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
- All prices below are valid for the 2019/20 Academic Year and apply for all purchases from 1st August 2019 onwards -
We offer a range of discounted tickets that are exclusive to students (and staff) of the UEA. You can buy these at the cheapest prices 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 you'll pay a little bit more).
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: £235 mTicket / £255 Travel Shop
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 £1.07 per day or £7.50 per week* - that's less than the cost of one and a half Young Person Return (Day) tickets between uni and the city!
*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:
X1 & X11 buses as far as Acle
X2 | X21 | X22 buses as far as Beccles & Worlingham
excel buses as far as Dereham
UEA Trio Norwich: £210 mTicket / £230 Travel Shop
***mTicket PRICE FROZEN for 2019/20***
Valid on all of our buses in the Norwich Zone, exactly the same as the UEA Annual, this ticket gives even cheaper travel if you're only here during the academic year. At just a smidge over 90p per day you're getting unlimited travel for a third of the cost of an adult single ticket (they're £2.80 from UEA to the city).
And if you're living on campus, you've only got to head into the city and back around twice in a week and you're quid's in!
In the 2019-20 academic year, Trio tickets are valid from 16th September 2019 to 15th June 2020.
UEA Solo Norwich: £105 mTicket / £120 Travel Shop
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 2019: 16th September 2019 - 13th December 2019
Spring Term 2020: 6th January 2020 - 20th March 2020
Summer Term 2020: 20th April 2020 - 15th June 2020
UEA Explorer Zone Tickets
***NEW for 2019/20*** are our UEA exclusive tickets for our Explorer Zone.
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: £300 mTicket / £320 Travel Shop
UEA Trio Explorer: £270 mTicket / £290 Travel Shop
UEA Solo Explorer: £135 mTicket / £150 Travel Shop
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: £385 mTicket / £400 Travel Shop
UEA Trio Network: £355 mTicket / £370 Travel Shop
UEA Solo Network: £170 mTicket / £180 Travel Shop
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. And when you buy yours as an mTicket on our free First Bus App, you'll pay less too!
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 it'll cost a little bit more)
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 0900 to 1730pm and Saturday 0900 until 1600.
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. What's more, you can buy all of them wherever and whenever you like on our mTickets app.
All the tickets below are valid for travel within our Norwich Zone.
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Young Person (age 5-19 only!)
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
25: Riverside & Rail Station - University
Via City Centre & Unthank Road
26: Rail Station - University - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital
Via City Centre & Earlham Road
26A: Rail Station - University - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital
Via City Centre & Earlham Road
Student Savers for School, College or 6th Form
***Tickets for the new 2019-20 school year on sale NOW!
City College Norwich
No matter how often you travel, you’ll save money with one of our great value passes.
Suffolk One College
If you’re arriving in Ipswich by bus or train, you can use park & ride to get direct to One Sixth Form College.