How do I get to Norwich?
You can get a train from Stansted Airport via Cambridge to Norwich Railway Station. Trains run directly from Liverpool Street station, London to Norwich Railway station. This takes two hours but is an easy journey. These tickets are more expensive if you buy on the day, and you could buy in advance, and then collect from the machines at any station. If you buy in advance, it can be as low as £10, but on the day might be £60.
If you want to see the sights of the city, no car is needed, it’s small enough.
Norwich Airport – this is only four miles from the city, and very small. You can fly here from Amsterdam Schiphol airport, and a few other places. Buses run to the city centre and there are also taxis.
Stansted Airport – often the cheapest and easiest airport to arrive at, served by Ryanair and Easyjet budget airlines. 1.5 hrs drive from Norwich, or take the train which costs about £20 and takes 2.5hrs. One change of trains, which will be at Ely or Cambridge. You can also take a comfortable coach which costs about £13 and takes a couple of hours, directly to Norwich bus station
Other airports like London Luton and London Southend are only a little further away, but we would recommend a hire car if you arrive at one of these as train routes are less direct.
Heathrow or Gatwick airports – If travelling from the States, Canada or Japan, as some of you are, you will likely arrive here. It is easy to get a train into London and then to Norwich from Liverpool street, if you arrive at Liverpool street in time for the last train. To reduce stress however, stay in London, see some sights, and then come to Norwich the next day. Use google maps to plan the journeys, or speak to Vicki for help. For cheap flights, check Vicki’s favourite price comparison site.
Norwich can be reached by a dual carriageway road from London and Stansted, just use Google maps. Parking is plentiful and not that expensive. Here is a good map for finding all the multi-storey car parks parking map and this site will show you if any are full.