Visiting By Bus

Stress-free travel to splendid Wells-next-the-Sea

Park the car and enjoy a hassle-free trip along the Norfolk coast. Travelling by bus gives you the opportunity to stop off and explore the coastal towns and villages by foot, without the frustration of hunting for a parking space, particularly in the busy summer months. You can also enjoy a pie and a pint (or two) along the way!

Coastal Bus Services

The North Norfolk coast is fortunate to have a number of regular, reliable bus services connecting nearly all the towns and villages in the area. The two most useful for visitors wanting to explore are the Coastliner and Coasthopper services.

The map above shows the towns and villages visited by Coastliner and Coasthopper 1 & 2 services. There are several minor additional stops in between those indicated on the map.

The red map markers show the Coastliner route, blue and yellow indicate Coasthoppers 1 & 2 respectively. You can zoom in to the individual bus drop off and pick up points along the way.

Coastliner Bus Service

The Coastliner 36 bus service operated by Lynx (shown in red on the map) runs hourly, seven days a week. It covers King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, Burnham Market, Wells-Next-The-Sea and Fakenham, with stops at all the smaller villages between the main towns.

The only connecting point between the Coastliner and Coasthopper services is at The Buttlands bus stop, in Wells-next-the-Sea.

Coastliner 1, 3 and 7 day tickets give unlimited travel on all Lynx and Sanders-operated services, including the Coasthopper.

1 day£10£7£8.50£22
3 days£21£14£17.50£42
7 days£36£25£30£72

* Up to 5 people, max 2 over 16s.

For ticket and service enquiries contact Lynx on 01553 611955 or

Coasthopper Bus Service

The Coasthopper bus service operates seven days a week and runs hourly Mondays to Saturdays and almost hourly on Sundays and Public Holidays. It is operated by Sanders Coaches.

The Coasthopper 1 service runs along the coast road between Wells-Next-The-Sea and Cromer, and is shown in blue on the map.

The Coasthoppers 2 & 3 services run between Cromer and North Walsham, and are shown in yellow.

Coasthopper 1 & 4 Combined are additional services running between Sheringham and Wells, and Cromer and Wells during high season (May to October.)

You can catch the Coasthopper 1 service in Wells at The Buttlands. Connect to the Coasthopper 2 & 3 services at Cromer.

For more information follow the links below.

You can purchase Coast Explorer tickets, giving you the freedom of all Sanders Coaches services including Coasthopper, and those run by Lynx, including the Coastliner, on the day of purchase. These can be bought from the driver.

Adult £12.00
16-19s £10.00
Child £8.00
Family* £25.00
Adult Weekly £39.00
Child Weekly £28.00

* Two adults and up to three under 16s

For ticket and service enquiries contact Sanders Coaches on 01263 712800 or