you can catch a red line bus... red text

along Dereham Road (from Larkman Lane) or Plumstead Road
up to every 10 minutes     Monday to Friday daytimes
up to every 15 minutes    Saturday daytimes
up to every 30 minutes   in the evenings

from Queen's Hills, Costessey, Heartsease (Sale Road) or Thorpe St Andrew to & from the city centre
up to every 20 minutes     Monday to Saturday daytimes
up to every 30 minutes     in the evenings*
and up to every 30 minutes     Sundays & Bank Hols*

*buses to Thorpe St Andrew & Queen's Hills run hourly

Download your Red Line [PDF] Timetable & Route Guide here

some great value fares... red text

Whether you travel once in a while, a couple of times a week or every day we've got a ticket that's right for you.  All of the tickets shown below can be bought from the driver with contactless or with cash, but please have the right money as it helps us to stay on time.

First Bus Network Norwich red line contactless payment

All single journeys for adults and young people are currently capped at a maximum of £2, as part of HM Government's Single Fare Cap.

Day tickets for unlimited travel...

Buy on app or on bus

  Adult Young Person (5-19) High5 Group*
Norwich Zone £6 £4.50 £11
Norwich Inner Zone £5 £3.70 £9

Click here for our zone maps to see how far your ticket can take you.

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

Unlimited travel all day on all buses for up to five people - *maximum two adults aged 20+

Travelling regularly...

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

You'll find all of the prices of these tickets on our tickets & passes page or you can use our online ticket & fare finder.

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!

where to get on and off... red text

Wherever you're heading in the city centre, our Red Line buses will takes you straight there.  You can get on or off at any of the following places:

Norwich Rail Station (Thorpe Road)
Rose Lane/Prince of Wales Road
Castle Meadow
Theatre Street

If you're making a connection in the city, then you can catch most of our other Network Norwich services from Castle Meadow.  If you're changing to or from Charcoal Line buses, our Coastlink X1 & X11 or X2|X21|X22 or excel A|B|C|D buses from Norwich Bus Station, then you'll need to make the switch at St Stephens Street. 

Download your Red Line [PDF] Timetable & Route Guide here