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Norwich Airport Parking

You can save a great deal on parking at Norwich Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking. We can arrange off-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners Drop & Go Bronze Service, Drop & Go Silver Service and Drop & Go Meet & Greet.

Drop & Go provide a Meet & Greet service with added extras included in their Bronze and Silver packages. All services offer secure parking and the convenience of dropping your car off at the airport. Their secure car park is located 1 mile away.

Norwich Airport is situated 3 miles north of Norwich city centre and is easily accessible by car. The airport can be found on the A140 – Norwich to Cromer Road.

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Parking Services at Norwich Airport

At Norwich Airport, Purple Parking offers Meet & Greet services operated by:

With the Meet & Greet services, just drive yourself to Norwich Airport where you will be met by a chauffeur from Drop & Go Parking. The chauffeur will collect your vehicle and take it to a secure car park nearby, where it will stay for the duration of your trip. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you once you have cleared the airport terminal. If you choose the Bronze Service your vehicle will receive a courtesy car wash, dry and window polish. The Silver Service includes a car wash and dry, interior vacuum, Dashboard and vinyl clean and windows cleaned.

Facilities at Norwich Airport

Transport Facilities - Norwich International Airport has two car parks offering short and long term parking. Purple Parking can arrange airport parking for Norwich Airport with our parking partners located less than two miles away from the airport. They operate an efficient and competitively priced Meet and Greet service. The closest rail station to the airport is Norwich which is located in the city centre and is a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport. National Express East Anglia (formerly 'One') run services to Norwich from London Liverpool Street with links to services across the country.

First Eastern Counties Buses offer 1 service to Norwich International Airport. The number 27 runs from the the city centre to the airport on Sundays and Public Holidays only. The number 27 also runs Monday - Saturday but does not stop at the airport. The closest stop is located in Hellesdon which is within walking distance of the airport.

Norwich Airport Taxis are the dedicated taxi service operating on-site at Norwich International Airport. The taxi rank is located adjacent to the main terminal building. The taxis provide services both to and from the airport.

Airport provides a small range of facilities for business and leisure travellers including disabled passengers.

Business Facilities - The Multiyork Executive Lounge at Norwich International Airport offers a wide range of complimentary beverages, snacks, newspapers, internet access and a Duty Free ‘personal shopper’ service. There are also internet desks located in the terminal and wireless internet access is also available.

Leisure Facilities - Norwich Airport’s terminal has a small range of shopping and eating facilities. There are also foreign currency exchange facilities, telephones, toilets and trolleys available throught the terminal.

Facilities For Disabled Passengers There are waiting areas available throughout the terminal building. There are also fully equipped disabled toilets located throughout the terminal building. Disabled parking spaces are located in the short stay car park, which is located close to the passenger terminal.

If you require wheelchair assistance or help with your luggage from the disabled parking spaces, you should contact the PRM staff at the help desk or call them on 01603 420672 or 07525 736154. Assistance can be booked prior to your arrival via these telephone numbers or by email to Alternatively, report to the Information Desk located in the main check in hall. If you need to borrow a wheelchair whilst at the airport, please contact the PRM desk located in the main check-in hall. These are available free of charge, subject to availability.

Norwich Airport has a range of modern equipment to help you board the aircraft quickly and efficiently. They will discuss individual requirements with you and arrange the most appropriate type of help. Public telephones are available throughout the terminal building. A local free information point telephone is available in the arrivals area and this provides connections to airport services, travel services, local hotels and local information.

Norwich Airport can only accept assistance dogs on outbound flights who comply with the Pets Travel scheme (PETS). It is not an approved airport for assistance dogs travelling inbound.

About Norwich Airport

  • Norwich International Airport is the UK's twenty-fifth busiest in terms of numbers of flights. It is located about 4 miles north of Norwich's city centre.
  • In 2009, Norwich International Airport handled more than 430,000 passengers.
  • Besides commercial flights, charter operators also conduct services out of Norwich to holiday destinations, flying crews to North Sea gas rigs and offering executive, private aircraft and helicopter charter flights.
  • There are 4 airlines operating scheduled direct services from Norwich International Airport to 8 destinations within the UK and Western Europe.


The History of Norwich Airport

Norwich’s first airport was built on a former First World War aerodrome at Mousehold Heath under what is now a housing estate. The site closed during the early years of the Second World War.

Norwich Airport’s current site, which was known as RAF Horsham St Faith officially opened on 1st June 1940 as a bomber station. In September 1942 Horsham St. Faith was made available to the United States Army Air Force and was used by the USAAF until July 1945.

The airfield was transferred back to RAF Fighter Command on 10th July 1945 and remained a front-line RAF station for many years, and its squadrons participated in many post-war exercises. The station was deactivated on 1 August 1963.

The RAF left Horsham on 24 March 1967. Over the following two years the major part of the airfield and buildings were sold to Norwich City and Norfolk County Council. Norwich Airport Ltd under ownership of the County and City Councils developed the modern day Norwich International Airport. Most of the World War II buildings used by the United States Army Air Force still remain, but have been converted for a variety of purposes.

Adjacent to the airport terminal building opened in 1988 there is a memorial display relating to the USAAF, consisting of photographs, paintings, and a plaque commemorating the American use of the airfield.

In March 2004, the City and County Councils sold 80.1% of Norwich Airport Ltd to Omniport whilst retaining the further 19.9%. Omniport has also acquired 100% of Norwich Airport Travel Ltd. Since the sale to Omniport the airport has become one of the UK hubs for budget carrier Flybe and the number of flights and destinations served have rapidly increased. In 2005 a £3.5M terminal expansion programme began.