The popular Gower Sunday bus services, following approval of funding by Swansea Rural Development Partnership, will restart this Easter. The service will subsequently operate on May Day weekend and every Sunday & Bank Holiday from Spring Holiday weekend to 1st October.
Buses will run from Swansea to Rhossili every hour from 0915 to 1715 with five services starting back at Swansea Train Station. Three buses per day will run to Llanrhidian, Llanmadoc & Llangennith.
City & County of Swansea will manage the contract with BayTrans providing marketing support.
Mumbles’ bright new Oyster Wharf development with its stylish new restaurants and bars has transformed Oystermouth. With restaurants open until at least 23.00 hrs
every evening of the week and it is reassuring that buses back to Swansea run as late as 23.23 hrs on weekdays. Now it is also possible to return later to Swansea on Sunday evenings as well as last
bus is at 22.00 hrs.
The Caswell Bay service (2C every hour daytime, weekdays) has resumed earlier this year and will now continue year round.
In a further development, grant funding from Mumbles Community Council will secure year round Sunday buses to Langland, Caswell, Limeslade & Bracelet Bays and Mumbles Pier commencing 28th May.
From this month and until further notice, New Adventure Travel is introducing a £3.50 West Gower off-peak fare valid any day for travel between 08.45 and 16.30 hrs for journeys west of Killay and Gowerton.
These tickets aim to encourage visitors with cheaper one way journeys to get to the iconic Coast Path though they are also available for round trip journeys anywhere in the designated area.
The Swansea to Brecon bus route now features an hourly frequency on Mondays to Saturdays and five services a day on Sundays and Bank Holidays. It has recently been upgraded with much newer vehicles.
This is the routes’ best ever service, numbered T6, is part of the Traws Cymru national long-distance network, with connections at Brecon into other bus routes. The Powys Rover day ticket permits unlimited travel throughout the National Park and beyond, including on to Hay on Wye and Abergavenny.
As well as Brecon, this route directly serves two major tourist attractions; Aberdulais Tinworks & Waterfall; and the National Showcaves Centre for Wales.
‘Explore Gower’ Train/Bus ticket continues in 2017
This popular ticket, available in one day (£5.40) or 3-day (£13.00) versions can be bought at any National Rail staffed station in conjunction with a train ticket to Swansea. It allows unlimited travel on First Cymru and New Adventure Travel bus services in Swansea city, Mumbles and Gower.
First Cymru has made some service changes from 2 January which means the X58 Clipper service to Coelbren has been replaced by a slightly slower 58 now terminating at Banwen, 2 kilometres from Henrhyd Falls; it still serves Aberdulais National Trust Tinworks & Waterfall site. The X55 to the Vale of Neath stays unchanged and this directly links to Melincourt Falls and to the large number of famous waterfalls around Pontneddfechan.
Service X50 & X51 has been re-equipped with newer vehicles giving more comfortable journeys. This popular route serves key towns in the Swansea Valley and, as it has late evening services back to Swansea, is a viable means of getting to the popular Pontardawe Arts Centre (2 minutes’ walk from the bus stop). Service X50 now also runs on Sundays with four journeys each way between Swansea and Pontardawe, via Morriston and Clydach.
The provision of tourist and other information to visitors arriving by train at Swansea has been transformed.
In a joint initiative led by Arriva Trains Wales and supported by Visit Swansea Bay and BayTrans, there is a regular supply of tourist and local travel information available at the Information Hub at Swansea station.
Station staff in contact with the public, are regularly briefed on assisting visitors with their enquiries.
The local Metro bus service leaves frequently from outside the station to the city centre, various tourist attractions and the Liberty Stadium.
On Sundays, there are three direct buses from the station to Rhossili and other parts of the Gower peninsula.
To assist you in finding your way to visitor attractions throughout the Swansea Bay area, consult our Swansea Bay Visitor Travel Guide this year, available as a pdf – download it here
Our 2016 Guide is still current and information remains valid except that Gower Sunday services are withdrawn for the winter months.
A new and updated Guide will be published in PDF form from Spring Bank Holiday 2017.
You will also find everything you need to know on the BayTrans website.