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Getting to Norfolk

A train travelling along in the countryside

Although Norfolk may appear to be rather on its own in the East of England there are in fact good transport links to the county, and once you are here there are many ways to explore the whole of our county.

By train:

Greater Anglia provides a service every half hour from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. The journey time is two hours on average. Once in Norwich, there are local connections provided to Cambridge, Cromer, Ely, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham. There is also a service from London King's Cross to King's Lynn. This takes about 1 hour 40 minutes and this is served by First Capital Connect. For holidaymakers travelling from Scotland, the North, or the Midlands, you can change at Peterborough where hourly trains to Norwich are provided by East Midland Trains. National Rail Enquiries provide local and national rail information including online booking. Their telephone number is 0845 6007245. Cyclists can usually take their bicycle on the train itself but it is worth checking with the operator before travelling. Once you arrive in Norfolk there are also a number of independent rail services which include the North Norfolk Railway, Wherry Lines, Bure Valley Railway, and the Bittern Line.

By coach or bus:

National Express provide a number of coach routes to Norwich bus station. When in Norfolk there are local services provided by First and Konect Bus, as well as a number of Park and Ride services. There is also the Coasthopper bus service which covers much of the North of Norfolk. For further details on local routes are available from Traveline on 0870 608 2608. By Car: For holidaymakers travelling from the South East or London, the A11, A12, A14 and M11 are the major routes. If you are travelling from the North of England or the Midlands the A11, A14 and A47 are recommended. There is a good choice of car rental companies throughout Norfolk.

By air:

Norwich International Airport has flights from various UK destinations, as well as overseas. Daily flights are available from Amsterdam with connections to over 1000 destinations worldwide. Stansted airport is only 75 minutes away by car.

By boat:

If you would like to travel by boat then ferries operate daily from mainland Europe to Harwich which is located about two hours away from Norwich by train.

By chauffeur driven car:

Lets Travel is a Pre-booked Chauffeur Service. (Norfolk based) Why not arrive in style & comfort in a Volvo V70. Lets Travel can offer door to door transport, 24 hours a day, covering the whole country. Also bring your own bikes (2 can be carried) to enjoy the many cycle paths Norfolk has to offer. (Licenced to carry four passengers) Contact Fred Smith, 01603 872457 / 07765115354