Bury St. Edmunds travel guide

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With a population of 38,622, Bury St. Edmunds is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Bury St. Edmunds to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Bury St. Edmunds

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Northgate (13/14 North Gate Street) and The White Horse Whepstead (Rede Road Whepstead) are great picks. For delicious green meals, The Bunbury Arms (Ixworth Road) and Whitings Bar (74-75 Whiting St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Bury St. Edmunds.

When to visit Bury St. Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bury St. Edmunds in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Bury St. Edmunds


Although Bury St. Edmunds doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cambridge (CBG), which is located 37 km from Bury St. Edmunds. The shortest flight to Bury St. Edmunds from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h 25m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Bury St. Edmunds, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Bury St. Edmunds to Oxford takes 0h 54m and costs around $13 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $32 for a 1h 25m trip. Located 14 km from the city centre, Bury St. Edmunds Elmswell is the busiest station in Bury St. Edmunds. Another popular train station is Bury St. Edmunds Edmunds, located 1.2 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Bury St. Edmunds is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 101 km from Bury St. Edmunds. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bury St. Edmunds, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Bury St. Edmunds takes 209 km and will cost you around $5. From Southsea, the ticket costs about $18 for a journey of 217 km.

Airports near Bury St. Edmunds

Airlines serving Bury St. Edmunds

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British Airways
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Where to stay in Bury St. Edmunds

Average rates range from around $156 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $250 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bury St. Edmunds

Most booked hotels in Bury St. Edmunds

Tuddenham Mill Luxury Hotel
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
The Angel Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
The Bull Inn
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Dragonfly Hotel Bury St Edmunds
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
The Grange Hotel
Good (7, Good reviews)
The Bell Hotel
Poor (0, Poor reviews)

Hiring a car in Bury St. Edmunds

Expect to pay $3.21 per litre in Bury St. Edmunds (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.46 and $51.28. The most frequently booked car type in Bury St. Edmunds is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Fiat Panda or similar) is, on average, 67% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.