New Smart Commute Service Between Newport and Bristol Announced


Zeelo, the shared transportation service, has announced a new and innovative commuter service between Newport and Bristol that will give commuters in the region a more direct and cost effective option between the two cities.

The new commuter route from Zeelo has been designed in response to the increasing costs and crowded conditions that commuters currently face on public transport when travelling between the two cities in the early mornings and early evenings.

Commuters can enjoy a more comfortable and premium service on Zeelo’s coaches that will shuttle them direct from South East Wales to the centre of Bristol. From just £6 one way, users of the new service will receive a guaranteed seat, access to fold down tables and free wi-fi on-board so that they have more time to relax, catch up on work and prepare for the day ahead.

To celebrate the launch of the new service, Zeelo will be offering anyone that signs up to the waiting list on Zeelo’s website a free week of travel between the two cities. Users who join the list will also have the opportunity to win further rewards such as free travel on the service for an entire month. Those interested in signing up to the waiting list can visit the following link:

Newport has recently emerged as a commuter hotspot for families and professionals working in Bristol as many are taking advantage of cheaper property prices in the Welsh city, the recent scrapping of the Severn Bridge toll and quick commuting times between the two cities. According to property website Zoopla’s Commuters Affordability Index, Newport was ranked as one of the top commuter towns into Bristol alongside Cwmbran due to the low combined annual mortgage and season ticket costs in the region.

Barney Williams, co-founder and CMO at Zeelo, said,

‘For many people living in Newport and working in Bristol, commuting between the two cities on public transport can be an expensive and stressful affair. Our research found that 66% of people that come in from Newport to Bristol every day for work still drive between the two cities because of overcrowded train services and service issues outside of their control. This has a negative effect on staff productivity as congestion is increased on the M4 and they are forced to sit and wait in traffic without being able to make the most of their time. We’ve created the service to offer commuters in Newport a new convenient, comfortable and cost-effective travel option that allows them to relax and catch up on what’s most important to them before they start their day while also helping businesses in the local region boost the wellbeing of their staff.’