Travel in West Norfolk
West Norfolk is easy to get to whether by road or public transport. Increasingly visitors are choosing to leave their car at home and visit us by public transport. Others travel to West Norfolk by car and choose public transport within West Norfolk.
West Norfolk Public Transport - the Coasthopper
The very popular Coasthopper service has become a unique part of West Norfolk holidays and operates alongside the regular bus services. The Coasthopper is a smarter way to travel and ideal for walking or bird-watching. Coasthopper is a frequent, award-winning bus service that links the coastal towns and villages through the area. It uses modern, easy access buses running every half hour, seven days a week, during the season and last year carried over half a million customers. You can visit the many attractions, go for a pub lunch, birdwatching and many other activities. It is particularly ideal if you intend to walk the Norfolk coast path; when you have walked far enough there are signposts along the path to show you where you can join the Coasthopper bus back to your starting point.
Travel around West Norfolk - by car
Away from the towns, West Norfolk is a quiet area with lots of country lanes. Visitor attractions cater for the car so parking shouldn’t be a problem. Please be aware, though, that on the country lanes you may meet walkers, cyclists and horse riders, so even if you cannot see a car ahead, you should adjust your speed to slow down.
Getting to West Norfolk by car
Head into Norfolk via the A10 from London and the South, the A47 from the Midlands or A17 from the North and soon after you enter the county you’ll reach the King’s Lynn by pass. This skirts around this historic town (which is well worth a visit during your stay) until, on the North East side of the town is Knights Hill roundabout, where the A148 heads East to Fakenham and beyond, and the A149 takes you due North to Hunstanton for access to the small towns and villages of this area of West Norfolk, and the outstanding coastal area.
Getting to West Norfolk by train
There is a fast hourly train service from London King’s Cross to King’s Lynn. You can connect into this line at Ely from the Midlands and North. Fast Coasthopper buses direct from the station forecourt are timed for train arrivals and take you to Hunstanton in just over half an hour and then East through the coastal villages. You can buy a combined train ticket at the station for your trip to King’s Lynn which includes the bus (ask either for Hunstanton or if going beyond there ask for Burnham Market).