Travel to Swansea
Back in the 19th century, Swansea went by the nickname of 'Copperopolis' thanks to its crucial role in the copper industry. Nowadays, however, Wales' second largest city attracts visitors from far and wide thanks to its stunning coastline, vibrant city centre and wide range of attractions.
Whether you travel into Swansea
as part of your daily commute, or are looking to spend a few days exploring the city, you can get there for less by arranging a car share. Not only will you benefit from cheap travel, but you'll get the chance to make new friends whilst on the road…
Exploring the city
Unlike other major cities, Swansea's city centre is easily accessible by car, with over 25 car parks to choose from. Once you've picked a space, head down to the bustling Maritime Quarter and kick off your exploration with a visit to the National Waterfront Museum. Here you'll gain a fascinating insight into the country's maritime past, whilst the nearby Swansea Museum – the oldest in Wales – tells the tale of the city and its people.
Got your eye on some shopping instead? Head along to the pedestrianized Oxford Street
, a bustling high street lined with all the major fashion stores.
Don’t forget to set aside some time to browse the over 100 stalls populating Swansea Market
, the largest indoor market in Wales. You'll find everything from fresh seafood and cuts of meat to jewellery, cosmetics and cafés – all ideally located in the heart of the city.
Looking to escape the crowds for a bit? Dramatic cliff drops and sandy beaches are the main features of the stunning coastline which stretches west of the city. The award-winning Rhossili Bay beach is a 45-minute drive away, and was recently voted the third best beach in Europe!
Three Cliffs Bay beach, meanwhile, is even closer to the city and offers gorgeous sand dunes, hiking paths and some outstanding views. Head out in the early morning and spend the day cruising the coastal trails, or wait until the early evening for some great photo opportunities as the sun sets.