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Car hire at Norwich Airport

Car hire at Norwich Airport

Norwich Airport (NWI) is an international hub in Norfolk, England, which serves its namesake city and the wider area. With your hire car, you’ll be able to explore all that Norwich and the Norfolk countryside have to offer. The city is located just 15 minutes from the airport and can be reached via the A1402 and A140 roads with ease.

What I need to know

There are a number of Norwich Airport car rental firms to choose from, meaning you can find the best vehicle at the right price for you. Compare car hire using our site and you’ll have the added benefits of zero credit card fees, assistance 24-hours-a-day and free cancellation should your plans to visit Norwich change at any point.

Where to pick up my car

Upon arrival at Norwich Airport, you’ll find the car hire desks on the main concourse of the terminal building. Locate the one who you have booked your vehicle with and the staff will guide you through the process of picking up your car.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Exploring Norwich itself is made much easier with a hire car, allowing you to discover both the old and new elements that make it what it is. As a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) City of Literature, you’ll want to find out more about the people of words associated with Norwich. There’s also the riverside to enjoy, shopping opportunities and many other attractions.

Nearby Norwich Airport

Just three-quarters of an hour away from Norwich Airport is Great Yarmouth, where you can enjoy a traditional day at the British seaside. Slightly closer is the spa town of Buxton at just 15 minutes’ drive, where you can take in the magnificent architecture and visit a whole host of pretty gardens.

Longer drives

After collecting your car at Norwich Airport, the whole of East Anglia and even further afield is opened up to you. You could decide to drive to Lowestoft and see the animals at Africa Alive! or head for the famous university city of Cambridge. Colchester and its famous zoo are also within easy striking distance, adding to the possibilities. Even [London] isn’t too far way.

Eating and drinking

While you can enjoy all sorts of cuisines at speciality restaurants in Norwich, it would be a shame to miss out on some of the local delicacies. Among the must-try ingredients are Cromer crabs, Brancaster mussels and Stiffkey cockles, which are fantastic products of the sea. Local cheese, turkey, game and asparagus are all also worth tasting during your stay.

Things to do

There is no shortage of things to do in Norwich and the surrounding area. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a fantastic place to see many different types of art displayed in a modernist space. Having been in existence since the 11th century, Norwich Market, with its 200-plus stalls is a fantastic place to browse and pick up a few items.


It’s hard not to spot the imposing Romanesque façade of Norwich Cathedral with its tall spire, but it’s worth going inside to find out more. Take a guided tour to get insights into the building, which dates back to 1096, and the part it has played in Norwich’s history. For a taste of countryside life, check out Felbrigg Hall and its extensive estate, complete with lake and woodland.


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