How to get to the Festival

FlipSide will take place at Snape Maltings, the home of Aldeburgh Music, which is located in the village of Snape, five miles inland from Aldeburgh and approximately 30-40 minutes from Ipswich.

Free parking is available close to the festival venues; Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the Hoffmann Building and the Britten–Pears Building.

Visitors can also save money and carbon emissions by sharing a car with others travelling to FlipSide. Click here to find out more.

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By Car

Visitors arriving by car should travel along the A12, taking the A1094 signposted towards Snape Maltings. Turn right at Snape Church onto the B1069, then continue through the village of Snape before turning left into Snape Maltings (postcode IP17 1SP).

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

Shuttle Bus

Friday 2nd October
Depart Saxmundham at 18:05 (meeting 17:53 from Ipswich and 17:57 from Lowestoft) depart Saxmundham at 19:05 (meeting 18:51 from Ipswich and 18.57 from Lowestoft)

Sunday 4th October
Depart Snape Maltings at 14:00 for connection to Lowestoft at 14:40 and Ipswich at 14:53 depart Snape maltings at 16:00 for connection to Lowestoft at 16:40 and Ipswich at 16:53

A free shuttle bus service between Aldeburgh and Snape will operate frequently throughout the festival weekend. There are two bus-stops on Aldeburgh High Street: Barclays Bank and Aldeburgh Cinema.

For more information about the above please email:

By Train

Abellio Greater anglia operate a train service to Saxmundham (via Ipswich or Lowestoft), approximately 5 miles from Snape maltings. For further information visit: You will need to book a taxi to take you on to Aldeburgh or Snape: contact A2B cars on 01728 633003.

A shuttle bus will be provided to take people to Aldeburgh or Snape from Saxmundham Station on Friday evening and to return on Sunday afternoon. Timetable above. Contact for more information.


Taxis can be booked with A2B Cars on 01728 832202.

If arriving by train, we recommend booking a taxi prior to your journey.

Snape Maltings