Trains to Norwich

Travel by train to Norwich – A unique city packed with historic charm

Considered the capital of East Anglia, Norwich is a thriving and vibrant city with an important past, that is easily accessible by train. A magnificent city with cobbled medieval streets, ancient waterways, stunning medieval architecture and packed with history dating back to the roman era, it’s a fascinating place to explore.

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FAQs about trains to Norwich

Book cheap train tickets to Norwich with EMR and save on your next trip to this historical and bustling city. Here are 5 ways to save money on your rail fare to Norwich with EMR.

  1. Booking rail tickets to Norwich in advance is the best way to save money on your trip. Advance train tickets are available to purchase 12 weeks before your departure date and the earlier you book, the cheaper your tickets are likley to be.
  2. Using a Railcard is another great way to save up to 1/3 off train fares. Head over to our Railcards page to see which type of card you could be eligible for.
  3. If possible travelling during Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak times is advised as it allows you to avoid the rush and higher fares.
  4. Travelling as a group of three or more? There are group discounts available with our group rail tickets.
  5. Finally, be sure to download our free train app to save time and money when booking your next rail trip to Norwich.

To see more money saving tips, head over to our guide on how to get cheap train tickets.

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Getting to Norwich is easy with our direct trains from Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham.

There's a direct hourly service to Norwich from Liverpool, via Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham. Change at Nottingham for intercity trains to London and regional services across our network.

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The primary train lines that go to Norwich are operated by EMR and Greater Anglia. Trains to Norwich depart from various stations including London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, Peterborough, and Ely.

Journey times to Norwich by train will vary heavily depending on where you’re travelling from. Our Journey Planner lets you quickly find train timetables and travel times from your location. Simply enter your departure station and desired travel date, and we'll show you how long it takes to reach Norwich. With convenient train connections from major UK cities, your rail journey to Norwich is just a click away.

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Norwich train station has all the facilities you need for a simple, stress-free journey.

  • Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
  • Food and drinks – there are plenty of places to refuel, with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
  • Parking – you’ll find a 24 hour car park at the station
  • WiFi access – there's free WiFi access available throughout the station

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Unmissable Norwich Attractions | Trains to Norwich

Unmissable Norwich Attractions

Hop on the train to Norwich for a day brimming with beautiful sights and attractions. There’s lots of history to discover in Norwich and Norwich Castle is a great place to start. Built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago, this landmark is now home to a museum and art gallery.

The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell is well worth a visit too, it’s housed in a former prison and tells the story of Norwich’s industries and people from medieval times to the modern day.

For more history, simply take a stroll along Norwich’s quaint cobbled streets. The half-timbered houses and pastel coloured walls make for truly memorable scenes. Be sure to visit Elm Hill, a charming medieval street in the city, which is a photographer’s dream as it’s full of character and beauty.

A trip to Norwich isn’t complete without a visit to Norwich Cathedral. Set in 44 acres of grounds, the Romanesque Cathedral is an awe-inspiring building with spectacular architecture and a fascinating history.

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Direct Trains to Norwich | Enjoy Food and Drink

You’ll be spoilt for choice in Norwich, a city known for its foodies and local produce. Norwich Market offers a variety of dishes from around the world to enjoy. Located in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral is The Refectory, a beautiful café which combines medieval and modern architecture and a wide selection of food and drink on offer. The Ribs of Beef is another favourite; they offer delicious pub food and real ales at a picturesque location on the riverside.

For a fabulous afternoon tea visit The Assembly House located in a Grade-I listed Georgian building. Or take a trip to The Waffle House a lovely coffee house that serves freshly made sweet and savoury Belgian waffles.

Try some award-winning gin at Gyre & Gimble in their stylish cocktail bar or book a guided tour at the Gin Academy and develop your very own gin with an expert distiller.

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Music and Nightlife in Norwich

A short distance from the Norwich railway station, the Theatre Royal is the largest theatre in Norwich with a choice of plays, musicals, concerts and comedies on offer. Situated in a converted medieval church you’ll find Norwich Puppet Theatre one of only three permanent puppet theatres in the country.

From Norwich you can catch a connecting service to Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre, best known as the venue for the only ‘end of pier’ shows of its kind in the world. Here audiences are entertained with variety acts for three months throughout the summer and throughout December for the Christmas Show.

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Visit Norwich | Places to stay

Fancy hopping on the train to Norwich and enjoying a city break? There are plenty of options for a relaxing stay in the city centre to choose from. The award-winning Maids Head Hotel is in the Cathedral Quarter in the heart of Norwich. The hotel is known as being the oldest hotel in the UK with a history dating back over 800 years. All rooms have been refurbished in a contemporary style as part of a multi-million-pound investment. Visit The Assembly House, a beautiful boutique hotel located in a Grade I Georgian building offering 15 luxuriously decorated bedrooms.

A hidden gem in the city is Gothic House, a two bedroomed Grade-II listed Regency house set in a quiet, gated courtyard. It’s a great option for two couples travelling together. Right in the middle of Norwich Lanes is 18a at The Grosvenor, a gorgeous 2-bedroom apartment owned by the people who run The Grosvenor Fish Bar next door.

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Trains to Norwich | Sports and Outdoor

If you’re after sport, Norwich is home to Norwich City Football Club, an English professional club that plays its home games at Carrow Road which is a short 10-minute stroll from Norwich station.

There’s lots of green spaces to explore in Norwich, one of the best is the Plantation Garden, a 3-acre Grade II English Heritage registered garden. With beautiful medieval terrace walls, gorgeous flower beds and woodlands walks, it makes for a tranquil escape and is only yards from the city centre.

Head to Mousehold Heath to discover one of the best views over Norwich’s skyline and is a short walk-through Norwich Cathedral grounds. With over 184 acres of woodland, it is the perfect place for a walk and to take in the views.

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Retail Therapy and Shopping in Norwich

Looking for some fabulous retail therapy? Visit Norwich by train and you’ll find all your high street favourites, as well as a range of independent boutiques in Norwich Lanes. Explore Elm Hill which has a mix of craft shops, antiques, galleries and tea rooms. You could also try The Royal Arcade which provides shoppers with a unique range of independent retailers from interior design to vintage fashion and fine art.

Norwich Market is one of the oldest and largest outdoor marketing in the country, boasting over 180 stalls and is open six days a week. The market has a vibrant mix of food, crafts, florists, services and many more stalls.

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