Getting to UEA Getting to UEA

You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance when travelling to your Applicant Day. To find out more, please visit our Applicant Day Travel Fund page.

By Car - Wednesday Applicant Day

Parking Arrangements

As there is very limited visitor parking on campus during the week, we have arranged a UEA Applicant Day bus service from the Costessey Park and Ride.

Please note that for the 8 April 2016 Applicant Day, Spratts coaches will take you to UEA and will leave on an adhoc basis.

The buses will depart from Costessey Park and Ride at the following times (the journey to campus takes approximately 20 minutes).

Journey to UEA from Costessey Park and Ride

Departure Time from Costessey Park and Ride Approximate Arrival Time at UEA
09:00* 09:20
09:30* 09:50
10:00* 10:20
10:30 10:50
11:00 11:20
11:30 11:50

* Please note: if you wish to go on a campus tour and view our award winning campus accommodation, please aim to catch either the 09:00, 09:30, 10:00 bus to ensure you have enough time to do this.

On arrival at the Park and Ride please head to the main bus stop where you will be greeted by UEA student ambassadors to board the buses.

Please note you will need to bring a copy of your UEA Applicant Day email to show the bus driver to ensure you are not charged for your bus ticket and parking. You can show this either in hard copy or on your phone. You will need to keep this email with you for your return journey back to the Park and Ride after the Applicant Day.

Costessey Park and Ride is off the A47 just west of Norwich in the direction of Swaffham near the Royal Norfolk Showground, with its entrance on Bawburgh Lane, Easton. The SATNAV postcode is NR9 3LX.

Return Journey from UEA to Costessey Park and Ride

Buses will depart from the Megabus stop on University Drive on campus (you will be directed here at the end of your Applicant Day by our student guides). Buses will depart at the following times:

Departure Time from UEA Approximate Arrival Time at Costessey Park and Ride
14:45 15:05
15:15 15:35
15:45 16:05
16:15 16:35
16:45 17:05


By Car - Saturday Applicant Day

Parking Arrangements

If you are attending an Applicant Day on a Saturday, we have free parking in our main car park (p1 on the campus map). Please take a plastic token at the entrance barrier and keep this with you until you leave. At the end of the day, place the token in the slot at the exit barrier - make sure you do not go to the pay machines because you will be charged. Any lost tokens will be charged at £12.00.

On arrival you will be greeted by student ambassadors (wearing blue T.shirts) who will direct you to Applicant Day registration.

By Train - Wednesday and Saturday Applicant Days

If you are coming by train, you can get to campus by catching the number 25 or 26 bus from just outside Norwich Train Station. The buses run every ten minutes and take about half an hour to get to campus.

When you reach UEA, you will need to get off at the bus stop opposite the main car park. A student ambassador will greet you and direct you to Applicant Day registration.

For your return journey, buses 25 and 26 leave from University Drive for the city centre and railway station every ten minutes.

Accommodation Arrangements

If you need to stay overnight in Norwich, we have a Bed and Breakfast on campus at Broadview Lodge.

We offer an Applicant Day discount for visitors:

Single Bed and Breakfast £50.00 per night

Twin/Double Bed and Breakfast £62.00 per night

To book a room, visit or call 01603 591918.

Let Broadview Lodge know that you are here for an Applicant Day and mention the discount when you are booking.

You can find other overnight accommodation on the Visit Norwich website.