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Travel and Accommodation Information

Travel to the John Innes Conference Centre

By Car
From London take the M11/A11 north, just outside Norwich take the A47 (Southern Bypass) in the direction of Swaffham.  The Norwich Research Park (and University) is sign-posted off at the next exit (B1108).  Follow the B1108 towards Norwich, and turn right at the traffic light junction with the Norwich Research Park (also sign-posted to the hospital). 

If you are driving from the North or the Midlands, you can use the A47 via King's Lynn, or the  A14 as far as Newmarket and then take the A11 to Norwich.  If you are using a SatNav the postcode is NR4 7UA.

Parking will be provided in the John Innes Centre main car park (NR4 7UH), adjacent to the conference centre.  Registered delegates will be e-mailed with date specific parking permits in the week prior to the event.  All delegates are required to show this permit in their vehicle between 0800hrs – 1800hrs. We will have a quantity of spares on the day but all users are encouraged to come prepared. Failure to show the correct pass may result in a £100 fine.

By Train or Bus

Norwich train station is located in the City of Norwich about 4 miles from the John Innes Conference Centre, and there are excellent bus links to the Research Park. The 'First' Buses Blue Line, Numbers 26 and 26A run from Norwich Railway Station, through the City and then to the Research Park.  A bus route is available here and a detailed timetable here (NB:  The John Innes Conference Centre stop is before the Hospital).

There is also a taxi rank just outside the railway station.


There is a wealth of excellent accommodation in and around Norwich and the Visit Norwich website has an extensive list. 


The University of East Anglia offers reasonably priced accommodation in Broadview Lodge

There is a Premier Inn within a mile of the venue (adjacent to the Norfolk Showground) but please be aware that public transport to this hotel is limited and therefore it is not recommended unless you are travelling by car. 

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding travel or accommodation and we will endeavour to assist you.