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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 Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at Saxmundham station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThere is no staff at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCoins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step free access to both platforms via Station Approach Road level crossing. Approximately 30 metres between platforms
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. Assistance requests that cannot be met by a member of staff will be offered suitable alternative transport. Booking is recommended
Customer Service notes
Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00. Sunday 10:00-20:00. Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00. 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 nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorGreater Anglia
Car parking spaces18
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
On platform 1
Cycle storage notesThere are lockers available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Saxmundham station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 IpswichGreater Anglia06:111On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia07:021Scheduled
to IpswichGreater Anglia07:271Scheduled
to IpswichGreater Anglia07:442Scheduled
to IpswichGreater Anglia08:152Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LowestoftGreater Anglia06:111On time
from LowestoftGreater Anglia06:582Scheduled
from LowestoftGreater Anglia07:021Scheduled
from LowestoftGreater Anglia07:271Scheduled
from LowestoftGreater Anglia08:142Scheduled
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