Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Norwich Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
extremely cheap to fly from and cute in size – Budgie the Helicopter would choose this place as its home. – Jemima
NWI Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Norwich International Airport.
What to Expect
Norwich Airport (code: NWI) has a small, modern terminal that handles regional and seasonal routes. Travellers describe frequent flight delays and question the purpose of the £10 development fee levied on departing passengers. Facilities are limited to two cafes, a pub, and duty-free and convenience shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
This airport closes nightly, as early as 9:30PM most days, so camping out here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are within walking distance. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Norwich Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Premier Inn Norwich Airport – (5 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Holiday Inn Norwich North – (8 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Norwich Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes Norwich Airport Executive Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes.
Free WiFi is available at Norwich Airport. Connect to the “EE Wi-Fi” network.
Internet stations are also available in the Departure Lounge (Airside).
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. British Pounds and Euros are dispensed. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, check-in area Airside, departure lounge.
Currency Exchange – ICE – Location: Landside. Hours: 5:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 5:00AM – 3:30PM (Sat) • 7:00AM – 3:00PM (Sun).
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available and you will also find WHSmith available both Landside and Airside.
Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: £3.00. Book on-line.
Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food / beverage concessions. The following options are available at the airport: Costa Coffee (Landside) • Café Oasis (Airside) • The Navigator (Airside).
Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found near the check-in desks.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Landside, across from Check-In Desks.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking – There is no smoking inside the terminal. You can find a shelter in front of the terminal.
The airport is open 4:00AM – 9:30PM (Mon, Thurs, Fri) • 4:00AM – 10:00PM (Tues, Sat) • 4:00AM – 11:00PM (Wed, Sun).
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Airport Park & Ride buses offer frequent service between the airport terminal and Park & Ride locations in the city center. For local bus services, the two nearest stops to the airport are on Cromer Road (Hellesdon (Tesco express stop)) and Denis Road, both within 8 – 10 minutes walk from the terminal. Service is not available on Sunday.
The following car rental agencies offer services onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz.
Norwich Airport Taxis is the official taxi service provider for the airport, and the only taxi company authorized to pick up and drop off passengers directly outside of the terminal. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, and can be pre-booked online or hired at the taxi rank in front of the terminal.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.