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Travelling from Ilford to Norwich by train

Book your train journey from Ilford to Norwich with East Midlands Railway, find out more about the journey and answers to all your questions below:

The time of the journey by train from Ilford to Norwich is on average 2 hours 13 minutes, but the fastest trains take around 1 hour 58 minutes.

Trains to Norwich from Ilford run up to 2 times per hour.

Ilford to Norwich by train: key facts at a glance

Average train time: 2h 13m
Fastest journey time: 1h 58m
First train: 05:17
Last train: 23:21

How to get cheap train tickets from Ilford to Norwich

Our Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets are a great way to get cheap tickets and save money on your journey if you don't need to travel at rush hour, and can be bought just before you board. Our app is the best way to buy last minute tickets, and most of our tickets can be sent to your mobile too.

Our tickets are even cheaper if you buy in advance. Plan your journey online and we’ll show you the cheapest train tickets for your chosen travel times.

If you want to save even more on your rail journeys you could save up to a third off every train journey with a National Railcard. Our Railcards page has more information on all railcard options.

Regular travellers can save with a Season ticket if they travel on the same route at least three or four days a week. A Flexi Season ticket could help you save money if you’re travelling eight days in 28 days – you can travel any time between two stations, offering flexibility and savings when working fewer days in the office.


Travelling from Ilford to Norwich - what type of train tickets are on offer?

Get from Ilford to Norwich in comfort and ease with a flexible range of tickets, each created to help you find the best option for your journey.

Advance tickets

Save money travelling from Ilford to Norwich when you book up to 12 weeks ahead of your departure. Typically, the earlier ahead you book the more you save. The Advance ticket type is often the go-to for pre-planned train journeys to Norwich. Advance tickets are available on our website, mobile app and from ticket offices. Find out more about Advance tickets.

Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets

Go from Ilford to Norwich and save on every mile with our Off Peak and Super Off Peak train tickets. Available on specified routes outside of peak hours, these tickets are perfect for those that can be a bit more flexible with when they leave Ilford. Off Peak travel varies depending on route and location, so please check on our website, mobile app or from our ticket offices for eligibility. Find out more about Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets.

Anytime tickets

Travel at peak times, in the afternoon, or late evening with an Anytime ticket. You can purchase your own Anytime ticket at, well, anytime. Fancy a spontaneous trip to Norwich? Then the Anytime ticket is here to get you there. Either grab a digital copy via our website and mobile app or pick up a paper version from our ticket offices. Find out more about Anytime tickets.

Journey information from Ilford to Norwich

How much is a train ticket from Ilford to Norwich?

Take the train from Ilford to Norwich from just £61.30 one-way based on a return fare. Plan your journey online to see the cheapest train tickets to Norwich for your chosen travel times.

What is the fastest train between Ilford and Norwich?

The fastest train between Ilford and Norwich is None. Use our journey planner tool to find the quickest journeys.

How long does it take to travel from Ilford to Norwich by train?

The average journey time from Ilford to Norwich takes 2 hours 13 minutes. Journey times may be slightly longer at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Check journey times on your travel dates with our online journey planner or download a timetable .

How many trains a day are there from Ilford to Norwich?

There are up to 41 trains per day from Ilford to Norwich.

Are there any direct trains from Ilford to Norwich?

No, it’s not possible to get a direct train between Ilford and Norwich. Find the fastest route with our online journey planner.

What time is the first train from Ilford to Norwich?

The first train leaves at 05:17 from Ilford to Norwich. Buy your tickets in advance online or from our app and avoid rushing on the day.

What time is the last train from Ilford to Norwich?

The last train from Ilford to Norwich leaves at 23:21.

Can I book assistance for my journey from Ilford to Norwich?

Yes, we offer Passenger Assist services at the station and on-board between Ilford and Norwich. We recommend booking at least 12 hours before you travel. You can book assistance online or by calling our Passenger Assist team on 08000 11 33 23.


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