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Trains to Saxmundham

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins only
  • 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 points :


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Car parking spaces : 18

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    On platform 1


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :


  • Ramps for train access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Saxmundham


Station Approach, Saxmundham, IP17 1BW
Ticket Office Hours

Useful links when visiting Saxmundham by train