There are no direct flights to Bury St Edmunds. Nearest airports are:

All of these airports are accessible via road or public transport direct to Bury St Edmunds (see below).

London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport are both accessible via car or public transport from London (see below).

Birmingham AirportEast Midlands Airport and Manchester Airport are all accessible by car via the A14 road, or public transport via Cambridge, Ely or Peterborough (see below). 


Bury St Edmunds is situated about 50 miles inland of the easternmost coast of England. The UK's largest container port at Felixstowe is 40 miles away and acts as a destination port for worldwide cargo ship cruises.

The nearest passenger ferry port is at Harwich International Port (48 miles) for the Netherlands, Denmark and cruises to Germany and Scandinavia. The English south coast ports of Ramsgate (139 miles - for Belgium), Dover (also 139 miles - for France), Folkestone (138 miles - for France via Eurotunnel), Newhaven (159 miles - for France), and Portsmouth (170 miles - for France and Spain) are accessible by road and public transport.

  • From northern Europe: DFDS Seaways ferry services from Esbjerg (Denmark) to Harwich International port (accessible by car via the A12/A14 roads or direct train to Bury St Edmunds in 1hr 6mins, as below).

  • From the Netherlands: Stena Line ferry services from the Hook of Holland to Harwich International port.

  • From Belgium: Transeuropa Ferries services from Ostend to Ramsgate port (train to Bury St Edmunds via Stratford International (London) from 3hrs 11mins as below).

  • From France via the eastern Channel: LD LinesDFDS Seaways and P&O Ferries services from Dunkirk and Calais to Dover port (train to Bury St Edmunds via Stratford International (London) from 3hrs 4mins as below) and from Dieppe to Newhaven (train to Bury St Edmunds via London from 4hrs 52mins).
  • From France via the Channel Tunnel: Eurotunnel car shuttle service from Calais to Folkestone (train to Bury St Edmunds via Stratford International (London) from 3hrs 26mins as below).



Rail - visit

From London:



 From Scotland, the north and midlands of England, and Wales, avoiding London: 

 From Europe: 

  • Eurostar train services from France and Belgium to Stratford International (London) station or London St Pancras International station. From Stratford International station, take the Docklands Light Railway to Stratford Regional station (5 mins) for train services to Bury St Edmunds via a change at Ipswich or Stowmarket (from 1hr 50mins). From St Pancras International Station, walk to London Kings Cross station (2 mins) for Cambridge train as above.

  • Greater Anglia train services from Harwich International port (ferry connections to Scandinavia and the Netherlands) direct to Bury St Edmunds (1hr 6mins).

  • South Eastern train services to Stratford International (London) station from Dover (1hr 4mins - for ferry connections to France) and Ramsgate (1hr 11mins - for ferry connections to Belgium). Trains to Bury St Edmunds from Stratford Regional station as above.

From London Stansted Airport: 

From Norwich Airport: 

  • Taxi or First Eastern Counties bus 27 from the airport to Norwich Railway Station. Greater Anglia train service to Stowmarket, Ipswich, Ely or Cambridge and change onto services to Bury St Edmunds (from 1hr 40mins). 

From London Southend Airport: 

  • Taxi or Arriva buses 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, or 9 from the airport to Southend Victoria Railway Station.  Greater Anglia train service to Shenfield and change onto services to Bury St Edmunds (from 2hrs 38mins). 

From London Luton Airport: 

From London City Airport: 

From London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports: 

Both airports are accessible by rail via numerous routes through central London, using both train and London Underground tube. The following routes may not be the quickest, but they minimise the number of changes, and the distances to carry luggage.


Bury St Edmunds Railway Station is on Station Hill. To get to the centre of town, either catch First Eastern Counties buses 80, 81 or 82 to Bury St Edmunds bus station; take a taxi; or walk down Northgate Street (15 mins).


Coach/bus - visit

From London: 

From Scotland and the north and midlands of England, avoiding London: 

  • National Express coach NX350 from Liverpool (10hrs 45mins), Manchester (8hrs 45mins), Sheffield (7hrs 10mins) and other connecting cities and towns from Scotland, the north and the midlands (via Peterborough and Cambridge). 

From Cambridge (for connections to Birmingham, Oxford and other cities and towns): 

From London Stansted Airport: 

From Norwich Airport: 

From London Southend Airport: 

  • First Essex coach X30 from the airport to Stansted Airport (1hr 36mins) then coach/bus to Bury St Edmunds via Newmarket as above. 

From London Luton Airport: 

  • National Express airport coach 787 to Cambridge (1hr 35mins) then coach/bus to Bury St Edmunds as above.

From London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports: 

  • National Express airport coaches JL 717, 727, 787 or 797 from both airports to Cambridge (from 2hrs 40mins Heathrow-Cambridge; 4hrs Gatwick-Cambridge) then coach/bus to Bury St Edmunds as above.



The A14 is the main road serving Bury St Edmunds. It runs from Birmingham to Felixstowe and connects the town to London (via the M11/A11).