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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.

It's easy to get from the capital to the station and vice versa. There are regular services from London to Bury St Edmunds, departing from Kings Cross and Liverpool Street. And there are plenty of services heading back from Bury St Edmunds to London.

Station details & facilities

Trainline's top spots near Bury St Edmunds station

Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!


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MobileBrewCo 1 minute Barista crafted coffee and fresh cakes served from a vintage converted horsebox just outside the station.
Bake & Bites 19 minutes Cafe serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and more. Using locally sourced ingredients.
Queen Bee Coffee 12 minutes Mobile coffee shop in the heart of the Abbey Gardens. Delicious drinks, yummy cakes, local produce!
Just Traid 8 minutes Quaint fairtrade cafe and store within a stone's throw of the station.
Northend Cafe 11 minutes Traditional British cafe serving proper grub.
Kiln Cafe 12 minutes Social enterprise serving coffee and bites.


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.

Frequently asked questions

Is Bury St Edmunds train station open?

Bury St Edmunds train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Bury St Edmunds train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Bury St Edmunds train station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Bury St Edmunds train station.

Are there toilets in Bury St Edmunds train station?

Yes there are toilets available to use at Bury St Edmunds train station.

Are dogs allowed in Bury St Edmunds train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Bury St Edmunds train station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Bury St Edmunds

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bury St Edmunds station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to IpswichGreater Anglia09:462On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia09:571On time
to PeterboroughGreater Anglia10:231On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia10:242On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia10:571On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeGreater Anglia09:452On time
from Harwich InternationalGreater Anglia09:541On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia10:221On time
from CambridgeGreater Anglia10:232On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia10:541On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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