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

By road

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 road journey times from Newport

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

By rail

Newport is on the main Swansea to London railway line with 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.

By air

Cardiff International Airport (35 minutes drive) and Bristol Airport (45 minutes drive) have direct scheduled services to national and continental destinations as well as transatlantic flights.

London Heathrow Airport is just two hours drive 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.

By sea

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.

The port can handle vessels of up to 40,000 tonnes and facilities include a bulk cargo terminal, warehousing and open and covered storage.