Royal Norfolk Show organisers reveal travel tips as First Buses announce combined ticket offer
Plans are being finalised to make sure tens of thousands of visitors can travel safely to the Royal Norfolk Show.
With an estimated 90,000 people heading to the showground at Costessey on June 25/26, the road network is always under pressure.
Show organisers have drawn up traffic routes to minimise disruption and get drivers to the most convenient car park.
First Eastern Counties Buses has come up with a combined ticket offer for reduced entry fees and travel.
A special 100 service will operate on both days and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Routemaster this year, the iconic red bus will be running.
Show ticket prices
Family ticket: (two adults, three children) £50 in advance/£70 on the gate
Children: (aged five-16) £7/£10
Under 5s: free
Over 65s: £17/£22
Registerd disabled: £17/£22
There is a 10pc discount for groups of 25 or more.
Tickets are on sale at the EDP’s head office at Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE and all our branch receptions.
They are also available online as e-tickets where families can save up to 30pc via the Royal Norfolk Show website www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk
Hugo Forster, general manager of First Eastern Counties, said: “The combined ticket options represent great value for money as well as helping people to beat the traffic and not worry about finding a parking space.
“We hope everyone enjoys this year’s show and as many people as possible manage to ride on the Routemaster.”
Combined ticket price (admission to the show and bus travel):
• Adult – Norwich zones 1-5, £23, Network return £28;
• Children – £9.50/£12
• Concessions – £19.50/£25
• Family ticket (two adults, three children) – £57.50/£75. Services will run from 8am until 7.10pm from Norwich Rail Station to the Norfolk Showground via St Stephens Street.
Buses will leave the train station every 30 minutes and St Stephens Street every 15 minutes. Return services will run twice an hour from 8.45am to 7.45pm. To see a full timetable visit www.firstgroup.com
• TRAFFIC ROUTES FOR THE ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW
Getting to the Royal Norfolk Show
Due to the volume of people visiting the Show, it is inevitable that the road network will be affected. There are plans in place to minimise the impact on the roads as much as possible. You can help by following the signs, listening to BBC Radio Norfolk (FM 95.1) who broadcast live from the Norfolk Showground and sharing cars where possible.
The Norfolk Showground is located just off the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass at the A1074 on Longwater Interchange junction. The route will be well signposted on all major roads in the area. For sat navs the postcode is NR5 0TP, however be aware that you maybe directed onto another route depending on which route is quickest at the time. This map highlights some of the routes you will be directed along depending on your starting location.
First Bus: First’s dedicated Service 100 operates from Norwich City Centre direct to the Royal Norfolk Show up to every 10 minutes. Save money by purchasing combined bus and entry tickets available only from First. For more details on routes see www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk/
Konect Buses: Konect will be providing a 30 minute service from Norwich Bus Station, St Stephens Street and Earlham Road to the Showground with a similar frequency back and an hourly service from Dereham to the Showground. For more details on routes and time visit www.konectbus.co.uk or call 01362 851210.
The nearest train station is Norwich Station located in Norwich City Centre. Please check with the bus companies on times and pick up points for direct services to the Showground
Norwich Airport is serviced by flights from across the country and located around four miles from the showground. For flight information please visit www.norwichairport.co.uk.