To reduce the reliance on travelling by car, why not use public transport for short local trips to places such as Felixstowe?
There are regular bus services that connect Walton Gate to local areas such as Felixstowe and Ipswich. Don’t forget, if you would like to try the local bus services, you can claim for your two-month trial ticket. Just complete the short travel survey once you have moved in, either online here or in the Welcome Pack you receive in the post. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
Frequent and regular services depart along High Road and High Street, linking you with Felixstowe, Ipswich, and Woodbridge. The buses stop in Felixstowe town centre making it easy to access the Port of Felixstowe.
Take a look at our map to find the closest bus stops to you. Routes 75, 76 and 77 run through these stops and you can download the timetables by clicking here. Sometimes bus timetables can be a little confusing and complicated to understand. Click here to view the Suffolk On Board guide to understanding bus timetables.
If you travel to Ipswich every day or even just on the odd occasion, it might be worth trying the Park & Ride service. This provides a great alternative to driving and trying to park in the centre of town. With two sites located on the outskirts of Ipswich, the Martlesham site would be most suitable when travelling from Walton Gate.
Trimley train station is just a 15-minute walk from Walton Gate, with hourly services into the centre of Ipswich and Felixstowe, you can download the timetable here. There are limited facilities at Trimley station – with just six car parking spaces and seven bicycle storage spots. You could alternatively catch the train from Felixstowe station which provides more facilities.
Railcards are a great way to save money on train travel. Many people can apply for one with different options such as;
You can apply for the Railcard directly through their website saving you around a third of train tickets. Also, now available as a trial is a 26-30 year old Railcard. Details were released in the 2017 Autumn budget. You can find out more on the 26-30 Railcard website.
Use PlusBus as a cheaper way to get around areas such as Ipswich by coordinating unlimited local bus travel when purchasing your train ticket. This can be done on the Greater Anglia website, or direct with PlusBus.