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Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

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Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

What is the best/fastest way to get to Norwich from Heathrow airport? Arriving on a Sunday at 6:25 am.

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1. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

Without knowing the date you plan to travel and what you might consider 'best', have a look at the National Express coach service for the longish trek to Norwich. Alternately, take the Underground to London LIverpool Street station and the train from there.

If you'd like more advice please let us know much more - date you plan to travel, number of adults and children in your party, your willingness to wrangle your luggage on the Underground and train and whether you plan to return to London from Norwich and if so on what date.

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2. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

Don't know where you are coming from but for future reference the easiest way to reach Norwich from "Somewhere Else A Long Way Away" is to fly via Amsterdam to Norwich rather than fly into London then train.

If you are flying intra-Europe then flying into Stansted is by far the best option as you can then get trains to Norwich via Ely

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Note also that there are extensive engineering works on the main line to Norwich from London, especially Sats-Suns.

Awaiting more details to advise better

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4. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

Yes as suggested, please research the Amsterdam to Norwich route.

The coach journey from Heathrow to Norwich is long and slow, so doesn't fit the criteria of best/fastest. Nor will the train ans the engineering works on a Sunday will involve part coach or diversion options with lots of changes and delay.

Otherwise, if are booked and committed, the best and fastest option is to book a car and driver. We can help suggest some if you're interested.

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5. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

reference Alanrow Post2

KLM do a lot of flights via Amsterdam to lots of different UK airports.

If booked with airline then it's protected,your luggage will meet you at your destination.

Far better than a train journey in my opinion

Where are you coming from?

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6. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

0625 arrival sounds like long-haul... so AMS-NWI would probably have been an option, but I suspect the OP has already booked.

Stansted is unlikely to be an option because it has neither long-haul flights, nor anything that connects with long-haul flights (KLM used to fly there but abandoned the route in 2002)

London City would have been another reasonable option, with a relatively easy train journey via Stratford.

And yes, the train journey on a Sunday is likely to be affected by engineering work. Some of the recent work has now finished - there is a clear run to Colchester/Ipswich at the moment, but I don't know what the situation is further up the line. Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for the latest.

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7. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

Have just checked re Sunday engineering work - clear to Ipswich (which I already knew), rail replacement service (= bus) from there.

National Express has a coach departing Heathrow at 0905 on Sundays (there is nothing earlier that the OP could make), journey time 4 hours 20. Not sure which is the "less bad" option, they both sound as bad as each other.

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Arriving on May 7th at 6:25 am; 3 adults. Wanted to fly into Amsterdam but not enough time between connecting flights so had to fly into Heathrow.

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9. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

When you say "not enough time between connecting flights" - how long would the connection have been?

Also, what's your departure point? This is relevant because if it's anywhere in the EU or in the USA then you don't have to re-clear security at AMS, so connections are very quick.

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10. Re: Heathrow Airport to Norwich, UK

AMS is a very efficient airport for KLM connections, which can be scheduled for as little as 50 minutes.

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