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Norwich to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 54m to travel from Norwich to London by train, over a distance of around 98 miles (158 km). There are normally 57 trains per day travelling from Norwich to London and tickets for this journey start from £10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 42m
PriceFrom £10
Distance98 miles (158 km)
Frequency57 trains per day
First train04:00
Last train22:05
Departure stationNorwich
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreater Anglia

Norwich to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Norwich to London for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
11:32 13:15 1h 43m, direct
12:00 13:51 1h 51m, direct
12:32 14:16 1h 44m, direct
13:00 14:51 1h 51m, direct
13:30 15:17 1h 47m, direct
14:01 15:51 1h 50m, direct
14:30 16:15 1h 45m, direct
15:00 16:57 1h 57m, direct
15:30 17:18 1h 48m, direct
16:00 17:58 1h 58m, direct

Travelling from Norwich to London by train

Planning a day out in the capital and hoping to travel from Norwich to London by train? You've come to the right place!

On the fastest services, the train from Norwich to London takes around 1h 42m, but most services usually take around 1h 53m. With around 63 direct trains running on this popular route each day, there’s no need to worry about changing along the way. 

Greater Anglia are the main operator on this route. On board, they offer free WiFi and at-seat power sockets, as well as a First Class service on their Intercity trains from Norwich to London, boasting wider and more comfortable seating as just one of the perks. If that sounds appealing, read more information on Greater Anglia First Class.

Once you’ve arrived in the heart of London, you can begin to immerse yourself in the diverse world of culture. London is home to some of the best art galleries in the world, including the National Gallery and the Tate Modern.

Train tickets from Norwich to London

Looking to get the best train deals? Travel Off-Peak – we’ll highlight the cheapest Off-Peak train tickets from Norwich to London in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you travel by train quite frequently, get a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

Ready to book your train tickets from Norwich to London? No need to wait, start a search with us now! If you’d like to learn more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Norwich to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Norwich to London take?

The average journey time by train between Norwich and London is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with around 57 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Norwich and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Norwich to London is 1 hour and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Norwich to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Norwich to London can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Norwich to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Norwich to London without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Norwich to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Norwich to London leave?

The first train from Norwich to London leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Norwich to London leave?

The last train from Norwich to London leaves at 22:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Norwich and London by train?

Trains travelling from Norwich to London cover a distance of around 98 miles (158 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Norwich. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Norwich to London.

Cheap train tickets from Norwich to London

Train tickets from Norwich to London start at £10 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Norwich to London is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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Travelling from Norwich to London with Greater Anglia

Review by Paola Labib

Getting to Norwich station

After a great weekend spent in Norwich with my cousin, I took the 25 bus service from the UEA (University of East Anglia) campus to Norwich station. Buses run every 15 minutes from the campus and take about 20 minutes to reach the station. I had already booked my ticket online with Trainline, so I went straight to the platform from which my train was due to depart.

Boarding the train

I boarded a Greater Anglia train and sat in the window seat I managed to reserve online. As I travelled in the morning in the middle of the week, the train was quite empty, so it was easy for me to find space to store my luggage.

The journey

It took me a little over an hour and a half to get from Norwich to London, stopping at Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Manningtree, Colchester, Chelmsford, and London Stratford before reaching London Liverpool Street.

The train had onboard information displays that showed where exactly I was in the journey, so I kicked back and enjoyed the peace and quiet around me while watching the world go by. Free WiFi was also available on board, although it was cutting out in some places.

Arriving at London Liverpool Street

The train arrived right on time at London Liverpool Street station. I headed down the escalators and followed the very helpful signs to the underground station. From there, I took the Central Line and went back home.

About Paola

Paola is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.

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