Even though Norwich is a large city, it only has one railway station. Formerly known as Norwich Thorpe, many services begin and end here. Trains run south towards London through Ipswich and Colchester. The station is about a 10-minute walk from the city centre, although you can also choose to take the bus.
Make sure to get a refund if your train is late
Should there be a delay to your journey to Norwich, make sure to take advantage of Delay Repay. A refund may be available for any delay over 15 minutes, though this depends on the train operator. It is best to check their website and claim your compensation through them.
It can cost more to travel to popular destinations
When you are looking for cheap train tickets, it is better to avoid busy times and popular stations if you can. Demand determines ticket prices; you will often find travelling to a quieter station is cheaper. It is worth taking the train during off-peak times; peak hours are more expensive. Travelling on a weekday and avoiding bank holidays also helps to reduce cost.
If you are travelling a group then book together
When you take the train to Norwich with friends you can save money by buying your tickets in one booking. Groupsave discount is available when 3-9 people book and travel together at off-peak times. The reduction of 1/3 is automatically applied when your journey is eligible, though actual savings differ between train operators. Selecting to receive e-Tickets can be useful because you can forward the tickets to group members instead of printing off lots of paper tickets. e-Tickets are particularly useful when we have managed to split your fare.
Norwich city centre is relatively compact, so you can easily explore it on foot. It’s also bike-friendly; most of the major streets have cycle lanes.
Compare the price of single and return tickets
When making a return journey to Norwich train station, you might book a return ticket without considering alternative fares. It can be useful to check if two single train tickets are cheaper; this can often be the case. At Split My Fare we look at the various options to offer the cheapest fare for your journey.
If you have time, take a slower train to Norwich
If you are visiting Norwich briefly, you may want to take a direct train; you can select only to see the fastest trains when using our website. If you have the time to take a slower, less direct route involving changes, your ticket could be cheaper. We will always show you tickets for slower trains if they are more affordable.
First-class tickets aren't always expensive
Travelling first-class might be something you would think is too expensive, but it isn't always the case. When demand is low, you can sometimes buy a first-class ticket at a similar price to or even cheaper than a standard fare. You will benefit from travelling in greater comfort with bigger seats, and free tea and coffee.
One of the most notable attractions in the city is the Cathedral, a 900-year-old Norman structure.
Norwich Castle is a massive 12th-century fort that rises majestically from a hilltop, overlooking the city centre. Another well-known attraction is the Dragon Hall, a restored trading hall dating back to the medieval era.
Make savings by using a railcard
A useful way to help get a cheap fare to your destination is to purchase one of the numerous types of railcards. There are many cards available to suit everyone, whatever your age or situation.
Most railcards cost £30 a year, and you can save up to 1/3 off each time you use them. Railcards also get you free entry to numerous attractions and discounts. Even if you only travel by train a few times a year, you can make savings when buying a railcard.
The Two Together Railcard gives two adults 1/3 off their tickets and costs £30 a year.
When travelling as a family, the Family and Friends Railcard gives 60% off fares for children and 1/3 off most adult fares for up to four adults and four kids.
Disabled passengers can get discounts on their tickets with the Disabled Persons Railcard, it costs £30 a year and gives 1/3 off.
For those over 60, the senior railcard offers 1/3 off tickets; you can buy a 3-year card for £70! Other railcards include the Network Railcard, 16-25 Railcard and 26-30 Railcard.
You can find more information on the Railcard website and purchase cards at any National Rail Ticket Office.
Be flexible in your travel
If you are willing to be flexible in travel time and date, you will have a better chance of getting cheaper train tickets. With our booking engine, you can easily compare different options to make significant savings.