Suffolk is served by the A12 from London and the south east via Essex, the M11 and A11 from London via Hertfordshire, the A14 from the Midlands and the A1(M) and A14 from the north of England via Cambridgeshire. To plan your journey you can use route planners on both the AA and RAC websites.
Suffolk has frequent direct trains from London Liverpool Street and from Norwich to Ipswich, Stowmarket and Diss. The journey time between London and Ipswich is just over an hour and there are connecting services to Cambridge, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds. The line from Ipswich to Lowestoft serves east Suffolk with stations including Woodbridge, Saxmundham, Halesworth and Beccles. The East Suffolk Line Walks follow this line and the start and finish of the long distance footpath The Angles Way at Thetford and Great Yarmouth, can be reached by train. The East Coast Main Line, connecting London with the north of England and Scotland, also connects with Ipswich services at Peterborough.
The Mid Anglia Rail Passengers Association (MARPA) has devised a number of walks that can be taken from stations along the line running from Ipswich to Cambridge.
For more information on all rail services visit the National Express website.
National Express also operates a regular coach service from London Victoria Coach Station to the Ipswich Cattle Market Bus Station in the centre of Ipswich. To plan your journey, visit the National Express website.
Harwich International Port is less than 45 minutes from Suffolk by rail via Manningtree station, and by road via the A120 and A12. DFDS operates ferries between Harwich and Esbjerg, Denmark, and Stena Line operates between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.
For more information on these ferry services visit the DFDS or Stena Line websites.
London Stansted airport is just over an hour from Ipswich by car or coach. National Express operates a direct coach service between Stansted and Ipswich. The Stansted Airport website has further information on travel to and from the airport.
Norwich Airport is just under 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Ipswich by rail or road. The Norwich Airportwebsite has information on travel to and from the airport.
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