Newark-on-Trent is a major market and commuter town located in Nottinghamshire. The town is located 15 miles southwest of Lincoln, 23 miles northeast of Nottingham and 45 miles southeast of Sheffield. Newark benefits from excellent road communications, with the A46 providing a quick route into Nottingham and the A1 leading south through Grantham. The M1 can be reached in around 45 minutes (28 miles) via the A617. By rail, there are fast and frequent transport links from London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate, with a journey time of just 1 hour 15 minutes. Nottingham and Lincoln can also be reached directly by train in less than 30 minutes from Newark Castle station.