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The Park & Ride service is key to the success of the University’s Travel Plan and it is vital the service delivers the quality of service we have come to expect.

The Park & Ride Service which has been operating on a temporary basis from Thickthorn P&R Site will return to Costessey from Monday 6 August.  The return is prompted by the closure of the B1108 for 3 weeks and capacity issues at Thickthorn.  To mitigate the road closure and ensure staff and students based both on the main campus and along Colney Lane continue to have access to the Park & Ride service, the University’s service 511 and the Hospital service will be combined at points during the day as part of an emergency timetable.  All passengers will be able to travel free of charge on either service.

The original timetable will be reinstated from Tuesday 28 August.

Park and Ride Konect Bus Service 511 is the Univeristy's free to use alternative to bringing a car to campus. 

The service will operate Monday to Friday, throughout the year (with exception of Bank & Public Holidays and UEA Concessionary Days).  The overall frequency is  15 minutes. (during the morning timings are adjusted due to traffic conditions and thus will operate at a 20 minute frequency and at off peak) Travel time to the main campus is around 20 minutes during the morning peak (07.20 - 09.00) and just 10 - 15 minutes at all other times.  The service will use a combination of "bendy bus" with some 147 places available and a standard double decker.  

The service is available for travel to the main campus and will set down/pick up at the "Registry Stop". The bus can pick up and set down at any stop on route including the stops adjacent to the Enterprise Centre, those located near to BUPA traffic lights B1108 and Colney Lane.

Visit the Costessey Park and Ride service 511 page for timetable information.


Tickets and charges

Parking and return travel is free of charge and is available to staff, students and visitors.  There is no need to show a campus card or other ID. 


Travelling to the Edith Cavell Building Travelling to the Edith Cavell Building

The Costessey Park & Ride Konect Bus Service 510 serves the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital every 30 minutes and is suitable for those traveling to the Edith Cavell Building. This service is provided by the NNUH and UEA staff and students are required to pay £1.00 to use the service.

Visit the Costessey Park and Ride Service 510 page for timetable information.

Costessey Park and Ride → NNUH
First bus departs Costessey Park and Ride 7.10am (Mon-Fri)
Last bus departs Costessey Park and Ride 3.55pm (Mon-Fri)
NNUH → Costessey Park and Ride
First bus departs NNUH 9.25am (Mon-Fri)
Last bus departs NNUH 6.10pm (Mon-Fri)

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: transport@uea.ac.uk

  • Location: The Lodge

Costessey Park and Ride website