How to get here
There are good links to the Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk whatever means of travel you choose to take – road, rail, boat or air – and once you get here it’s simple to get around under your own steam or by public transport. For more information about all the things that you can see and do by public transport contact the Broads Information Centres.
Greater Anglia operates a half-hourly train service between Norwich and London Liverpool Street with local connecting services within East Anglia. Average journey time from London is 1 hour 50 minutes. There are connecting services from the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland via Peterborough.
Local Broads stations are located at: Acle, Beccles, Berney Arms, Brundall, Brundall Gardens, Buckenham, Cantley, Great Yarmouth, Haddiscoe, Hoveton and Wroxham, Lingwood, Lowestoft, Norwich, Oulton Broad, Reedham, Salhouse, Somerleyton and Worstead.
National Rail Enquiries
0845 600 7245
From Norwich the Bittern Line goes north through Wroxham and the Wherry Lines go east to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Book in advance if you'd like to take a bike with you.
tel 0845 600 7245
For northern Broads and north Norfolk
For central and southern Broads, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft
Narrow gauge steam trains from Hoveton/Wroxham to Aylsham
with wheelchair accessible carriages
Major trunk roads to the Broads are the M11, A11, A12, A140 and A14 from London, the South East of England, ferry ports and the Channel Tunnel.
The A14, A11, A47, A17 and A1 serve the Midlands and the North.
Daily services from all major cities to Norwich are operated by National Express, which also operates regular connections from Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
08717 818 178
The First number 12 buses offer a service Monday - Saturday from Norwich (Castle Meadow) taking in the picturesque route through Rackheath, Hoveton, Horning, Ludham and Catfield to Stalham.
Tel First 0845 602 0121 or traveline 0871 200 22 33
The Acle area Flexibus serves many Broads villages. Book in advance.
Tel OURBUS 01493 752223
There are many car parks around the Broads from where you can access the water. The Broads Authority manages free parking at locations including Barton, Filby, How Hill, Ranworth, Herringfleet Hills, Stanley Hills and Sutton Staithe and Rockland Staithe.
For more information visit www.enjoythebroads.com
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