With its own international airport, a busy railway station and centrally located bus station, getting in and around Norwich couldn’t be easier.
Getting around Norwich
Norwich Bus Station is ideally located off Surrey Street and Queens Road in the city centre and offers regular services from First, Megabus, National Express, Sanders Coaches and Konectbus, who manage the station. There’s a range of on-site facilities, including an information desk and café, where you can purchase a selection of drinks, savoury snacks and sweet treats. You’ll also find Brompton Bike Hire here. Simply register on the website, credit your account and you can reserve a folding bike to pick up straight from the station.
If you’re travelling to Norwich by car, you can take advantage of the six different facilities that Norwich Park & Ride offers across the city. Sites include Thickton on Norwich Road, Sprowston on Wroxham Road, Postwick on Yarmouth Road, Harford on Ipswich Road and the Airport Park & Ride, with buses running to the city centre every 10-15 minutes on most days. Real-time bus information is available at each Park & Ride site, as well as toilets, cycle parking and CCTV. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted.
Alternatively, if you want to sit back and soak in 360° views of some of Norwich’s best loved attractions, opt for the Hop-on Hop-Off Norwich Bus Tour from City Sightseeing. The tour runs every hour from 10.30am to 3.30pm and includes nine different stops, starting at Castle Meadow and including the likes of Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral and Tombland, where you’ll find a wide choice of shops and restaurants. The tour operates daily from 29th March-30th September, and on Tuesday to Saturday from 2nd October-27th October. A ticket will allow you 24-hour unlimited access to the tour bus and includes audio commentary, so you can gain a deeper understanding of your surroundings.
Norwich Railway Station
If you’re jetting into the city, you’ll arrive at Norwich International Airport. This small airport is located in Hellesdon and has one runway, with services from Flybe, TUI Airways and Loganair. Domestic flights are available to Edinburgh and Manchester, with international journeys to Amsterdam, Madeira, Tenerife and Corfu.
You’ll find plenty of places to shop, drink and dine at the airport. Alongside a WHSmith, there’s Yard of Ale, where you can sip on locally supplied beers and ciders, or refresh yourself with their cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks. If hunger strikes, head to Café Oasis, where the menu is filled with locally sourced produce. They also sell a selection of Costa Coffee drinks, travel accessories, books and confectionary.
If you’re travelling by car, the airport is only four miles to the north of the city centre. The Norwich Airport Park & Ride is located just a two-minute walk from the terminal, with the bus service taking you to the heart of Norwich in around 20 minutes. Local bus services can also be found on Cromer Road, which is just eight minutes away via a direct walking route. If you need to rent a car, various hire operators can be found at the airport, including Avis, Hertz and Europcar, while the Norwich Airport Taxi Association operates from a stand just outside the terminal. If you want to enjoy a good night’s rest before or after your journey, you can always book into our conveniently located Norwich Airport hotel.
Norwich Railway Station serves as the eastern terminus of the Great Eastern Main Line, connecting passengers from Norwich to London Liverpool Street in around two hours. Other lines from the station include Breckland, which runs to Cambridge, and the Wherry Line to Great Yarmouth. East Midlands Trains also operate a regular service, with stops at Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street.
Getting to and from the station is simple, thanks to the on-site car park and cycle storage. Facilities also include Wi-Fi and toilets, as well as a Co-Op Food Store and Pumpkin Café, where you can grab a hot drink and a snack before boarding your train.