Public transport is a handy alternative for some trips to help you reduce your reliance on travelling by car. Whether you’re looking to travel locally or nationally, there are plenty of options available to travel either by bus or train.
You can catch a bus on The Street (A1101), at a sheltered bus stop roughly 500m from Sycamore Park’s access road. Alternatively, there are further stops along Holmsey Green that also provide regular services from Beck Row to Thetford, Brandon, Lakenheath, Bury St Edmunds and more locally, into Mildenhall. You can download bus timetables through the Traveline website and you can view a step-by-step guide on this here.
For journeys a bit further afield, Newmarket Train Station is approximately 21km from Sycamore Park, with trains operating regularly to Ipswich and Cambridge, for connecting trains to London Liverpool St, Birmingham, Kings Lynn, Norwich and Stansted Airport. The train station offers step free access throughout with secure storage available for 12 bicycles as well as 12 spaces for cars, with an additional accessible car space.
There is a closer train station at Shippea Hill, although there is only one service available per day (Mondays to Saturdays) to Norwich.
If you’re not sure which form of transport is the best for you, use Traveline’s journey planner. It gives you a variety of travel modes to choose from, including walking, bus, coach, train and more.
For £30 per year (£20 for a Disabled Persons Railcard) National Rail offers a variety of Railcards, giving discounts for train travel, including:
✔ 16-25 Railcard – for those aged 16-25, or mature students (26+) and in full-time education
✔ Two Together Railcard – for two named people travelling together
✔ Family & Friends Railcard – for those travelling with children aged 5-15 (up to 4 adults and 4 children can travel on one card)
✔ Senior Railcard – for those aged 60 and over
✔ Disabled Persons Railcard – those who have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult could qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard, giving the user 1/3 off rail fares across Britain for them and a friend. For further information, and to order online, go to railcard.co.uk.
Use PlusBus as a cheaper way to get around areas such as Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds by coordinating unlimited local bus travel when purchasing your train ticket. This can be done on the Greater Anglia website, or direct with PlusBus.
If you have any questions about the public transport options in your area, contact us.