The UEA is host to many thousands of visitors each year: attending events, conferences and meetings, experiencing our fantastic cultural and sporting facilities and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of our campus. A campus university, 3 miles from Norwich city centre and 2 hours from London and central England, we’re easily accessible by public transport, bike and car.

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of those travelling to and from campus. Before you travel, please consider alternative methods of transport such as public transport, or sharing your journey.

Contact the UEA Travel and Transport team

Park and Ride


As part of the UEA's Travel Plan, which aims to lower the UEA’s carbon footprint and reduce single occupancy journeys, we provide a number of alternatives to parking on campus, including a sustainable park and ride alternatives:

Costessey Park and Ride

Park and Ride Konect Bus Service 511 is our free to use alternative to bringing a car to campus for staff, students and visitors.

The service operates Monday to Friday, throughout the year (with exception of Bank and Public Holidays and UEA Concessionary Days). The overall frequency is 15 minutes (during the morning timings are adjusted due to traffic conditions and thus will operate at a 20 minute frequency and at off peak). Travel time to the main campus is around 20 minutes during the morning peak (7.20am - 9.00am) and just 15 minutes at all other times. 

Park and Ride 511 Service timetable

Other Park and Ride services

The Airport Park and Ride 501 Service provides six direct journeys Monday – Friday from the Airport Park & Ride (via Norwich Bus Station) to the main UEA campus. The service runs between 7:10am and 9:30am at 30 minute intervals. The 501 continues to the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH).

There are also seven direct return journeys Monday-Friday from the NNUH (via UEA) to the Airport Park and Ride between 3:15pm and 6:15pm at 30 minute intervals. This service runs via the Norwich Bus Station. Please note, these services do not run at weekends or Bank Holidays.

Unlike Costessey Park & Ride, Konect Bus services from other Park and Ride connections are chargeable. However, all Park 8 Ride tickets will allow valid travel on Konect services between Norwich Bus Station and UEA. This allows interchange with the following Park & Ride sites via Norwich Bus Station:

  • Sprowston
  • Postwick
  • Harford

Please note, connections from these Park & Ride sites require change at Norwich Bus Station.

Accessible Parking


There are disabled parking spaces for blue badge holder across UEA campus.

If you have specific requirements or want to make specific arrangements, please contact UEA Travel and Transport Team.

Visitor Parking


Charges are collected by pay-on-foot machines in the Main Car Park (P1 on the campus map) and by Pay & Display on the rest of the campus.

Please be aware of the need to have change available:

Main Car Park Charges

Monday to Friday, 6am – 10am

£5.00 per hour

Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm

£3.00 per 2 hours

£3.50 per 3 hours

£4.50 per 4 hours

£5.50 per 5 hours

£6.50 per 6 hours

£7.50 per 7 hours

All other times (including Weekends and Bank Holidays)

£1.00 flat fee


Payment – pay and display, online & mobile

Central & Suffolk Walk parking charges

Monday to Friday, 6am – 6pm

£3.00 per 2 hours

All other times (including Weekends and Bank Holidays)

£1.00 flat fee

Maximum stay

2 hours and no return within 4 hours


Lost parking token?

If you lose your token for the Main Car Park you can gain exit by pressing the ‘Lost Token' button on Pay Machine 1.

There is a £25 charge to obtain a new token but if you later find your original token you can claim a refund by bringing your token and receipt to The Security Lodge between 7am - 9pm Monday – Friday.

Attending an event


Please check your ticket or invitation for any special parking instructions before you set off.

Some major events require attendees to use the local park and ride scheme whilst others use specific car parks on campus.

View our parking planner to plan your journey, or if you have any queries on arrival, please call into the Security Lodge.

Gigs at the LCR

Please park in the Main Car Park, a short 2-minute walk from the LCR. Parking for gigs is free of charge: at the entry barrier please press the green button to take a token. When you leave, take your car straight to the exit barrier and insert your token at the barrier for exit.

Dropping off and picking up

The area directly outside the LCR is usually cordoned off on gig nights for pedestrian safety so please use the Main Car Park for dropping off and picking up. Take a token on entry and insert your token at the exit barrier when you leave. There is no need to make payment.

traffic enforcement


The University Security Team are responsible for traffic enforcement on campus with two systems currently in place:

Permit Holders:
Any vehicle/driver registered on the UEA parking permit scheme which breaches the Terms and Conditions for Access and Parking will be dealt with via a warning and infringement system which could lead to revocation of the permit holders parking permit.

We require all permit holders to display their UEA parking permit at all times including when using barrier controlled car parks. Parking is, in the main prioritised for permit holders, and the display of a permit helps our enforcement team identify unauthorised users. This is of particular importance to those visiting west campus, specifically the Edith Cavell (ECB) and Bob Champion (BCRE) car parks. 

Non-Permit Holders:
Any student, staff or visitor vehicle/driver who is not registered on the UEA parking permit scheme and which breaches the UEA Terms and Conditions for Access and Parking (and/or ignores associated signage on campus) will be dealt with via a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) for £100 (£60 if paid within 14 days). PCN's are issued by UEA Security but once issued, any payments or appeals should be forwarded to National Parking Enforcement Ltd, whose details are shown on the back of the tickets.

Please see the Terms and Conditions for Access and Parking for further details.

Reporting traffic violations

If you have seen a vehicle on campus violating the University's Regulations, either in it's manner of driving or parking, please do not hesitate to contact the Security Lodge:

Tel: +44 (0)1603 592353
Email the Transport team