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Bus Information between Bristol and Ipswich

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$24 (€20)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Bristol to Ipswich cover the 165 miles (266 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $22 (€18), but the average price of bus tickets is $24 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco).

Bus companies

National Express between Bristol and Ipswich

Travel between Bristol and Ipswich from $22 (€18) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable bus ride between Bristol and Ipswich with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance bus company. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express bus schedule for the Bristol to Ipswich route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming journey. You can take a bus with National Express for the 165 miles (266 km) journey from Bristol to Ipswich with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). Select from three different ticket options: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap bus between Bristol and Ipswich on Omio today!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Bristol to Ipswich
Take the bus to Ipswich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Ipswich.
How much does a cheap bus to Ipswich from Bristol cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Bristol to Ipswich buses for as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus from Bristol to Ipswich on average?
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bristol to Ipswich bus to cost on average $24 (€20)  one way.
How many miles is it from Bristol to Ipswich by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Bristol to Ipswich by bus to be approximately 165 miles (266 km).
What is the Bristol to Ipswich bus travel time?
The bus time from Bristol to Ipswich is on average 7 h 5 min  for the 165 miles (266 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Bristol and Ipswich by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Bristol goes to Ipswich? What bus station do I come into Ipswich from Bristol?

When taking a bus from Bristol, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9). When you arrive in Ipswich, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco), Ipswich, Tower Ramparts and Ipswich, Quadling Street.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Bristol Temple Meads   to Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco).

Where is the bus station in Bristol? Where is the bus station in Ipswich?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Bristol.

The most popular arrival bus station, Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco), is located 2 mile (s) / 4 km away from the city center of Ipswich.

What bus providers offer a service to Ipswich from Bristol?
Take the Bristol to Ipswich bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the route between Bristol and Ipswich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first bus from Bristol to Ipswich? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus for this journey departs from Bristol at 8: 30 AM. The last bus leaves from Bristol at 8: 30 AM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Bristol to Ipswich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Bristol to Ipswich bus for the best deals on tickets?
If you buy the Bristol to Ipswich bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $24 (€20). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Bristol and Ipswich. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey