Thursday 25 September 2014
The event will take place in Mathematics Department of Swansea University, which is located at the 2nd floor of the Talbot Bulding, labelled 8.3 on the Campus Map.
Visitors car park is labelled P2 on the same map. If you are travelling by car, please contact us in advance so we could arrange a parking permit for you.
Access to Swansea by road, rail and sea is good and the growing Cardiff International Airport is just one hour away. The M4 motorway, the main east-west arterial route from London, leads directly to Swansea. Swansea has a direct hourly rail service from London Paddington (about 3 hours), and is linked to most other parts of the rail network via Cardiff Central.
Travelling from Airports
There is a direct National Express coach service from London Heathrow to Swansea (this must be pre-booked). A quicker option could be to take RailAir coach service from Heathrow to Reading railway station which connects with inter-city rail services to Swansea. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington station, from where there are regular direct trains to Swansea.
From London Gatwick there is a direct National Express coach to Swansea (this must be pre-booked). Alternatively, take a train to Reading for connections to Swansea.
From London Stansted there are train services to London Liverpool St. This is connected, via the underground network, to London Paddington from which there are frequent services to Swansea. Otherwise, take the Stansted-Heathrow shuttle service for coach connections to Swansea.
Cardiff Wales Airport, located 35 miles from Swansea, also offers a range of international services. From Cardiff Airport take the hourly rail service from Rhoose (Cardiff International Airport) changing at Bridgend. Detailed instructions on travelling from Cardiff Airport to Swansea can be found here. Alternatively take a bus or taxi to Cardiff City Centre for train and bus links to Swansea.
Bristol International Airport is linked by a regular coach service to Bristol Temple Meads railway station, from where there are hourly train services to Swansea (change at Bristol Parkway or Cardiff Central).
Travelling by Train
First Great Western provides a frequent train service from London Paddington, journey time about 3. The main intercity services offer connections to Swansea from Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham and London.
Travelling by Coach
National Express journeys by coach terminate at the Quadrant Bus Station.
Taxis are available from both the coach station and railway station, taking about 10 minutes to reach the University (ask for Fulton House). Journey costs are around £5.
Local Taxi Companies
City Tax - +44 (0)1792 475200
Local Bus Services to the University
Bus number 3A serves the University from the city centre (Quadrant bus station, usually bays 1-4).
This service usually runs every 20 minutes. A single fare is approx. £1.50.
Travelling west by car - leave the M4 at Junction 42, and take the A483 for Swansea, which continues west to join with the A4067 (passing Sainsbury's supermarket on your left-hand side) for 1.5 miles to the Main Entrance of the University Campus (turn right just before the footbridge). Visitor parking is available to the right of the main entrance in the main car park. If you are arriving by car, you are recommended to drive up to the residences to drop off your luggage.
If you are travelling by car, please contact us and we will arrange an on campus parking permit for you.