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Oct 26
$38National Express
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$31National Express
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$38National Express
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$29National Express
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$119Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
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Oct 31
$32National Express
$142British Airways
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$28National Express
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$26National Express
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$24National Express
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$25National Express
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$99Avanti West Coast
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$143Avanti West Coast
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Bus Information between Ipswich and Manchester

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$36 (€30)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Ipswich to Manchester cover the 172 miles (277 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $29 (€23), but the average price of bus tickets is $36 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Ipswich and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Bus companies

National Express Ipswich – Manchester

Find the best buses from Ipswich to Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express from $29 (€23). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Ipswich - Manchester bus: 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, should you need to.

    National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Ipswich to Manchester are the following:

    • 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 Ipswich to Manchester
    Take the bus to Manchester 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 Ipswich to Manchester.
    What is the price of the cheapest bus from Ipswich to Manchester?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Manchester from Ipswich for the next 7 days starting from $29 (€23)  one way.
    What is the cost of a bus to Manchester from Ipswich?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $36 (€30)  for a bus ticket between Ipswich and Manchester.
    How many miles is it from Ipswich to Manchester by bus?
    The distance to Manchester from Ipswich by bus is approximately 172 miles (277 km).
    How long is a bus between Ipswich and Manchester on average?
    The Ipswich to Manchester bus duration is on average 9 h 55 min, which is to be expected when traveling 172 miles (277 km) from Ipswich to Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What is the departure bus station in Ipswich and arrival bus station in Manchester?

    There are a few bus stations in Ipswich to start your trip from including Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco), Ipswich, Tower Ramparts and Ipswich, Quadling Street. In Manchester you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Ipswich   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Where is the Ipswich bus station located? Where is the Manchester bus station located?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Ipswich, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

    Which bus providers can take me from Ipswich to Manchester?
    Take the Ipswich to Manchester bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route to Manchester from Ipswich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    When is the earliest bus from Ipswich to Manchester? When is the last bus from Ipswich to Manchester?
    The first Ipswich to Manchester bus departs at 6: 05 AM   and the last bus from Ipswich to Manchester leaves at 11: 05 AM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Ipswich to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets between Ipswich and Manchester for the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this journey and save money. If you book bus tickets to Manchester from Ipswich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $36 (€30) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from Ipswich to Manchester a few months in advance.

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