Public Transport: Local Choices

With a variety of handy tools and great services available, it’s never been easier to travel around by public transport. New technology means you don’t have to wait around at bus stops, many buses and trains now have WiFi on board, cashless ticket options and more!

Your nearest bus stops are located on Church Road (to the south) or Gipping Way (to the north), just a few minutes’ walk away. The stops on Church Road served by a number of school services, whilst service 387 runs from the stops on Gipping Way. More regular services are available from the centre of Stowmarket , including Service 384/385 and the 88 Stowmarket Swift.

If you’re travelling further afield, travel by rail is a great option! Stowmarket station is your closest station, around 15 minutes by bike or 35 minutes on foot. Stowmarket is served by hourly trains towards Cambridge, Peterborough, Norwich and London Liverpool Street; trains to Ipswich come every 30 minutes and the journey takes only 10 minutes!

Key Local Bus Services

From Gipping Way in Stowupland:

Service 387 operates twice daily, with several additional services on Thursday. It runs between Stowmarket and Gislingham via Stowupland, Mendlesham and Bacton.

From Stowmarket:

Service 384/385 runs between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds via Haughley and Woolpit. It operates 4 times a day in both directions, approximately every 2 hours, Monday to Saturday.

Service 88 operates between Ipswich and Stowmarket via Needham Market. It runs every 30 minutes through the day Monday to Saturday.

Planning your Journey

There are now a number of great options available for those looking to plan a journey by public transport. There’s no need to spend loads of time flicking through timetables to figure out which services work best for you – online journey planners can do that for you!

Our guide to planning a journey by public transport has everything you need to know, including links to some of the great online tools.

Paying for your Journey

Catching the bus or train no longer has to mean fumbling around for change before hopping on to pay the driver or conductor in a rush! There are so many different ways to pay for your journey now that you may feel a little spoilt for choice!

It’s also important to check that you aren’t paying too much. Whilst paying for single or return tickets is OK for occasional or one off journeys, those who travel more frequently by bus and/or rail can save some significant cash by choosing monthly or annual passes.

Check out our guide to ticket options in the local area for more information!

Real Time Information & Apps

Gone are the days of standing around waiting for your bus or train with little idea when it will turn up. Real time information makes it easy to find out exactly where your ride is at, helping you plan when to leave the house, office or coffee shop.

Bus operator apps have proved to offer a real step change when it comes to real time bus information. They display the exact location of your bus on a handy map, in a very similar style to the Uber app which many are now familiar with. If you are undertaking a journey by bus we’d advise that trying out an app is a must, and to help you out we’ve pulled together a handy guide to getting most from bus operator apps.

Support & Updates

Confused by timetables or just not sure which bus is best to catch?

Did you know we can plan your journey for you?
Just let us know where you’re travelling to and we will provide you with an interactive journey plan that clearly sets out your options, with easy to follow, step by step instructions and a handy map.

Get in touch now to get support with your journey.