Travel and parking

Tucano 2013Travelling to Swansea

Swansea is easily accessed from the M4 junction 47 if you’re travelling from the Carmarthen direction, or M4 junction 42 from the Cardiff / London direction – just follow the Wales National Air Show signs. Get directions to Swansea.

For more information visit Traveline Cymru’s website or call 0871 200 2233 for help on planning bus, coach and rail journeys.

If you are staying in Gower

From North Gower – Head for City Centre, A4118, Gower Road, through Killay, turn right onto Sketty Lane A4216

From South Gower - A4118, turn right onto the B4436, through Kittle and down Mayals Road.  Turn left onto Mumbles Road A4067 and follow signs for the airshow car parks.

Lift sharing
We recommend that you car share by using Liftshare, which will allow you to see who will be travelling to the air show and help you to find a suitable lift.

Walking and cycling
Local people are being encouraged to walk or cycle to the air show if possible.  Cycle routes are open, although Swansea Prom will be very crowded around the ground display area at St Helen’s and each afternoon during the air display so please use the cycle track on the other side of the road.

Local buses
Buses will be running as normal – check timetables at Traveline Cymru’s website.  There may be delays due to heavy traffic.

Coach parking
Drop off at the Civic Centre (County Hall) at one of the bus stops then move the vehicle to the coach parking facility in the LC / Oystermouth Road car park.



Air Show Park and Ride – £2.50 all day

Opening hours:
Saturday: 8.30am – 8.00pm
Sunday: 8.30am – 7.00pm

Where possible we encourage air show visitors to use one of our 3 park and ride sites

Fabian Way – Junction 42 M4 – Fabian Way Park and Ride Site, Fabian Way, Swansea, SA1 8LD

Landore – Junction 45 M4 – Landore Park and Ride Site, Cross Valley Link Road, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2JT

Fforestfach – Junction 47 M4 – Fforestfach Park and Ride Site, White City Road, Swansea West Industrial Park, Fforestfach, Swansea, SA5 4EE

Find out more.


Pay and display car parks - open as usual both days

  • Oystermouth Road car park adjacent to the LC (short stays up to five hours)
  • Paxton Street car park outside the Civic Centre
  • St David’s multistorey carpark
  • Quadrant multistorey carpark

Also see for more information.


Temporary car parks – £5 for all day parking

From £5 for all day parking between 9.00am – 7.00pm for use during the Wales National Airshow on 13 – 14 July in Swansea:

  • Singleton Park / Lacrosse Field: open 9.00am – 7.00pm – turn right at the traffic lights on Oystermouth Road into Brynmill Lane and then turn left into the Lacrosse Field – SA2 8PY
  • West Car Park, Civic Centre, open 9.30am – located off Oystermouth Road, SA1 9SD
  • Swansea University: open 10.00am – turn off Oystermouth Road into the main Swansea University entrance – SA2 8PP

Premium Parking

If you’ve pre-booked your Premium Parking you will be on the Recreation Ground by St Helen’s, next to the fair.  There may be a few spaces left for £10 per car on the day.

Early arrival is encouraged, as there will be plenty to see and do in the ground display which is open from 10.00am – 6.00pm each day.  Find out more.

Disabled parking

Dedicated parking for the disabled is available in each of the designated car parks apart from Paxton Street.

We also have information for disabled visitors here.

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