As responsible Festival organisers we encourage the use of Public Transport and Bury St Edmunds is well served by many services.
Abellio Greater Anglia provide an hourly link from Cambridge, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Needham Market and Ipswich. Connections to/from Norwich are available via Stowmarket. The last train in the eastbound direction departs at 23:29 and in the westbound direction at 21:56. A two hourly direct service operates from Peterborough, March and Ely. ‘Group Saver’ tickets offer affordable discounted travel for groups of three or more. To plan your journey to the festival by train click here
The nearest airport is London, Stansted (STN); an hourly connecting rail service, via Cambridge, operates between the airport and Bury St Edmunds. Public Transport links are also available from London, Southend and London, Luton airports.
Bus and Coach
National Express operate multiple daily coach services from London. For details click here
A number of local bus operators provide regional links to Bury St Edmunds. The primary routes which operate on a hourly basis are:
|X11||Cambridge – Newmarket – Bury St Edmunds||Operator Stagecoach|
|14/15||Haverhill – Stradishall – Bury St Edmunds||Operator Stephensons|
|16||Mildenhall – Fornham – Bury St Edmunds||Operator Stephensons|
|84/86||Brandon – Thetford – Bury St Edmunds||Operator Coach Services|
|304||Diss – Stanton – Ixworth – Bury St Edmunds||Operator Simonds|
|355/6||Lakenheath – Mildenhall – Bury St Edmunds||Operator Mulleys|
|384/5||Stowmarket – Woolpit – Thurston – Bury St Eds||Operator Galloway Buses|
|753||Colchester – Sudbury – Lavenham – Bury St Eds||Operator Chambers|
Local services in Bury St Edmunds are provided by Mulleys and Stephensons. All of these, along with most of the regional services, stop in St Andrews Street South, adjacent to The Arc Shopping Centre and the Beer Festival entrance.
For further details and to plan your journey click here
BURY ST EDMUNDS is well connected by the A14 from Newmarket, Cambridge, Ipswich, the Midlands and the North. Access from the South is via the M11 and A11. Local A roads connect with Norwich, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss, Thetford, Kings Lynn, Colchester, Sudbury and Haverhill.
Car parking in the town is plentiful. The nearest to the Festival is The Arc Car Park, known locally as the Old Cattle Market, conveniently located off The Parkway (southbound). The nearest long stay car park is located opposite, off The Parkway (northbound). For car parking by SAT NAV use the postcode IP33 3BA and follow the local car park signage.
Our preferred Taxi provider and Festival sponsor is A1 Cars. Their booking line phone number (01284 766777) is shown on your entrance wristband or book on line. Mention the Beer Festival when booking to receive a preferential service.
Other Taxi providers are available; these include Buzz Cars, Foxy Cars, First Stop Travel and Getaway Cars. The public taxi rank is located adjacent at the Corn Exchange a short walk towards the town centre from the Festival venue.