The University strongly recommends that you consider alternative travel arrangements to driving wherever possible. All campuses are serviced by regular public transport links and are easily accessible by road.
The Baglan campus is within 10 minutes walking distance from Seaway Parade railway station, from which a regular service connects to Cardiff, Newport and other mainline destinations via Cardiff Central.
4% Discount on Annual Train Season Tickets for USW Group Students
As part of the USW Group (USW, RWCMD, Merthyr Tydfil College) Travel Plan and in conjunction with Arriva Trains Wales, we are able to offer a 4% discount on Student Annual Train Season Tickets to Baglan (unfortunately not 34% due to it being located on the main line route). Tickets are only available where Arriva Trains Wales services operate
Purchasing your ticket can be carried out at any staffed station, not through the University. Once you have the price and enrolled, visit your Faculty Advice Shop to obtain a 'Discounted Annual Season Ticket Scheme’ letter. Take this letter, together with your enrolment card, a passport sized photo and your payment to any staffed station within the Valley Lines route.
The Valleys Student Railcard
Offered by Arriva Trains Wales, this railcard costs £9 per year and gives 26% off all day tickets and 10% off all season tickets (i.e. weekly and monthly) on Arriva services and key Valleys & Cardiff local routes. For more information visit Arriva Trains Wales
Exclusive 11% discount on your 16-25 Railcard! (OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE NOT AT TRAIN STATION)
NUS Extra and National Rail have made travelling more affordable with the 16-25 Railcard, giving you epic savings so you can be with the people you care about and reconnect with them face to face. After all, e-mails, calls and texts may help you stay in touch with your loved ones; however nothing beats the warmth of a big hug!
The 16-25 Railcard gives you 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain plus great partner discounts, all for just £28. To save even more you can buy a 3-year 16-25 Railcard ONLINE for only £65! (OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE)
At the Train Station the 16 – 25 Railcard costs £28 for 1 year (or £65 for 3 years) and gives 33% off fares in Britain. It is available to 16-25 year olds and mature students over the age of 26 who are in full time education. There are terms and conditions associated. It is possible to use this railcard on the Valleys trains, but there is a minimum fare of £12 before the discounts start to apply. For more information visit 16 to 25 Railcard
Students are encouraged to arrange their own car shares as traffic and parking congestion are a regular issue at the University. Students can use the Marketplace for finding and offering car sharing opportunities, or alternatively visit the website Liftshare.
Ask fellow students or post a request on the USW UniLife Marketplace (just click on 'add notice’ from the front page and follow instructions).
Search the internet for car sharing websites. Liftshare is a helpful website to find and offer car sharing opportunities.
Work out what you’d normally spend on petrol (and tolls if applicable) getting to study, and divide that by the number of people in the car. Remember to include your own share of the costs.
Useful Information on Car Sharing
Student Vehicle Registration Scheme
The University operates a service for students (living both on and off campus at any of our campuses) to register your car registration details in order to help the University contact you quickly regarding any issues that may arise with your car. More information can be found on Student Vehicle Registration Scheme.
For more information, please visit the Student Safety and Crime Prevention site.