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Norwich Heart, Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust

Getting here and getting around

Getting here and getting around

By rail

Greater Anglia operates regular train services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street with an average journey time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. There is also a direct service from Peterborough, Cambridge, Ipswich and other parts of East Anglia, as well as the connecting services from the Midlands, North of England and Scotland via Peterborough. The railway station is a 15 minute walk from the city centre and taxis and buses also travel to the city centre from the station. For more information call the National Rail Enquiry Line on 08457 48 49 50 or see: and

By car

Major trunk roads to the Norwich area are the M11, A11, A12, A140 and A14 from London, the south east of England, ferry ports and the Channel Tunnel. The A14, A11, A47, A17 and A1 serve the Midlands and the north of England.

Norwich Park & Ride operates six sites serving all major routes into the city every 10-15 minutes. The Norwich Parking Planner shows the major city centre car parks. For the latest availability of car parks visit Help2Park.

By foot

Norwich is easily accessible by foot, with extensive pedestrian areas and good signage around the city. 

We have helped fund a free online walking route planner for Norwich: The website is free to use and helps people plan a walking route, giving directions from start to finish. It can:

  • Show the most direct route as well as a less busy and more scenic one
  • Calculate the distance of the journey
  • Work out the time it will take to walk it (at a slow, medium and fast pace)
  • Work out the number of calories burned at the different paces
  • Calculate how much carbon dioxide you've avoided producing by not going by car, taxi or bus

By bike

For a cycle map of Norwich click here. For more information on cycling and other cycling routes in the region visit Sustrans.

By coach

National Express coaches travel to Norwich from London, other major cities and the main London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) several times daily. For more information call 08705 80 80 80 or visit

By bus

First in East Counties operates 80 inter-urban bus services throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, linking Norwich to other cities, towns and villages in the region. Buses stop at Norwich's main bus station at Surrey Street. For more information click here.

For more extensive information on getting here, where to stay, shop and eat as well as information for groups please go to, the official tourism website for the Norwich area.

By air

Norwich International Airport is four miles to the north of the city and links a number of European and UK destinations by airlines including Flybe and KLM. Taxis and the Airport Park & Ride bus service are available to take passengers in to the city centre. For more information visit London Stansted is also within easy reach by road (85 miles) - for more information visit