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
A map showing bus stops and bus routes serving Kesgrave can be found at:
A downloadable version can be found here:
Timetables/Live Bus Times
Timetables can be viewed and downloaded at:
- www.firstgroup.com/norfolk-suffolk/plan-journey/timetables - By route - First Group routes only
- www.ipswichbuses.co.uk/timetables - Ipswich Buses Services nearby
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.
Live bus times can be found here:
or you can download the UK Bus Checker Phone App and install it and search/find the bus stop you are interested in or find your nearest one. You can then obtain bus times and/or real time information if it is available.
Phone Apps and Payment
The following phone apps are available from the bus companies that allow you to buy tickets, view timetables etc:
- www.firstbus.co.uk/tech-bus/first-bus-app - Firstbus
- www.ipswichbuses.co.uk/plan-your-journey/mobile-app - Ipswich Buses
The following payment options are accepted:
- Phone app
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
- Cash (exact fare)
Listed below are the bus services available in Kesgrave.
- Bus Route 66 Ipswich Railway Station - Ipswich Dogs Head Street/Revolution – Kesgrave - Martlesham Tesco - Gloster Road
- Bus Route 66A Ipswich Railway Station - Ipswich Dogs Head Street/Revolution – Kesgrave - Martlesham Gloster Road - Eagle Way. (Only 1 bus per hour goes to Eagle Way and it runs here instead of going to Martlesham Tesco)
- Bus Route 63 - Old Cattle Market Bus Station – Kesgrave (Main Road) – Martlesham Tesco - Woodbridge – Wickham Market – Framlingham Thomas Mills School
- Bus Route 64 - Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station – Kesgrave (Main Road) – A12 - Woodbridge – Melton – Ufford -Wickham Market – Farnham – Saxmundham - Leiston - Aldeburgh
- Bus Route 65 - Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station – Kesgrave (Main Road) – Martlesham Tesco - Woodbridge – Melton – some services to Rendlesham
- Park & Ride Service 800 – Martlesham P&R Site - High School - Kesgrave Fisheries - Ips Hospital (Woodbridge Road) - Various stops in Ipswich town centre inc close to the Railway Station - Suffolk One (Term Time) - London Road P&R Site
- Bus Route 4 - Tower Ramparts - University Suffolk - Broadlands Way, Bixley Farm
Bus Route 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.
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:
Cycling / Cycle Routes
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:
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.
Kesgrave is well served by Taxi companies although none are Kesgrave based.
Avenue Taxis (Ipswich)
- (01473) 888 888
Woodbridge Cars Airport Transfers
- (01473) 333 888
M&R Cars (Woodbridge)
- 01394 386661 or 0800 169 4269
You can pick up the National Express Network in Ipswich at Cardinal Park. The direct route takes you to Colchester, Marks Tey, Braintree, Stansted Airport, Heathrow Airport Terminal 2, London Victoria and London Stratford.
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:
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.
If you have any issues with the buses or community transport please visit the Reporting Issues section to find out what to do: