If you need to make your own travel arrangements to get to Norwich and to UEA's campus, the following information should help you to plan your journey. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further help.
If you are flying into Norwich Airport, travelling to UEA is quite simple. The easiest way to reach us is by taxi which will cost between £10 and £15. There should be taxis available in the taxi rank outside the airport, or you can book one in advance which may be slightly cheaper. If you do want to book in advance, ABC Taxis is usually reliable and competitively priced. You can contact them internationally on +44 1603 666333 (or in the UK on 01603 666333).
Another option is to take the 27 bus which runs from the airport to city centre. You will need to get off at Castle Meadow and switch to bus number 25, 25A, or X25 which go to UEA's campus. This will be a little cheaper than a taxi, but will take longer and may not be suitable if you have a substantial amount of luggage.
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Trains run from London Liverpool Street Station approximately every half hour, there are also other London train stations that connect with Norwich. Ticket prices vary depending on the time you travel and how far in advance you have booked your ticket. It can be expensive to travel during peak periods. A train ticket can cost anywhere from £9, booked far in advance, to £65+ on the day. Once you are actually on the train, the journey will take about 2 hours. For more information, visit the National Rail website.
From Norwich train station you can get a taxi or the bus. Black cabs are located at the station and will cost around £10 or you can book a taxi in advance, as above. There is also a direct bus service to UEA, numbers 25, 25A, or X25.
A coach (a bus that covers long distances) is the easiest way to travel to Norwich from the major London airports. The coach will pick you up at your terminal and most drop you off on the UEA campus, which is particularly useful if you’re jet-lagged after a long flight. If the coach does not drop you off on campus, it stops at the Norwich Bus Station in the city. You can get bus numbers 25, 25A, or X25 to UEA from St Stephen's Street The street behind the bus station). Please check the coach's timetable to see where it stops. There will be plenty of room for all of your luggage as well. The journey takes between 4-5 hours and will cost roughly £30-40. You can book tickets in advance at the National Express website.
Your other option is to take a train to Norwich. You will need to get the underground train or a bus (see http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ for more details) to Liverpool Street Train Station where you will get a train to Norwich. If you don’t know London well, then the coach is a much better choice, particularly as travel on London public transport can be confusing and is difficult to manage with luggage.
There is the National Express Coach as above or you can travel through London and take a train to Norwich. You can take a train from the airport to London Paddington Station. From Paddington you will need to go on the Underground (The Tube) and take either the Circle Line (yellow) or Hammersmith & City Line (pink) to London Liverpool Street Station. From there you can get a train direct to Norwich.
Or you can get the Tube direct from the airport at all the terminals, which is the Piccadilly Line (dark blue). Take this all the way to Holborn station and then you need to change to the Central Line (red), which will take you to London Liverpool Street Station.
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Again you can take the National Express Coach that will take you to Norwich and UEA. If you want to take the train you need to get on the Gatwick Express train from the airport and take it to London Victoria station. From there you will need to change and get on the Tube on the Circle Line (yellow) to London Liverpool Street station.
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The National Express coach also picks up from Stansted airport and will take you to Norwich. This will be the shortest coach ride from the three London airports and is the best way to get from the airport to Norwich. If you want you can get a train from the airport to Norwich, but you will have to change trains in Cambridge or Ely to Norwich.
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