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Practical Info


Saturday 21st September

11am - 7.30pm

Sunday 22nd September 12noon - 7.30pm


Along the Ipswich Waterfront from Dance East (IP4 1DW) down to Aurora Bar and Restaurant (IP3 0BT)


A detailed map will be published in due course.

By Road

  • From Norwich via A140

  • From Felixstowe via A14 Westbound

  • From Cambridge via A14 Eastbound

  • From Great Yarmouth via A12 Southbound

  • From London via A12 Northbound


There are ample long and short stay car parks in Ipswich Town Centre and surrounding The Waterfront and are signposted.


The main car parks near the waterfront are:


Athena Hall Car Park

Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich, IP3 0DT


Duke Street Car Park

Duke Street, Ipswich, IP3 0AQ  


St. Peters Dock Car Park

St. Peters Dock, Bridge Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XH


RCP Duke Orwell Quay Car Park

Duke Street, Ipswich, IP3 0BF


Green Parking

Grafton Way, Ipswich, IP3 0BF

By Train

  • The Waterfront is a 10-minute walk from Ipswich train station. Map

  • London Liverpool Street is 60-90 minutes by train and departs every 30 mins.

  • Cambridge is approx 80 mins by train and departs hourly.

  • Norwich is 40 mins by train and departs every 40 mins.

  • Felixstowe is 10 mins by train and departs hourly.

By Bus

The Waterfront can be accessed by buses:


  • 1, 2, 3, 4 to the University of Suffolk

  • 15 to Stoke Quay

Travel advice: Road Closures in Ipswich on Sunday 22 September

On Sunday 22 September the Great East Run is happening in Ipswich. The course winds through town and along the Ipswich Waterfront so expect a high footfall on the festival site before Art Eat opens on Sunday at midday.


Road closures will be in place. We ask our visitors to plan travel accordingly in order to avoid delays.


Full details of the road closures can be seen on the Great East Run homepage:


We recommend using public transport where possible and if travelling by car using junction 57 or 58 of the A14 to come into Ipswich on Sunday morning.

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