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Public Transport

Thurston is linked to neighbouring towns and villages by regular rail and bus services. 

Train Services. Provided under the Greater Anglia Franchise. Monday to Saturday, hourly services in each direction throughout the day, generally at 30 minutes past the hour to Stowmarket and Ipswich, and 12 minutes to the hour to Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge, with variations in the evenings and early mornings. There are slightly fewer trains on Saturdays. On Sundays and Bank Holidays there is a two-hourly service, but there are alternate two-hourly services to Ipswich and Peterborough from Bury St Edmunds. Approximate journey times from Thurston: to Bury, 6 minutes, Cambridge 42 minutes, Ipswich 33 minutes.


Bus Services. Provided by Stephensons of Essex Ltd.

Service 384, Stowmarket to Bury St Edmunds via Beyton

Service 385, Stowmarket to Bury St Edmunds via Norton.

Monday to Friday only, no service at the weekend or during school holidays.  Effective from September 2022. 

Use this link to download updated timetables.

Journey times are approximately 28 minutes to Bury bus station and 45 minutes to Stowmarket.

School Bus Timetables

Please use this link to be redirected to Suffolk County Councill website for information on school buses timetables.

Useful phone numbers

Trains: Greater Anglia Customer Services 0845 600 7245

           Disabled Persons Helpline 0800 028 2878

           National Timetable Enquiries 08457 48 49 50

Buses: Traveline: 0871 200 22 33

           Galloways 01449 766323  

           Simonds 01379 647300