Explore Norfolk & North Suffolk
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 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.
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.
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:
|Young Person (5-19)||£4.50||£5|
|High5 Group up to 5 people (max 2 adults)||£12||£13|
And remember...you'll always get our best prices when you buy an mTicket on our FREE First Bus App.
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
Valid on all of our Network Norwich buses, as well as the X1 & X11 as far as Acle, the X2|X21|X22 as far as Beccles/Worlingham or EXCEL as far as Dereham/New Scarning
|Young Person (5-19)||£3.30||£3.60|
|High5 Group up to 5 people (max 2 adults)||£8||£8.50|
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.
|Young Person (5-19)||£4||£4.50|
|High5 Group up to 5 people (max 2 adults)||£10||£10.50
Find out how far your ticket can take you...click here to see our printable PDF zone maps
You can get all of the tickets above at the lowest prices 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.
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.
Suffolk County Council Endeavour Cards can be used on Park & Ride
Parks and gardens...
Cared for by volunteers, this three-acre heritage garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity with an impressive gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ terrace wall, woodland walkways and rustic bridge.
Things to see and do...
An unforgettable day out for animal lovers with African species including giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs, rhinos and more.
The largest range of Park & Ride tickets is available on our First Bus App.
Christmas Park & Ride
Make that all important seasonal shopping trip into town that little bit easier with park & ride this Christmas...
The great outdoors...
The unspoilt beach and dunes are a great place explore the natural beauty of the Norfolk coast.
Sun, sand and sea...
The east coast’s premier seaside resort, Yarmouth is ideal for a fun-packed day out; from the town centre’s historic market with its’ renowned collection of chip stalls, to the Golden Mile with it’s two piers, gardens, cafes and numerous adventure golf courses.