Travelling to, in & around Halesworth

Getting to Halesworth near Southwold and the Suffolk Coast is easy by rail, car, bike and there are good connections via public transport. From where to find car parks, venues and Visitor Information Points to taxi/private hire and community transport services, this quick guide provides all the need-to-know info for you to plan your visit, stay and travels.

Cities, Towns & Countryside 

Ipswich: 30 miles
Norwich: 25 miles
London: 109 miles

Bungay: 9 miles
Beccles: 11 miles
Lowestoft: 18 miles

The Suffolk Broads: 11 miles
Norfolk Broads National Park: 19 miles

Latitudes Festival (July) – Henham Park: 6 miles

Beaches & The Coast

Suffolk Heritage Coast: Just 9 miles

Southwold: 9 miles 
Dunwich: 9 miles 
Walberswick: 10 miles
Thorpeness 16 miles
Aldeburgh: 20 miles 
Orford: 21 miles

RSPB Minsmere: 12 miles 
Suffolk & Essex Coasts & Heath National Landscape: 9 miles

Getting Around Halesworth Guide


Halesworth Parking Made Easy

The town map includes the location of the key public car parks around the town centre, railway station and The Cuts Arts Centre.   

Long term parking is at Angel Link, Halesworth, IP19 8SW – 80 spaces

To find spaces and/ or pay for parking, where parking charges apply – use East Suffolk Councils’ easy sign up RingGo parking service through the free to download RingGo app.


Signing up to RingGo is as easy as entering your car’s registration and your payment details.

RingGo allows you to:
• locate a parking place before starting your journey
• receive directions to find it
• see how busy local car parks are
• pay for your parking session
• extend your parking session if you need to

How to get to Halesworth

From Ipswich Suffolk / From London: A12 north and turn onto the A144 just north of Darsham.

From Norwich Norfolk: A146, then the B1332 to Bungay.

From Bungay Suffolk: A144 to Halesworth.

From Lowestoft Suffolk: A12 south, turn right on to A145 at Blythburgh and then left onto the B1123.

Halesworth’s rail station is located on Station Road, Halesworth IP19 8BZ. Tel: 0345 600 7245

Local services run to Lowestoft and Ipswich.

From Lowestoft onward travel is available to Norwich and from Ipswich on the mainline service to London Liverpool Street.

All train tickets can be purchased via the Greater Anglia.

Rail info & tickets

Local services connect Halesworth with Beccles, Bungay, Lowestoft, Norwich and Southwold.

Timetables are available at

Bus Info

Pay and Display Car Parks:

  • Angel Link, Halesworth, IP19 8SW (Long Stay)
  • The Thoroughfare, Halesworth, IP19 8BF
  • Angel Creamery, Halesworth, IP19 8SW
  • Post Office, Halesworth, IP19 0JL
  • Station Road, Halesworth, IP19 8ER (Convenient for The Cut Arts Centre)
  • Halesworth Station, Halesworth, IP19 8JS – (Rail customers only)

There is free parking (2 hours max) at Market Place, Halesworth, IP19 8BA – (Restrictions on Wednesdays – Halesworth market day.)

Halesworth is served by a number of local taxi and private hire businesses.

These include: 

  • Halesworth Taxis – 01986 874028
  • RJ’s Private Hire – 07917 081391
  • D R Fosdike (Private Hire) – 01986 872829

Community transport services operate in and around Halesworth, supporting travel to hospital appointments etc.

Halesworth Area Community Bus
Station Building Station Road, IP19 8BZ
01986 875900

Community Cars
Waveney Local Office, IP19 8LW
01986 874290

Halesworth town can be accessed directly via National Cycle Route 1.

sustrans info  route maps  local rides

A network of public footpaths, bridleways and byways link Halesworth to local villages and the coast. 

local walks nearby villages  


Visitor Information Points in Halesworth

Wayfinding information boards with maps are located at car parks and key points around Halesworth town. 

Leaflets, maps and more information about things to do, see and visit in Halesworth and attractions in the surrounding area are available at Visitor Information Points and attractions/ amenities located at:

  • Halesworth Library – Bridge Street IP19 8AD
  • The Angel Hotel – Thoroughfare IP19 8A
  • Halesworth & District Museum – The Railway Station, Station Road, IP19 8BZ
  • The Cut Arts Centre – New Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY
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