Please see the information below for details on how to get to West Lexham by public transport and under your own steam. Before you set off download our Welcome Pack which will give you all the information you need to get here and enjoy your stay.
West Lexham Education Centre
West Lexham is situated in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. It is close to rail and coach stops, and we strongly recommend coming here by public transport rather than driving, as there are plenty of easy links.
Please support us to minimise our environmental impact by planning your journey using public transport or cycling if possible. In the future we will offer a zero-carbon minibus service but this is a work in progress!
We recommend traveling by train to Kings Lynn or Norwich and then taking a bus to Swaffham (see details below). From there we can sometimes arrange group pick ups or you can cycle to West Lexham from Swaffham in under half an hour. There are also local cab companies listed below.
The X1 bus goes from Norwich and Kings Lynn to Swaffham which is the nearest town. Timetables can be found here and change seasonally so check before you set off.
There is 1 coach each day from London Victoria Coach station. It departs at 14.30 and arrives in Swaffham at 17.30. You will need to check times for this as they change with the seasons.
WEEKDAYS – Return on weekdays is simple – trains depart every half hour until10.46, then hourly at approx.30 minutes past the hour until 22.30.
WEEKENDS – Trains on weekends depart at 45 minutes past each hour from London to Downham market and 41 minutes past each hour from Downham Market to London. Weekend travel can be subject to engineering work, and sometimes buses are used on journeys between stations.
Taxis are available from Swaffham and Downham Market to West Lexham, try;
Viking Rose – 01760 339 499
Barry’s Cars – 01366 385 888
PJ Taxis – 01366 385904
To get from Stansted Airport you take a train to Bishops Stortford, change to a train for Cambridge, and change at Cambridge for a train to Downham Market.
Do check www.transportdirect.info for up to date travel information.
From London – Take M11, then A11/A14/A11. Leave A11 at junction signposted Norwich, Thetford. Take A1065 signposted Swaffham. (See map below for how to avoid rush hour at Brandon) At Swaffham continue on A1065 signposted Cromer. Pass by turns for Castle Acre. Take next right turn after right turm approximately 5 miles out of Swaffham, signposted West Lexham.
From West Country – Take M5 then M4 towards London. Then M25 towards Watford and continue on M25 to M11 junction. Take M11 then A11 etc (as London)
From Preston – Head for the M62 eastbound towards Leeds, then take the A1(M) South. Continue as instructions from York.
From York and North East – Head for A1(M) South. Continue on A1(M)/A1 to Sleaford junction. Take A17 towards Sleaford and continue on A17 towards Kings Lynn, then A47 east. Continue along A47 towards Norwich until turnoff signposted A1065 Cromer. Follow A1065 for approx 5 miles & West Lexham is signposted to right.