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Whether you live and work on the east coast of Norfolk & Suffolk or are enjoying a great holiday or short break, there’s loads to see and do!

And what better way to get around than with Coastal Clipper!  It’s simple, great value and you can sit back and relax whilst we get you to your destination.

Coastal Clipper can take you the full length of the coastal strip, from the unspoilt, windswept beaches of Winterton to the north, past the fun-packed holiday hotspots of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, and south to the beautiful seaside town of Southwold.

And, in the summer, you can enjoy a grandstand view of the East Norfolk coast and cruise along Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile from our fleet of open top buses on Clipper Cabriolet 1C  - running every day from 2nd April to 30th September 2023. 

Find more information on our Clipper Cabriolet 1C open top service here

No matter what time of the year you're in the area there's plenty to keep you entertained along the way from coastal walks, to great attractions, lazy days on the beach or exploring the shops.

You can download our timetable guides to the Coastal Clipper routes from the links below, where we've put a detailed map of the route, showing lots of landmarks on the way, as well as some ideas of places to go and explore. 

And, of course, you can buy a great value ticket that will let you travel all along the coast as much as you like for a day, a week or longer.  You'll find information on all of these options further down the page.

You can get on board a Coastal Clipper...

1 & 1A - Martham - Hemsby - Caister - Great Yarmouth - Gorleston - Hopton - Lowestoft

Mondays to Saturdays - up to every 30 minutes
Sundays & Public Holidays - up to every hour 

Download your 1 & 1A Timetable & Route Guide here [PDF]

99 - Lowestoft - Pakefield - Kessingland - Southwold

Mondays to Saturdays - up to every 30 minutes to Kessingland and up to every hour to Southwold
Sundays & Public Holidays - around every 2 hours - all journeys operate to Southwold

Download your 99 Timetable & Route Guide here [PDF]

Some great value Coastal Clipper fares...

We sell a great range of money saving tickets for multiple days or journeys, giving you the flexibility to buy the right ticket to suit when, where and how often you travel.  You'll always find the best range of options exclusively on our FREE First Bus App and some can also be bought on board the bus with contactless or even cash...the exact fare is best!

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5-day ticket - allows 5 consecutive days unlimited travel - buy on app or on bus
Weekly ticket - allows 7 consecutive days unlimited travel - buy on app or on bus
Flexi-5 - unlimited travel for any 5 days in 14 - buy on app
10-trip ticket - valid for any 10 single journeys in 28 days - buy on app
Monthly ticket - unlimited travel for a whole month - buy on app

The best value options are shown below, but for full details you can visit the fares section of our website.

Travelling together? You'll save with a High5 ticket... 

Whether there’s two adults or a family or group of up to five people* our High5 tickets offer great value for a day out by bus.  Valid for a day’s unlimited travel in your chosen area...buy on app on on bus.  FInd out more about High5 tickets here.

Coastal Zone £12
Explorer Zone £14
Great Yarmouth Town Zone £9
Lowestoft Town Zone £9

  *maximum of 2 adults aged 20+

Get all along the east coast with a Coastal zone ticket

Valid on all our buses along the east coast and around Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.  Coastal zone tickets can also be used on our X1|X11,  X2|X21|X22 and 99A buses inland as far as Acle, Beccles or Halesworth. 

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Check out our zone maps to see how far your ticket will take you.

 

Day

5-day

Week

Flexi-5

10-trip

Month

First
Unlimited

  on app or
on bus
on app or
on bus
on app or
on bus
on app on app on app on app
Adult £7 £23 £24 £25 £25 £90 £85.50
Young Person £5.50 £16.50 £17.50 £19 £19 £70  
High5 Group £12 £40
*NEW*
available
from 22/5
to 24/9 only
        Monthly subscription ticket
- sign up online

Download a map of the Coastal Zone [PDF]

...or up to Norwich with an Explorer zone ticket

 

Day

5-day

Week

Flexi-5

10-trip

Month

First
Unlimited

  on app or
on bus
on app or
on bus
on app or
on bus
on app on app on app on app
Adult £8 £26 £28 £28 £27 £100 £95
Young Person £6 £20 £21 £21 £20 £75  
High5 Group £14           Monthly subscription ticket
- sign up online

Download a map of the Explorer Zone [PDF]

And if you're under 20 and in full time education, we offer a range of discounted Student Saver tickets.  They're ideal to get to and from school, college or sixth form and give you FREE unlimited travel in the evenings, at weekends and during some holidays too!

High5 group tickets are valid for up to 5 people travelling together, with a maximum of 2 adults (aged 20+).