Changes and Improvements to our Bus Services from April 2nd 2023


April 2nd is change date for our next raft of bus improvements :

What’s Changing?

44/X44/44A / X40   

Yes the X40 express service is back !.  Operating between Sheringham and Norwich the X40 will differ from the other buses on the route as it will operate on Norwich Road in Cromer up past the High School and then from Alby Horseshoes  Monday to Friday run NON STOP to Hellesdon Tesco in both directions!

Weekends the X40 will also stop at Marsham and Hevingham by request. Please note the X40 does not stop or go into AYLSHAM – The X40 buses are additional journeys and not substitutes for the current X44 / 44A.   We also have 3 new double deck buses arriving Early May to serve these routes. Watch out for Erin – Phoebe and Evie .

More Buses and Higher Frequencies on this popular group of Services and still with a maximum single fare of only £2 till the 30th June !  £4 for a day at the coast or to the City, WOW !!! not worth starting the car.

X40 North Norfolk Coast from Norwich in super fast time – Take a Day out to the Seaside !!!

Please note the 44A no longer serves Hainford village due to low trees damaging our vehicles – see service 43 for buses from Hainford Village  – Service 43B will provide journeys from Hainford Village to Aylsham High School am and pm on Schooldays from April 17th.

42 Service ( Operates Monday to Friday only )

There will now be a peak hour service 42 journey in both directions Starting from Foulsham and entering Reepham on the B1145 you will need to join the service at any stop on the B1145 as it passes through Reepham and Cawston before heading via Eastgate, Haveringland and Felthorpe into Norwich. Far quicker commuter journeys – Another improvement delivered by Sanders working in partnership with Norfolk County Council.

43 Service

Revised timetable – don’t forget to see Service 44A for other buses through St Faiths.

Service 43 will be extended back to Foulsham on a Saturday to provide this village with a direct bus to Reepham – Cawston and Norwich via Aylsham.

Coasthopper 1 ( CH1 )                       

Great News the summer service will commence one month earlier May 1st and run 1 month longer to 31st October this year – make good use of it and hopefully this will become the norm.

Coasthopper 2 ( CH2 )

More journeys and good connections at  Nth Walsham Travel Hub with the fantastic new X55 fast service to Norwich – CH2 will now have an Hourly Sunday Service.


Additional peak hour journey from Mundesley at 07.33 which will become the current 07.48 from Nth Walsham.

11.10 from Nth Walsham will become 11.15

12.05 from Norwich will become 12.10

16.40 from Nth Walsham will become 16.45

CH2 times revised to ensure good connections at Nth Walsham in both directions.  


Service 6A/X6

Minor changes to reflect the closure to buses of Potter Heigham Bridge – We are very grateful to Latham’s of Potter Heigham who are to allow our buses to go through their car park so that we can still serve the riverside areas and Latham’s store.

Service 210

Revised Timetable.

Service 9 / 9A

Service 9A revised to serve village of Little Snoring the Croft and Bell Close.

Service 45

Peak Journeys more direct omitting Felthorpe ( which is now covered by Service 42 ) giving faster journey times Monday to Friday.

Service 46

Adjusted to keep connections with service 45.

Service 18

Additional Saturday late afternoon Bus back from Nth Walsham to Aylsham which will allow longer stay in Nth Walsham or the opportunity to get in and out of Norwich on the X55 and then return to Felmingham- Banningham etc.

Services 27/28

Revised timetables 

New Services

26/26A            Fakenham to Burnham Market via The Creakes ( Monday to Friday )

22                    Nth Elmham – Brisley – Mileham – Litcham – Tittleshall – Whissonsett – Colkirk to Fakenham ( Tuesdays only )

22A                  Weasenham – West Raynham – South Raynham and Hempton to Fakenham ( Tuesdays only )

98A                  Great Snoring – Lt Snoring and Kettlestone to Fakenham ( Thursdays )


We are very excited here at Sanders to be delivering these public Transport improvements . We hope you will find them useful and  look forward to welcoming you aboard. Lets make them work for everyone including  helping reduce this county’s carbon footprint.

We have invested heavily in ultra low carbon buses and coaches with 18 vehicles introduced in the last 3 years. We now need to see far greater use of the Services we provide to ensure we can take the next steps towards continual improvement.