NIBS Conference 2016 - Local Information NIBS Conference 2016 - Local Information

 

 

 

 

Hotels

Broadview Lodge - University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Bed and breakfast on campus within a short walk of the conference venue. Telephone booking (+44) (0)1603 591918

Maids Head Hotel - 20 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1LB
10-15 minute walk from the train station. Nearby buses to campus or 15 minutes by taxi. Online booking.

Premier Inn Norwich City Centre (Duke Street) - Duke Street, Norwich NR3 3AP
Central Norwich location 10-15 minute walk from the train station. Nearby buses to campus or 15 minutes by taxi. Online booking.

Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre - Prince Of Wales Road, Norwich, NR1 1DX
2 minute walk from the train station. Buses from the train station forecourt to campus or 15 minutes by taxi. Online booking.

Holiday Inn Norwich City – Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1HU
10 minute walk from the train station. Buses from the train station forecourt to campus or 15 minutes by taxi. Online booking.

Travelodge Norwich Central Riverside - 8-12 Vedast Street, Norwich, NR1 1BT
Budget hotel 5 minute walk from the train station. Buses from the train station forecourt to campus or 15 minutes by taxi. Online booking.

Public Transport

Flights

Norwich International Airport is the nearest airport to UEA, with links via taxi to campus and the city centre. 

A larger choice of flights are available from the various airports in and around London. For flights arriving at Stanstead airport, Norwich can be reached in two hours via rail without the need to travel through central London. Meanwhile for flights arriving at Gatwick or Heathrow, the train to Norwich departs from London Liverpool Street Station. 

Buses and coaches

National Express coaches run from all major airports and cities in Great Britain to the Surrey Street Bus Station in the city centre and even to campus. 

Norwich city buses 25, and 26 (timetable) run regularly from the Train StationCastle Meadow and Red Lion Street in Norwich city centre to the University campus. Bus and coach enquiries (Traveline): (+44) (0)8712 002233. National Express enquiries: (+44) (0)8717 818181.

Trains

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.

Taxis

You will usually find taxis waiting at the railway station and at designated ‘taxi ranks’ in the city centre. You can also stop a taxi in the street by waving your arm when its yellow 'For Hire' sign is illuminated. Taxis must display a notice which shows their licence and the number of passengers they are allowed to carry. The amount of money you pay for your journey is calculated by a meter which should be clearly visible inside the taxi. Fares are more expensive in the evenings, at weekends and during public holidays. Any gratuity you wish to give is in addition to this amount. 

Minicab or private hire cars are pre-booked taxis. These are often cheaper and don’t have meters so you should set the price before travelling. When you book a car you will need to say where you want picking up and taking to. If you are catching a train/plane you can tell them what time you depart and ask their advice about a suitable pick-up time.

Useful minicab numbers:

ABC Taxis - 01603666333

Courtesey Taxis - 01603446644

Green Frog Taxis - 01603744747

5 Star Taxis - 01603455555

Weather

For up to date weather forecasts visit BBC weather.

Please see our NIBS information pack pdf for full details.