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Arriving and Departing Norwich
Norwich is located in Southeastern Connecticut and is about 40 miles southeast of Hartford, 54 miles southwest of Providence, 56 miles east of New Haven, 13 miles north of New London, 103 miles southwest of Boston and 140 miles east of New York City.
By Car: Route 2 runs from Norwich by Backus Hospital to East Hartford where it intersects with I-84, route 2 connects Norwich with the Hartford Metro area. I -395/ Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike intersects with Route 2 and begins just before New London where it starts off of I-95 and continues north till it intersects with the Mass Pike/ I-90 in Auburn, MA.
By Plane: Norwich is not home to an international airport but there are numerous airports within that the CT-RI area that serve Norwich. Groton-New London Airport is 18.5 miles south of Norwich (To get to Norwich from airport take I-95 South towards New London & New Haven to Exit 84-South-North-East for CT-Route 32, take Route 32 to I-395/ Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike to Exit 80E for CT Route 82 towards Downtown Norwich) Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT is 54 miles northwest of Norwich (To get to from airport to Norwich take I-91S to Hartford then merge on I-84E and take Exit 55 for Route 2 towards Norwich & New London, follow Route 2 to Norwich), Theordore Francis Green State Airport in Warwick, RI is 51 miles northeast of Norwich (To get from airport to Norwich take I-95S to exit 92 towards Route 2 - Pawtucket/ North Stonington, merge onto CT-617 and then onto Route 2West to Norwich)
Although Norwich is very easy to drive around the Southeast Area Transit (SEAT) offers low cost bus transportation around Norwich, to surrounding towns and to transfer stations for locations out of the area. If you see one of these buses in Norwich they can be simply flagged down. Schedules and more information can be gathered by calling SEAT at (860)886-2631
The downtown area is surrounded by the Thames River on one side and so is a fairly condensed area of town that features on street parking spaces and is very easy to walk around. Norwich is easy to drive around and so is downtown but if you are planning on exploring downtown your best bet is to find a space and walk around. If you are planning on visiting areas outside of downtown such as Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, New London, Mystic, etc. the best bet is to drive. All streets with the exception of some in Downtown Norwich are two way, right on red at a light is allowed unless otherwise noted and speed limits vary from city streets to the highways.