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London to Norwich by direct coach

London to Norwich by National Express and Megabus


National Express coach from London to Norwich

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Coach services from London to Norwich are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct, intercity coach service between London and Norwich. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers up to 9 direct services per day, while Megabus has 2 connections a day.
Most National Express and Megabus services terminate in Norwich, but some of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Norwich only, the coaches run on larger distances and Norwich is only an intermediate stop. All Megabus and some National Express services stop at University of East Anglia in Norwich. The National Express direct coach line between London and Norwich is 490 and there are other carriers’ routes passing through Norwich. There are also some indirect routes between these cities, which require connecting at Stansted Airport Coach Station. M16 is the Megabus line from London to Norwich.

Megabus direct coach service from London to Norwich

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Most of the services from Norwich to London begin their journey there and all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Norwich with National Express and Megabus takes about 3 hours 15 minutes. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Norwich.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

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Timetables and fares...

London to Norwich by National Express

National Express service number 490
490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - - - - - 1
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 9:00 11:00 12:30 14:30 16:30 18:00 19:30 21:30 23:30
LONDON, (Aldgate)
Dep. - - - - - 18:20a - - -
LONDON, (Stratford)
Dep. 9:40 - 13:10 15:10 - 18:40b - 22:05 0:05
NORWICH, (Thickthorn)
Arr. - - - 17:35h - - - - -
NORWICH, (UEA)
Arr. - 13:45 - - - - 22:15 - 2:20
NORWICH, (Eaton)
Arr. 12:10 - 15:35 17:40h - 21:05h - 0:25 -
NORWICH, Bus Station
Arr. 12:15 14:00 15:40 17:45h 19:20h 21:10h 22:30 0:30 2:30

1 = Does not operate 24 & 31 December.
h = Operates 15 minutes later Monday to Friday. (excluding Bank Holidays & 28 - 30 December).

Norwich to London by National Express

National Express service number 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - - - - - 1
NORWICH, Bus Station Dep. 4:20x 6:15x 7:30x 8:45g 10:45 12:45 14:45 16:45 19:00
NORWICH, (Eaton) Dep. 4:23x - - 8:49g - 12:49 - 16:49 -
NORWICH, (UEA) Dep. - 6:30x - - - - 15:00 - 19:15
NORWICH, (Thickthorn) Dep. - - - 8:55g - - - - -
LONDON, (Stratford) Arr. 6:40x - - 11:30 - 15:10 - 19:20 21:35
LONDON, (Aldgate) Arr. 7:10g - - - - - - - -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 7:50 9:45 10:50 12:20 13:30 16:00 17:50 20:10 22:20

1 = Does not operate 24 & 31 December.
k = Operates 15 mins later Friday
g = Operates 15 mins later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
x = Operates 30 mins later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON, (Aldgate), St Botolph Street, (from London)
LONDON, (Aldgate), opposite Aldgate Tube Station, (to London)
LONDON, (Stratford), Bus Station, (from London)
LONDON, (Stratford), Broadway, (to London)
NORWICH, (Thickthorn), Park & Ride, Lower Shelter
NORWICH, (UEA - University of East Anglia), Chancellor’s Drive, Lay-by at Zicer Building
NORWICH, (Eaton), Newmarket Road, junction Lime Tree Road
NORWICH, Bus Station, Surrey Street

Prices for online tickets

London to Norwich by National Express
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online Booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Norwich (Standard)
£14.20 £24.10 £11.40 £19.30 £7.10 £12.05
London to Norwich
Norwich to London (Standard) £14.20 £24.10 £11.40 £19.30 £7.10 £12.05 Norwich to London
London to Norwich (APEX/Funfare) from £6 one way from £6 one way from £6 one way London to Norwich
Norwich to London (APEX/Funfare) from £6 one way from £6 one way from £6 one way Norwich to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

Timetables and fares...

London to Norwich by Megabus

Megabus service number MB16
MB16 MB16 MB16
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 12:00 15:00 20:00 23:00
NORWICH, (UEA) Arr. 14:40 17:40 22:40 1:40
NORWICH, Bus Station, Surrey Street Arr. 14:55 17:55 22:55 1:55

Norwich to London by Megabus

Megabus service number MB16 MB16 MB16 MB16
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily
NORWICH, Bus Station, Surrey Street Dep. 7:00^ 9:20 15:40 18:30
NORWICH, (UEA) Dep. 7:15^ 9:35 15:45 18:45
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 10:20 12:20 18:45 21:30

^ = 20mins later Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
NORWICH, (UEA - University of East Anglia)
NORWICH, Bus Station, Surrey Street

Prices for online tickets

London to Norwich by Megabus
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Norwich
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Norwich
Norwich to London from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Norwich to London

Printable timetables, frequency, travel times and fares for coach services between London and Norwich

Route Carrier Frequency Travel time Timetable Online prices Bookings
London to Norwich National Express 9 per day approx 3:15 stops & times from £6
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Norwich to London National Express 9 per day approx 3:15 stops & times from £6 Book now
London to Norwich Megabus 4 per day approx 3:15 stops & times from £1+50p Book now
Norwich to London Megabus 4 per day approx 3:15 stops & times from £1+50p Book now

How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Norwich?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Norwich are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

The National Express’ coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.

Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger.  Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you.

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Norwich. Trains & airlines services within the UK.

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Norwich or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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