Getting to Newport Campus

Get a real flavour of what being part of the #USWFamily is all about.

At our open days, you will have the perfect opportunity to explore our campus, learn about life at USW and also explore the local area where you could be living throughout your degree with us.  We can’t wait to meet you!

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How to find us

Set in the heart of Newport City Centre, the campus is easily reached by car and has excellent public transport links. 


University of South Wales
Usk Way
NP20 2BP

Tel: +443455760101
Email: [email protected]

Newport is only two hours away from London via the M4, while other motorways and dual carriageways connect Newport with the North, Midlands, South East and South West England and West Wales.

The postcode is NP20 2BP.


There are a number of multi-storey car parks situated around the City Campus and the Kingsway car park is opposite.

Newport is served by regular National Express Coaches from London, West Wales, the North, Midlands and South West England. 

There is also a direct service from Heathrow, Gatwick and Bristol Airports.

If travelling by rail, the City Campus is approximately 5 – 10 minutes walk away from the train station. 

There are excellent Intercity services to Newport from all major cities. London is one hour and forty minutes away and Birmingham two hours by high speed trains which operate hourly. 

For those travelling to the City Campus by foot directions are available which takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes.

Cardiff International Airport is 27 miles from the campus and is serviced by regular bus and rail links. 

London’s Heathrow airport is about two-and-a-half hour drive away and there is also an airport at Bristol.

Places to stay in Newport

One day just isn't enough


Why not make the most of your visit and enjoy an overnight stay?

If you're visiting us for an open day, or simply want to explore the place you'll call home during your degree, there are plenty of places to stay to make the most of your visit.

Affordable Travel

Sit back and relax


Don't want the hassle of driving? Hop on to the train instead.

Take the opportunity to sit back and relax on a GWR train journey. With free WiFi and comfy seats on board, this is the perfect way to relax before a day of exploring.

South Wales offers rich experiences, and you’re never far from somewhere completely different.

Explore the Hotspots

Our Top 10

As the third largest city in Wales, Newport is a vibrant and multicultural location filled with history.

To save you a frantic Google search, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to do whilst you’re visiting. 

Newport has all the usual culprits when it comes to wining and dining thanks to Friars Walk which boasts all of the top high-street stores as well as a cinema and bowling alley. Dotted around the city, you will find some hidden gems including the Secret Garden Cafe and My Generation Vintage, a vintage clothing and furniture shop.

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5 minutes away

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Grab a coffee and a bite to eat in one of the many independent cafes and bars in Newport city centre

20 minutes away

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Head to Cardiff to explore Wales’s capital city – you won’t be disappointed!

30 minutes away

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Spend the afternoon in Caerleon, home to a Roman Amphitheatre and Netflix’s Sex Education 

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Get to know Newport

A Welsh city on the rise

If you decide to live in Newport while studying at USW, you will never be short of ways to spend your spare time.

From historical Roman baths and museums to exploring the wetlands, there is something for everyone in this up-and-coming City. If the arts are more your scene, you can unwind with friends over a drink and live music in one of the many artistic hubs that Newport has to offer.