Swansea University Bay Campus
(NB the Bay Campus is located about 15 minutes by car from the city. The conference is not taking place at the University’s Singleton Campus in the city).
On-site campus accommodation has now closed. Please see a list of options below.
Other accommodation options:
City Centre Hotels
Morgans Hotel 4* – 2.7 miles
Premier Inn Swansea (Waterfront) 3* – 2.3 miles
Premier Inn Swansea (City Centre) 3* – 2.8 miles
Grand Hotel Swansea 3* (next to the train Station) – 3.4 miles
Dragon Hotel 3* – 3.1 miles
Travelodge Swansea Central 3* – 3.2 miles
Swansea Marriott Hotel 4* – 3.3 miles
Bristol Airport is approximately 85 miles from Swansea. Visit the airport website here: www.bristolairport.co.uk
Train: Bristol Temple Meads train station is just 8 miles from Bristol airport. Here, you can take a train to get to Swansea (with one change at Cardiff) in just 2 hours. To get to the train station, jump on the Flyer Express bus or get a taxi from outside the airport.
Bus: A regular National Express bus service runs between Bristol Airport and Swansea University Bay Campus and the city centre, so travellers can take the whole journey by National Express bus with just one change in Cardiff. The whole journey duration is around 3.5 hours. For further information and to book tickets visit www.nationalexpress.com
Train: The London railway terminal for trains to Swansea is Paddington Station. Trains to Swansea are direct and you should not need to change trains at all during this journey. The journey time is approximately 3 hours. You can get to Paddington station from Heathrow within 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express. You can purchase tickets for both trains at www.nationalrail.co.uk, or buy them from a ticket machine at the station.
Bus: Both National Express and Megabus provide direct coach service from Heathrow Airport to Swansea University Bay Campus and the city centre. Both services are usually very reasonably priced, and the journey can take approximately 4 to 5 hours depending on which service you choose.
Swansea Train Station to Bay Campus
To get to Bay Campus from the train station, you can take a taxi or a bus.
Bus: 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 the Bay Campus, see www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/
Taxi: 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 The Bay can take around 15 minutes and cost roughly £10.
Travelling west on the M4, leave the motorway at junction 42 and follow signs for Swansea on the A483 (Fabian Way).
A fuel price calculator is available from GoCompare at https://www.gocompare.com/car-insurance/fuel-price-calculator/
The Bay Campus is situated to the left-hand side of Fabian Way and the main entrance is controlled by traffic lights.
Complimentary car parking is available for IEEC delegates who are staying at the Bay Campus accommodation.