Public Transport

Kesgrave is well served by public transport options. It is covered by a number of bus services, community transport options and has great cycle routes. National Coach and Train services can be accessed via Ipswich within 20-30 mins. A number of Taxi companies also cover Kesgrave.

Buses and Martlesham Park & Ride

Buses including Martlesham Park & Ride

 

Map

A map showing bus stops and bus routes serving Kesgrave can be found at:

A downloadable version can be found here:

 

Timetables

Timetables can be downloaded at:

You can also get this information when you’re at a bus stop.

Each bus stop flag has a bus stop code and a telephone number to use. You’ll be sent a message in return with the time of the next bus.

Timetables are also available from Kesgrave Town Council office and Kesgrave Library

 

Services

Listed below are the bus services available in Kesgrave.

Bus Boute Map

Key: Light Blue Route 66, Purple 63 and 65, Light Green - Route 64, Orange - Park and Ride Route 800, Orange Triangle - Route 800 stop.

Click to enlarge.

Kesgrave Bus Route Map

Community Transport / Connecting Communities

Kesgrave has reasonably good bus services. But the buses don’t always go to the places people need to get to and bus connections are not always available at the times people need to travel.

Also, there are many people who are unable to use bus services because of health problems – for example they are unable to walk to / from the nearest bus stop. All of this can mean that people struggle to access essential services and medical appointments. 

In these situations community transport may be able to help: Further details here:

communities.suffolkonboard.com/about/

Cycling / Cycle Routes

Kesgrave

Kesgrave is well served by cycle tracks and routes. Grange Farm has been built with a large cycle lane through it and a wide cycle lane has been constructed along main road. The terrain is also flat.

Kesgrave has a large (2000 pupil) 11-18 comprehensive school and three local Primary Schools each with around 500 pupils. 61% of the pupils at the high school cycle to the school.

The Town Council actively encourages walking and cycling.

A map showing cycle routes in Kesgrave can be found at:

A downloadable version can be found at:

Cycle routes and facilities in Suffolk can be found on Suffolk County Council's website at:

 

Cycle Safely

One of the great advantages in Kesgrave is the network of cycle paths on the Grange Farm development. However there is sometimes confusion, on what is or isn't a cycle path and who should be using them.

On the major routes within the Grange Farm development there is a dualed pathway; cyclists on the red tarmac and pedestrians on the grey. A good example is Pilbroughs Walk and it can also be seen alongside the A1214 from All Saints to St Michaels roundabouts.

On the less well used routes the path is "shared" and this is the more frequent version found in the established areas of Kesgrave, where available space is less. The Bell Lane path on the eastern side is a good example here. In either case both cyclists and pedestrians need to exercise some caution and respect for the other users.

Rupert Fison Square has signs which ask cyclists to dismount. With the many young people entering both the Day Nursery and the Scout building it is important not to have bikes racing through the square.

Taxis

Kesgrave is well served by Taxi companies although none are Kesgrave based.

Avenue Taxis (Ipswich)

Woodbridge Cars Airport Transfers

M&R Cars (Woodbridge)

Coaches

You can pick up the National Express Network in Ipswich at Cardinal Park

Trains

The nearest train station is in Ipswich:

  • Burrell Road IP2 8AL .

The station is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia and serves the main line from Norwich to London Liverpool Street, and branch lines to Felixstowe, Cambridge/Peterborough and Lowestoft.

Details of the facilities, booking etc can be found at:

Journey Planning

A useful resource for planning travel by bus, train, coach and ferry throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and national travel by train and coach is Travelline:

They can be contacted on

  • 0871 200 22 33

NB They charge 12 pence per minute from landlines and mobiles to this number; your phone company may also add its own access charge.

Problems

If you have any issues with the buses or community transport please visit the Reporting Issues section to find out what to do: