Physics and Computation 2012

Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

Wednesday 29 August - Friday 31 August 2012


By plane

The closest airport is Cardiff Airport. It is located about one hour from Swansea by car and about 90 minutes by public transportation. The train connection requires some changes: shuttle bus to Rhoose station, train to Bridgend, train to Swansea. Trains run every hour from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sundays. This option is not recommend for first-time visitors. See the airport's website for more details.

The next airport is Bristol Airport, located about 2.5 hours from Swansea. Public transportation is well organized but involves some changes: a shuttle bus to Bristol Temple Meads, train to Cardiff, train to Swansea. Bristol Airport is served by a number of (cheap) airlines. See the airport's website for more details.

From the London airports one can take a direct train from London Paddington to Swansea. This takes about three hours.

By train

Swansea is the western end of the London Paddington-Swansea rail-line, see National Rail. Note that train tickets can be very expensive (in the UK trains run on money rather than electricity).

When arriving at the railway station, one can take the ftrmetro bus (the bendy bus, nr 4), which connects the railway station to Swansea University and Singleton Hospital via the city centre. With three or more people, a taxi is often cheaper. Taxis are situated at the back of the railway station.

By bus

National Express provides coach services across the UK.

By car

Swansea is just of the M4, connecting London and Wales. It takes about three hours to drive from the outskirts of London to Swansea. You can park your car.

In Swansea

See the location page of the University and especially the campus plan. The Workshop will take place in the James Callaghan (Building 4). There are several buses between the University and the City centre (nrs 2A, 3A, 4). With three or more people, a taxi is often cheaper and more convenient.

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