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London to Bury St Edmunds by train

It takes an average of 2h 22m to travel from London to Bury St Edmunds by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (101 km). There are normally 109 trains per day travelling from London to Bury St Edmunds and tickets for this journey start from £5.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 38m
PriceFrom £5.50
Distance63 miles (101 km)
Frequency109 trains per day
First train04:03
Last train23:46
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationBury St Edmunds
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway

London to Bury St Edmunds train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Bury St Edmunds for Tuesday 17th May 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:00 12:56 1h 56m, 1 change
11:12 12:59 1h 47m, 1 change
11:42 13:26 1h 44m, 1 change
12:00 13:56 1h 56m, 1 change
12:42 14:25 1h 43m, 1 change
13:00 14:56 1h 56m, 1 change
13:12 14:59 1h 47m, 1 change
14:00 15:56 1h 56m, 1 change
15:00 16:56 1h 56m, 1 change
15:12 16:59 1h 47m, 1 change

Take the train from London to Bury St Edmunds in 1h 29m

Thinking about taking the train from London to Bury St Edmunds? We’ve got you covered.

There are around 106 trains running between London and Bury St Edmunds daily, which usually take 2h 24m to complete the journey over 63 miles (101 km). You’ll have to make 1 to 3 changes along the way during your journey. If you want to get to Bury St Edmunds quickly, the fastest train time takes just 1h 29m. You may travel with a couple of different train operators during your journey, but Greater Anglia are usually the main company on this route, on which you can stay connected with free WiFi and plug sockets.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey from London to Bury St Edmunds by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Bury St Edmunds? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Bury St Edmunds take?

The average journey time by train between London and Bury St Edmunds is 2 hours and 22 minutes, with around 109 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Bury St Edmunds by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Bury St Edmunds is 1 hour and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Bury St Edmunds cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Bury St Edmunds can start from as little as £5.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Bury St Edmunds?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Bury St Edmunds. Travelling from London to Bury St Edmunds by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from London to Bury St Edmunds leave?

The first train from London to Bury St Edmunds leaves at 04:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Bury St Edmunds leave?

The last train from London to Bury St Edmunds leaves at 23:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Bury St Edmunds by train?

Trains travelling from London to Bury St Edmunds cover a distance of around 63 miles (101 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bury St Edmunds to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Bury St Edmunds

Train tickets from London to Bury St Edmunds start at £5.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Bury St Edmunds is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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