Thanks to its proximity to the coast, and the River Usk, Newport has been important throughout Welsh history as a port. Developed from a Norman settlement, which in turn, was built on the site of a Roman fort, Newport is still a thriving town with plenty to see and do. Heading to Newport for business or a family day out? Catching the train with us allows you to arrive feeling relaxed and ready to explore.

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How long does the train from Hereford to Newport take?

The Hereford to Newport train takes approximately 55 minutes, with services running consistently throughout the day. Why not take advantage of our special deals on tickets? These include our Club50, group discounts or Off-peak options. When you travel from Hereford to Newport by train, you can sit back, get comfortable and make use of our free Wi-Fi while the miles fly past.


Hereford to Newport tickets

You can book tickets, including Season tickets from Hereford to Newport online or on our app in advance with no booking fees. You can also buy tickets at Newport station. There’re so many things to do in Newport, whether you’re heading there for a weekend or just for the day. 


Head for the ruins of Newport Castle. Dating back to the 14th century this castle has seen many battles over the years. Henry VIII seized ownership of it in the 1500s, followed by Oliver Cromwell’s army in the Civil War. Prior to this, it was sacked in the long-running war for Welsh independence. Every era has left its mark.

If you want to experience more history, visit the Llanmelin Wood Hillfort, another Cadw Welsh Heritage site. It was a large Iron Age hillfort that may have served as a tribal centre for the Silures, a powerful warrior tribe in Ancient Britain, who were later Romanised, with the hillfort being abandoned.

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, head for the Transporter Bridge. The panoramic views from 250 ft up are simply jaw-dropping. Built in the early 1900s to carry goods across the River Usk, without interfering with the river traffic, this Grade I listed building is one of the few transporter bridges left anywhere in the world.

Shopaholics are well catered for with famous high street names. You’ll also find smaller quirky boutiques selling one-off artisan pieces, such as handmade silver jewellery, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Booking a day out in Newport is simple with our easy-to-use mobile app. It’s a great way to buy tickets, get live journey updates and check how busy your train is likely to be.