At the heart of the country

Newark and Sherwood is strategically positioned at the heart of the country with excellent connections to both the road and rail network.

Seventy per cent of the UK's population is within three hours' drive with easy access to the A1 and A46 while Newark Northgate station is on the East Coast Mainline with high speed access to both London (one hour, 30 minutes) and Edinburgh (three hours, 38 minutes).


The A46 runs through the district and provides a direct route to Lincoln to the north east and Nottingham and Leicester to the south west.

The A617 runs through the west of the district that borders Mansfield, which provides links to M1 junctions 27, 28 and 29.

The table below gives the travel distance and travel times from Newark to major UK business destinations.


Time and distance from Newark
in miles
in kilometres
Birmingham 70 111 1 hour 37 minutes
Derby 36 57 1 hour 8 minutes
Edinburgh 272 438 5 hours 20 minutes
Leeds 70 113 1 hour 24 minutes
Leicester 36 58 49 minutes
London 155 249

3 hours 28 minutes

Manchester 83 114 1 hour 58 minutes
Nottingham 20 32 35 minutes
Sheffield 44 71 1 hour



Newark has two train stations, Newark Northgate Station and Newark Castle. Newark Northgate Station is located on the East Coast Mainline. It provides a north-south high speed service from Edinburgh to London. You can be in London in 90 minutes.

Newark Castle is operated by East Midlands Train and links Newark to Nottingham and Lincoln.

The table below gives approximate rail travel times in minutes to major UK business destinations from Newark.

Approximate rail times from Newark
Birmingham 1 hour 50 mins
Derby 1 hour
Edinburgh 3 hours 38 mins
Leeds 1 hour 20 mins
Leicester 1 hour 24 mins
London 1 hour 30 mins
Manchester 2 hours 20 mins
Nottingham 30 mins
Sheffield 1 hour 20 mins



Newark and Sherwood has easy access to East Midlands Airport and Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, with both journey times taking around 50 minutes. Birmingham International Airport is within a 90 minute drive and Manchester International Airport within a 2 hour drive.

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