Planning a sunny day out at the beach or a weekend away? Trains to Great Yarmouth take less than half an hour from Norwich and around two hours from London, so you’ll be enjoying miles of golden sands or playing on the machines in the amusement arcades in no time.

With two traditional piers and more chip shops than you can shake a stick of rock at, this Norfolk resort is as popular as it was in the late 18th century. We’re here to be your one-stop-shop for cheap train tickets, times and info about how to get to Great Yarmouth by train. If you want to get straight to booking, start a search for times and tickets above, or keep reading to find out more about trains to Great Yarmouth.

How to buy cheap train tickets to Great Yarmouth

There are a few ways you can save money on train travel this summer. Some of our top tips for booking cheap train tickets to Great Yarmouth include:

Travel Off-Peak

Tickets are usually cheaper to Great Yarmouth if you travel during Off-Peak hours. This is normally outside of rush hours during Monday to Friday, and anytime during the weekend. We’ll highlight whether a journey is during Off-Peak train times as your search for tickets.

Book in advance

Train tickets to Great Yarmouth normally go on sale around 12 weeks in advance, usually at their cheapest price. If Advance train tickets aren’t on sale yet, why not sign up to our Ticket Alert tool, and we’ll email you as soon as you can buy tickets for your chosen date.

Save up to 1/3 with a Railcard

Railcards can save you to 1/3 on the price of eligible train tickets to Great Yarmouth. Costing just £30 for one year, it doesn’t take long to make your money back either. Find out if you qualify for one and buy a Railcard online with us today.

Save up to 34% with GroupSave

If you’re heading to Great Yarmouth with three to nine of your favourite pals, we’ll let you know if you qualify for GroupSave when you search. This discount allows groups that are travelling together to save up to 34% on rail fares.

Split your train tickets

Splitting your journey into several sections and buying tickets for each part can sometimes be cheaper than buying a single ticket on longer journeys. Our ticket-splitting app feature, SplitSave, does the hard part for you.

Why not check out our train deals and discounts guide to discover the latest offers from train companies you can book with us.

Popular train routes to Great Yarmouth

Travelling by train is the fastest, easiest and greenest way to get to Great Yarmouth from the other UK destinations. Greater Anglia services run frequent services to Great Yarmouth. Have a look at our table below for more information about the most popular routes to Great Yarmouth, or start your search for a different station in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

RouteFastest journeyTrain operator
Norwich to Great Yarmouth27mGreater Anglia
London to Great Yarmouth2h 9mCrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, EMR, Tfl, Thameslink
Romford to Great Yarmouth2h 41mCrossCountry, Greater Anglia, Tfl
Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth2h 25mGreat Northern, Greater Anglia, EMR
Bedford to Great Yarmouth4h 51mCrossCountry, Greater Anglia, EMR, Thameslink


Getting from the station to Great Yarmouth beach

Great Yarmouth beach is one of the top 5 Norfolk beaches you can reach by train. It's a 19-minute walk from the station to Great Yarmouth beach. Head out of the station and turn right onto Acle New Road. Keep walking down this road and onto Priory Plain, then take a left into St Nicholas Road. Keep walking until you see the beach ahead of you.

Visiting Great Yarmouth

Trains to Great Yarmouth arrive north of the town centre, about a mile away from the Golden Mile itself, as the seafront is known. It's a pleasant stroll to the front, stopping off at the stalls in the large Market Place, which is open six days a week, nipping into the Market Gates shopping centre and Victoria Arcade and browsing along Regent Road.

The Britannia Pier, home to one of the last end-of-the-pier theatres in England, is up this end of the beach, too. Once you reach the sea, there's a wide esplanade and a seemingly endless line-up of amusements to suit all tastes, from the traditional arcades and crazy golf to ten-pin bowling and boat trips.

Roughly in the middle of the Golden Mile, on Marine Parade is the Sea Life Centre and Wellington Pier, and at the southern end, you'll find the ever-popular Merrivale Model Village and the Pleasure Beach, where 1.4 million visitors a year scream if they want to go faster.

To make the most of the great outdoors, head east to discover the network of waterways that make up the Norfolk Broads or indulge in some wildlife watching and see if you can spot the many species of birds that make this area their home during migration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main train station in Great Yarmouth?

The main train station in Great Yarmouth is Great Yarmouth railway station. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Great Yarmouth railway station.

Which train companies run trains to Great Yarmouth?

The primary operator of trains to Great Yarmouth is Greater Anglia.

How do I find cheap tickets to Great Yarmouth?

It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Great Yarmouth. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.

Are trains to Great Yarmouth running?

There are frequent daily services to Great Yarmouth, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Great Yarmouth.

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