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Coronavirus Update

*Temporary suspension of the Costessey Park and Ride service and reduced 25/26 Blue Line First Bus Service. For further information, please see the dedicated pages. Free parking available in the main car park*


One in four UEA commuter journeys are undertaken by bus so we work closely with local transport companies to improve the quality and reliability of services for staff and students.

Did you know?

UEA staff and students can get a 66% discount on an annual First bus pass. This amazing deal is one of the lowest priced annual season ticket available to any university in the UK!

First Bus 50p service 

A "hopper" bus service now operates between the main campus and the NNUH Plaza, which enables those who have to travel between sites to use First Bus Service 26 at a discounted rate.  There is a special flat fare of 50 pence for any single journey between UEA and the NNUH. The same fare will apply to the three evening services on the orange line (services 21/22).  You are advised to show a campus card to obtain the special fare. Further information can be found on the FirstGroup website.

For more information about transport at UEA, visit the Estates web pages or should you wish to request a personal travel plan setting out travel options to BCRE, please send an email to transport@uea.ac.uk

Prices From 1 June 2019

Ticket Type mticket Paper
Norwich Zones 1 to 5    
UEA Trio ticket (16th Sept - 15th June) £210 £230
Norwich Full year ticket


One-term ticket - the "Solo" £105 £120
Network (any First Eastern Counties Service)    
Network Annual £385 £400
Network Trio £355 £370
Network Solo £170 £180
NEW for 2019 Explorer Zone    
Annual £300 £320
Trio 270 £290
Solo £135 £150



For full details of areas covered by the tickets or to buy a ticket please visit First Bus 

UEA staff who own a smartphone have the option of paying for their bus pass monthly with tickets downloaded to the mticket app (paper tickets will not be available from January 2019) to join the Commuter Travel Club you will need to create an account using the following instructions:


·       Visit firstgroup.com/norfolk-suffolk

·       Login / register to the First Bus website

·       Select University of East Anglia from the dropdown menu – visible at the bottom of the page

·       Use your UEA email address to validate access to the scheme - we'll then send you a link via email to complete the online registration

·       Download the FirstBus mTickets app to your smart phone and set up an account

·       Purchase your discounted ticket on the website and it will be sent direct to your phone


10 Trip Tickets

Season tickets don't suit everyone's needs but you can still save on fares with a 10 trip ticket at a cost of £18.00, valid for 28 days. 


Other Services

Please see details of all bus services to campus

Train commute discounts

The University all works in partnership with Abellio Greater Anglia to provide discounts for staff and students who regularly travel by train whether it is to commute to University or to explore the area. Please see the guide to discounts including how to apply for a ticket.

Image shows train terminal with two trains at the platform. A graphic on the left of the image is a portal to buy tickets and find train times between origin and destination.


Additional services Additional services

Coach services

National Express provide coach services to London (service 490) and all major airports (service 727) with a pick up/set down point located in the lay-by outside the ZICER building.  Visit the National Express website for further information.


The campus is also served by Megabus.com. who operate low cost inter city travel from UEA to London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and on to Europe. Tickets start from £1.00 one-way and you can book on-line from the megabus website.

First Norfolk & Suffolk website



konectbus website



Megabus website



National Express Coaches