Staff Travel to Newport City Campus

Please note: Staff travelling to City Campus should note that car parking is only available to visitors and blue badge holders.

The University strongly recommends that you consider alternative travel arrangements to driving wherever possible. All campuses are serviced by regular public transport links and are easily accessible by road.

Bus Travel

Train Travel

Cycling or Walking

Car Parking and Car Sharing

Bus Travel

The Newport Bus Station is approximately 5 minutes walk from the Newport City Campus.

About Newport Bus

Newport Bus is the main provider of public transport in Newport. Catching the bus to get about the city and to Cardiff, Chepstow and Cwmbran not only saves you money, but is good for the environment too as it helps to cut down on the number of cars on the road and lower pollution levels. For more information visit the Newport Bus Website or contact 01633 670563.

Bus Routes and Timetables

Further details of bus routes and timetables can be obtained from Traveline Cymru

Train Travel

The Newport train station is a 20 minute walk from Newport City Campus.

Annual Train Season Ticket Discounts for USW Group Staff

34% Discount on Annual Train Season Tickets – Valleys Line Service

As part of the USW Group Travel Plan and in conjunction with Arriva Trains Wales, we are able to offer a 34% discount on Staff Annual Train Season Tickets. Discount is only available on the Valley Lines route services. A list of Valleys Line Stations and the most recent Timetable can be found on Arriva Trains Wales website.

  • To calculate your individual journey prices visit the following National Rail Enquiries web page Season Ticket Calculator
  • Enter the station that you are traveling to and from and this will calculate the non discounted price. To get your discounted price calculate 34% of the non discounted price. You will need to round up to the nearest 10 pence.
  • Purchasing your ticket can be carried out at any staffed station within the Valley Lines route, not through the University.

Once you have confirmed the price of your ticket with the station simply fill out one of the application forms below. There is the option to pay for this upfront with Arriva Trains Wales, or to pay for the ticket in 10 monthly installments by applying for an interest free loan with the University.

USW Group 34% Discount Staff Annual Train Season Ticket WITHOUT LOAN POLICY & APPLICATION FORM

USW Group Staff 34% Discount Annual Train Season Ticket LOAN POLICY & APPLICATION FORM

The interest free loan is only available to staff with a minimum of 10 months employment to cover the initial cost of the season tickets. This must be approved by your Line Manager and Payroll. The loan is repayable in 10 monthly installments.

Once completed and authorized, present this form, together with valid staff ID, a passport sized photo and your payment to any staffed station within the Valley Lines route.

Car Parking and Car Sharing

Staff are encouraged to arrange their own car shares as traffic and parking congestion are a regular issue at the University. Liftshare. is a website offering car sharing opportunities.

How do I arrange a car share to travel to and from University?

Advertise Yourself

Whether you drive yourself and would like to share the cost of your commute with your fellow staff, or you don’t drive and would like a lift to work, you can arrange to car share either by asking around the staff in your office, or by enquiring on car sharing website such as Liftshare.


Work out what you’d normally spend on petrol (and tolls if applicable) getting to study, and divide that by the number of people in the car. Remember to include your own share of the costs.
Useful Information on Car Sharing

  • Car sharing does not invalidate your insurance, as long as you don’t charge your passengers more than the running costs of the journey. Please do check with your insurance company however for clarification.
  • You don’t have to take anyone who asks: if you’d only feel happy sharing with someone of the same sex, or someone you know, for example, just specify it in your advert.
  • You don’t need to have a car to car share. If you just need a lift, advertise the fact to drivers on Marketplace and offer to pay them for the petrol.
  • The University would benefit from staff car sharing, the car-parks would have more space, the roads would be quieter, and as a result you may even get home quicker.

Car Parking (Including Disabled Parking Permits)

The University strongly recommends that you consider alternative travel arrangements to driving wherever possible. We strongly encourage all staff to use public transport where possible.

Overview of car parking information

Parking for staff with disabilities

We would like to remind all staff that the University cannot guarantee a parking space due to limited spaces being available.

Staff parking on campus

There are no parking facilities on the City Campus, however parking is available a short distance away, across the road, in the Kingsway multi-storey carpark.


First hour is free of charge, after this period there will be a charge.


YourParkingSpace are offering 10% discount to staff and students on any parking booked with them throughout the UK. Use the promotional code UNISOUTHWALES10.

Cycling or Walking

Cycling to the City Campus is easy thanks to a comprehensive network of Sustrans cycle routes. Sustrans Route 4 and 8 connects Newport City Centre to Cardiff and Route 88 connects Newport City Centre to Caerleon. For full details on the National Cycle Network routes visit Sustrans

Bicycle shelters and stands

There are external secure bike locking facilities located next to the main entrance.
Free showers and coin operated lockers are available near to the main reception.


USW Staff are eligible to take part in Cyclescheme Salary Sacrifice Scheme. You can save 25% of the cost of a bike and pay for it out of your salary in instalments over a year saving the tax and NI. There are a large number of bike shops that are registered with Cyclescheme. To find out more or take part in the scheme follow the steps below:

  • Visit the USW Cyclescheme link
  • Enter your postcode into the relevant section of the Cyclescheme web page to find your nearest registered bike shop
  • Prior to completing the “Take the next Step” section on the Cyclescheme web site please visit a shop, choose a bike and obtain a quote.
  • Enter the details from the quote onto the web page.

For further information on how the scheme works please contact Payroll.

Please note: Halfords do not operate under Cyclescheme. They have their own Cycle2Work scheme.

To note : Under the rules for salary sacrifice the arrangement for Cycle Scheme cannot reduce an employee’s cash earnings below the National Minimum Wage rates, as confirmed by the HMRC Website.

Reconditioned Bikes, Bike Hire & Cycle Training

Keeping Cardiff Moving provide a selection of reconditioned bikes at a reduced rate, bike hire and cycle training facilities, just visit the Keeping Cardiff Moving website for more information.


We have negotiated discounts with some local bike shop providers.

EC Cycles have a set rate of 10% discount in store if you provide ID. However if you are a loyal customer, they offer 15% discount.

DT Bicycles offer student discount with a valid NUS Extra card.


Newport Train Station is approximately 20 minutes walk from the Campus. Newport Bus Station is approximately 15 minutes walk from the Campus.

Travel Applications

Whether you want to try out new routes, strive to be faster, want to face a challenge, have better endurance or improve fitness, walkers, runners and cyclists can use a number of applications, including the following: