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Quick links

  1. Find out more about cycling at UEA (including our bike parking map)
  2. Buy your annual bus season ticket: travel for 50p per journey! (link valid for staff and students)
  3. Get cycle-sorted with the Dr Bike at UEA!
  4. Find out about staff and student train discounts.
  5. If you have to drive, find out more about car travel

Top tips for cheap, green travel

Everyone at UEA can help reduce the impact that our travel has on the environment. Some options are even cheaper and get you fitter than driving - but how can UEA help you?

Go active Cycling to campus or walking is far better for your health and could be a less stressful way of getting to campus. Going by bike or on foot for short journeys could even be less time consuming, when you factor in finding a parking space or sitting in traffic.
Train it Save up to 15% on Abellio Greater Anglia trains. Abellio Greater Anglia are working in partnership with the UEA to offer both staff and students a discount on rail travel when travelling to Norwich. Save up to 15% on season tickets, or 10% off the existing Carnet Ticket offer (purchase 10 daily tickets for the price of 9).
Walk the rest The 'Park and Stride' is a new option for UEA staff with an activated campus card. Opening 21 September, 2015, the car park is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the centre of the main campus (around 0.8 miles) and 10 minutes from the hospital and Edith Cavell building.
Catch the bus! UEA staff and students get a 60% discount on First Bus annual passes! There is a bus every 10 minutes between UEA & the city/rail station and we work hard with local travel companies to ensure quality and reliability of bus services to campus.

Click here for your quick link to buy your bus pass

From 17 September 2017, First Bus Service 22 which serves Bowthorpe, West Earlham, Dereham Rd and Old Catton will operate later into the evening Monday – Saturday, with the last bus leaving campus at 10.42 pm and the last bus from the City to UEA at 11.20 pm. Students had highlighted the difficulties of getting home after a late lecture and in response First Bus have amended the timetable to offer extended operating hours.

First Bus services 25 and 26 are also to be improved with increased services on Sundays giving a frequency of every 10 minutes (currently the services operate every 15).

New timetables will be available shortly and annual season tickets are on sale at £225.00 for the Norwich Zone.

Park and Ride Using public transport for part of your journey is a cost effective way to travel that helps ease congestion, reduces emissions and can be easier than finding a parking space at peak times. We collaborate with travel companies to provide Park and Ride services to UEA from Costessey.

It's nice to share... Join our SmartShare car share scheme to save money on fuel and help the environment. Car sharing can fit around your timetable: it doesn't have to be every day!
Is your journey really necessary? Do you need to meet face-to face or can you use video conferencing or Skype? Could you combine several activities with one journey?


Contact the Travel & Transport Team to discuss your options: we are happy to help you review your journey options and make more sustainable travel choices.



Travel strategy & updates Travel strategy & updates

UEA has been committed to providing sustainable travel options throughout its history, and set in place its first travel plan 14 years ago.

Travel Plan

The Travel Plan has been updated for 2016, and will be in place until 2020. It pulls together information on transport options for visitors, staff and students to get to and from campus.

A new, user-friendly guide to travel at UEA is currently under development

New infrastructure

We have spent over £1 million on cycle infrastructure over the last 10 years. This investment has ensured that the campus now has over 3,600 cycle parking spaces, campus-wide shower facilities, and improved lighting and CCTV on the cross-valley link.

The University, supported by the successful ‘Better Bus Area’ bid awarded to Norwich, is improving the bus infrastructure at the main bus stops. The University Drive stop was upgraded in August 2016, with Chancellors Drive also due to be improved.

Recycled materials are being used for paving and seating, whilst the canopy uses a green roof covering and plant screening. CCTV, WiFi and real-time travel information will be installed to further enhance the public transport experience. UEA is also hoping to enable rail ticket sales.

UEA bus interchange

Bicycle User Group

The UEA-wide Bicycle User Group (BUG) has started back up, and will act as a focus group and ideas forum for the cycling community.

If you would like more information, please email