University of East Anglia (UEA)
If you're a student at the UEA then we're certain you've got some great times ahead!
And we're proud to be the people who run your regular buses between the campus and the city and loads of other great places too.
Check out the rest of the page to find out more about our routes, timetables and, most importantly, the range of amazing value tickets that we've got exclusively for students just like you!
And before you go, don't forget to download your very own copy of Use Your Loaf - our guide to getting about by bus with all the information that we think you'll need to make the most of your time at uni here in Norwich.
Great ticket deals for UEA Students & Staff
We offer a range of discounted tickets that are exclusive to students (and staff) of the UEA. You can buy these from the comfort of your sofa as an mTicket on your mobile phone on the First Bus App (as we know all students are pretty tech-savvy) or as normal paper tickets from our city centre travel shop - but remember, if you lose your paper ticket, we can't replace it.
All of our tickets offer you unlimited travel on any of our buses either all across Norwich, or over our entire network which covers Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond and are far, far cheaper than buying tickets from the driver on the bus!
UEA Annual Norwich: £260
By far our best value ticket, you can travel as much as you like on absolutely any of our Network Norwich bus routes in and around the city for a ridiculous £1.16 per day or £8.12 per week* - that's around than the cost of just two Young Person Return (Day) tickets between uni and the city! And remember, once you hit 20 you must pay the full adult fare on our buses, or risk paying a penalty fare.
*And what's more - that's only worked out over 32 academic weeks...you can use it for a whole 52!!
You can also use it on:
Coastlink X1 & X11 buses as far as Acle
Coastlink X2 | X21 | X22 buses as far as Beccles & Worlingham
excel buses as far as Dereham
UEA Solo Norwich: £125
Ideal if you're only at UEA for a short time, or if you want to pay for your year's travel in three installments, we've got the UEA Solo Norwich ticket. Exactly the same as the Trio and Annual, you can use it on all our Network Norwich buses, but this time you're just paying for one term at a time.
Autumn Term - 1st September 2021 to 18th December 2021
Spring Term - 3rd January 2022 to 9th April 2022
Summer Term - 18th April 2022 to 23rd July 2022
UEA Explorer Zone Tickets
Valid for unlimited travel on all our bus services all across Norwich, and to/from and all over the Norfolk and North Suffolk coast, including Gt Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Southwold and loads more places.
So if your university course involves you going on placement, or you just fancy some great days out whilst you're living here in the east (and to be honest, there's tonnes to do - summer and winter!), then this could well be the ticket for you.
UEA Annual Explorer: £325
UEA Solo Explorer: £155
UEA Network Tickets
Valid in our whole Norwich Zone, Explorer Zone and on the whole length of our excel service to Kings Lynn & Peterborough (as well as our network around Ipswich)
UEA Annual Network: £405
UEA Solo Network: £185
For more information on these tickets, how far you can travel with them and some options for if you just want to buy a ticket from the driver on the bus (which we know you won't as these deals are just too good!) then download your PDF copy of 'Use Your Loaf' by clicking here
There's some special T's & C's that apply to UEA tickets that you can read here.
Get on your way up to four times faster when you buy your ticket before you get on the bus!
It’s really easy to buy your UEA ticket using our free First Bus App. Just download the app, create an account (use your UEA email address), buy your ticket and activate it and you’ll be ready to tap, show & go!
If you need a little extra help then just check out our UEA mTickets page here
Important Note: *In order to use a UEA mTicket, you will need to provide a valid UEA email address at the time of purchase, or within 30 days. Otherwise your ticket will be cancelled without notice and you will be charged for usage plus an admin fee.
Or buy from our Norwich Travel Shop...
Where you can also ask our helpful staff any other questions you might have about any of our buses.
You'll find our Norwich Travel Shop on Castle Meadow, right in the centre of the city. Its open Monday - Friday 0930 to 1330pm and 1430 until 1630.
Travelling less often?
If you don't think that one of our great value UEA tickets is quite right for you, there's a number of other ways you can save on bus travel. These are all much cheaper than buying a single or return ticket when you get on the bus, and they're much quicker too, helping us to stay on time. 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!
All the tickets below are valid for travel within our Norwich Zone.
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
|on app or
|on app or
|on app or
|on app||on app||on app||on app|
|High5 Group*||£10||Monthly subscription ticket
- sign up online
*Up to 5 people travelling together, max 2 age 20+
If you use the bus less often, but still want to save money every time you travel, then you'll need a 10-trip ticket. Our most flexible option, you can use these for any 10 single journeys anywhere within the Norwich Zone at anytime up to 28 days from purchase.
Don't forget, as soon as you turn 20 years old you'll need to buy an adult ticket. If you want to keep making savings at Young Person prices, then you'll need to buy one of our exclusive UEA tickets shown above.
Just click the map above for your very own copy - it's part of 'Use Your Loaf'...our great students' guide to getting around by bus!
We know that you're going to want to make sure you're never late for a lecture, right?! Well, with our First Bus App you'll get quick and easy access to bus times, our journey planner and even find out the time of the next bus from your stop in real time. And now you can buy your mTickets there too!
Download it FREE today from your app store - more details here
Plan your journey from A to B!
Plan your journey across Norfolk & Suffolk
If you’ve left something on one of our buses, find out what to do.
Enjoy cheap and stress-free journeys in Norfolk and Suffolk, with every kind of ticket to suit your journey.
Work for First Eastern Counties
come and join the team...
Temporary Bus Stop Arrangements - Norwich - St Stephens Street Redevelopment 2022
Throughout the work to redevelop St Stephens Street, being carried out as part of the Transforming Cities scheme, commencing on Saturday 8th January, all bus stands in St Stephens Street will be out of use.