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Whether you’re on holiday, enjoying a weekend break or you live here all year round, the Norfolk & North Suffolk area has loads to see and do, whatever your age and interests or whatever the weather or time of year.

And what better way to enjoy a great day out than to go by bus with a great value Explorer Ticket from First Eastern Counties. 

We run more buses to more places than any other operator in the area, and most of our services are very frequent too...some run as often as every 7 minutes during the daytime - and there’s a bus up to every 15 minutes between the city and the east coast all year round.   

What's more, you'll save money too with our tickets often working out cheaper than the equivalent day-out costs of fuel plus parking...

Below you'll find a link to download a copy of our 'Explore' map [PDF] showing our network of bus services that are most useful for a day out, plus some ideas for walks & pubs you can get to by bus.

Download a copy of our 'Explore' map [PDF]

Then, on the menus at the top or below you'll find our ideas for some of the best places to go and explore.  We've also included the bus routes you'll need to catch to get there....


If you want a printed copy of our map then you can grab one at our Travel Shop in Norwich City Centre (we're on Castle Meadow, next to Waterstones), from Norwich Bus Station or they're also available at a whole range of libraries, Tourist Information Centres and attractions throughout the area (while stocks last...they're very popular!)

Once you’ve decided where you’d like to go,  just head check out the 'Routes and Maps' section of our website using the menu at the top of the page to find maps,  timetables and a journey planner that will get you on your way - or you can download our free First Bus App to plan your journey, buy your ticket and find real-time bus information from your bus stop.

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Our Great Value Explorer Day Tickets...

With an Explorer Day Ticket you can explore anywhere on our Explore map, all day with unlimited travel on all our buses in Norwich and all along the east coast:

  buy on app or
on bus
Adult £10
Young Person (5-19) £7.50
High5 - up to 5 people (max 2 adults) £14

Or if you're not travelling quite as far, you can always buy a day ticket for either our Norwich Zone or our Coastal Zone:

Norwich Zone Day Ticket

From Acle, Worlingham/Beccles or Halesworth to Norwich and all over the city

  on app or
on bus
Adult £6
Young Person £4.50
High5 Group £11

Coastal Zone Day Ticket

Valid on all of our buses in Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft and along the East Coast - from Martham in the North, to Southwold in the South and inland as far as Acle, Beccles or Bungay.

  on app or
on bus
Adult £8
Young Person £6
High5 Group £12

Find out how far your ticket can take here to see our printable PDF zone maps

You can get all of the tickets above as an mTicket on our FREE First Bus App so you can buy before you leave the house.  Or you can pay the driver of the first bus you travel on using contactless or even good old-fashioned cash.

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And if you want to your money to go even further when you’re heading out with family or friends, ask your driver for a High5 Group ticket for unlimited travel, all day for up to 5 people (with a maximum of two adults aged 20+).  As well as being a great way of taking the kids on an adventure, a High5 ticket is ideal for groups of teenagers who want to get out and about for less without relying on the taxi of Mum and Dad.