With Suffolk on Board you can plan journeys using public transport from and to a town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest.
As many destinations along the Suffolk coast are rural there can be limited public transport services on many routes, but there are journey solutions through various local community transport services that will get you to where you want to go/your final destination. These tend to need to be booked in advance but you can find out more and plan your journey at Suffolk on Board.
Buses travel from Ipswich to several locations on the Deben Peninsula including Hollesley, Alderton, Bawdsey, Sutton and Shottisham passing Melton train station.
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The nearest train station to access the Deben Peninsula is Melton.
Direct train services by Greater Anglia travel to Lowestoft and Ipswich with on-going connections to London Liverpool Street and Cambridge.
Greater Anglia operates frequent train services. Tickets and fares information can be found on the Greater Anglia website or app.
A foot and bicycle ferry runs between Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey from April to the end of October, weather permitting. The ferry timings for 2021 are;
- from Good Friday until 30th April - Weekends only between 10am and 5pm
- from 1st May until 30th September – Daily between 10am and 5pm
- from 1st – 31st October – Weekends only between 10am and 5pm
These may change depending on Covid restrictions in this area. Social distancing measures and face coverings will be mandatory until Covid-19 restrictions change.
You can call Felixstowe Ferry Boatyard for full timings and fares on 01394 282173 Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1630 hrs or when the ferry is operational you can call the Ferryman direct on 07709 411511 for daily updates.
You can view information on the four foot ferries that operate along the Suffolk coast below but please bear in mind this information may be out of date so best to use the leaflet for contact information only from which to get the latest updates: