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from Colchester to Ipswich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Colchester to Ipswich on Oct 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:47AMColchester0h18 09:05AMIpswich
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08:47AMColchester0h18 09:05AMIpswich
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07:20PMColchester0h18 07:38PMIpswich
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09:47AMColchester0h19 10:06AMIpswich
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10:21AMColchester0h19 10:40AMIpswich
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Oct 25
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$14National Express
Oct 26
$13Greater Anglia
$14National Express
Oct 28
$13Greater Anglia
$14National Express
Oct 30
$13Greater Anglia
$14National Express

Travel Information between Colchester and Ipswich

distanceDistance16 miles (25 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 18 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Take a bus or train to travel 16 miles (25 km) from Colchester to Ipswich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Colchester to Ipswich.

Travel Tips

Travel from Colchester 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 Colchester to Ipswich.
How do I reach Ipswich from Colchester?

There are 2 ways to get from Colchester to Ipswich: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Colchester and Ipswich?

The cheapest way to go to Ipswich from Colchester is by taking a train, which costs on average $13 (€11).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Ipswich:

Taking a train is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a bus to Ipswich, which costs on average $14 (€12) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Ipswich from Colchester is by train with an average travel time of 18 min.

Other travel options to Ipswich can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Ipswich by bus can take on average 40 min.

How many miles from Colchester to Ipswich would I travel?

The distance from Colchester to Ipswich is approximately 16 miles (25 km).

How many services a day are there to Ipswich from Colchester?

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Ipswich is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Colchester to Ipswich?

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

  • Buses from Colchester to Ipswich most often leave from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco).
  • Trains most often depart from Colchester at Colchester and arrive in Ipswich at Ipswich.
Which travel operators can get me to Ipswich from Colchester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Colchester to Ipswich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Ipswich by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Colchester to Ipswich tickets on Omio for $14 (€12).
  • Greater Anglia can take you to Ipswich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Greater Anglia from Colchester to Ipswich for $13 (€11).
Where should I go next after I travel from Colchester to Ipswich?
Your trip from Colchester to Ipswich doesn't have to end in Ipswich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Norwich. If you’d like to add London, Stansted or Norwich to your Colchester to Ipswich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Ipswich today!
How early should I book tickets between Colchester and Ipswich online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $14 (€12) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $13 (€11) one way.

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

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