The timetable for the Greyhound coach service has been overhauled, with a number of additional journeys added in.
Passengers in Swansea can now get to the airport significantly earlier in the day, allowing them to check in for a number of early morning departures. Likewise for those flying back into Bristol later into the evening there will be the opportunity to travel back to Swansea much later into the night.
The earliest Greyhound service from Swansea Bus Station used to depart at 0645hrs (or 0618hrs from Waunarlwydd) Monday to Friday, but coaches have been leaving regularly throughout the night making it possible to arrive for check in from 0345hrs.
For those flying back into Bristol late at night, the last journey from Bristol Airport has been extended beyond Cardiff (its current terminus) to run through to Swansea Bus Station. Coaches depart at 0120hrs, arriving into Swansea at 0350hrs.
From the end of the November, the weekend timetable for Greyhound services will also be altered, making it much more consistent with the Monday to Friday one. From November 30 there will be eight journeys a day from Swansea to Bristol Airport, and nine journeys a day from Bristol Airport to Swansea.
Chris Davidson, Commercial Manager for the First Cymru, which operates the service, said: “We think the changes to the timetable will really appeal to those people wishing to take advantage of the early flights out of Bristol Airport. A number of airlines use the early morning slots, not least the likes of Easyjet, Ryan Air, BMI regional and Thomas Cook – to name but a few. Our new timetables will hopefully resonate with those people who – while trying to connect with these flights – are looking for an easy, cost effective way to travel to and from the airport.
“Our Greyhound coaches provide a fast, frequent, easy, stress free way to get to the airport. Specifically they offer a direct service, which drop people off and pick them up right outside the main terminal building in the airport.”