Journey planner

Keep getting around for £2 this Spring, with First Eastern Counties!

There are plenty of amazing sights to see and new memories to make, lots of evenings out with old friends and funny selfies to take, from pub quizzes with mates to that special first date, with places to explore and cocktails to pour... because when travel costs less, you can do a whole lot more.

And all single fares are £2 or less making it even cheaper to get out and explore by bus*

It's really easy to take advantage of these great discounted single fares - simply buy yours on the bus with contactless or cash...just tell the driver where you're travelling to and they'll do the rest. 

And if you're going there and back, if the journey you're making has return tickets available** you'll be able to buy one on the bus for a maximum of £4, so you won't need to buy a separate ticket for your second journey. 

Or you could buy a 10-trip ticket on the First Bus App, and pay just £20 for any ten single journeys anytime over the next 28 days from purchase.

In areas where day tickets are used for more than one journey*** then these will stay at their current great value prices for unlimited travel for the whole day in your chosen zone.  And you'll still be able to make seriously big savings when you go as a group, with our High5 tickets for unlimited travel for up to 5 people.  Find all the details of these below.


Let us get you where you need to be, with great value fares all across Norfolk & Suffolk...

Check out the best deals for the area you travel in below, or use our fares finder to check out our full set of fares for each of our Fare Zones - you can find a map for those here too.

Norwich - our Norwich Zone

  • Head out with the family all over the city and as far afield as Acle, Beccles, Bungay or Dereham, for as little as £2 each for a whole day's unlimited travel with a High5 group ticket* for just £8.30
  • Or if you're travelling solo, adults pay just £6 a day for the whole Norwich zone (£4 5-19s), or just £5 for unlimited shorter trips within the Norwich Inner Zone (£3.70 5-19s, or £6.80 High5 group).

Norfolk & North Suffolk coast - our Coastal Zone

  • Head out with the family all along the coast from Martham to Southwold, and inland as far as Beccles, Bungay or Acle for as little as £1.80 each for a whole day's unlimited travel with a High5 group ticket* for just £9.
  • And if you're travelling solo, adults pay just £7 a day for the whole Coastal zone (£5.50 5-19s), or just £5 for unlimited trips within either the Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft town zones (£3.70 5-19s).

Norwich and the Norfolk & North Suffolk coast - our Explorer Zone

  • Head out with the family all over the city and all along the coast, for as little as £2.10 each for a whole day's unlimited travel with a High5 group ticket* for just £10.50.  Our Coastlink buses run between the coast and the city up to every 15 minutes, seven days a week.
  • Or if you're travelling solo, adults pay just £8 a day, with a young person (5-19) ticket costing just £6.

Find some great ideas for days out by bus in Norfolk & North Suffolk lower down the page...

Download the First Bus App for busloads of helpful tools - plan your adventure with our Journey Planner, track your bus live on a map, or buy your bus ticket before you travel.

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Head over to our 'Routes and maps' section to find bus times, maps and even more details of our best value fares for your journey or head to our timetables page for PDF downloads of all of our bus times so you can make a start planning your great value day out by bus.


Ipswich - our Ipswich zone

  • Head out with the family all across Ipswich, and as far as Martlesham, Woodbridge & Melton or Gt Blakenham, for as little as £2 each for a whole day's unlimited travel with a High5 group ticket* for just £10.
  • Or if you're travelling solo, adults pay just £5.50 a day with a young person (5-19) ticket costing just £4.

Ipswich & the Suffolk Coast - our Suffolk Coastal Zone

  • Whether you're heading into town from Felixstowe, The Trimleys or even Aldeburgh, Leiston or Saxmundham, you can travel all day with the whole family for as little as £2.60 each with a High5 group ticket* for just £13.
  • Or if you're travelling solo, adults pay just £7 a day with a young person (5-19) ticket costing just £5.50.

Ipswich & Stowmarket - our Stowmarket Zone

  • When you're heading into town from Stowmarket or Needham Market, you can travel all day with the whole family for as little as £2.20 each with a High5 group ticket* for just £11.
  • Or if you're travelling solo, adults pay just £6 a day with a young person (5-19) ticket costing just £4.50.

Find some great ideas for days out by bus in Ipswich & South Suffolk lower down the page...

Download the First Bus App for busloads of helpful tools - plan your adventure with our Journey Planner, track your bus live on a map, or buy your bus ticket before you travel.

Apple store travel app link Android store travel app link

Head over to our 'Routes and maps' section to find bus times, maps and even more details of our best value fares for your journey or head to our timetables page for PDF downloads of all of our bus times so you can make a start planning your great value day out by bus.


Looking to discover something new?

When you're paying less for travel, you'll have more money to enjoy some great times all across Norfolk & Suffolk, no matter where and when you're heading out.

Heading out in Norfolk & North Suffolk

If you're travelling across Norwich, Norfolk or North Suffolk, then you'll find tonnes of things to do, as well as full information on the buses you'll need to get there, on our Explore Map, with our great online version available here.

Or if you're looking for even more ideas, then check out some of our favourite websites for ideas of places to go and things to see, lots of which are free too!

Visit Norwich - visitnorwich.co.uk

Norwich Market - visitnorwich.co.uk

Visit Norfolk's best things to do in Norwich - visitnorfolk.co.uk

Days out with the kids in Norwich - daysoutwiththekids.co.uk

Free things to do in Norwich - norfolklocalguide.co.uk

 

Heading out in Ipswich & South Suffolk

If you're travelling around Ipswich or South Suffolk, then we've curated a collection of some great websites for ideas of places to go and things to see, lots of which are free too:

All about Ipswich - allaboutipswich.com

15 Best things to do in Ipswich - thecrazytourist.com

Days out with the kids in Ipswich - daysoutwiththekids.co.uk

Discover Felixstowe - visitfelixstowe.org.uk

The Suffolk Coast - Felixstowe - thesuffolkcoast.co.uk

Visit Leiston - visit-leiston.co.uk

Please note:  All of the above websites and listings are provided by external companies and organisations and are provided as a means of reference only.  First Eastern Counties cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of any information that they may contain.


*Terms & Conditions for £2 Single Fares scheme:

  • The £2 single fare is available on any regular bus route operated by First Eastern Counties Buses (find a list of those here).  It is not valid on Costessey Park & Ride services 510 & 511 or on any school/college services (find a list of those here).
  • £2 single fares are available at all times of the day, seven days a week.
  • £2 maximum single fares applies equally to Adult and Young Person tickets.  Where tickets are normally priced at under £2, these will continue to be sold at their current prices.
  • £4 maximum day return tickets are available on certain services**
  • Payment can be made on bus via Contactless, Apple Pay, Google Pay or cash.
  • Passengers must state their destination to the driver at the time of boarding so the correct ticket can be issued.
  • You can buy a 10-trip ticket for £20 on the First Bus App wherever these are currently priced at over £20 (note: all 10 single journeys must be used within 28 days of purchase).  

** Return tickets are available on Ipswich Reds services and for certain longer journeys on Coastlink, Coastal Clipper and excel services.

*** Day tickets are used for more than one journey on Network Norwich, Coastal Reds and Ipswich Park & Ride services, as well as for certain shorter journeys within urban zones on Coastlink, Coastal Clipper and excel services.