Greater Anglia provides train services to Norwich from all over East Anglia.

Popular trains to Norwich

Norwich train station is just a 15-minute walk away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and just a 5-minute walk from the Carrow Road, home to Norwich City Football Club. Below are some of the most popular train journeys to Norwich. You won't find a cheaper train ticket. In fact, you will save money on your train ticket if you book directly through us as you don't have to pay a booking fee.

Journey Ticket Price Journey Time
London Liverpool Street To Norwich From £10.00 each way From 1h 41m
Stansted Airport to Norwich From £14.50 each way From 1h 48m
Cambridge to Norwich From £11.30 each way From 1h 11m
Cromer To Norwich From £4.85 each way From 38m

Plan your day out in Norwich

From its ancient, cobbled streets and two magnificent cathedrals to modern shopping experiences and a lively cultural scene, the City of Stories truly has something for everyone.

If you've never visited Norwich, you're missing out. Here, you'll find a beautiful, medieval city built on foundations of independent spirit, contemporary arts and culture, and historic architecture. And it's all contained in a compact centre, spanning from riverside pathways to our most complete medieval street, Elm Hill.

But don't let Norwich's size fool you - this city has plenty to discover. No matter when you visit, whether it be daytime, overnight, or on the weekend, you'll find a hugely rich offering. As well as being easily walkable (you can get from one side of the city to the other in about 30 minutes), the City of Stories is also home to over 1500 historic buildings, including two cathedrals, a castle, and a thriving marketplace, which is the longest-standing open-air market in all of Europe.

It's also a shopper's paradise, with Jarrolds Department Store (Norwich's independent flagship store), Chantry Place, Castle Quarter, and the award-winning 'Norwich Lanes' - the destination for all things artisan and creative.

The city is fiercely independent, and you can see that around each turning of a corner. Its history sets it apart from any other city in the UK, and as a result, its lifetime is completely unique, as Norwich Castle Museum, Strangers Hall, and The Museum of Norwich will all tell you. Norwich was even the first city in England to be crowned a UNESCO City of Literature - it is the City of Stories, after all. And from that status is shown by the country's only National Centre for Writing, the University of East Anglia, the Norwich Book Benches, many independent bookstores, annual literary festivals, and ‘City of Stories’ blog.

For anyone visiting, Norwich will add a new chapter to your experience of an English city; there’s nowhere else quite like it. Read our weekenders guide to Norwich.

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The Lanes

A miscellany of small streets, lanes and alleys with architecture from all eras, dotted with medieval churches this is a great area to wander, shop, sightsee and dine! Discover more about the area with stone etched pavement slabs to learn more about the paths you are treading. Look out for Blue Plaques to discover where past generations have lived and what they brought to the city. Some streets have distinctive red posts with metal carvings representing the area you are located. This area is a plethora of independent stores so you can shop till you drop in places you cannot find at home such at Atwin on Bridewell Alley - a consciously curated womenswear, accessories, and homeware store born out of a desire to rejuvenate the high street!

Together, Chantry Place and Castle Quarter have almost 200 stores, cafes, restaurants, and leisure activities. Chantry Place is a unique shopping experience, with Apple, Frasers, H&M, Boss, Hollister, Levis, Hotel Chocolat, and much more. Across Castle Quarter's five floors, you'll find TK Maxx, Putt Putt Noodle, Boom Battlebar, an eight-screen Vue cinema, Superbowl UK, and their food court, Castle Social. 

At the heart of Norwich is a cornerstone of its heritage: the open-air market. It's the largest in the country and there's an amazing array of goods on offer, as well as stalls selling traditional lunchtime fare and more exotic street food.

Opened in 1899, this splendid art nouveau avenue has been lovingly restored to its Victorian glory. Visit ultra-stylish stores like Gyre & Gimble a bottle shop and Gin Academy. Sonkai jewellers , or choose from a plethora of food at the Yalm foodhall, from North African to Japanese.

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

This Catholic cathedral is one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival Architecture in the UK. It has the most beautiful stained glass and stonework, as well as a lovely garden and café. Don’t miss the Tower Tour for incredible views of Norwich.​

A great way to orientate yourself with the geography and features of the city while getting fascinating insights into its culture and history from expert guides. Tours last for 90 minutes and are themed, the City of Centuries itinerary being by far the most popular.

Find out more about guided walking tours in Norwich

A real hidden gem of Norwich, Surrey House was built for Norwich Union between 1900-1904 and is still used as an office by Aviva. Its stunning entrance hall is constructed from 15 varieties of marble originally destined for Westminster Cathedral. Free entry on Mon-Fri office hours, or join The Shoebox Experience's 'Magnificent Marble Hall Tour' for a detailed visit (£15 per adult, £8 per child 4-12.) 

Find out more about Marble Hall

A former prison, this is now an excellent museum. Ten galleries take you on a fascinating journey through Norwich's past, from its heyday as a powerhouse of the medieval wool trade through its 19th century industrial heritage and two world wars.

Find out more about the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

One of the city's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by Normans over 900 years ago. This imperious fortress is one of the country's best-preserved examples of Norman military might. First a palace and then a prison, it now houses a wealth of fine art, archaeological finds and natural history artefacts, as well as presenting regular high-profile touring art exhibitions. 

Keep an eye out for the Castle Keep's reopening later in 2024, when it'll become the most accessible castle in the country, letting you explore from basements to battlements, returning the Keep to its magnificent medieval status. In the meantime, the rest of the museum is as usual open for business. 

Find out more about Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

The city's most famous landmark is also one of its not-to-be-missed visitor attractions. A fine example of stunning Romanesque architecture, it has amazing medieval stonework, not to mention the second largest spire and largest monastic cloisters in England.

Dating from 1320, this is one of Norwich's oldest and most interesting buildings. Once home to wealthy merchants and the city's mayors, it has a wonderful collection of rooms dressed in textiles and objects from previous centuries.

Find out more about Strangers Hall
Sainsbury Centre

Love modern and ethnic art? You'll be in your element here. This is one of the country's finest and biggest climate-controlled contemporary art spaces, featuring permanent collections and a year-round programme of visiting exhibitions. Plus, they offer a 'Pay If and What You Can' scheme, and it's the first museum in the world to recognise art as sentient in their 'Living Art' exhibition. Just 2 miles from Norwich, the Sainsbury Centre can be reached by bus on the 25, 26 and 26a. 

Visit The Sainsbury Centre website

Centrally located and open seven days a week, this unique glass-fronted building is the hub of Norwich's city and community life. There's a lively coffee bar, an open-plan pizzeria and an exhibition space housing many free events and exhibitions for all the family

Visit The Forum website

Internationally recognised for its adventurous programming and support for new talent, this great little venue provides a vibrant mix of cultural experiences, including music, theatre, dance, performance art, visual art and poetry.

Visit the Norwich Arts Centre website

Housed in a converted 160-year-old riverside maltings, this charming 300-seat theatre features a year-round programme of drama, dance, jazz and comedy. It also has two galleries exhibiting work by local artists.

Visit the Norwich Playhouse website

The city's newest destination location has restaurants, bars, bowling, graVity trampoline park, a multiplex and an IMAX cinema, clustered around a waterfront piazza. Many of the restaurants offer al fresco summer dining with river views.

Find out more about the Riverside Entertainment Centre

The art deco Theatre Royal is one of the country's top regional performance venues. The wide-ranging programme features touring West End hits for a fraction of the price of London theatres, as well as opera, dance, family shows, music and stand-up comedy, which all make for a great reason to enjoy a short break in Norwich. 

Find out more about Theatre Royal

The Students' Union at the University of East Anglia is a renowned live music venue and an essential inclusion on the touring schedule for many top bands. It's located just outside the city centre on a beautiful landscaped campus.

Visit the UEA website
The Cathedral Quarter

When the weather's fine, Norwich's lovely Cathedral Quarter is a great place to enjoy some space and relaxation. Wander the ancient, cobbled streets of Elm Hill which isn't to be missed, walk by the river or watch the world go by from a pavement cafe. There are lots of interesting independent shops to explore too. 

Find out more about The Cathedral Quarter

The Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park (free) sits in 350 acres of beautiful parkland on the UEA campus and is the perfect place for visitors to be inspired amongst nature. Open for all ages, the park is the largest of its type in Norwich to enjoy outdoor art, architecture and the natural environment. The park is a place of tranquillity offering a Broad and Yare river valley to walk as well as dense urban modernist architecture, designed by leading architects such as Norman Foster, Denys Lasdun and Rick Mather. The natural surrounds include picturesque ancient oaks, greenery, and rare and endangered species. The sculpture Park includes important works by Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Antony Gormley.

FInd out more at Sainsbury centre Sculpture Park

Prepare for some spine-tingling experiences as you tour notorious locations hidden away in Norwich's ancient streets. Your guide will thrill you with stories of ghostly goings-on and macabre mysteries that have haunted the city over the centuries.

Find out more about Norwich Ghost Walks

Enjoy a stroll or a picnic in one of Norwich's 150 green spaces. The most famous is Castle Gardens, a delightful park that surrounds the magnificent Norman royal palace. The Green has awesome panoramic views over the castle and cityscape.

This is one of Norwich's hidden gems. Just a short walk from the city centre, it's a Grade II English Heritage registered garden with 3 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds. Features include a Gothic fountain, an Italianate terrace and woodland walkways.

Visit the Plantation Garden website

Why not go for a riverside walk to enjoy a different perspective on the city and its history? Start at Fishergate and take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Wensum to the Riverside Entertainment Centre.

Find out more about The Wensum River

Norwich is one of the most complete medieval cities in the UK and with that comes a host of hidden gems to look out for. From secret gardens, to a shop and museum housed on a vast Victorian skating rink to St Julian's Church where Lady Julian of Norwich was the first woman to write a book in the English language (13thC), as well as a quaint Bear Shop located on Elm Hill. 

Find out more about Norwich's hidden gems
Cafes, tea rooms and coffee houses

Fancy a cappuccino and a pastry or traditional English tea? Popular chains are well represented but there are also many fantastic independently owned establishments, including the 15th Century Britons Arms Coffee House and Restaurant in Elm Hill - it offers well priced afternoon tea for less than £20 per person and Sunday lunches (Norwich's most complete medieval street in the Cathedral Quarter.) St Giles Pantry in the Norwich Lanes which sells delicious cakes and pastries and locally made products - it's the perfect place for a coffee or a glass of wine! For traditional afternoon tea try The Assembly House and The Maids Head Hotel.  

With its many renowned field-to-fork producers and creative cooks, Norfolk is a foodie's paradise and this is reflected in Norwich's culinary scene. There's everything from haute cuisine to great-value bistros and pizzerias, as well as gastro-pubs and ethnic eateries.Try Makers House  and Yalm  (food hall with six local kitchens to chose from) for their great good and ambiance, and for fine dining BenedictsFarmyard  and The Last . Great pubs include The Ribs of Beef  with its outdoor riverside terrace, the bar at The Playhouse which also has an outdoor riverside setting. Sir Toby’s Beers  on Norwich Market is Norwich’s smallest bar and is fantastic for meeting friends and people watching.

If you're short on time, don't worry. Just pop in to one of the city's many fast food outlets to grab a take-away. Options range from British favourites like fish and chips and pasties to more exotic fare, including falafel and noodles. The Grosvenor Fish Bar  in the Norwich Lanes is a Norwich instituation and has queues out of the door, they also have a stylish downstairs licenced restaurant to dine in. Norwich Market  is one of the most popular places to eat with many stalls also offering seating. Food is local and from around the world so you can dine on bao buns, steaming noodles and Indian or enjoy Chilean, Spanish or even a delicious locally handmade Walsingham Farmshop pie with mash and gravy on a cermanic plate!

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Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • ArrivalScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator Greater Anglia
Ticket office opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 04:45 - 20:45
  • Saturday: 04:45 - 20:45
  • Sunday: 06:45 - 20:45
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here Yes
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Validate Smartcards here Yes
Smartcards information

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Penalty fares LE
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Customer service information
  • Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00
  • Sunday 10:00-20:00 Bank
  • Holidays 09:00-18:00

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property
  • Monday to Sunday and All bank holidays: 24 hours
Seated area
Waiting room

The main waiting room is accessed from the station concourse and is next to AMT, adjacent to Platform 1. There is another waiting room on Platform 5, and this is available for customers to use between the hours of 04:30-23:00 Monday to Friday, 04:30-23:00 on Saturday's, and 06:30-23:00 on Sunday's.

  • Monday to Friday: 04:30 - 01:30
  • Saturday: 04:30 - 01:30
  • Sunday: 06:00 - 01:30
Station buffet

AMT Coffee

Costa Coffee



Self-service vending machines providing cold drinks and snacks

Free water refill point located on the station concourse, outside the customer service office


There are male and female toilets located on the station concourse, adjacent to Platform 5. An accessible toilet is available for radar key holders. All toilets at this station are scheduled to be open at the following times:

Monday - Friday 04:30 - 23:00Saturday 04:30 - 23:00Sunday 06:30 - 23:00

Baby changing facilities
Post box
ATM machine

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Telephone: 0800 028 28 78


  • Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00
Staff help

Assistance is provided by station staff during the hours of train service operation. Booking is recommended.

What assistance is available for customers using this station?

  • Board and alight
  • Ramp assistance
  • Luggage (on and off train only)
  • Ticket sale on board

How can Turn Up And Go (TUAG) assistance be requested by customers using this station?

  • By speaking with a member of station staff
  • By calling 0345 600 7245 (option 4)
  • By selecting the help button on one of the ticket machines at this station

  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
Accessible booking office counter available
Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

National Key toilets available
Step free access

This station has step free access to all platforms.

This station is a category A station according to ORR station classification system.

Assistance meeting point is the information desk in booking hall.

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available

At the main station entrance

Car park 1 Station Car Park
Car park 1 operator National Car Parks Ltd
Car park 1 spaces 62
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 04:30 - 01:30
Car park 1 charges
  • Off-peak: £12.60
  • Daily: £13.60
  • Weekly: £58.00
  • Monthly: £227.00
  • Three monthly: £649.00
  • Annual: £2,271.00
Car park 1 contact details

Telephone: 0345 050 7080


Car park 2 Station Car Park
Car park 2 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 2 contact details


Car park 3 Car Park 3
Car park 3 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 3 contact details


Onward travel

'First' operate a network of daily, frequent bus routes around the city and also to nearby towns and villages. For route maps and timetables:

'First' routes 25 & 35 link the rail station forecourt with the city centre and Norwich University.

Buy a Norwich PLUSBUS ticket with your train ticket, for discount price unlimited bus travel around the city. For details: ​​​​​​​

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 442
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV Yes
Cycle storage location

Cycle parking facilities can be located next to the station entrance, near the bus stops

Cycle storage types
  • Racks
Rail replacement information

Rail replacement bus services pick up and drop off at the bus stops on the station forecourt, outside the station entrance.


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