Coasthopper Bus Service
The Coasthopper bus is a great way to fully explore the North Norfolk Coast. Set up in 1996 by Norfolk County Council and bus operator Norfolk Green, Coasthopper was the first regular bus along the North Norfolk Coast for many years. Coasthopper quickly established itself as an integral part of North Norfolk life, the colourful little buses a welcome sight for visitors and residents alike.
The big idea behind Coasthopper was to reduce car dependency in the area. One of the many benefits that Coasthopper provides is the opportunity to park your car and explore the beautiful coastal towns on foot. This allows you to avoid the often frustrating hunt for a parking space in the smaller towns and villages that struggle to cope with the influx of traffic, particularly in the summer months. You can catch the Coasthopper in Wells on Freeman Street and on The Buttlands.
The Coasthopper Bus Service runs approximately every 1/2 an hour during the Summer and every hour during the Winter. The service runs both East and West along the North Norfolk Coast, stopping in most towns and villages including King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Burnham Market, Blakeney, Sheringham and Cromer. The Coasthopper bus service connects with trains at both King's Lynn and Sheringham.
Norfolk Green is now Stagecoach in Norfolk. More information on the service can be found at www.stagecoachbus.com
Timetables can be downloaded from the Stagecoach Timetables page. Use CH as the bus number.
The photograph of the Coasthopper Bus on the introduction page courtesy of Tony Wilson and www.focustransport.org
The nearest National Express coach station is King's Lynn, which has direct national coaches from Cambridge, Peterborough and London Victoria. Once at King's Lynn, the Coasthopper service provides a connection with Wells and the rest of the North Norfolk coast.
For detailed timetables and enquiriesr visit www.nationalexpress.com