Everything you need to know about train and buses services in Norfolk over Christmas

First bus in Norwich city centre. Photo: Steve Adams

First bus in Norwich city centre. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

Whether you're off for a night out, buying those last-minute presents, or even hunting out a bargain in the sales, getting the bus or train may be one of the easier options when travelling in and out of the city during the festive season.

But like each year there will be some changes and disruption during the latter part of December.


From Monday December 19 to Friday,December 24 First Norfolk and Suffolk bus services will run as normal. There will be a normal Saturday service on Christmas Eve but the last buses will be at around 7pm.

There will no buses on Christmas Day or Boxing Day and from Tuesday December 27 to Friday,December 30 Saturday services will run across all routes but there will be additional buses between Norwich and Peterborough, Norwich and Lowestoft, on services 14 and 15 in Norwich and all 15 and 15A buses during the day will call at the Aviva site at Broadland Business Park.

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On New Year's Eve a normal Saturday service will run with last buses at around 7pm but there will be no buses on New Year's Day.

A Saturday service will be in operation on January 2 with additional buses (on the same routes as above) and from January 3 all services will return to normal.

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Konect Bus is running usual services until Christmas Eve and then there will be no buses on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

On December 27 a Sunday service will be in operation for routes 3, 4, 8, 11, 53 and then normal services will resume until New Year's Eve. There will be no buses on New Year's Day with a Sunday service on January 2 for routes 3, 4, 8, 11, 53 before normal services resume on January 3.

And on Sanders Coaches the last bus to Sheringham on Christmas Eve will leave Norwich at 7.15pm with no services on Christmas and Boxing Day. A Sunday service will be in place on December 27 with normal services running up to New Year's Eve.

Buses will stop running at 8pm on New Year's Eve and will not run again until January 2 when a Sunday service will be in operation before normal service resumes on January 3.


Greater Anglia have confirmed there are no services at all on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, apart from a special Stansted Express service from 6.30am on Boxing Day.

From Wednesday December 28 to Friday December 30, passengers from Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Braintree, Clacton, Walton-on-the-Naze and Harwich should change at Witham for rail replacement bus services to Stansted where they can catch the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street.

Customers should check timetables on the Greater Anglia website for details of last trains, and, in some cases, rail replacement buses, on Christmas Eve.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: 'We apologise to customers for inconvenience caused by Network Rail's engineering works over the Christmas period. This work includes essential upgrades to overhead lines to make the railway more resilient.

'However, the railway is not shut over this time. Our rail replacement services will get passengers to where they need to go on routes affected by engineering works.'

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