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Directions for landlubbers - how to get to the Maritime Festival

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It's easy to get to Great Yarmouth's Maritime Festival whether you're coming by boat, train, bus or car.

By Car

Great Yarmouth is easily accessible by road. The A47 is a direct route from Norwich or King's Lynn and the A47 (formerly the A12) provides a direct link to Lowestoft, Ipswich and Colchester.

If you're using a SATNAV, Great Yarmouth's Maritime Festival is on South Quay near NR30 2QF.

On arrival from whatever direction, RAC signs will guide you to the Maritime Festival site. There is no car parking on site, so download our map to find a long stay (blue) or short stay (red) car park or programme a specific car park postcode into your SATNAV. Limited free on-street car parking is also available, but watch out for residents' only bays.

Spaces for blue badge holders are available at car parks at Stonecutter's Way, MiddleGate and King Street.

By Bus

If you'd rather catch the bus, the X1 by First Buses provides a fast direct service from Norwich and Lowestoft, arriving in Great Yarmouth at Market Gates, a short 5 minute walk from South Quay. A number of bus operators provide a range of local services to towns and villages around Great Yarmouth. Call 01493 846346 for more information.

By Rail

Great Yarmouth station is just 5 minutes' walk from South Quay and has a regular service to Norwich via Acle, Blofield and Brundall on The Wherry Line.

At Norwich you'll find local interconnecting services from Lowestoft, Sheringham and Cromer via Wroxham and intercity services to London Liverpool Street and services from the Midlands.

By Boat

Great Yarmouth is at the confluence of the Rivers Bure, Waveney and Yare and has a Yacht Station run by the Broads Authority just 10 minutes' walk away from South Quay.


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