Travel to Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Getting to Norwich is easy with excellent road links, regular train services and an airport less than five miles from the city centre. For those travelling by sea there is a ferry port at Harwich, while there is also a second airport in the East Anglia region allowing travellers to reach us from destinations all over the world. And once you've arrived in our fine city - whether it's by car, coach or train - you'll need to know the best places to park or what buses to use.
Train: Greater Anglia trains leave London's Liverpool Street Station every 30 minutes (journey time 1hr 50mins).
Eurostar has a fast, easy route to London from the continent, with high speed routes from Brussels, Lille and Paris, and connections from Ghent, Amsterdam, Bruges, Frankfurt and Rouen among others.
Direct trains run from Cambridge (1hr 20mins), with connections via Peterborough to the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.
Norwich Station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre.
Air: Norwich International Airport is just 4 miles from Norwich city centre. Domestic services provide a link to Norwich from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Guernsey, Jersey and Manchester whilst over 1000 worldwide destinations are reached by connecting services at Amsterdam.
Rail and sail from Holland: Stena Line's Dutchflyer Rail & Sail service provides city-to-city travel by rail and ferry from Amsterdam/Rotterdam to Norwich, via Harwich International.
Park & Ride: One of the best ways of getting to the city centre is to Park and Ride. Norwich has six different routes (more than any other city in the UK), all of which provide excellent value for money and are a great environmentally friendly way to travel. Parking is free for users of the Park & Ride, and there are Group Saver bus tickets available and accompanied children under 16 travel free. There is no time limit on how long you can stay during your day of travel, but make sure you check the time of the last bus before you leave for the city. You won't be queuing to find a space either with almost 5,000 car parking spaces available over the six sites.
Buses: Regular bus services run from all parts of the city throughout the daytime and evening. For advice and information on planning a journey visit www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk or call 0871 200 22 33. Or why not check travel info from your mobile? Go to www.mytraveline.mobi to find out when the next bus goes from your stop.
The Fusion bus ticket lets you travel on most bus services within the area shown on the map below. It's valid all day, from 0500 to 0200 the next morning, for as many journeys as you like, and you can pass it on to a friend or relative to use too.
Fusion tickets can be bought on the bus from any of the participating operators. For more information please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/passengertransport.
COACH PARKING AND DROP-OFFS IN NORWICH
The recommended multi drop off and pick up bay is on Theatre Street, accessible direct from Grapes Hill roundabout on inner ring road. Others are available - please check here.
Long term parking is recommended at Harford Park & Ride Site which need to be pre-booked here or 01603 223845 during normal office hours. For more regarding other parking facilities and information please go here.
Car Parks: Norwich has many car parks in and around the city centre ranging from multi-storey such as St. Andrew's Car Park and surface car parks. There is also ample parking available for the disabled while there is a free motorcycle park near Tombland for motorcyclists. For more detailed information on the car parks and their locations visit Norwich City Council website or download the Parking Planner.
Taxis: Taxis are an excellent way for stress-free travel whether you need a lift back to your hotel with all your heavy shopping or after a night out enjoying the local bars and pubs. Taxi ranks can be found all over the city including Norwich Train Station, Castle Meadow, Tombland, Prince of Wales Road and City Hall. There are also additional taxi ranks and private hire taxis.
Walking: If you're staying in Norwich, then getting about the city couldn't be easier. Norwich is a compact city, built around the heart of the Castle and its surrounding medieval streets. Its delightful lanes, alleys and streets make walking in the city a charm, and you'll often come across an independent boutique you'd not spotted before!
To make visiting and exploring Norwich even simpler, a free online walking route planner for Norwich has been launched, to encourage the city's residents and visitors to walk more. To find the best route from A to B, simply visit take a look at the route planner or take a look at the city's walking plan and then you're on your way! The Norwich Map, ideal for walkers, is available from the Tourist Information Centre at The Forum.
Cycling: If you're thinking of bringing your bike for your day trip or holiday you'll discover that Norwich is ideal for cyclists. The city is compact and while you won't find any big hills to tackle we can't promise it's completely flat! There are a number of dedicated cycle parking stands and further information can be found at www.norwich.gov.uk or download Norwich City Council's City Cycle Map. You can hire bikes at the railway station.
A secure cycle storage facility for bicycles and cyclist's belongings especially suitable for touring cyclists is available at the Norwich City Council run St Andrews car park, (entrance from Duke Street; Norwich city centre close to Sustrans Route 1), ask at the car park office and staff will be on hand to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toilets are also available at this car park.