Greater Anglia train Melton © SCH AONB

Getting Around

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB is easily accessible, both for those in the UK and those travelling from abroad, with excellent road, bus, rail, air and sea links into the area. We do ask that you try and use public transport wherever possible to help us look after the outstanding natural landscape.


You can use Traveline East Anglia to plan a trip using the local bus, rail and coach services. Traveline allows you to specify the time, destination and method of travel. It also provides timetables to download and print plus maps of the area.

To keep up to date with the current bus services please visit Suffolk On Board

Demand-responsive bus services operated by Coastal Accessible Transport (CATS) and Suffolk Links enable visitors using public transport to reach some of the most popular parts of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. This service can collect passengers from scheduled train services to Darsham railway station and also from scheduled bus services that stop at the station and at the nearby villages of Yoxford, Blythburgh and Leiston. Up to 6 people can travel at once.  The service can even carry bicycles!


The rail links into Suffolk are also excellent, with stations at Ipswich, Woodbridge, Melton, Wickham Market (Campsea Ashe), Saxmundham, Darsham and Halesworth. To plan your journey visit National Rail or The Train Line (train & bus information).


To access rural Suffolk from the rest of the country the two easiest roads available are the A12 (off the M25) and the A14 which originates at Cambridge. To help you plan your journey into the beautiful countryside of the AONB you can use Google Maps, theAA or RAC route planner.

From Abroad

The nearest airports are London Stansted and Norwich Airport from which you can access the area via public transport links or a hire car.

There are also many links to and from the area via the Port of Harwich

Foot ferry

Once you are in the AONB you might like to explore the area using one of the four foot ferries available - view full deails and timetables here


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