Manchester to Norwich

The beating heart of Norfolk county, and home to the famous 'Canaries' football team, Norwich is a captivating East Anglian city with a vibrant culture - and is certainly deserving of its title as England's first and only UNESCO City of Literature. Norwich has also been named as the happiest city to work in the UK by The Guardian, so it's just as delightful for those visiting Norwich on business too.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Norwich to Manchester page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to Norwich, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Norwich with Flybe is easy, as the airport has a great location, excellent transport links and parking options to suit everyone. To find out more, head over to our dedicated Getting to Manchester Airport page.

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Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

We recommend you check-in online before you leave for your flight from Manchester to Norwich. However, if this is not possible, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

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Norwich Airport Arrivals (NWI)

At a glance:

  • 4 miles from city centre
    14 minutes' drive from Norwich city centre in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Buses run to/from the Terminal Norwich rail station is located in the city centre
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Cafeteria/bar and shops
    In Check-In area

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Norwich page and browse other available routes.

Visiting Norwich

No matter how brief your trip, make it a memorable one with our guide to visiting Norwich. Below you'll find our recommended hotels in Norwich, as well as the best things to see and do in the city, and where to eat, drink, and shop.

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Hotels in Norwich

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier for you to find the perfect hotels in Norwich. Whatever brings you on flights to Norwich from Manchester, you'll find a great range of accommodation to suit your requirements and your budget.

Things to see in Norwich

Whether you're visiting on business, enjoying a leisurely long weekend or catching up with friends and family, you'll find plenty of things to see in Norwich to make your trip memorable.

Norwich is a pleasure simply to walk around and admire the historic buildings, but it also has dozens of galleries, theatres and other attractions.

Flybe recommends...

Norwich Cathedral
One of the grandest complete Romanesque Cathedrals in Europe, with the second tallest spire and largest monastic cloisters, set in spectacular grounds.

Norwich Castle
A 900 year old Norman palace that is now a museum and art gallery, home to stunning collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history.

Elm Hill
A historic cobbled lane lined with delightful Tudor houses that have been preserved, as well as many antique shops, coffee houses and tea rooms.

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Bars and restaurants in Norwich

As Norwich is in the heart of a farming county, local chefs pride themselves on offering the freshest local produce on their menus for you to enjoy. Dine in style, then head to a local pub to enjoy a micro-brew - another one of Norwich's regional specialities.

Flybe recommends...

Brasted's
The winner of Norfolk Restaurant of the Year 2015, Brasted's is an elegant fine dining restaurant offering a British menu with a European twist. The perfect place to impress important guests.

Benedict's
A contemporary bistro and bar owned by TV chef Richard Bainbridge, serving locally sourced food and offering a delicious tasting menu for those special occasions.

Prime
Located above The Edith Cavell bar, Prime specialises in prime-cut steaks and grilled seafood, and all meat is served on a sizzling hot stone so you can cook it to your preference.

Getting more from your trip to Norwich

Make the most of your trip from Manchester to this beautiful part of the UK by enjoying more of what Norwich and Norfolk have to offer. Indulge in shopping in the cosmopolitan city centre, linger over a cocktail in a chic bar in one of Norwich's historic buildings, or if time allows, see Norfolk from the water with a trip on the Broads.

Flybe recommends...

Shopping in Norwich

  • Find exclusive and quirky brands in Jarrold's, Norwich's flagship independent department store
  • Browse over 200 stalls, 6 days a week at the famous Norwich market
  • Find your favourite high street and department stores at intu Chapelfield shopping centre.

Nightlife in Norwich

  • Get a taste of Norwich's quirkier side at Gonzo's Tea Room, an independent late bar-restaurant
  • Sip a locally brewed real ale or two at The Fat Cat and Canary, one of Norwich's many microbreweries
  • Catch a live theatre performance or concert at the Norwich Theatre Royal.

Beyond the city

  • Enjoy a trip on the Norfolk Broads and see one of the UK's most beautiful wetland areas up close
  • Take a walk on one of Norfolk's most picturesque sandy beaches, including Gorleston and Horsey
  • Visit Sandringham House, a Grade II listed country house on the royal Sandringham Estate.

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Doing business in Norwich

As the capital of the East Anglian region, Norwich is well equipped to welcome business travellers, and you'll soon discover why it earned the 'happiest place to work in the UK' title! You'll find many fabulous venues in which to hold that important meeting or conference, as well as an abundance of elegant hotels in which to accommodate your colleagues or guests. And as Norwich city centre is small, everything is within easy reach after your flight from Manchester.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

Whether you need to find a venue for a meeting of two people or 2000, you'll find the perfect place in Norwich. Here are a selection of Norwich's best conference venues and meeting facilities to help you make that important event a success.

Flybe recommends...

The King's Centre

  • Located in Norwich city centre, 13 minutes' drive from the airport
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Variety of conference rooms for up to 250 people, plus an auditorium for 650 people
  • 100% of net profit from events goes towards international projects to help those in poverty
  • Coffee shop and in-house catering available
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • No car parking at the venue, however there are many city centre car parks close by

The Assembly House

  • Located in Norwich city centre, 13 minutes' drive from the airport
  • Stunning Grade I listed Georgian building
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Six meeting rooms and grand ballrooms
  • Fine dining restaurant and in-house catering available
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Parking at the rear of the venue

Norwich Theatre Royal

  • Located in Norwich city centre, 12 minutes' drive from the airport
  • Renovated art deco theatre with contemporary facilities
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Several flexible function rooms available
  • Restaurant, bar and in-house catering available
  • WiFi throughout
  • No car parking at the theatre, however there are many city centre car parks close by.

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