Getting around

Things to do in Newport | Getting around

Close to Cardiff and Bristol Airport, and on the M4 corridor, getting in and out of Newport couldn’t be easier.

Airport transfers

The busiest Welsh terminal, Cardiff Airport welcomes over 1.3 million passengers each year and is serviced by a dozen airlines flying to destinations across Europe. The airport, near the village of Rhoose, is 28 miles away from Newport and will take around 30 minutes by car along the A48.

Alternatively, you can catch a train to Cardiff central and then another regular service to the airport, which has its own train station. Similarly, you’ll need to catch two buses to reach the airport - the T9 from Newport and then the number 30, with the journey taking roughly two hours. If you don’t want to do all your travelling in one day, we offer a number of hotels near Cardiff Airport.

Airport transfers

Bristol Airport is slightly further away. EasyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, BMI Regional and several more airlines operate from Bristol, making it the ninth busiest airport in the UK. By car, it’ll take around an hour to travel the 40 miles or you can catch the Greyhound service, which goes directly from Bristol airport to Newport. We also have a number of hotels near Bristol Airport if you want to rest before travelling to Newport.

Train stations

Dating back to 1850, Newport Train Station is one of the busiest in Wales and delivers passengers across the UK with regular services to London, Manchester and Cardiff.

The station is in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk from Friars Walk Shopping Centre. There’s a large on-site car park as well as several toilets, shops and cafés.

Newport Train Station

Public transport

Handily located in Friars Walk Shopping Centre, Newport Central bus station is the largest road transport hub in Wales and hosts nearly eight million guests each year.

There are 24 stands in total taking passengers across Torfaen, Caerphilly and Monmouthshire, as well as regular services to Cardiff and Bristol. There are toilets and shops on-site, along with dozens of options in the nearby shopping centre.

Bus travel

Looking for a hotel in Newport?

Newport is the ideal place for a city break. You can explore the city centre and its Roman ruins, or visit the surrounding countryside, with the picturesque Wye Valley, the Forest of Dean, and the Brecon Beacons right on your doorstep. Newport is also the gateway to the castles of the Welsh Marches, and the golfing capital of Wales. Whichever reason you have for visiting, our hotels in Newport are perfect for exploring the city and its nearby attractions.