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Transport Suffolk

Transport Suffolk

Suffolk is a great place to visit but you have to know how to get there! Leave the car at home and let someone else take the strain.

Train Transport To Suffolk
From London, Suffolk is served from Liverpool Street station for Ipswich. Felixstowe and Lowestoft line, and Kings Cross for Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds.
Services from Birmingham, the East Midlands and the North of England generally have Peterborough as their first stop before continuing on towards Norwich, Cambridge, Ipswich and Stansted Airport, or to London.

Check train services with National Rail: National Rail - Liverpool Street

Bus Transport To Suffolk
Most coach routes to Suffolk start in London, though there are through services from Birmingham and the North. See National Express:

For Bus Transport Within Suffolk -
Connecting Communities is a transport service provided by Suffolk County Council in partnership with Suffolk Community Transport Operators designed to help people travel around the county of Suffolk who might not have access to a regular bus service.

When you need to make a journey and there’s no public transport available to you locally, they’ll collect you and connect you to an appropriate bus route or train link for onward travel so you can reach your destination quickly and easily.

For journeys where connecting to other services is inappropriate, end to end journeys may be possible.

Visit Suffolk on Board for more information.

Air Transport Suffolk
Stansted Airport is close to the Essex/Suffolk border M11/A120 road connection, and is served by rail to London (Liverpool Street) and Cambridge, Peterborough and Ely. Stansted has direct scheduled flights to Europe and other parts of the UK.

There is also a regional airport, Norwich in Norfolk, with regular services to Manchester and Amsterdam as well as charter flights.

By Road
Suffolk is well connected to the UK road network AND is fortunate to have two major motorways circling it (but none in it!). From the M25 London Orbital motorway,
- the M11 heading to Cambridge runs to the West of Suffolk. At Stansted Airport the A120 serves the south of Suffolk, through to linking up with the A12 at Colchester. Alternatively carry on the M11 until the junction for the A11 which will take you to Newmarket and the A14 to Bury, which covers the North of the county.
- On the East of the county, the A12 goes from London through Essex to Ipswich and up to Lowestoft. Alternatively from Ipswich you can come off the A12 and take the A14 to Felixstowe.

From the Midlands and the North the A14 is part of the Trans European Road Network and runs from the M6/M1 junction crossing the A1 near Huntingdon, then running close to Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, and Ipswich before ending at the port of Felixstowe. Just east of Newmarket the A11 heads north east past Thetford to Norwich.

By Sea
Harwich in Essex, just south of Felixstowe, has regular HSS ferry services operated by Stenaline (www.stenaline.com) to the Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands, and by Scandinavian Seaways ship (http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk) to Hamburg, Germany and Esbjerg, Denmark.

Suffolk Transport
For local transport & bus services check with the local Suffolk Tourist Information Centre closest to your holiday destination

Another source of useful travel information in the Region is
Traveline East Anglia or call 0871 200 2233

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