Norwich Airport car hire

Hire a car from Norwich Airport

Norwich International Airport is located 4 miles north of Norwich city centre in East Anglia, serving over 400,000 passengers each year with flights to over 30 direct destinations. The airport levies a Passenger Facility Fee of £10 per traveller over 15 years of age.

Norwich – the county town of Norfolk was once (in the 11th Century) the second-largest city in England and voted the greenest UK city in 2006. Famous as the home of Coleman’s Mustard and Norwich Union (now Aviva) Insurance, it is a thriving commercial centre and one of the top shopping destinations in the South East. Norwich Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in England. Of particular note, Norwich has a wealth of historical architecture (no less than 31 churches within the city boundaries, despite having one of the highest percentage of people stating “no religion” in England), including the magnificent medieval period cathedral and the 12th Century castle. There is also Elm Hill, one of the UK’s great fully-intact medieval streets.

By car - Norwich International Airport is just off the A140. Take the A47 towards Norwich, then take the A140 and follow signs to the airport.

Airport facilities - Information desk, Bureau de Change, executive lounge, disabled toilets throughout, assistance to board if required, baby changing facilities and nursing mother's room, shopping with gifts, accessories, magazines, books and confectionary, Duty Free shopping in departures area, a restaurant serving hot and cold meals, pub, café and bar.

Hotels - the Hilton Norwich is close to the airport providing a convenient stay for before or after a flight, offering business facilities, a pool and health club, bar and restaurant. Further accommodation is available in the city.

Norwich Airport car rental information

There are three car hire providers in the arrivals’ hall at Norwich airport, with cars available from the dedicated car rental car park in front of the Terminal. You may be able to contract with a meet and greet service, but this can be more costly.

However, the three providers at the airport present a good range of vehicle between them, including small vehicles and luxury cars, with many variations in between. Even eco-friendly, disable- adapted and one-way hire are available, and people carriers, minibuses and vans for hire may also be available from some of the operators. However, it is best to check in advance if you require a particular vehicle.

Child seats (statutory for the under 12’s unless taller than 135cm), satellite navigation and disabled driver controlled cars can also be organised in advance.

You may find it useful to familiarise yourself with the vehicle if it is a dissimilar make to your car at home, especially if you live in a country that drives on the right. You will find it very different to join roads from the left and negotiate roundabouts clockwise allowing right of way to cars already on it. Do ask your rental representative to explain anything you are unsure of.

If you can’t book your car in advance, you will always be able to arrange a car at the airport, but you may not qualify for any advance rental offers and you will have to spend time completing the paperwork at the rental desk or in the rental office. Don’t forget your credit/ debit card, a form of ID and most importantly, your complete driving licence. Then check any outputted paperwork before you sign. You can also book my telephone (beware of 08 numbers if using a mobile as these are charged at a premium rate) and you may even be able to use their free, dedicated app on your smartphone.