Travelling to Norwich Research Park

Norwich Research Park can be reached easily by train, car, air or bus from other UK cities. Overseas visitors can travel by air to Norwich International Airport.

  • By car

    Norwich Research Park is west of Norwich with main road links being the A11, the A47 and the A140. Norwich is about 100 miles northeast of London - by car from London take the M11/A11.

    Car Parking 

    There is free parking available for visitors to Centrum and Institutes (limited to 2 hours). Longer stay car parking is available for all day visitors, events, conferences and meeting rooms. A new car park in Zone 1 (NR4 7UA) allows you to pay by the hour and is open 24 hours, season tickets also available – please review this pdf for details of location and cost.

    Electric Vehicle Parking is available at various locations on site. EV Charge point locations can be found using the or For all the details please read our Electric Vehicle charging policy.

    For the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and Earlham Institute parking is free for visitors and located outside Centrum (NR4 7UG). For Quadram Institute Bioscience (NR4 7UQ) parking is pay and display with parking charges that match those at the hospital. 

    For John Innes Conference Centre parking, please ask your meeting organiser for details. 

    Car parking at the University of East Anglia (NR4 7TJ) and Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (NR4 7UY) is on a Paid Ticket basis in their main car parks. Visitors to the Enterprise Centre should ask their host to check availability, otherwise park in the University main car park. UEA Sportspark (NR4 7TJ) users may park in the dedicated car park for up to 4 hours with a validated ticket. 

    Visitors to the Innovation Centre (NR4 7GJ), Cotman Centre NHS (NR4 7UB), West Sites (NR4 7UT) and Chestnut Nursery should ask their host to check that a visitor space is available (no charge applies). Nursery is drop-off only. Otherwise, please use paid parking in Car Park 1 (NR4 7UA). Click here for details. 

  • By train

    Norwich is less than two hours from London Liverpool Street Station and about an hour from Cambridge. There is an intercity link with the Midlands and the North of England via Peterborough. All trains arrive at Norwich Station. Trains run to and from London approximately every half hour.

    The London Underground links Liverpool Street Station to all other destinations in London and to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

    The easiest way to reach Norwich Research Park from the station is by taxi, which costs about £10.00 and takes 15-30 minutes depending on traffic.

    There are is a regular bus service direct to Centrum, Norwich Research Park from the Norwich Train Station forecourt (number 26), exit the bus at the John Innes Centre bus stop (the last stop before the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital).

  • By air

    Norwich International Airport has regular flights to and from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and Manchester and international connections to 200 cities worldwide through regular direct flights to and from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

    There are flights 4 times a day from Schiphol. The easiest way to reach the Norwich Research Park from the airport is by taxi.

    Flight enquiries: +44 (0)1603 411923

    Stansted is the closest of the London airports to Norwich at a distance of only 80 miles. 16 airlines fly to and from Stansted to 140 destinations, and Stansted is also the main base for low cost European scheduled flights. If you fly into Stansted Airport you can travel to Norwich by train, bus or taxi. There is a regular Jetlink bus (no 727) from Stansted to Norwich and this bus stops on the University campus.

  • By bus

    National Express coaches run from all major cities in Great Britain to the Surrey Street Bus Station in the city centre. The Jetlink to the London airports stops at the University of East Anglia.

    First Bus 26 runs regularly from the train station to Centrum (exit the bus at the last stop before the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital). The Institutes can be reached by a short walk from this stop.

    First Bus 25 runs regularly from the train station to the University campus.  Buses 11/12, 13A and 21/22 take a alternative routes to the Hospital. 

    Konnect buses run longer distance routes that link Norwich with market towns in Norfolk such as Wymondham and Watton.  Buses number 3,4 and 9 have stops at the Hospital and close to Centrum and the Institutes. The Park & Ride buses 510 & 511 have stops at the Hospital (510), UEA (511) and close to Centrum and the Institutes.

    First Bus enquiries: +44 (0)871 200 2233

    National Express enquiries: +44 (0)871 781 8181

Park map

Download a map to help you find your way around Norwich Research Park

Travel Plan 2017

Download a copy of the Norwich Research Park Overarching Travel Plan 2017 here