Essential Information

Getting to UEA

The University is located in the city of Norwich in the region of East Anglia which is comprised of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk with Cambridgeshire (and Essex). Norwich is easily accessible by road, rail, bus and coach, 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.

By Car
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.

By Air
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 speakers and attendees, 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.

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.

By Bus and Coach
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 35 run regularly from  Castle Meadow and St Stephens Street close to the Bus Station in Norwich city centre to the university campus. Bus and coach enquiries (traveline): (+44) (0) 871 200 2233. National Express enquiries: (+44) (0) 8705 808080.

By Train
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. National Express 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. 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 and 35). Rail enquiries: (+44) (0) 8457 484950.


If you would like accommodation on the UEA campus, you may be interested in our Bed and Breakfast service in Broadview Lodge Broadview Lodge. Otherwise, you may search online for other Bed and Breakfast services or hotels in Norwich.

Campus Map

For the campus map, please click here.