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Why hire a car in Norwich?

Situated 118 miles northeast of London, in East Anglia, Norwich is a county town in Norfolk, found by the Romans. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west and northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and Suffolk to the south and the North Sea in the north and east.

A car hire in Norwich will allow you to explore the sights along the North Sea coast as well as the stunning Norfolk countryside.

How to get to and around Norwich?

Travellers flying to Norwich will arrive at Norwich International Airport, north of the town. From there you can pick up your hire car and access the A140 highway.

A scenic drive 22 miles to the east (37 minutes) via the A47 will take you to Great Yarmouth on the North Sea coast or Lowestoft further south (51 minutes).

In a little over an hour travelling south via the A140, you will reach Ipswich, one of England’s oldest towns and, via the A11, the historic market town of Bury St. Edmunds, with easy access from there to Cambridge.

What brands are available?

Car hire at Norwich International Airport is available from:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar (open 24hs)
  • Hertz
  • Keddy By Europcar

Must-sees within an easy drive of Norwich

Nature lovers mustn’t miss the Broads National Park, 18 miles east of Norwich (approx. a 35-minute drive). It’s worth a day trip in any season, with its beautiful lakes, waterways and rich wildlife. Go walking, cycling, boating or take a river cruise. There are plenty of good pubs on the way too.

For a time travel experience back to Roman times, visit Burgh Castle (approx. a 40-minute drive) in Great Yarmouth to see the fort’s original walls intact from 300AD and enjoy its magnificent views. There is free entry and parking, and wheelchair access is available.

Felbrigg Hall, an elegant 17th century country house 50 minutes north of Norwich, is known for its Jacobean architecture and Georgian interiors as well as the stunning walled garden with its delightful nurseries and orchards. Travellers with young children will appreciate the entertainment options provided by Pettitts Animal Adventure Park in Reedham, a 35-minute eastward drive from Norwich. The park offers a mixture of rides, events and animals, some of which for petting and feeding. It is closed part of the year, so check opening times before visiting.

Tips and tricks for driving in the UK

Most UK car rentals companies provide vehicles with a manual shift gear. If you cannot operate one, make sure you ask for automatic transmission when making your reservation for car hire in Norwich.

The driver’s seat in British cars is on the right side, and you must drive on the left side of the road. Always carry your driver’s licence and the vehicle’s insurance papers with you.

The speed limit on British motorways is USAually 70mph. In country roads this can go down to 40 to 50mph and 20mph or lower in residential areas and city centres. A speed camera sign means there is one within 200 yards.

Ready to plan your Norwich city break?

To start organising your trip to Norwich and other parts of the UK, check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best Norwich car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.

Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

FAQs for car hire in Norwich

What’s the best price car rental in Norwich?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £55 in Norwich.

What’s the average car rental price in Norwich?

On average, car rentals in Norwich are £57.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Norwich?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Norwich?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.