Getting Here

The Festival is at Snape Maltings, which is a 5 – 10 minute drive from Aldeburgh, and 30 – 40 minutes north of Ipswich. Please find below details regarding methods of travel to the Festival. The address is:

Snape Maltings, 
Snape, near Saxmundham,
IP17 1SR 

By Car

Drive on the A12 towards Snape, taking the A1094 to Snape Maltings. Turn right at Snape Church onto the B1069, then continue through the village of Snape before turning left into Snape Maltings.

Car Sharing

Please car-share if you can: or to offer or find a lift.

Free Shuttle Bus

There will be a free shuttle bus between Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings throughout the weekend of the 23rd and 24th September. Collections at 9.30 and every hour thereafter from Barclays Bank on Aldeburgh High Street; 9.35 at Aldeburgh Church, 9.40 at Reades Brickworks Saxmundham Road, then on to Snape Maltings. Departures on the hour from Snape Maltings. Final departure from Snape Maltings at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. Please note that there will be no shuttle running between 1pm and 2pm, i.e. the last bus from Aldeburgh before lunch will be at 12.30 and the next return trip will leave Snape at 2pm.

By Bus

There are bus services from both Aldeburgh and Woodbridge to Snape, with a bus stop outside the Maltings. Tel. Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit

By Train

Visitors arriving by train will need to take an Abellio Greater Anglia service from London Liverpool Street to Saxmundham station, via Ipswich (journey is about 2 hours). Saxmundham is a short drive by car or taxi (pre-book) from both Snape and Aldeburgh.

By Taxi

Please contact the following local taxi firms to arrange a booking:

OscarAmber Cars – 01728 833621 or
This company has a selection of vehicles including 6, 7 and a 16 seater vehicle.
Abbey Cars – 01728 832014
Aldeburgh Shuttle – 01728 452142

Amber – 01728 833621
Henderson – 01728 830101

J Gull – 01728 602344
Oscars – 01728 830614
Peasenhall – 01728 660473
Jo & S Miller – 01728 603279
Southwold Taxis – 07737 139853
Framlingham Taxi – 01728 724799
Charter Drive, Woodbridge 01728 724499

By traditional bicycle

The following companies provide Traditional Heritage Cycle Hire: 

The Eastbridge Cycle Hire Company: 
Eastbridge is a small village situated between Aldeburgh and Southwold.
Contact Julian or Alex on 07828 155389 or 07828 113279 or email  

Avocet Sports: 
Will hire you a traditional pedal bike delivered to your address within 20 miles of Snape Maltings, with at least 24 hours notice. 
Contact Steven Edwards on 01728 689007 or 07706 479965, or email