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Travel, parking & road closures

Road Closures

A full list of the road closures for the 2024 Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon can be found here. A map of the road closures can be found below.

Plan ahead!

Please plan your route well in advance, and allow plenty of time for your journey, including the time it will take to walk from your arrival station/car park to your start pen. Make sure you also plan leaving Swansea after you’ve completed your race.

By Car

When travelling by car please be prepared that there may be some congestion into the city on race day and during road closures. Please allow extra time to arrive well before the race to avoid the traffic and find suitable parking. All car parks are listed in map above (please note, some privately operated car parks may impose time restrictions, so you will need to look out for signs). Please be aware of the road closures that will be in place on the day of the race (please CLICK HERE for the full road closure plan and roads affected).

From the East: Leave the M4 at junction 42 and follow the A483 (Fabian Way) into the centre of Swansea. At traffic signals (Parc Tawe Bridge) continue forward onto the A4067 Signposted Gower (you will pass Sainsburys on your left) and follow signs for City Centre.

From the West: On the M4 at Junction 49 roundabout take 3rd exit onto the M4 Signposted Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli. Leave the M4 at Junction 47 take 4th exit at roundabout onto the A483 (Signposted Swansea West). At roundabout take 1st exit Signposted Swansea. At traffic signals continue forward onto the A483 Signposted City Centre.

From the South West: Drive North along the M5 motorway and then follow signs for South Wales and the M4.

From the Midlands and North: Head for the M50 motorway (junction 8 on the M5 motorway) and then onto the A40 (signposted South Wales, Monmouth). Continue along the A40 until you reach Monmouth when the road becomes the A449. Continue along the A449 until you reach the Coldra roundabout. Here you should take the 5th exit to join the M4.


Swansea has several car parks within the City Centre, including NCP carparks and those run by the local authority. More information on these can be found by visiting:

By Train

With so many participants and spectators travelling to Swansea over the race weekend, why not make your trip stress-free by travelling down on the train? Avoid the congestion, stress of driving and take the train in advance of race day, where you could even make a weekend of it?

Swansea enjoys excellent rail connections between a number of major cities and regions within 3-4 hours travel. To check out the services and train times visit: or where you can find prices and book your tickets from around the UK. If you live in Wales, you may wish to check the regional Valley Lines or Arriva Trains Wales stations. A timetable can be found at

Please note, if you are planning to travel on race day, remember check with your local train provider to see if a train allows you enough time to arrive at the race before the start at 8am. Please be aware that some services can be affected on Sundays, so it is advisable to double check timetables and allow plenty of time to get to the start area.

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