Coronavirus: parking and public transport updates
Information on parking and public transport changes in relation to the coronavirus.
All council car parks are open and charges apply.
We currently have discounted car parking in our city centre car parks (after 9.30am): £1 for up to 2 hours or £2 for all day.
Park and ride
Park and ride services re-started on Monday 12 April 2021.
Civil parking enforcement
Parking enforcement patrols are now being carried out across Swansea to help manage the flow of traffic and ensure the roads are safe for all road users.
Therefore on-street pay and display bays, loading bays, limited waiting bays, taxi ranks/bays, bus stops, residents parking bays pedestrian zone, disabled bays, yellow lines, etc. will all now be fully enforced if vehicles are parked in contravention.
We would like to remind everyone to park responsibly and in accordance with the parking restrictions.
Bus service to Bay hospital mass vaccination centre
The 51 service runs between the Swansea bus station and selected stops along the way to the mass vaccination centre at the Bay hospital on Fabian Way. The service is free to use for people attending the hospital. It will operate only on those days when Swansea Bay NHS are delivering vaccinations or taking blood tests at the hospital.
While people will be able to join the bus from recognised bus stops on the way and on their return, only passengers heading to or from the hospital for appointments will be allowed to use it.
The service will operate from Stand D at the bus station. It will normally run in each direction every 20 minutes from 8am to 8pm daily, dependent on the vaccination services being managed at the hospital.
What are the bus station opening hours?
The bus station and toilets are open from 5.30am - 9.00pm every day of the week.
Are all bus and coach services using the bus station?
National Express and Megabus have suspended services until further notice.
Are social distancing measures in place at the bus station?
Yes, social distancing measures are in place at the bus station.
Seating is still being provided, but the number of seats has had to be reduced.
Is my bus leaving from the same bay as before the bus station had to close?
A number of departure bays have changed since the bus station was last open. We've tried to minimise the number of changes so that buses heading to the likes of Neath and Port Talbot are still leaving from the mostly southerly bays, and buses heading towards the likes of Mumbles, West Swansea and Llanelli are still leaving from the most northerly bays.
Up-to-date departure information is being displayed at each bay to help you find your bus, though initially, this may not be on the electronic screens.
Is the bus station being cleaned as regularly as before?
When the bus station was closed during the Summer, the passenger concourse area was deep cleaned. We employ our own cleaning staff at the bus station and they are implementing a revised cleaning regime, which sees the busiest areas and the regular 'touch points' cleaned on a more frequent basis.
Are the public toilets at the bus station open?
The public toilets are open daily between 8.00am and 8.30pm. The 30p charge remains in place as before, and staff are on hand to manage the numbers using the facilities as well as to undertake additional cleaning.
If I need assistance at the bus station, who do I ask?
Bus station rangers are on duty to provide assistance and the bus enquiry information desk is open between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays.
Do I have to wear a face covering when I use the bus station to get off or wait for my bus?
In Wales, face coverings became a requirement when using public transport from 27 July.
From 14 September, they also became a requirement in indoor spaces, which includes the bus station.
- First Cymru https://www.firstbus.co.uk/south-west-wales/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information
- South Wales Transport https://www.southwalestransport.com/bus-routes-and-timetables
- New Adventure Travel https://www.natgroup.co.uk/covid-19/
Links to other operators can be found on the Traveline Cymru website: https://www.traveline.cymru
Traveline Cymru's freephone service is available to provide information and advice on getting around Wales in this unprecedented situation: 0800 464 0000.