By Road

Free Parking

Visitors arriving by car or bike from the A12 should take the A1094 signposted towards Snape Maltings. Turn right at Snape Church onto the B1069, then continue through the village of Snape before turning left into Snape Maltings (postcode IP17 1SP).

Please car-share if you can: visit Suffolk Car Share to offer or find a lift.


Visitors arriving by train will need to take a train to Saxmundham station. The journey is about 2 hours from London Liverpool Street.

Saxmundham is approximately 4 miles by road from Snape Maltings. We recommend booking a taxi in advance if you need one.

You can hire a bike at Ipswich railway station in Suffolk with Bike & Go. It’s a 22 mile journey by road.

Free Shuttle Service

The Festival offers a shuttle service between Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh all weekend during festival hours.

Running from Aldeburgh at half past the hour starting at 9.30am and collecting at Seasalt, Aldeburgh Church and The old Reads Brick works, Saxmundham Road.

Departing Snape Maltings on the hour with the final departure at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

No shuttles will run between 1pm and 2pm


After recent timetable changes there are very few bus services to Snape, from Ipswich and Aldeburgh.

Call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 visit the First Group Journey Planner or Traveline website.


The closest port is Harwich, which has services from the Hook of Holland and Esbjerg in Denmark. From Harwich Greater Anglia operate a train service to Saxmundham, changing at Manningtree, or it is a 90-minute drive to Snape or Aldeburgh.