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Bury St Edmunds' station dates back to 1847 and was originally admired for its two red-brick towers, which were removed in 1893. Today, the building is equally as recognisable with its solo tower pinpricking the blue skies above this historic market town. With an abundance of medieval architecture and the breathtaking Cathedral and Abbey gardens, Bury St Edmunds is one of the most visually arresting places to visit in Great Britain - and its role in King John's acceptance of the Magna Carter make it one of the most important settlements in the Western world. The station is a short walk from the town centre where visitors will find superb shopping on St John's Street, a delightful cafe culture along Hatter Street and all the latest Hollywood hits at the Abbeygate Picturehouse Cinema. The Nutshell bar is also a must for tourists. At just 15 feet long and 7 feet wide, it's officially the smallest pub in Britain.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 18:30
Saturday 06:50 - 18:00
Sunday 08:15 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteHairdresser
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Coffee shop on platform 2,

vending machine

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces23
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

At station entrance and on both platforms

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

via lift

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Bury St Edmunds' station has one entrance leading on to a concourse with ticket machines, baby-changing facilities and a help point. You can get to the two platforms via a subway to the left, where you'll also find lifts. Platform 2 has a cafe and toilets. There are cycle racks and a car park at the front of the station.

Departures and arrivals from Bury St Edmunds

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to IpswichGreater Anglia14:582On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia14:581On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia15:262On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia15:571On time
to PeterboroughGreater Anglia16:251On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from IpswichGreater Anglia14:571On time
from PeterboroughGreater Anglia14:582On time
from CambridgeGreater Anglia15:252On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia15:571On time
from CambridgeGreater Anglia16:232On time

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