Planning a day out or weekend away this summer? Trains to Newport take less than 10 minutes from Cardiff, half an hour from Bristol or and hour and a half from London, so you’ll be wandering around this charming university city in no time.

We’re here to be your one-stop-shop for cheap train tickets, times and info about how to get to Newport by train. If you want to get straight to booking, start a search for times and tickets above, or keep reading to find out more about trains to Newport.

How to buy cheap train tickets to Newport

There are a few ways you can save money on train travel this summer. Some of our top tips for booking cheap train tickets to Newport include:

Travel Off-Peak

Tickets are usually cheaper to Newport if you travel during Off-Peak hours. This is normally outside of rush hours during Monday to Friday, and anytime during the weekend. We’ll highlight whether a journey is during Off-Peak train times as your search for tickets.

Book in advance

Train tickets to Newport normally go on sale around 12 weeks in advance, usually at their cheapest price. If Advance train tickets aren’t on sale yet, why not sign up to our Ticket Alert tool, and we’ll email you as soon as you can buy tickets for your chosen date.

Save up to 1/3 with a Railcard

Railcards can save you to 1/3 on the price of eligible train tickets to Newport. Costing just £30 for one year, it doesn’t take long to make your money back either. Find out if you qualify for one and buy a Railcard online with us today.

Save up to 34% with GroupSave

If you’re heading to Newport with three to nine of your favourite pals, we’ll let you know if you qualify for GroupSave when you search. This discount allows groups that are travelling together to save up to 34% on rail fares.

Split your train tickets

Splitting your journey into several sections and buying tickets for each part can sometimes be cheaper than buying a single ticket on longer journeys. Our ticket-splitting app feature, SplitSave, does the hard part for you.

Why not check out our train deals and discounts guide to discover the latest offers from train companies you can book with us.

Popular train routes to Newport

Travelling by train is the fastest, easiest and greenest way to get to Newport from the other UK destinations. Great Western Railway (GWR), Transport for Wales and CrossCountry services run frequent services to Newport. Have a look at our table below for more information about the most popular routes to Newport, or start your search for a different station in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

RouteFastest journeyTrain operator
Cardiff to Newport9mCrossCountry, GWR, Transport for Wales
Bristol to Newport30mCrossCountry, GWR
London to Newport1h 29mGWR
Swansea to Newport1h 6mGWR, Transport for Wales
Abergavenny to Newport36mTransport for Wales


Visiting Newport

Soon after emerging from the railway tunnel beneath the River Severn, visitors from the east are welcomed to Wales by the cathedral and university city of Newport. Newport city centre lies between the railway station and the banks of the River Usk. It's a walkable collection of streets within which you'll find most of the town's shopping and entertainment options. This includes the Friars Walk shopping centre, the pedestrianised High Street and Bridge Street, and the Kingsway Shopping Centre, which is a little further to the south, just off Commercial Street.

To the east of the city centre, between the Riverfront Arts Centre and the University of South Wales campus, the Newport City Footbridge leads across the River Usk to Millenium Walk and Rodney Parade, home of the local rugby heroes the Newport Gwent Dragons. The Dragons play in the Pro12 professional league for teams from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Italy, and they've also appeared in the Heineken Cup, the highest competition for club rugby in Europe.

Downstream from the stadium and the city centre, the skyline is dominated by one of the landmarks of Newport, the Transporter Bridge. Built in 1906, it is one of only six remaining transporter bridges anywhere in the world, and its visitor centre on the west bank of the river houses an exhibition telling the story of the vast structure and its place in Newport history.

Travelling from Liverpool to Newport by train? Check out our dedicated travel guide to how to get from Liverpool to Wales by train.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main train station in Newport?

The main train station in Newport is Newport railway station. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Newport railway station.

Which train companies run trains to Newport?

The primary operator of trains to Newport is Transport for Wales.

How do I find cheap tickets to Newport?

It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Newport. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.

Are trains to Newport running?

There are frequent daily services to Newport, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Newport.

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