Bus travel to Easton
Travelling by bus to Easton College
There are direct bus routes to the campus, plus routes via Norwich from across Norfolk.
Easton College has a FREE minibus shuttle between Easton village bus stop and the College. Morning schedule from 8.15am to 9am at Easton Village bus stop. Evening schedule from 4.30pm to 5pm leaving from the Machinery Yard.
New routes for September 2020
From September there will be additional direct buses to the college, to alleviate pressure on public transport routes in to Norwich and allow the restricted space to be used for other students and members of the public. These additional buses will come from Swaffham, Drayton, Dereham, Litcham, Thetford (all operated by Semmence Coaches) and North Walsham (operated by Sanders Coaches). The timetables for these buses are here.
Please note, Sanders bus 6 is also known as bus 51.
Dedicated buses for college students only
Running from Holt, Sheringham and Cromer on the 44 route, leaving Holt at 6:24am, Sheringham at 6:44am and Cromer at 7:02am. These buses will then run a couple of minutes ahead of the normal timetable and will be numbered Bus C.
Running from North Walsham on the 55 route, leaving North Walsham at 7:22am. These buses will then run a couple of minutes ahead of the normal timetable and will be numbered Bus NW.
Shipdham, Watton, Carbrooke, Hethersett, Hingham, Wymondham, Hethersett, Thickthorn
Bus passes available from Norfolk County Council. Click here to find out more about the new bus route for these areas
Please do not worry if you do not have your Norfolk County bus pass in time for the start of term. You can still use all these buses free of charge.
Passes will not be issued by Norfolk County Council specifically for these buses (unless otherwise stated above), as they may only run until October half-term depending on government funding. Instead you should buy your normal pass from NCC or a season ticket from the local bus operator that you would normally use for travel in to Norwich and then show this pass to the driver of one of these buses to enable you to travel direct to Easton College.
These additional direct buses will not have ticket machines so if you wish to pay daily to travel to college then you will need to travel on your normal public transport route in to Norwich and then use one of the buses from the city out to Easton College.
We strongly advise that you investigate season tickets offered directly from the operator, as these are likely to be cheaper and more flexible than our Norfolk County Council pass.
The public routes not provided by Easton College will bring you into Norwich city centre, where you can catch a dedicated bus from either Castle Meadow, Norwich bus station, Norwich rail station, St Stephen’s or Newmarket Road direct to Easton. (See the Easton College timetable)
For the suggested options from your town/village, see our A-Z list below.
How to use the free dedicated Norwich to Easton buses
First Bus X1
This is a public bus which links Easton village to Peterborough in the west and Lowestoft in the East. Students travelling from Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Lowestoft will normally catch this bus. The X1 also links the college to Norwich, with buses leaving from the Des Amis bus stop in Easton every half an hour.
If applying for a pass from Norfolk County Council, you need to apply online here.
Students aged 19+ can only apply for a Norfolk County Council travel pass if travel would be on one of the routes funded by Easton College (see blue routes on the map).
For all routes provided by other bus providers please contact the operators directly.
Norfolk County Council post-16 travel scheme
You will be required to pay towards any post-16 transport. For post-16 payment information visit cost and payment.
The Fusion Ticket lets you travel on most bus services within the area shown on the map below. It’s valid all day (from 5am to 2am the next morning) for as many journeys as you like, and you can pass it on to a friend or relative to use too.