• Getting here by road
• Getting here by rail
• Getting here by air
• Parking in Norwich
• Park & Ride – 6 sites to choose from
• Bus and train routes around Norfolk
Getting here by road
Major trunk roads to the Norwich area are the M11, A11, A12, A140 (from London, the south, the ferry ports and the Channel Tunnel) and the A14, A47, A1/M1 (from the north and west).
coaches travel to Norwich from London and other major cities several times daily. The London to Norwich journey time is around 3 hours. All coaches stop at Norwich’s state-of-the-art bus station located in the city centre at Surrey Street. The bus station houses an information desk, café, secure cycle storage and comfortable waiting facilities.
The Norwich area is on the SUSTRANS
National Cycle Network, Hull to Harwich route and the North Sea Cycle Route.
Getting here by rail
Train operator Greater Anglia
runs trains to Norwich from London’s Liverpool Street Station
, every 30 minutes during the day. The journey time is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.
A direct service also links Cambridge to Norwich,
with an approximate journey time of 1 hour 10 minutes.
offer connecting services from the Midlands, north of England and Scotland via Peterborough.
• Greater Anglia Rail
• National Rail Enquiries
Norwich Station more details
Norwich Railway Station is located in central Norwich, a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Facilities include; waiting rooms, seating, trolleys, refreshments, toilets, baby changing, pay phone, post box, shops, Wifi, web kiosk, ATM, tourist information guide books/leaflets stand, ticket machines, ticket office counter, ramp for train access, disabled parking, parking, bus stops, taxi rank, cycle storage.
There are 42 spaces at the station (0845 050 7080), however Riverside multi-storey car park is opposite with 200 spaces.
• Customer Services at Norwich Station 0845 600 7245 (option 8)
• National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50
Getting here by air
See our Norwich International Airport
page for full details
Parking in central Norwich
There are 16 car parks operated by the council; St. Andrews car park, St Giles car park, Chantry car park, Pottergate, Chapelfield East car park, Barn Road car park, Westwick Street car park, Queens Road car park, Rouen Road car park, Rose Lane Car park, Monastery Court car park, Colegate car park, St Helens Wharf car park, Magdalen Street car park, St Crispins car park, Exeter Street car park.
Parking is also available at Chapelfield Shopping Centre, Castle Mall, John Lewis, The Forum and Riverside.
One additional car park can be found in the Cathedral Quarter by the Adam & Eve pub. St Helen's Car Park operates CCTV and prices start at £1.40 for an hour with parking priced at £5.50 for between 5 - 10 hours, over 10 hours is £10 (prices as of Nov 2013).
• Up to the minute details on car parks with spaces available from Help2Park
Park & Ride – 6 sites to choose from
Norfolk County Council operates six purpose built Park and Ride sites, more than any other city in the UK, providing almost 5,000 spaces, located on the main routes into Norwich city centre. Last year, more than 3.1 million passengers used the Park and Ride and more than 860 thousand vehicles parked, reducing congestion and helped to improve the air quality in Norwich city centre.
there are no Park & Ride services at any sites on Sundays, bank holidays or public holidays. Costessey services do not run on Saturdays.
Fares are payable on the buses. Children under 16 are free when travelling with an adult (max 4 children per adult). The sites are open at different times (changed 2 April 2011) so please check the Norfolk County Council website for full details – Norwich Park & Ride
Coach Parking at Park & Ride
Booking for coach spaces at Harford Park & Ride can be made by email to email@example.com
or by telephone to Connor on 01603 223845.
Bookings can only be processed Monday to Friday (not weekends).
The coach company/driver will be sent a confirming email to be shown to the driver of the Park & Ride
bus for onward travel to and from Norwich bus station and use of the driver facilities there. The confirming email will also include a payment request for £10 per individual coach
booked to be posted to the address shown on the email.
Quick links to timetables
• Norwich Airport Timetable
• Costessey Timetable
• Harford Timetable
• Postwick Timetable
• Sprowston Timetable
• Thickthorn Timetable
Bus and train routes around Norfolk
buses operate a full service between Norwich and the countryside of Norfolk whilst Excel
coaches (operated by First) offers routes for people on the move who require comfort and convenience at an attractive price.
The Wherry Line (rail) from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, is named after the sailing vessels which once plied their trade along the broads and rivers of the region.
The Bittern Line (rail) from Norwich to Wroxham and Cromer/Sheringham, is named after one of East Anglia’s most famous resident birds. The line passes through the beautiful scenery of the Norfolk Broads and to the North Norfolk Coast.
• First bus services in the Norwich area
• Excel coaches
• Interactive map of local area rail
• Bittern Line information
• Wherry Lines information