Local public transport in Norwich is via the bus network.  There are quite a lot of bus routes in Norwich, and most of them are operated by First Buses, with some operated by Anglia Bus, Konectbus, and a few by other companies.  There are also numerous taxi companies, but these can be expensive.  On campus there are many bike racks, so cycling is also a feasible option.

Three bus routes go between the city centre and the University, all of which are operated by First Buses:

  • 25 - Rail Station <> UEA Campus via City Centre and Unthank Road
  • 26 - Rail Station <> UEA Campus via City Centre and Earlham Road
  • 22 - Old Catton <> UEA Campus via City Centre, West Earlham and Bowthorpe

The 25 and 26 are the Blue Line, and are the quickest options to get between campus and the city centre.  The 22 is part of the Orange Line (the 21 and 21A go to the N&N Hospital), and it takes a much longer route - but if you live in Bowthorpe, it's the quickest bus to campus.  Between West Earlham and campus it's generally quicker to walk or cycle than take the bus.

Ticket types and where to buy:

  • Single tickets, two-trips, day passes, ten-trips or weekly tickets can be bought on board the bus, or at ticket machines near certain stops.
  • Monthly passes, three-month passes and annual passes can be bought at the bus station or from Union House Reception on campus - but if you have proof of your UEA student status, you'll get a very significant discount at Union House.
  • At the start of the academic year, you can buy a discounted pass until the start of the following summer, exclusively from Union House Reception on campus, which is cheaper than the discounted annual pass.  

To buy monthly, three-month, annual, or student passes, you will need a passport-sized photograph.  The above ticket types are only valid on First Buses services; other ticket types are available for services by other operators. You can also now get the monthly, three-month, annual or student bus passes as an app on your phone too! 

For more information on local buses, you can go to the First Buses website at http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk/ for details, but the site isn't the most user-friendly; if you would prefer, feel free to ask us via email or Facebook, and we'll do our best to help.


If you need to buy a bike, or get yours fixed, Dr Bike buys and sells second-hand bicycles and does cycle repairs and maintenance.  Dr Bike is a non-profit initiative, and they're open Monday to Friday during term time.  For more details, you can visit their website at http://www.norwichbicyclerepaircoop.co.uk/ or find them on Facebook.