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Practical info Norwich, United Kingdom

Getting around the city

There are many options for getting around Norwich, as the city centre is flat and fairly compact. Many visitors opt to hire a car, as the roads are easy to follow and traffic is relatively polite; however, travellers who opt not to drive will find the city buses, operated by FirstGroup, are a convenient means of reaching local destinations like the train station, riverside entertainment district, the university, and the airport. Single tickets and day passes are available from ticket machines at the bus stops. Metered taxis are also available, but the city centre is small enough to explore on foot comfortably.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

Electricity

The electrical current in the UK is 230 volts, 50Hz. Flat three-pin plugs are standard.

Currency

The currency is the British Pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in almost all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.

Communication

The international country dialling code for the UK is +44. Mobile phone coverage is extensive, using GSM 1800 networks which may not be compatible with some dual-band US cell phones. Internet cafes are available in all major towns and cities, train stations and airports and wifi is widely available.

Emergency number

Emergencies: 999/112

Visa and health information

Everything about visa and health information

Public holidays

Climate

Norwich International Airport

www.norwichairport.co.uk

Getting to the city

Abellio Greater Anglia and East Midlands Trains run rail services to Norwich city from London, and the Norwich rail station is located in the city centre, which can be accessed by either taxi or bus. First Eastern Counties Buses offer a service on bus 27 from Hellesdon, which is within walking distance of the airport, to the city centre.

Car rental

Car rental companies operating at the airport include Avis, Hertz and Europcar.

Airport taxi's

Norwich Airport Taxis are the official taxi service operating at the airport and the taxi rank is located adjacent to the main terminal building.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include foreign exchange, an executive lounge, an airport hotel, first aid facilities, information counter, duty-free shopping, a café, and a bar and cafeteria. Note that the airport is a smoke-free zone.

Parking

Short-term parking is free for the first 15 minutes. Long-term parking starts from a daily rate of £30.

Internet

Free wifi is avaliable throughout the terminal. Connect to the "EE Wi-Fi" network.