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Cost of living help - travel and transport

Discounts are available on buses and trains. We also offer free bus travel for everyone during school holidays.

Concessionary bus passes

Discounts are available for:

  • over 60s
  • young people aged 16 - 21
  • disabled people
  • disabled people requiring a companion to travel
  • refugees

Find out more and how to apply: Concessionary bus passes

Free bus travel for all

Free bus travel is available for everyone at certain times during school holidays: 

First Cymru buses

It is worth looking on the First Cymru bus app to get cheaper tickets, for example instead of paying £4.70 for a day bus ticket, you can buy 5 for £19 which is £3.80 a day, they will not expire for a year and cover the whole Swansea Bay area: www.firstbus.co.uk/south-west-wales/tickets/ticket-types/flexi5

National railcards

If you need to take a train journey it is worth checking whether any of the national railcards will cover you and if it the discount on the cost of your fare will save you more than the £30 a year (or £70 for three years) price of the card. They are available for people aged 16 to 30, over 60, disabled or veterans or when families and two people travel together. Typically the fare is reduced by a third: www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/National-Railcards.aspx

Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

If you are unemployed or actively engaged with your work coach and are receiving JSA or Universal Credit, after a minimum of 3 months into your claim you can ask your work coach for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card which gives you 50% off the price of selected rail fares: www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/jobcentre-plus-card.aspx

If you need help to afford the cost of travelling to an interview, training or starting a job, you can ask your work coach for discretionary help with these costs from the flexible support fund.

Hospital travel

Hospital travel and other help with health costs: Help with health costs (Welsh Government) (opens new window)

Concessionary bus passes

Some people are eligible for free or discounted travel on local bus services.

Parking fees and offers

Details of fees and discounts in our car parks.

Cycling

Get on your bike with great cycling routes in Swansea for travel and leisure, part of the National Cycle Network (routes 4 and 43) and the Celtic Trail West.

Active travel

Active travel is a term for making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. We want to improve and promote active travel for the benefit of everyone.