The Best Commuter Towns to London From Suffolk

Jul 13, 2022
Best Commuter Towns Suffolk
The housing market in the East of England has surged in recent years as London workers seek the dream; a slice of the countryside alongside their hectic city job. As a result, Suffolk has experienced a housing boom, as it boasts a direct train line to the city.

For the quintessential English countryside life, Suffolk is a no-brainer. Homeowners can enjoy rural landscapes and award-winning beaches along the coastline, whilst the big city lies only a train journey away.

If you’re house hunting in this region, take a look at our shortlist of the top commuter towns in Suffolk below.


The county town of Suffolk, Ipswich, is a fantastic place to call home if you’re looking for country life without missing out on amenities. Ipswich has everything you need, boasting a picturesque waterfront on the River Orwell with independent bars, restaurants and shops. You can also stay cultured thanks to the town’s theatres, cinemas and museum. If you love the outdoors, head to Alexandra Park or drive a few miles to a nearby beach.


The excellent transport links in Ipswich have ensured its popularity as a commuter town. Its train station forms part of the direct line connecting Norwich and London, resulting in a quick and comfortable journey.


Commuting time: Reach London Liverpool Street in as little as one hour and five minutes on a direct train.




Nestled in the Stour Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sudbury offers breathtaking views and scenic riverside walks. Dating back to the Saxons, Sudbury has a rich history and comes complete with ancient water meadows. Its proximity to London, as well as towns like Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, makes Sudbury a popular commuter town in Suffolk.


Commuting time: It takes one hour and 20 minutes to reach London Liverpool Street from Sudbury, with one change at Marks Tey.




Found between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, the historic village of Woolpit dates back two thousand years. In fact, the village centre is a conservation area, where you can find quaint timber buildings. It’s really no surprise this picture-postcard village is becoming a commuter hotspot.


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Commuting time: A train to London Liverpool Street from nearby Elmswell will take around an hour and a half, with one change at Ipswich.




If you want to live in Suffolk’s most scenic area, look no further than Constable Country, the region of Suffolk that John Constable called home and used as the subject for his paintings. Nayland can be found in the heart of Constable Country, combining a backdrop of rolling hills with all the amenities you would need. Its proximity to the Essex town of Colchester has also made this one of the top commuter towns in Suffolk.


Commuting time: The nearest train station is Colchester, a 20-minute drive. From here, a direct train to London Liverpool Street takes as little as 45 minutes.




The charming market town of Stowmarket is a popular choice with house hunters, as the bustling towns of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich are only a short drive away. Stowmarket’s population has increased dramatically in recent years, as its train station is part of the direct line to London. Commuters are blessed with a historic town between two rivers; the Rat and the Gipping. Among the many amenities, you’ll also find a traditional market and a host of independents on Bury Street and the Old Fox Yard.


Commuting time: A direct train to London Liverpool Street takes around one hour and 20 minutes.