There are 6 ways to get from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) X5
  3. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) to Bedford, St Peter's Street (St Peter de Merton Church Hall) X5

$31 - $36

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Bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge Parkside A14
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) X5
  3. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) to Bedford, St Peter's Street (St Peter de Merton Church Hall) X5

$21 - $24

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Bus, line 12 bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to The Guineas Bus Station 11 / ...
  2. Take the line 12 bus from The Guineas Bus Station to Drummer St Bus Station 12 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) X5

$26

Train, bus via Hitchin  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  3. Take the bus from Arlesey Bridge to Cauldwell, Bedford College 72 / ...

$39 - $54

Train  •  3 h 16 min

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

$52 - $89

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford 58.2 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Bury St Edmunds and arriving at Bedford, St Peter's Street (St Peter de Merton Church Hall) via Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and St Neots, Market Square (Stop D). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Bury St Edmunds and arriving at Bedford via Cambridge and London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Bury St Edmunds and Bedford is 51 miles. The road distance is 58.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford, including transfers.

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Bury St Edmunds to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bury St Edmunds station.

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Bury St Edmunds to Bedford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Bury St Edmunds station.

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The best way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford is to bus which takes 2 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Bury St Edmunds to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, St Peter's Street (St Peter de Merton Church Hall) station.

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Bury St Edmunds to Bedford train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Bedford station.

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Map of how to get from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 50.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford via Cambridge Parkside, Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), and St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) in around 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford via Cambridge, London St Pancras International LL, and London St Pancras International in around 3 h 16 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Bedford
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) to Bedford, St Peter's Street (St Peter de Merton Church Hall)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Arlesey Bridge to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to The Guineas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from The Guineas Bus Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to The Guineas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Mulleys Motorways
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to The Guineas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Wanderbus
Phone
0300 123 3023
Email
info@wanderbus.org.uk
Website
wanderbus.org.uk
Bus from Arlesey Bridge to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
wanderbus.org.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bury St Edmunds to Bedford is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Bury St Edmunds to Bedford.

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