Norwich is easily accessible by road, rail, bus and coach (see below), and is particularly well served by the rapidly expanding Norwich International Airport which offers direct flights to and from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris, and international connections to 200 cities worldwide.
Use the interactive Google Map below to get directions to campus by clicking on the UEA map icon:
By Bus and Coach
National Express and MegaBus coaches run from Norwich city centre bus station and from the UEA campus. There are services to all major airports and cities in UK. Norwich city buses 25, and 26 and run regularly from Castle Meadow and Red Lion Street close to the Bus Station in Norwich city centre to the university campus. Bus and coach enquiries (Traveline): (+44) (0)8712 002233. National Express enquiries: (+44) (0)8717 818181.
Norwich is less than two hours from London by train and there is an InterCity rail links with the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland via Peterborough. Greater Anglia trains run from London Liverpool Street station approximately every half hour. Note that discount tickets are often available if purchased before the day of travel and can be significantly cheaper - but will only be posted to UK addresses - see Raileasy's website for more information. The easiest way to reach UEA from the station is by taxi, which costs less than £10 and takes approximately 15 minutes. There are also regular Norwich city buses direct to the University from the station forecourt (numbers 25 or 26). Rail enquiries: (+44) (0)8457 484950.
From London take the M11/A11 north, just outside Norwich take the A47 (Southern Bypass) in the direction of Swaffham - the University is signposted off at the next exit (B1108). If you are driving from the North or the Midlands, you can use the A47 via King's Lynn, or the new A14 as far as Newmarket and then take the A11 to Norwich. UEA is situated on the outskirts of Norwich, around two and a half miles west of the city centre, just off the Earlham Road (B1108) which is one of the main roads out of the city. Visit our parking for visitors page for help and advice on parking availability and cost.
Park & Ride
Parking on campus can be difficult during busy periods. Costessey Park and Ride Konect Bus Service 511 provides a FREE reliable alternative.
There is a service to the main University campus every 30 minutes, Monday to Friday term time only. Travel time between Costessey and the main campus is just 10 - 15 minutes.
|Costessey Park and Ride to UEA|
|First bus departs Costessey Park and Ride||07.20 (Mon-Fri)|
|Last bus departs Costessey Park and Ride||16.00 (Mon-Fri)|
|UEA to Costessey Park and Ride|
|First bus departs UEA||09.45 (Mon-Fri)|
|Last bus departs UEA||19.15 (Mon-Fri)|
Tickets and charges
Parking and return travel is free of charge and is available to staff, students and visitors. There is no need to show a campus card or other ID.
Norwich Airport has regular flights to and from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris and international connections to 200 cities worldwide through regular direct flights to and from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam (KLM, Northwest, Air France). For international students and visitors, we strongly recommend flying into Norwich airport where possible. The campus is within easy reach from the airport by taxi, taking only 10-15 minutes and there is also a free meet and greet service for students during arrivals week.
For flights arriving at London airports (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted), we recommend coming to Norwich by National Express coaches or by train (see below). A taxi one way from Gatwick or Heathrow will usually cost well over £100, Stansted slightly less.