Willowbrook, Bramford

Public Transport

Public Transport, Willowbrook, Bramford

When you first move into a new area, it can be the last thing on your mind – working out what public transport options are available, where is the nearest bus stop and what discounts are available? We’ve put all the information you may require below, click on each section to find out more. Also, to the right, you will find a list of useful links for public transport operators in the area and travel planners.

Your closest bus stops are located along The Street. You will find two stops near the cemetery (one opposite and one adjacent), alternatively, there are stops close to Acton Road. Locations such as Stowmarket, Needham Market and Ipswich can be accessed from these stops and you will find that Ipswich Buses operate the most frequent services through Bramford.

For those that have school-aged children, there is a school bus service that runs to Claydon High School operated by First Buses.

Are you struggling to understand local buses? Take a look at our Willowbrook Bus Guide which includes all the information you’ll need!

Bus Passes
There are a selection of local incentives throughout Suffolk to promote travelling by public transport; including bus passes. If you are of pensionable age, you will be entitled to apply for an age-related bus pass which allows free off-peak bus travel. To apply or to find out further information, please visit the Suffolk on Board website. Additionally, you can apply for a bus pass if you have an eligible disability.

Also, First buses now accept contactless payments on their buses. Additionally, you can also purchase tickets through the mticket app. Tickets are at a slightly reduced price through the app too!

Suffolk on Board logo in light blue and dark blue

Young Person Bus Discounts
For those aged between 16 and 19, you can apply for the Suffolk Endeavour Card. This card is free to apply for and gives you at least 25% off the cost of bus travel. The only requirement is that your journey either starts or finishes in Suffolk. Apply for the card through the Suffolk on Board website.

Endeavour Card | Smarter Travel Ltd

Claim your bus taster tickets
As a resident of Willowbrook, you are entitled to up to 8 one-week bus tickets for services to Ipswich with First Buses. Click here to complete the short survey.
Train Travel
Your nearest train station is in Ipswich which is approximately 8km away (a 25-minute cycle ride). There are plenty of cycle storage spaces available (over 100 within a secure compound). Alternatively, if you would prefer to drive to the train station, there are over 400 car parking spaces available and for those with plug-in vehicles, there are two car charging points. Services from Ipswich are frequent to Norwich, Colchester and London. Tickets can be purchased from the train station, however, where possible, we would suggest purchasing tickets in advance to receive the best prices!
When using the train for leisure purposes, railcards are a great way to receive discounts on the cost of rail tickets. There are various options available, such as; 16-17 saver, 16-25, 26-30, two-together, disabled person or the senior railcard. Most railcards cost £30 to purchase for a year, however, you will typically save 1/3rd off rail fares. Find out more information and how to apply on the Railcard.co.uk website. Railcard | Smarter Travel Ltd

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