Green Travel

The negative effects of vehicle emissions on our environment are well known, and travel is one of the biggest contributors to the University’s carbon footprint. 

We actively encourage our staff and students to travel to our campuses via sustainable modes of transport, helping to make our campuses and communities greener.

Getting to our campuses

Our campuses are easy to reach via foot, bike and public transport. Click on a campus below for information on how to get there using sustainable modes of transport. 

Situated just 1 mile outside of Carmarthen town centre our Carmarthen Campus is easily accessible. With good links to public transport services it is easy to get around whether you are on foot, on bike or using the bus. 

Check out the Carmarthen campus sustainability map to find bike and car parking. 
Carmarthen Campus Sustainability Map

Walk

Walking to our campus is a great way to keep healthy and also saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.
From the Bus Station
1.0 miles (20 minute walk)
From the Train Station
1.2 miles (27 minute walk)
You can use Traveline Cymru’s Walk Planner to help you plan your route.

Bike

Our Carmarthen Campus is accessible from National Cycle Route 4 and there are plenty of areas for locking your bike available on campus.

Bus

Our Carmarthen campus can be easily accessed by the regular buses that stop at the bus stops on College Road and Jobs Well Road.
227 (College Road)
226 (College Road)
228 (Jobs Well Road)
We have collaborated with Traveline Cymru to launch a travel information service for our students. Myunijourney is an interactive website that helps students travel to, from and around our campus locations. Using the site, students can plan journeys, view maps and find local bus stops and timetables.

Train

Carmarthen Train Station has great rail links with trains running regularly from and to Swansea, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Manchester Piccadilly.

Our campus is just a 27 minute walk from the station, or you can catch our Park & Ride bus. You can download the Park & Ride schedule below. 

You can plan your train journey here.

Car

The Carmarthen Park & Ride is a free service available to all staff, students and visitors.

The service runs from Nantyci Showground every 30 minutes and includes a stop at Carmarthen Train Station for those who wish to travel by public transport.

The service operates Monday to Friday during term time.

You can download the Park & Ride timetable here Carmarthen Park & Ride Schedule

Parking

Parking on our Carmarthen campus is managed by Euro Car Parks and you will need a parking permit or to Pay By Phone, in order to park your car on campus.

Permits

You may apply for a parking permit via the Euro Car Parks online portal: http://ecp.permit.eurocarparks.com

Please see our Parking Frequently Asked Questions for more information on parking permits.

Pay By Phone

If you choose to park on campus without a permit, then you will need to Pay by Phone and the following charges are applicable:

  • Up to 30 minutes – Free to allow time for drop-off e.g. assignments or taking children to the crèche
  • Up to 4 hours - £1.50
  • 4 hours to 8 hours - £2.50

Please see the signage in the car park for details and information on how to Pay by Phone.

Visitor Parking

Our campuses have great public transport links. Please see our Bus, Train and Bike sections above for more information on reaching our campus by public transport.

If you do need to drive to our campus, you will need to Pay by Phone on your arrival. Please see the signage in the car park for details and information on how to Pay by Phone.

Parking Zones

In order to ensure a practical parking management solution, spaces on campus are divided into zones as shown on the map (Cymraeg / English). These include:

  • Designated areas for staff (with a staff permit)
  • Designated areas for blue-badge holders (marked in the car parks)
  • Shared areas for staff and visitors who are required to pay for their space either via staff permit or pay and display / pay-by-phone.
  • Designated areas for residential students (free to park with a student permit)
  • Designated day (non-residential) student parking areas (free to park with a student permit)

 

Our Lampeter campus sits at the heart of the town and can be easily accessed by foot, bike or bus.

Check out the Lampeter campus sustainability map to find bike and car parking. 
Lampeter Campus Sustainability Map

Walk

Walking to our campus is a great way to keep healthy and also saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.
You can use Traveline Cymru’s Walk Planner to help you plan your route.

Bike

Our Lampeter campus can be easily accessed from National Cycle Network Route 82 and there are plenty of places for you to lock your bike on campus.

Bus

Regular buses travel to Lampeter from a number of towns and cities;
Aberystwyth (Traws Cymru T1, Service 585 – via Llanilar, Tregaron, Cellan, Service 588 – via Llangwyryfon, Tregaron, Llangybi)
Cardiff (Traws Cymru T1C)
Swansea (Traws Cymru T1C)
Llandovery (Service 288/289)
Carmarthen (Traws Cymru T1)
London (Megabus)

Train

The nearest train stations to our Lampeter campus are;

Carmarthen – regular trains run from most major cities and towns; Swansea, Carmarthen, Lampeter, Haverford West, Pembroke Dock.

Aberystwyth – regular trains run from Birmingham and Shrewsbury.

From Carmarthen and Aberystwyth you can catch one of the regular buses that run to Lampeter. Details on the bus services can be found above under our ‘Bus’ section.

Car

Parking

Parking on our Lampeter campus is managed by Euro Car Parks and you will need a parking permit or to Pay By Phone, in order to park your car on campus.

Permits

You may apply for a parking permit via the Euro Car Parks online portal: http://ecp.permit.eurocarparks.com

Pay By Phone

If you choose to park on campus without a permit, then you will need to Pay by Phone and the following charges are applicable:

  • Up to 30 minutes – Free to allow time for drop-off e.g. assignments or taking children to the crèche
  • Up to 4 hours - £1.50
  • 4 hours to 8 hours - £2.50

Please see the signage in the car park for details and information on how to Pay by Phone.

Visitor Parking

Our campuses have great public transport links. Please see our Bus, Train and Bike sections above for more information on reaching our campus by public transport.

If you do need to drive to our campus, you will need to Pay by Phone on your arrival. Please see the signage in the car park for details and information on how to Pay by Phone.

Parking Zones

In order to ensure a practical parking management solution, spaces on campus are divided into zones as shown on the map (Cymraeg / English). These include:

  • Designated areas for staff (with a staff permit)
  • Designated areas for blue-badge holders (marked in the car parks)
  • Shared areas for staff and visitors who are required to pay for their space either via staff permit or pay and display / pay-by-phone.
  • Designated areas for residential students (free to park with a student permit)
  • Designated day (non-residential) student parking areas (free to park with a student permit)

 

Our Swansea campuses are in the heart of the city and just a short walk from the city’s main train and bus stations.

Check out the Swansea campus sustainability map to find bike and car parking. 
Swansea Campus Sustainability Map

Walk

Walking to our campuses is a great way to keep healthy and also saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.
Our Swansea Business, Mount Pleasant, Dynevor and Alex campuses are all within a short walking distance from the train station, bus station and city centre.

Swansea Business Campus
From Train Station
0.1 mile (3 minute walk)
From Bus Station
0.9 mile (19 minute walk)

Mount Pleasant
From Train Station
0.5 mile (12 minute walk)
From Bus Station
0.7 mile (16 minute walk)

Dynevor
From Train Station
0.5 mile (10 minute walk)
From Bus Station
0.5 mile (10 minute walk)

Alex
From Train Station
0.2 mile (5 minute walk)
From Bus Station
0.7 mile (14 minute walk)

Our Townhill campus can also be accessed on foot
From Train Station
1.7 miles (41 minute walk)
From Bus Station
1.7 miles (41 minute walk)

You can use Traveline Cymru’s Walk Planner to help you plan your route.

Bike

Our Swansea campuses can be easily accessed from National Cycle Network Route 4 and there are plenty of places for you to lock your bike safely on campus.

Bus

Our campuses can be easily accessed by bus. Swansea’s bus station has great links across South Wales and our local bus service providers run regular services that stop nearly at our door!

Mount Pleasant Campus
Services 11, 12, 13

Townhill Campus
Service 43

Swansea Business Campus
Services 17, X50, 25, 27 all stop at the Train Station, a 3 minute walk from our Swansea Business Campus.

 

Car

Parking

Parking on our Swansea campuses is managed by Euro Car Parks and you will need a parking permit or to Pay By Phone, in order to park your car on campus.

Permits

You may apply for a parking permit via the Euro Car Parks online portal: http://ecp.permit.eurocarparks.com

Pay By Phone

If you choose to park on campus without a permit, then you will need to Pay by Phone and the following charges are applicable:

  • Up to 30 minutes – Free to allow time for drop-off e.g. assignments or taking children to the crèche
  • Up to 4 hours - £1.50
  • 4 hours to 8 hours - £2.50

Please see the signage in the car park for details and information on how to Pay by Phone.

Visitor Parking

Our campuses have great public transport links. Please see our Bus, Train and Bike sections above for more information on reaching our campus by public transport.

If you do need to drive to our campus, you will need to Pay by Phone on your arrival. Please see the signage in the car park for details and information on how to Pay by Phone.

Parking Zones

In order to ensure a practical parking management solution, spaces on campus are divided into zones as shown on the map (Cymraeg / English). These include:

  • Designated areas for staff (with a staff permit)
  • Designated areas for blue-badge holders (marked in the car parks)
  • Shared areas for staff and visitors who are required to pay for their space either via staff permit or pay and display / pay-by-phone.
  • Designated areas for residential students (free to park with a student permit)
  • Designated day (non-residential) student parking areas (free to park with a student permit)

Green Framework Travel Plan

The University’s Green Framework Travel Plan outlines our approach to sustainable travel and presents our long-term management strategy and targets to;

  • Continue to increase the number of staff and students cycling;
  • Continue to increase the number of staff and students walking;
  • Continue to increase the number of staff and students travelling by bus;
  • Reverse the decline in the number of staff and students car sharing; and
  • Reduce the number of staff and students single occupancy car journeys.

 

Travel Survey

We conduct an annual University-wide travel survey that captures feedback from our staff and students on how they travel to, and around, all five of our campuses; Carmarthen, Lampeter, Swansea, Cardiff and London.

Our first travel survey, conducted in October and November 2014, was completed by almost 900 people. These survey results gave us an insight in to what methods of transport our staff and students are using, what motivates them to choose these methods and where they get their travel information from.

These results have established a baseline and provide essential information to inform our Green Transport Plan.

Travel Survey 2015-16
Travel Survey 2014-15
Travel Survey 2013-14

Our 2016-17 Travel Survey ran from 7th November to 16th December 2016. Meet the winners of our 2016 Travel Survey competition and now the proud owners of brand new Fire HD8 tablets! Congratulations Jennifer and Gwyneth! 

Travel Survey 16-17 Winners


Cycle to Work Scheme

Staff at the University can take advantage of our Cycle to Work Scheme, offered in partnership with Cyclescheme, and save on the cost of a new bike! To find out more please get in touch with Payroll.