Catch the Bus to Norwich City’s Greenest Matchday!
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Saturday 3rd February 2024 marks Norwich City Football Club’s Greenest Matchday, which this year will be played at home against Coventry City.
The Greenest Matchday highlights the benefits and importance of sustainability and the environment, so what better way to travel to the stadium than by bus?
According to the BBC, taking a local bus emits slightly over half the greenhouses gases of a single passenger car journey, which is significant considering that transport accounts for around 25% of CO2 emissions globally. Furthermore, in England, around 60% of 1–2-mile trips are made by car, which increases congestion and air pollution in our city centres. When one double decker bus can take up to 75 cars off the road, the environmental benefits of a modal shift in favour of bus travel are staggering.
What's more, catching the bus is an active form of transport and walking to and from the local stop on average provides passengers with half their recommended weekly exercise. It is also overall better for the budget than car-use, particularly when you factor maintenance, petrol and parking costs into the equation.
Konectbus and Norwich Park and Ride have some brilliant fare offers to get you to the match sustainably.
The Straight 8 between Toftwood, Dereham and Norwich now has extra Saturday 8A journeys to transport as many fans to and from Carrow Road as possible. Single journeys cost only £2 and families* can travel to the match for just £8.90, saving 25% on the normal day fare.
The £2 fare also applies on the 35 Canary Konect route between Hellesdon, Norwich Airport, Anglia Square and Carrow Park, which is a great route between The Nest and Carrow Road for all avid football supporters, but also provides an essential link between Norwich Airport and Rail Station. Tickets can be bought on the Konectbus app or via contactless from the driver on the bus.
For those coming from further afield, our Park and Ride routes are cost-effective and remove the stress from finding a parking space near to the stadium or sitting in lengthy queues, worried that you may miss kick off! Route 501 and route 502 allow easy access into the city from the west (A47), south (A11) and north (A140) of Norwich, which is perfect if you fancy a bit of shopping or a bite to eat before the match. For those travelling from the east (A47), our 503 from Postwick now serves the Rail Station, meaning that it is just a short walk from the bus stop to the stadium. Adult fares are just £3 and any accompanying passengers can travel for just £1 each when you buy a full-price ticket.
Even better – parking is at no extra charge, so there’s really never been a better time to switch up your habits for a more sustainable future and enjoy a great day at the match by bus! You might even meet other Canaries fans on a Konectbus and what better motivation than a bus full of yellows and greens? On the ball, City!