The view from the top of Newport Transporter Bridge


2015 Opening times

10am – 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday, 1 April – 27 September 2015

Newport Transporter Bridge will also open on Bank Holiday Mondays during Easter, May and August.

Last admission is at 4.00 pm and the last ferry crossing from west to east is at 4.30pm.


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Adult day visitor - £2.75

Child day visitor (aged 16 years and under) - £1.75

Gives access to the high level walk way, the motor house platform and unlimited crossings on the day of purchase.

Single crossing

Adult - £1.00

Child - 0.50p

Return crossing

Adult - £1.50

Child - £1.00

Children aged 2 years and under travel free.

Staff retain the right to refuse access to children and young people not accompanied by an adult.


We want everyone to enjoy their visit to the Transporter Bridge.

Some aspects of the bridge, especially the climb to the high level, present a challenge and visitors wishing to climb the bridge are requested to follow these safety guidelines and ensure that they:

  • are physically capable of climbing the 270 steps
  • do not have any known heart/lung conditions
  • are not be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • do not suffer from vertigo
  • are capable of climbing the stairs unaided
  • do not carry any children
  • take notice of the safety information made available

It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to decide whether children or charges are capable of climbing to the high level.

Don’t forget to check the weather, it’s not safe to climb to the top in very wet or windy conditions and it’s not very nice either!


Although the Transporter Bridge itself does not have a postcode, the following may help if you are using satnav:

West side: NP20 2JG 

East side: NP19 0RB

Visitor centre

Don’t forget to call into the visitor centre staffed by the Friends of the Transporter Bridge where you can learn more about the bridge and buy a souvenir of your visit.

For further information on the history of the bridge, picture gallery, merchandise, and membership enquiries visit The Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge website.

Telephone +44(0)1633 656656

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