Newport is well placed for excellent high speed road, rail, sea and air services, making it an ideal business location for accessing markets in the UK and overseas. 


The M4 motorway, the main east – west route in the southern part of the UK, skirts the city providing fast access to London and the south east.

Newport is served by six local junctions with several of the city's business and distribution parks located next to the junctions.

A direct dual carriageway links Newport to the M50 and on to the M5 and the west Midlands.

Motorway connections to the south west are also within easy reach.

Sample journey times from Newport by road

Cental London 

2 hours 30 minutes

London (M25)

2 hours

London Heathrow

2 hours

Channel Tunnel

4 hours


1 hour 30 minutes


30 minutes


20 minutes


3 hours


Newport is on the main Swansea to London railway line and has frequent services in both directions.

London is 90 minutes away by train, with day-time departures at 30 minute intervals during the day.

Trains from Cardiff arrive at ten minute intervals during the day.

The city is also at the start of the Newport to Manchester mainline and has excellent direct rail access to the Midlands and north west of England.

The south west international freightliner terminal, a major road and rail interchange, is located within ten miles of the city.


Cardiff International Airport (35 minutes drive time away) and Bristol Airport (45 minutes drive time away) have direct scheduled services to national and continental destinations as well as transatlantic flights. London Heathrow Airport is just two hours drive time away.

Cardiff Airport has modern freight handling facilities with secure warehousing and complete ground handling 24 hours a day for containers and wagons.

A freight tracking service operates daily between Cardiff International Airport and Heathrow Airport.


The Port of Newport is ideally located to serve the UK’s major industrial and commercial centres.

Junction 28 of the M4 motorway is a five minute drive away and the port’s deep-water berths are rail served direct to the quayside.

Vessels of up to 40,000 tonnes can be accommodated and port facilities include a bulk cargo terminal, warehousing and open and covered storage.