ABP Newport Wales Marathon 2018 | NEWPORT, WALES




Details on parking options in the city, offered by Newport City Council can be found here.

Please not the following are not available for use due to the Marathon:

  • Emlyn Street
  • Riverfront
  • Friars Walk Car Park
  • Park Square – Newport City Council



An official Event Park & Ride is available, from the Office of National Statistics in Newport, offering easy access from the M4 motorway.

Booking is one place per car and includes return transfer to/from the Office of National Statistics to the City Centre, less than a 5-minute walk from the race start/finish.

This will operate between 06:00 – 18:00. You must return to collect your car before 18:00. You’ll need to print and bring along your confirmation email as proof of purchase. Pre-booking will close at midnight on 27th April 2018 and there will be NO ON THE DAY SALES.

Only 1,250 are available so runners are encouraged to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Click here to book.



Please be aware that thousands of people will be aiming for the start of the race at the same time as you. Please allow plenty of time to arrive in time for the start of your race (9:00 am marathon, 9:45 am 10K).



The race start line is a 15-minute walk from Newport railway station.

With so many participants and spectators travelling to Newport over the race weekend, one of the most reliable, stress-free and cost-effective ways to travel and avoid congestion is by travelling by train in advance of race day – why not make a weekend of it?

If you are planning to travel on race day, please check with your local train provider whether a train allows you enough time to arrive at the race before the start at 9am and be aware that early Sunday morning services can be extremely limited.

The first train of the day from Cardiff will get you into Newport for approximately 08:21 am, but please be aware it is likely this service will be extremely busy.

Newport railway station enjoys excellent rail connections between a number of major cities and regions within 2-3 hours travel.

Check  or for timetables and prices from around the UK. If you live in Wales, we recommend travelling via one of the regional Valley Lines or Arriva Trains Wales stations. A timetable can be found at



When travelling by car please be aware that congestion into the city may well be possible on the day of the race and during road closures. Please leave extra time to arrive well before the race to avoid congestion and find suitable parking. We are offering a Park & Ride service, click here to find out more.



Coach services into the city will be affected by road closures in place for the event, so if you are travelling on the morning of the event please check with your coach provider, and note that you may be dropped off further from the city centre than usual.

Travelling to Newport by bus in the days prior to the race is cheap and easy from a number of major cities and regions. You can travel by National Express Coach from most UK cities. There are also Megabus routes into Newport from London, Swansea, Birmingham Airport, Manchester and Newcastle.



Travelling by bike to the start of the race is easy, sustainable and practical if you live within a reasonable distance from Newport City Centre.

You could also cycle to your nearest Valley Lines network railway station in order to take the train the rest of the way and avoid any traffic.

Sustrans Cymru have a number of maps, routes and advice on their website for anyone unsure of the best route into Newport.




Cardiff International Airport

The airport is situated 15km South West of Cardiff city centre. Once you’ve arrived you can travel to Newport by taxi, train or bus (via Cardiff City Centre). Taxis are located just outside the arrival hall. For train tickets and times, please check If you’re travelling by bus the T9 will take you to and from the airport to the Centre of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay (

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Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is a 50-minute drive from Newport or an hour on the train or bus. With regular links to Newport and a variety of European airlines flying to Bristol, the airport is a convenient and closely located option for many.

For more information on getting to and from the airport, click here.

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Other Airports within two-three hours of Newport include London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester.