Norwich, in East Anglia, is the capital city of Norfolk and is famed for having two cathedrals. Norwich was an important city in medieval England and much of this heritage is still visible today. The city provides a base for exploring the Norfolk coastline, as well as the Norfolk Broads.
Norwich International Airport is just over 5 km north of the city centre. There is a regular shuttle bus service into the city. Year round flights arrive from Amsterdam and Aberdeen and seasonal flights from Jersey, Malta, Spain and Turkey. Providers include KLM, Air Malta, Thomson Airways and Pegasus Airlines. London Stanstead Airport, with more international flights, is just over an hour's drive away.
Norwich has one rail station, Thorpe, which is ten minutes walk from the city centre. Buses run from the station to the university and the airport and there is a black cab taxi rank at the station. Rail providers include East Midlands Trains and Abellio Greater Anglia which provide services to London, Ipswich and Colchester, as well as to Cambridge and Peterborough. Local services operate from the coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
Norwich has a new bus station, Surrey Street, which serves both local and long-distance routes. National Express Coaches run services to Norwich from London and other UK destinations, including the London airports. Routes from local villages and towns are operated by First Group.
Norwich is a compact city, easy to explore by foot. Most major streets have separate bike lanes and there are long stretches of cycle paths along the rivers. Local First Group buses are regular and connect the city centre with the airport and university. There are several black cab taxi ranks. Norwich has plenty of car parking, as well as six large park and rides around the city's periphery.