Oulton Broad Transport Information
Oulton Broad is connected with Lowestoft, and it can be difficult to know where one ends and one begins, so getting to Oulton Broad can be tricky, especially if you’re not a local. With this in mind, we’ve come up with this handy guide, featuring all the bus services to Oulton Broad, trains to Oulton Broad, the main roads in and out of Oulton Broad and details on local air travel.
The two main roads into Oulton Broad are the A1117 which leads from Lowestoft and the A146 which leads to Norwich. If driving from London along the A12, take the A1117 at the Bloodmoor Road roundabout, and you’ll know you’re in Oulton Broad when you see the Wherry Hotel and the Marina. If you haven’t driven from London to Oulton Broad before, keep a close eye out for signs for the A12 as you approach Ipswich – for those unfamiliar with the road it can be easy to accidentally end up on the A14, which takes you towards Cambridge.
Getting to Oulton Broad by bus is easy. Most buses stop at Oulton Broad North Train Station, and many of Lowestoft’s bus services run through Oulton Broad, allowing you to travel from Yarmouth, Beccles, Kings Lynn, Norwich and Peterborough, as well as from many villages such as Marham, Hopton-on-Sea, Scratby and Caister. Bus timetable information can be found at the First Bus website.
Direct trains are available to Oulton Broad North from Ipswich and Norwich, while trains from London Liverpool Street to Lowestoft, with a change at Norwich, run every hour and arrive in Oulton Broad 2 minutes before arriving in Lowestoft. Up-to-date timetable information can be found at the National Rail website.
Norwich Airport is 35 miles from Oulton Broad, and there are bus, train and taxi services available that can get you there if you don’t have your own transport. As the airport is on the opposite side of Norwich from the rail station, allow yourself an extra hour to cross the city.