Plan Your Stay

Getting Here

By bus, train and more ...

By Bus

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. National Express also operates services to Bury St Edmunds. 

By Train

Bury St Edmunds train station, which opened in 1847, is just a 10 minute walk to the town centre. From there, Greater Anglia provide services to Bury St Edmunds from Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Hertfordshire. Bury St Edmunds is 1 hour 45 minutes from London King Cross or Liverpool Street, via Cambridge.

There are regular daily services between Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Ipswich with journey times of approximately 45 minutes. There is also a taxi rank outside the station, and further taxi offices on Station Hill.

By Car

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

There's a handy Park and Stride map showing how many steps it takes to walk between car parks in Bury St Edmunds town centre.

By Taxis

The main taxi rank in Bury St Edmunds is on Cornhill, and there is another at the Railway Station.

By Bike and on foot

Plan your trip by downloading our handy travel information maps for the town centre and beyond which are 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. 


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.

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.

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