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This popular market town on the River Fromus lies at the centre of Suffolk's Heritage Coastal region, so it's an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Saxmundham has been well served by rail since 1859, with agricultural produce from nearby villages keeping the station busy through its early life. After a few local line cuts, today only the line from Lowestoft to Ipswich and London survives, although a branch line is still used for goods traffic to the nearby Sizewell Power Station. Saxmundham station is less than a minute's walk from the high street, which boasts many independent shops, restaurants and pubs, plus an outdoor market every Wednesday. Bird watchers should head to the Minsmere reserve, which is the RSPB's main visitor centre. The local villages of Leiston and Thorpeness are also worth a visit with the Leiston Abbey, Thorpeness Meare and Thorpeness Windmill offering fantastic days out. All are easily reached on local buses.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins only
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 operatorAbellio Greater Anglia
Car parking spaces18
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

On platform 1

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Saxmundham station has no ticket hall or concourse, but you'll find a ticket machine next on platform 1 (towards Ipswich) - this is on the east side of the station, closest to the town centre. There's no footbridge, so to reach platform 2 (towards Lowestoft) just walk over the level crossing on Station Approach/Albion Street. There are toilets and a waiting room near the platform 1 entrance, and some bike racks further along the platform.

Departures and arrivals from Saxmundham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Saxmundham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Harwich InternationalGreater Anglia06:111On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia07:021Scheduled
to IpswichGreater Anglia07:271Scheduled
to LowestoftGreater Anglia07:442Scheduled
to LowestoftGreater Anglia08:152On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LowestoftGreater Anglia06:111On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia06:582Scheduled
from LowestoftGreater Anglia07:021Scheduled
from LowestoftGreater Anglia07:271Scheduled
from IpswichGreater Anglia08:142On time
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