How to get here


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).

The Pumphouse, Jubilee Hall and Elizabeth Court (artist accommodation) are all located in Aldeburgh. By road, continue along the A1094 after turning off the A12.


There are bus services from both Aldeburgh and Woodbridge to Snape, with a bus stop outside the Maltings.

Call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit


Visitors arriving by train will need to take a Greater Anglia service to Saxmundham station, via Ipswich. The journey is about 2 hours from London Liverpool Street.

Saxmundham is a 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 but more stations may be added to the Bike & Go network in the future.

Please note the final train west from Saxmundham is usually at 9.57pm. If time is tight sometimes it is possible to catch the last train from Wickham Market station (in Campsea Ashe) which is further along the line, 5 miles from Snape by road.


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. Ferry services can be checked here


Taxis can be booked with A2B Cars on 01728 633003 or Gull’s on 01728 602344. If arriving by train, we recommend booking a taxi prior to making your journey.

Car sharing

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

Festival coaches

During the Aldeburgh Festival in June, coaches are available for all concerts held outside Aldeburgh. Coaches depart from the Aldeburgh High Street Box Office, calling at Fort Green car park, the cinema and Uplands en route.

Tickets cost £3 for a return to any concert outside Aldeburgh. To book, please book with your tickets online, or contact the Box Office on 01728 687110.

Coach parking

Coaches can set down or pick up at Snape Maltings. All coach parties should book their visit in advance. To book, contact Rachel on 01728 688303, or contact