BACT 581 Village Feeder Bus Service - Bungay/Beccles

Passenger notice – Service ending 27/10/18

Since April 2017 Norfolk County Council have been trialling a free bus service in the villages between Bungay & Beccles at the request of the local parishes.

Analysis of past and current usage has shown there is insufficient demand for transport to either Bungay or Beccles. The one journey that has created consistent demand is the morning journey into Bungay, which has largely been carrying passengers to Bungay High School.

To reflect this past usage the service will be withdrawn from October 27th. A Bungay High School bus will be re-routed to serve Gillingham, Geldeston and Kirby Cane, both AM and PM. Norfolk County Council will be funding this for the rest of the academic year only to ensure pupils have some continuity.

There will be a cost to those taking up this transport. A place on the school bus costs £500 a year, which can be paid annually, termly (3 x £175) or monthly (9 x £59) direct to Lamberts Coaches. However as we are part way through the year the unique payments for this year are, £420, annually, or £70 for the rest of this term, or 7 monthly payments of £64.

To book a place contact them on…

Lamberts Coaches – 01502 717579 or

Pick up times:

  1. Gillingham, opp Emmas hairdressers
  2. Geldeston, Wherry
  3. Kirby Cane, Church rd, opp junction with old yarmouth rd


Norfolk County Council: