Norwich City Sightseeing

About the tour

Take an open-top bus and enjoy panoramic views of the Fine City of Norwich with a fascinating recorded commentary along the way on the history and background of what was once the largest walled city in Europe.

Hop-on, hop-off

Take the opportunity to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 9 different stops along the route to further explore some of the wonderful attractions of this beautiful medieval city

Find us

You’ll usually find us on Castle Meadow. Look out for the City Sightseeing bus stop flag outside the main pedestrian entrance to Castle Mall shopping centre. The nearest car park is at Castle Mall. Pick up your free visitor map from various outlets around the city.

When we run (seasonal)

Check back for 2020 season information in February.

1 April to 30 September – 7 days a week
1 to 26 October – Tue-Sat only

Our tours operate six times a day, every day until the end of September. After this, we operate Tuesdays to Saturdays only.

The first tour departs Stop 1 at 10.30 and every hour until the last departure at 15.30.


Buy your ticket

Tickets are available from the driver, from Norwich Bus Station or the Tourist Information Centre in The Forum and from some local hotels. They are valid for 24 hours and you can stay on for the whole 45-minute tour or hop on and off as you like. We also do local fares, perfect if you just need to get from “A to B”, starting at just £1. Just ask the driver!


Castle Meadow outside Mall 1030 1130 1230 1330 1430 1530
Bus Station [C] 1033 1133 1233 1333 1433 1533
Cleveland Road 1038 1138 1238 1338 1438 1538
Theatre Street 1045 1145 1245 1345 1445 1545
Castle Meadow west 1047 1147 1247 1347 1447 1547
Tombland 1050 1150 1250 1350 1450 1550
Britannia Road 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600
Riverside Road 1105 1205 1305 1405 1505 1605
King Street 1110 1210 1310 1410 1510 1610
Castle Meadow outside Mall 1115 1215 1315 1415 1515 1615


Adults £12.00

Children (5-15 yrs) £6

Concessions £10

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £30

Other information

You can buy your tickets from the driver on the day, using cash or contactless* – or, if you’d prefer, you can book online through the City Sightseeing website.

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use, which means you can hop on and off as much as you like to explore the city. 

Please note concession pass holders are entitled to a discounted fare but not free travel.

For the discounted student rate, please present a valid student ID.

Our bus is low-floor and easy-access, with a ramp and dedicated bay for wheelchair users. Please note that the wheelchair bay is downstairs on the bus.

Our tour commentary has been recorded in English only.



20th to 24th December 2019

Whether you’re shopping for those last-minute gifts or just want to enjoy the fabulous festive atmosphere of the City, here’s a great opportunity to enjoy a FREE bus ride around Norwich this December on two beautifully restored vintage Buses.
Buses will depart from Castle Meadow frequently – with the Routemaster bus leaving on the half-hour and the Bristol VR on the hour from 10.30am to 3.30pm from Friday 20th December every day up to and including Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th December.  They’ll operate a circular 30-minute route around Norwich city centre calling at St Stephens Street, City Hall and Norwich Rail Station before returning to Castle Meadow and passengers can hop on or off at any of the stops to explore or stay on the bus for the duration. Our team of drivers and conductors are made up of bus enthusiasts who have generously offered their time for free for the third consecutive year alongside Awayadays business owner, David McMaster, to help raise funds for a very worthy local cause close to our hearts – The Big C, Norfolk & Waveney’s cancer charity, run and supported by local people.