Travelling to UEA for your graduation Travelling to UEA for your graduation

Travel by Car

Please be aware that there is no dedicated parking available for graduation attendees on campus. The only exceptions to this are Blue Badge holders who should register with the Travel & Transport Team prior to Graduation week by following the information found below.

Konect Bus Park and Ride

For those travelling to Graduation by car, a free Park and Ride service has been arranged for Graduates and guests as follows:

Costessey Park and Ride

This is located off the A47 at the Norfolk Showground junction:

Postcode: NR9 3LX

First departure from Park and Ride: 07:00 (Tue 18th – Fri 21st) 11:30 (Mon 17th)

Last departure from UEA: 20:00 (Mon 17th – Thu 20th) 15:00 (Fri 21st)

Frequency: Every 10 minutes

Approximate Journey time: 15 minutes

Capacity: 148 people per journey (47 seated)

Park & Ride bus Timetables. 

Guests should aim to arrive at the Park & Ride half an hour before they wish to arrive onto Campus. Buses are every 10 minutes and the journey takes under 20 minutes. Congregation hall is open 45 minutes before each ceremony for guests to arrive and find their seats. Please be aware that all guests should be seated and ready 15 minutes for the ceremonies. 

Blue Badge Holders may pre-book a space in the main car park on campus (see below).

The Park and Ride parking area does not close (although the buses stop running at the times above).  Should you wish to stay later than the bus operating times, you are welcome to do so and use a taxi to return to your car. You will be able to exit with your vehicle from the Park and Ride at any time.

The buses will set down and pick up at Bus Stop B, University Drive (outbound to Bluebell Rd), as well as pick-up and drop-off guests from the Enterprise Centre for the graduation ceremony screening.

Please see below regarding planned roadworks.

Blue Badge Holders

The Park and Ride buses are mobility friendly and the bus stops on campus are a short distance to the location of the Graduation Ceremonies.

There are a limited number of parking spaces on campus for Blue Badge Holders, which can be arranged by pre-booking a space in our Main Car Park.

Unfortunately, if a space has not been pre-booked you may be asked to use the Park and Ride as reserved spaces will be limited to those who have pre-booked.

Please complete our booking form to pre-book a Blue Badge Holders parking space.

Travelling by Bus

First Bus operate three bus services through campus, which run approximately every 10 minutes.

Number 22 (Orange Line) – Old Catton - University (via City Centre, West Earlham and Bowthorpe) – please note, if travelling from the City Centre, it is recommended you use the 25 or 26, as the 22 takes longer due to its route.

Number 25 (Blue Line) – Riverside & Rail Station - University (via City Centre and Unthank Road)

Number 26 (Blue Line) - Riverside & Rail Station - University - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (via City Centre and Earlham Road)

For bus timetables please visit the First Bus website.

Travelling by National Express or Megabus

Both the National Express and Megabus stop on campus.  Please see the National Express and Megabus websites for further details.

Travelling by Taxi

There are a large number of Taxi companies in Norwich.   Fares from the city centre to UEA are approximately £7 each way.

If using a taxi, please ask to be dropped off or picked up from The Lodge, unless there is a disabled passenger, in which case, please ask to be dropped off/picked up at Congregation Hall.


For further details on roadworks please visit these websites:

Norwich City Council

UEA - Estates and Buildings


Whilst we realise guests and graduates are unlikely to cycle to campus in their finery, we do have a large number of cycle facilities on campus.   Further details on cycle parking can be seen our cycle parking map.

Contact Us

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