Adventures in Gower, Mumbles & Swansea Without A Car
Travel Ideas & News
This is the first of regular updates to keep you informed of developments; and suggestions for interesting days out on the bus
Buses go almost everywhere in Gower and Mumbles
There are other good reasons for taking the bus
you get a great view from the large picture windows
you avoid the hassle of finding a parking space
you can have a meal and drinks with no driving worries
you can walk the coast path using the bus to and from each end
The current building works for the new shopping experience are adding to parking and congestion difficulties.There is a solution right now – take the bus! Every 15 minutes throughout the day from Swansea to Oystermouth and Langland Bay; and every hour to Bracelet Bay and Caswell Bay. There are through buses from Neath and Port Talbot every hour as well!Relax and enjoy magnificent views of Swansea Bay on the way and save money on all day tickets (including family options)
Caswell Bay – Sea, Sand, Surf and the Coast Path
For an action-filled day, there are direct buses from Swansea every hour between 0915 and 1715, right down to the famous beach.It’s a great place to start out on the coast path and walk to Oystermouth or Pennard, where another bus will take you back to Swansea.
An exotic trip in deepest Gower on the 115 bus
Llanmadoc and Llangennith to Port Eynon and Rhossili; a magical mystery trip which in the course of an hour’s journey crosses over Gower’s highest point with amazing views to both coasts; passes by eight historic churches and one castle; and weaves round narrow country lanes. Take some refreshment and return on foot using the coast path and your day is complete.The 115 also connects with buses to and from Swansea.
Gower Coast Path made easy: Port Eynon to Rhossili
The Coast Path from Port Eynon is probably the most spectacular and arguably the most challenging walk in Gower.Take the 118 bus from Swansea and arrive at the sea front in Port Eynon where access to the path is just 100m from the bus stop.It’s a roller coaster of a path through some of Gower’s most rugged coastal scenery with a fascinating history – Culver Hole, Paviland Cave – and some delightful, remote bays – Mewslade and Fall Bay – to Gower’s most iconic location – Rhossili and Worm’s Head.There is lot’s to do here; browse and buy at the National Trust Visitor Centre or Rhossili Gallery; eat and drink at the Worm’s Head Hotel or the Bay Bistro; or just stroll and take in the amazing views.Buses back to Swansea approximately every hour.
Affordable tickets for all
Explore Gower tickets are the best buy for unlimited day travel on all First and NAT bus services in Swansea, Mumbles and Gower. There’s an Explore Gower for train travellers which can be bought with the train ticket at principal UK stations. As well as a day ticket, there is also one giving three days of unlimited travel.
We produce a full size poster jointly with Arriva Trains Wales which is displayed at many of its stations and effectively advertises Gower as well as the ticket.
For those just travelling out from Swansea to Gower using NAT buses only (or First Cymru buses on Sundays), the price is lower.Get instant information on how to get to your chosen attraction or activity from the BayTrans website
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