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Visit Sutton Hoo car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit Sutton Hoo car-free.

The site is just outside Melton in Woodbridge near Ipswich.

You can either walk or catch a bus to the entrancesee map.

Trains run to Melton from: Ipswich (20 mins), Lowestoft (65 mins), Beccles (about 50 mins) and Saxmundham (15 mins).

Change at Ipswich from: London Liverpool Street (about 80 mins), London Stratford (75 mins), Norwich (40 mins) or Peterborough (95 mins). 

Buses run from: Aldeburgh (about 60 mins), Felixstowe (45 mins), Leiston (45 mins) and Saxmundham (30 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy 20% off admission, plus a free hot drink when you show a valid train or bus ticket or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses or travel in Suffolk.

Find the cheapest bus tickets (valid on bus 71 to Sutton Hoo, plus all buses to Melton and Woodbridge within the Ipswich & South Suffolk Zone).

Greater Anglia Rail has a range of train ticket discounts and offers at events and attractions.

Scenic Ipswich to Lowestoft train line via Melton and Woodbridge has an audio tour.

Scenic bus 64 runs to Melton and Woodbridge from Ipswich and Aldeburgh.

Cycle path National Route 1 goes to Woodbridge near Sutton Hoo. Plan your cycle route here. The Sutton Hoo cycle rack is located next to the Visitor Welcome building. Please be aware there are no cycle paths on site.

Find out more about active travel in Woodbridge or cycling in Woodbridge. Find out more about cycling in the National Landscape.

Footpaths from Woodbridge go along the river to Melton near Sutton Hoo. There’s a circular walk from Melton train station, taking in Sutton Hoo and other site walks – see map.

Melton has other circular walks too. For more history, head for nearby Rendlesham walks by bus or Wickham Market by bus or train. Find out more about walking in the National Landscape and other points of interest.

Taxi ranks are located at both Woodbridge and Melton train stations. You need to book ahead with: M&R 0800 169 4269.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains and here’s some information on accessibility at Sutton Hoo.

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All photos on this page are copyright ©National Trust Images – full credits here.

About Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, the site of an Anglo-Saxon royal burial ground dating back 1300 years.

If you visit today, you will find stories of kings, mysterious mounds and buried treasure, the former home of Edith Pretty, and over 250 acres of beautiful Suffolk landscape – plus dog-friendly walking trails, woodland and far-reaching views over the River Deben.

Enhanced guided tours (provided by the Sutton Hoo Society), thought-provoking installations, innovative interpretation and creative programming all help to tell its incredible story, while its popular café, adventure playground, gift and book shops guarantee a full day out for the whole family.

For any queries about visiting contact Sutton Hoo on 01394389700 or suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ. Visit Website