Getting to Norwich by Car

Travel by Car. To a big-hearted city – a place of welcome.

Norwich is a place you don’t pass by, but go to by choice. This is where the road leads – to these welcoming streets. To a big-hearted city beneath even bigger skies, and open air and open minds.

Norwich is only 110 miles north of London, 66 from Cambridge, 121 from Nottingham, 159 from Birmingham and 170 from Oxford. And it’s easily accessible by road from major ports and airports. The main routes into Norwich are the A47, A11, A140 and A146. Parking is well priced with cheaper rates for groups at the Park & Ride (6 sites) and parking in the city centre from £6 for over 6 hours. It’s always worth checking ahead for planned road works, see Norfolk Country Council for road closures around big events.

Motorcycle Parking

Free motorcycle parking is available across the city centre and all council surface car parks allow motorcycles to park free of charge. For more information on motorcycle parking, visit the City Council Website.

Car Hire

Most large car hire firms have offices in Norwich if you want to hire one way. Call the Norwich Tourist Information 01603 213999 for advice on car hire.

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EV Points in Norwich

Electric vehicles (EVs) can help us achieve our goals for cleaner transport and air in Norwich. Norwich City Council provides public EV points in two locations (Rose Lane multi-storey car park & UEA Enterprise Centre car park). Alternatively, take a look at the Zap Map for a full list of EV charge points and technical specifications in the Norwich area.

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Lift Sharing

Help reduce congestion and save money by sharing your journey into the city – whether you’re a driver with some spare seats or a passenger looking for a ride into town!

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Car Parks

Several multi-storey and surface car parks are located within the city centre, including parking at Riverside, Castle Quarter, intu Chapelfield, The Forum and John Lewis. At St Andrew’s Car Park the cost for 6+ hours is just £6.

Some city centre streets have short-term parking bays with pay and display machines. Konect Buses operate 6 Park & Ride sites. Keep in touch on Twitter @nparkandride. To view all car parks available in Norwich, visit Parkopedia. To view real-time car parking availability in Norwich, click here. Parking for Blue Badge Holders, visit the City Council website.

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