How to travel from Bristol to Ipswich

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from Bristol to Ipswich

How to get from Bristol to Ipswich by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Bristol to Ipswich is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
Bristol, Marlborough Street
08:05PMIpswich, Quadling Street
1 transfer
National Express
Bristol, Marlborough Street
01:45AMIpswich, Quadling Street
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:38PMIpswich station (IPS)
2 transfers
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Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
01:04PMIpswich station (IPS)
3 transfers
Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:06PMIpswich station (IPS)
3 transfers
Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
01:04PMIpswich station (IPS)
2 transfers
National Express
Bristol, Marlborough Street
03:45PMIpswich, Quadling Street
1 transfer
National Express
Bristol, Marlborough Street
11:25AMIpswich, Quadling Street
1 transfer
National Express
Bristol, Marlborough Street
10:40PMIpswich, Quadling Street
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Bristol and Ipswich

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$20 - $131
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $131 (€115) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Take a train or bus to travel 165 miles (266 km) between Bristol and Ipswich. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bristol to Ipswich.

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Find the best trip between Bristol and Ipswich with National Express. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel 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 travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel 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 Bristol - Ipswich travel: 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.

    FAQs: Travel from Bristol to Ipswich

    FAQs: Travel 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.

    There are 2 travel options to Ipswich from Bristol. You can take a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Ipswich from Bristol is by taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€18).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Bristol to Ipswich:

    Taking a bus costs $111 (€97) less than taking a train, which costs on average $131 (€115) for the same trip.

    The quickest way to travel from Bristol to Ipswich is by train, which takes on average 3 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Taking a bus requires on average 6 h 45 min of travel time.

    The distance is approximately 165 miles (266 km) from Bristol to Ipswich.

    The average frequency per day from Bristol to Ipswich is:

    • 2 buses per day.
    • 17 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Bristol and Ipswich as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bristol to Ipswich:

    • Buses mostly leave from Bristol, Airport Bus Station and tend to arrive in Ipswich, Tower Ramparts.
    • Trains most often depart from Bristol at Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Ipswich at Ipswich.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bristol to Ipswich:

    • You can go to Ipswich from Bristol by bus with National Express or Megabus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $20 (€18) with National Express from Bristol to Ipswich on Omio.
    • You can travel by train between Bristol and Ipswich with Great Western Rail, and you can find Great Western Rail Bristol to Ipswich tickets for $131 (€115) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Bristol to Ipswich with the following travel companies:

    • Direct bus with.
    • Take a direct train with.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ipswich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Ipswich from Bristol.

    Looking to extend your trip from Bristol to Ipswich? Many Omio customers who go from Bristol to Ipswich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Norwich, London Liverpool Street, Stansted Mountfitchet or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Norwich, London Liverpool Street, Stansted Mountfitchet or Manchester from Ipswich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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