Greater Anglia offers direct journeys from Norwich to London Liverpool Street Station every half hour, although these become slightly less frequent at night. The trip usually takes just under two hours and requires no changes.
Greater Anglia trains offer quiet carriages and Wi-Fi access and passengers can enjoy a variety of hot and cold menu items from the at-seat snack trolley or in the on board buffet car. First class passengers enjoy extra leg room and table service.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
The average journey time by train between Norwich and London is 1 hour and 53 minutes, with around 47 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Norwich to London is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Norwich to London without having to change trains. There are 47 direct trains from Norwich to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Norwich to London leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Norwich to London leaves at 22:00. 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.
Trains travelling from Norwich to London cover a distance of around 98 miles (158 km) during the journey.
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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.
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.
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.