Located just a couple of miles west of Norwich city centre, the University of East Anglia has gained an outstanding reputation for its high-quality teaching and research, and is particularly strong in the fields of health, plant and environmental science. With its distinctive, Ziggurat-shaped campus buildings and proximity to bustling, historic Norwich and its shops and nightlife
, this is a fantastic place to spend your student years.
Read on for a round-up of the best ways to get to and from the East Anglia University campus…
How to get to the East Anglia University campus
Bus and coach
The Surrey Street Bus Station in Norwich city centre is served by National Express coaches running from cities and airports across the UK – some services even make an additional stop on campus.
Once you're in the city centre, you can pick up the regular Norwich city buses 25 and 26 at Castle Meadow or Red Lion Street near the main bus station – both run regular services between the city centre and campus. Visit the First Norwich site
for more info on local routes and timetables.
Norwich has excellent rail connections with the rest of the country, including a regular service to London Liverpool Street station which departs roughly every half hour. You can also connect at Peterborough for services to the Midlands, the North and Scotland. Local First buses 25 and 26 also stop at the railway station forecourt before travelling onward to campus.
Norwich boasts 58 miles of cycle paths
(PDF link) organised into seven colour-coded "pedalways". These routes are clearly marked with stickers and link destinations across the city, making cycling a very feasible form of transport. East Anglia University is located on the Pink Pedalway, which also connects the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital with the city centre, Heartsease and Broadland.
What's more, the university has recently invested over £600,000 in upgrading its cycling facilities, which include covered, secure storage areas, a bike purchase scheme for staff, and help with maintaining nearby cycle routes.
Car share to East Anglia University
East Anglia University is located off the Earlham Road (B1108), just 2.5 miles west of the city centre, and is clearly signposted for those commuting by car. To help save money on the cost of petrol and parking on campus (and reduce your carbon footprint in the process), organising a car share with other students or staff making the same journey is an excellent option. It's also a great opportunity to meet new people and liven up your commute, and quite easy to arrange through Liftshare.