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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.


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


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


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.


The international country dialling code for the UK is +44. Mobile phone coverage is extensive. Internet cafes are available in all major towns and cities, train stations, and airports. Wifi is also widely available.

Emergency number

999/112 (General)

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Public holidays


Norwich International Airport

Getting to the city

Abellio Greater Anglia and East Midlands Trains run rail services to Norwich city, and the Norwich rail station is located in the city centre, which can be accessed by either taxi or bus. Local buses offer a service from Cromer Road, which is within walking distance of the airport, to the city centre. Taxis are also available.

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 outside the front of the main terminal building.


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


Short-term parking costs £4.86 per day. Long-term parking costs £4 per day.


Free wifi is avaliable throughout the terminal.