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from Bristol to Ipswich

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

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Travel Information from Bristol to Ipswich

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€20) • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€33) • 3 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 165 miles (266 km) from Bristol to Ipswich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Bristol to Ipswich.

Travel Tips

Travel from Bristol to Ipswich
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.
How do I travel from Bristol to Ipswich?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Bristol and Ipswich. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bristol to Ipswich?

The cheapest way to travel between Bristol and Ipswich is by taking a bus with an average price of $25 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Ipswich:

Taking a bus is about $15 (€12) less than taking a train, which costs on average $40 (€33) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel between Bristol and Ipswich?

The fastest way to get to Ipswich from Bristol is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 55 min.

Other travel options to Ipswich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 30 min   on average.

What is the distance between Bristol and Ipswich?

You should expect to travel around 165 miles (266 km) between Bristol and Ipswich.

How many services a day are there between Bristol and Ipswich?

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Ipswich is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Bristol and Ipswich, where do I depart from Bristol and where do I arrive in Ipswich?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Bristol at Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Ipswich at Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco).
  • Trains most often depart from Bristol at Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Ipswich at Ipswich.
Which travel operators can get me to Ipswich from Bristol?

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. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $25 (€20) with National Express from Bristol to Ipswich on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Bristol to Ipswich with Great Western Railway, and you can find Great Western Railway Bristol to Ipswich tickets for $40 (€33) on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Bristol to Ipswich?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Bristol to Ipswich?
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, Stansted or Norwich. If you're looking to explore London, Stansted or Norwich from Ipswich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book my Bristol to Ipswich one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bristol to Ipswich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $25 (€20) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $40 (€33) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bristol to Ipswich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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