Plan Your Stay

Getting Here and Getting Around

Getting here is easy

Bury St Edmunds is very easy to reach. Just 35 minutes from Cambridge and just under 2 hours from London, it’s well-connected by road and the town has its own railway station - just a ten minute walk from the town centre.

One of the many reasons Bury St Edmunds is so popular with visitors is that the town centre is very ‘walkable’, you can stroll from the attractions, shops, bars, and restaurants with ease and within a very short distance of one another.

The stunning wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford, Clare and Sudbury are just a 20 minute car or bus journey away and Bury St Edmunds is just under 1 hour away from the nearest airport, making it a popular destination for international visitors who combine their stay here with trips to Central London, Cambridge, the home of horse racing in Newmarket (20 minutes) and the cathedral city of Ely (35 minutes).

By Road

With excellent road links the A12 and M11 provides an easy journey to and from London and the A14 provides a direct link to the Midlands.

You can find information on the nearest car parks, including parking costs and maps on Parkopedia and on St Edmundsbury Borough Council's website. Short stay car parks in Bury St Edmunds are Free After 3pm every Tuesday.

By Rail

Bury St Edmunds station is served by frequent trains to and from London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street which take 1 hour 45 minutes. Greater Anglia also provide direct services to and from Bury St Edmunds from Cambridge, Peterborough, and Ipswich. The station is just a 10 minute walk to the town centre or a few minutes by car. There is a taxi rank outside the station.

By Air

London airports are all under two hours drive from Bury St Edmunds with the nearest airports being London Stansted and Norwich which are 1 hour away.

By Bus

The area is well served by local bus operators and National Express also operates services to Bury St Edmunds from London Victoria Coach Station.

The main bus station on St Andrews Street North is situated in the town centre, just 5 minutes’ walk from shops, restaurants and local attractions.

Local bus services operate from Bury St Edmunds bus station and railway station to Cambridge, Newmarket, Ipswich, Norwich, the Suffolk coast and the wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford, Clare and Sudbury, among others.

By Bike

There are plenty of cycle paths in Bury St Edmunds but also numerous cycle routes to take in the surrounding countryside.

A number of free cycling route maps are available online and maps can be found in our visitor information points in the town. Cycle hire is available from Maglia Rosso Cycle Centre and Cafe, just outside Bury St Edmunds.

Visitors with disabilities

Blue Badge Parking is available throughout the town. Charges do apply in some car parks. Bury St Edmunds shop mobility scheme operates from The Apex and the Library where a selection of scooters, manual or powered wheelchairs, can be hired. Booking is advised.

All public toilets in Bury St Edmunds are fully accessible. Toilets can be found on Angel Hill, Ram Meadow car park, and the arc shopping centre.

Getting Around During Your Stay

Plan your trip by downloading our handy travel information maps for Bury St Edmunds town centre and beyond.

The Our Bury St Edmunds shopping, food and drink and services mapare also available at our tourist information points in the town.

A Bury St Edmunds cycle route map and circular walking maps can be found on Suffolk County Council's website.

Local bus services operate from Bury St Edmunds bus station and railway station to Cambridge, Newmarket, Ipswich, Norwich, the Suffolk coast and the wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford, Clare and Sudbury, among others.

Public Toilets in Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

There are a number of public toilets in Bury St Edmunds town centre with disabled facilities.

Abbey Gardens (baby changing) - Mustow Street, IP33 1LS

Bus station (baby changing) - St Andrew Street North, IP33 1TZ

Ram Meadow - Cotton Lane, IP33 1XP

The arc shopping centre - Charter Square, IP33 3BA (Covid-19 update - currently closed)

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