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Getting There -- Trains arrive from both Cardiff and from London every hour throughout the day. The trip takes about an hour from Cardiff, about 3 hours from London. The Swansea Railway Station is on High Street. For reservations and information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

National Express Coaches (tel. 0870/580-8080; www.nationalexpress.com) arrive in Swansea from London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Cardiff. Many of these connections include stops with about an hour's wait.

From Cardiff, motorists can continue west along the M4.

Getting Around -- Swansea is serviced by a good bus network, with buses leaving from the Quadrant Bus Station, at the Quadrant Shopping Centre. Bus nos. 4, X12, X13, 25, and 404 link the train station at 35 High St. and the bus station. For bus schedules and information, call tel. 0870/608-2608 or visit www.firstgroup.com. Because distances are usually short, consider calling a taxi -- either Data Cabs (tel. 01792/474747; www.datacabs.com) or Swallow Cabs (tel. 01792/895533).

Visitor Information -- The City of Swansea Information Centre, Plymouth Street (tel. 01792/468321; www.visitswanseabay.com), is open year-round, Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm; Easter to September, it's also open Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.