Travelling to the university by car Travelling to the university by car

The university is easily accessible by road and benefits from a regular Park and Ride service.

More information on planning your journey to Norwich.

On campus, our team manages and maintains several car parks, each with different conditions for parking. Parking on university grounds is a charged for service:

  • Visitor parking is subject to a daily rate, settled either by Pay & Display or at pay on foot machines
  • Eligible staff and students may apply for a parking permit
  • Staff can also arrange visitor-parking permits for invited guests

Car Sharing

We operate a car share scheme, 'Smart Share' aimed at reducing the number of one-person, one-car commuter journeys.

Finding parking spaces on campus can be difficult and the surrounding local road network is subject to congestion at peak travel times. Sharing your journey eases congestion, lessens your travel costs and helps reduce environmental impact. There are also parking bays on campus dedicated to 'Smartshare' permit holders only before 10:30.

Alternative travel

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of traveling to and from campus by car. Before you travel, please consider alternative methods of travel such as public transport, cycling or walking to campus. 

'Park and Stride'Park and Stride map (click to expand)

The ‘Park and Stride’ or Triangle car park is approximately a 15 minute walk from the center of the main campus (approximately 0.8 miles) and 10 minutes from the hospital and Edith Cavell building. The map to the right displays the walk from the Triangle site to Chancellors drive through the Colney playing fields.

Access to the car park is available via permit holder swipe card access only

The car park is charged at a reduced rate as an incentive to park, at £2 for a full day and £1 for less than four hours. Users will need to swipe into the site using their campus card, and then purchase a ticket at the pay and display machine which must be displayed alongside a valid UEA vehicle permit. This system is necessary as the charges for this car park are not in line with current swipe card charges in other car parks. Alternatively payment for this car park can be made online, over the phone or via your mobile. This service enables drivers to pay for a day on arrival or book and pay for a whole week or longer in advance.

Yet another good reason to Park & Stride!

Parkonomy sign

Please visit Parkonomy's webpage for full details on their services.

There are 450 spaces available at the site. Occasionally these will be shared with the John Innes Centre conference team.

For further information please email


There is no general parking for coaches on campus so organisers of events should contact the Lodge well in advance to arrange drop off and collection points.

Need help? Need help?

Travel and Transport team

  • Telephone: 01603 592353 (Transport Administrator) or for urgent matters out of hours contact Security 01603 592352

  • Email:

  • Location: The Lodge