Cycle Swansea Bay.

A cycle map can also be found here.


Plan Cycle Journeys

To plan a bike journey, use the Traveline Cycle Planner located at the top of the journey planner window located here.


Bike Discounts

Students with valid ID cards are able to get discount on bikes purchased in participating cycle shops. For more information about what shops offer what discounts, please click here.


Cycling Safety Tips

Before venturing out on your bike, read these important safety tips. 

Walking

Walking is great for your physical and mental health. Get your steps up and walk to lectures when you can! Find out more here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/estates-and-facilities-management/ourservices/traveloptions/onfoot/

Taxi

Read more information on Swansea Taxi here.

Read more about Staying Safe here.

See all Local Taxi Ranks here.


Safe Taxi Scheme

If you are in an emergency situation, present your student card to any Data Cabs or First Cymru Bus driver to receive a lift home and pay back the fare to the Students' Union the next day.

 

Read the Safety Tips here.

Parking

Swansea University encourages all students to use public transport as much as possible and in line with longstanding University policy, there is no parking for students at either campus, except for students with disabilities.

Please check below to see where you can park as an alternative.


Fabian Way
There is a Park & Ride facility located at Fabian Way which is a short distance from the Bay Campus.  This facility costs £2.50 per car, per day for city centre travel.  If you wish to travel to the Bay Campus using Park & Ride, there is an additional cost of £1.50 per car per day.  

Swansea University students are able to park at Park & Ride sites and use the standard First Cymru bus service to travel onwards to either campus. The total cost will be £4.00 - £2.50 to park and £1.50 to 'ride'. This is the total cost for everybody in the car up to a maximum of 5 people.


Recreation Ground
The Recreation Ground Park & Ride is a 7-8 minute walk from the University's Park Campus. It costs £3.50 to park for the day, £2.50 if you are car sharing (i.e. if there is more than one person in the car) and £2.00 after 2.00pm.

As well as being convenient for the Park Campus, it is also a good place to park and get the bus to the Bay Campus, as there is a bus stop just outside St Helen's.


Car Sharing

If you’re interested in car sharing, visit the Swansea University Liftshare Scheme.

If you need to check for service disruptions, please check the Traveline website.

View our disruptions page

You can call our Contact Centre agents on 0300 200 22 33

Visit our website www.traveline.cymru

We have a text message service available. Traveline text number 84268*

Download the Traveline Cymru app Available on iPhone and Android devices

* 84268 is a non-standard number which may cost more than a standard text and may not be included in any tariff bundles. Please check with your mobile operator.

** Your reply will be free to receive, providing the bus stops in question are located in Wales. For bus stops outside of Wales, you will be charged £0.25 to receive the reply.

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