UEA has transport links across the city transport links across the county and across the UK.
We’d always recommend using the Park & Ride and local transport services unless you require special transport arrangements, which you can put in place through the Transport Team.
Park and Ride Services
Park and Ride bus service 511 is the University's free to use alternative to bringing a car to campus for staff, students, and visitors. If you carry a UEA campus card, you will be able to access the 511 service for free to UEA campus.
The service operates Monday to Friday, throughout the year (except for Bank & Public Holidays and UEA Concessionary Days). Buses run up to every 15 minutes at peak times, and up to every 30 minutes off peak and during the University’s summer vacation. Travel time to the main campus is around 15 minutes (20 minutes after 1800).
The Park and Ride 510 bus service travels to the Norwich Research Park and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) every 15 minutes and is suitable for those travelling to the Edith Cavell Building and Bob Champion Building. This service is provided by the NNUH, however UEA staff and students can travel for free on production of their campus card.
From 6 February 2023, Konnect bus are introducing a regular service running hourly between Hellesdon, UEA and the NNUH. Route 512 will provide a more sustainable and cost-effective way to get in from the north of the city. Check out the Konnect Bus website for information on routes, timetables, and fare costs.
Timetable for 512 service
There are other Park & Ride options available from:
Please note these services and any connected services are chargeable. However, all Park & Ride tickets will allow valid travel on Konect services between Norwich Bus Station and UEA. This allows interchange with the following Park & Ride sites.
Please note, connections from these Park & Ride sites require change at Norwich Bus Station.
Local bus services
Did you know? UEA staff and students can get a 66% discount on an annual First bus pass. This amazing deal is one of the lowest priced annual season ticket available to any university in the UK! These passes can be purchased through the First Bus m-ticket app.
First bus Service 25/26 picks up from the Rail station, going through the city and setting down on campus.
View First Bus website for information on ways to get to UEA through First Bus services, including information on ticket costs.
A "hopper" bus service now operates between the main campus and the NNUH Plaza, which enables those who must travel between sites to use First Bus Service 26 at a discounted rate. There is a special flat fare of 50 pence for any single journey between UEA and the NNUH.
The same fare will apply to the three evening services on the orange line (services 21/22). You are advised to show a campus card to obtain the special fare. Further information can be found on the FirstGroup website.
Should you wish to request a personal travel plan setting out travel options to BCRE, please send an email to email@example.com
In addition to the new Park & Ride services, the Konectbus Service 3 from Watton (via Hingham and Barford) and Service 4 from Dereham (via Yaxham and Mattishall) will be rerouted to set down and pick up at UEA.
Services 3 and 4 will set down and pick up at the Enterprise Centre/Sportspark every 30 minutes from 22 September. There will also be additional buses running on these services at peak times to every 15-20 minutes.
Services 3 and 4 will enable travellers using the Park & Ride services into/from Norwich via the Bus Station to continue their journey to/from the UEA without incurring any additional charges on the 3 or 4 service.
Konectbus are also now able to offer discounted Konectbus Anywhere and Cityzone tickets. Anywhere tickets serve people travelling from Thetford, Watton and Dereham whilst Cityzone covers the Norwich urban area, Wymondham and Attleborough, with both tickets viable on all Park & Ride routes. For more information for the services covered by these tickets, please visit the Konectbus website.
These are available to purchase through Konectbus on their website.
If you are a member of the university, you can find more information on public transport, please visit My UEA (log in required)