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Contactless ticketing on First Cymru buses


Travel on all First Cymru buses in Swansea Bay is much easier without the need for cash. Credit and debit cards can be used to buy your ticket




To the National Botanic Gardens on Traws Cymru


There is a daily Traws Cymru service direct to the National Botanic Gardens and back on Mondays to Saturdays. The T1s service leaving Swansea Bus Station at 12.15 and return from the Gardens at 16.24; the journey takes under 40 minutes and allows a few hours at this fascinating place.


The bus also calls at Swansea Train Station (1220) permitting connections from Cardiff and other stations in South Wales.


An adult ticket costs £7.50 with under-16 and family offers. Holders of Welsh Concessionary Passes travel Free.




To the Brecon Beacons on Traws Cymru


The T6 is a highly scenic route between Swansea, Neath and Brecon. There is an hourly service on Mondays to Saturdays and a two hourly daytime service on Sundays. At Neath, it now calls at the Train Station and is a useful connection between Cardiff and the National Park.


Use it to get to Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall or the National Showcaves of Wales where entry price discounts are available on presentation of bus tickets.


There is a weekend bonus with travel FREE on Saturdays and Sundays.




Improved bus service to Swansea Valley


From 5th November, the weekdays X6 daytime service from Swansea to Pontardawe will run every 20 minutes (replacing the previous 30 minute frequency).

Evening and Sunday service will remain the same but note that the last evening service from Pontardawe leaves at 22.32 hours for those wishing to go to a show at Pontardawe Arts Centre




Changes to Pennard & Bishopston bus service and route


From 5th November, the weekdays 14 daytime service from Swansea to Pennard Cliffs will run approximately every hour at amended times with alternative services running direct between Murton and Bishopston main road.





Changes to the West Gower off-peak ticket


Please note that with immediate effect, this ticket is withdrawn due to unforeseen circumstances. We will let you know when the ticket will again be available to Gower travellers.


Sunday service changes in Gower


We are sorry to say the Sunday Explorer services has now ceased for the winter season.


However, new Sunday services are being introduced between Swansea and Pennard Cliffs (4 per day); and between Swansea and Penclawdd (3 per day)




Beat congestion and parking charges in Mumbles


There is so much to do in Mumbles and getting there by bus will beat the inevitable problems of getting there and finding (and paying) for somewhere to park.


Buses serve all parts of Mumbles every day (Oystermouth, Southend, Bracelet, Langland and Caswell Bays) at affordable prices (£4.50 all day or £4.00 with an mticket app)


Oyster Wharf with its stylish restaurants and bars open until at least 23.00 hrs every evening;  it is reassuring that buses back to Swansea run as late as 23.23 hrs on Saturday and 22.00 hrs on Sunday & holiday Monday.




Get walking the Gower Coast Path this autumn


This time of year is ideal for walking and the coast path can be so bracing. It is also extremely easy by bus to the main start and finish points.


Oystermouth, Caswell Bay, Pennard Cliffs are all served seven days a week by First Cymru.


Oxwich Bay, Port Eynon, Rhossili and Llanmadoc are served on Mondays to Saturdays by New Adventure Travel.




Ride all day in Swansea for as little as £3.60!


First Cymru is discounting its ‘FLEXI5’ tickets (which give five days travel) by more than 20% when using its mticket app.


This is excellent news for visitors spending a week or more in Swansea.




Explore Gower bus ticket continues in 2018


This ticket makes it easy to travel from any part of Swansea and Mumbles to Gower or vice-versa at a price of £7.50 with under-16 offer. This ticket permits unlimited travel on all First Cymru and New Adventure Travel bus services in Swansea city, Mumbles and Gower.








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