There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride X5
  3. Take the bus from Cambridge, Madingley Road Park & Ride to The Busway Railway Station
  4. Take the train from Cambridge to Bury St Edmunds

$30 - $37

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Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  3. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Bury St Edmunds A14

$20 - $24

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Train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Bury St Edmunds

$48 - $88

Bus, line 13 bus, line 15 bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  2. Take the line 13 bus from Cambridge, Gonville Place (Parker's Piece) to Haverhill, Bus Station 13 / ...
  3. Take the line 15 bus from Haverhill, Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Arc Shopping Centre 15 / ...

$32

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds 59.5 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Bury St Edmunds. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Bury St Edmunds via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) and Cambridge Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Bury St Edmunds via London Kings Cross and Cambridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Bury St Edmunds is 51 miles. The road distance is 59.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £22 - £28.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds, including transfers.

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Bedford to Bury St Edmunds bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road).

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Bedford to Bury St Edmunds train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Bedford station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs £35 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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  • Distance: 50.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Bury St Edmunds, England?

You can take a train from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds via London St Pancras International, London Kings Cross, and Cambridge in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), and Cambridge Parkside in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Whippet Coaches
Website
go-whippet.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Madingley Road Park & Ride to The Busway Railway Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
go-whippet.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Bury St Edmunds
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Gonville Place (Parker's Piece) to Haverhill, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Haverhill, Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Arc Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com

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Bedford to Bury St Edmunds bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bury St Edmunds station.

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Bedford to Bury St Edmunds train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Bury St Edmunds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Bury St Edmunds is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Bedford to Bury St Edmunds.

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