How to travel from Colchester to Ipswich

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Travel Information between Colchester and Ipswich

distanceDistance16 miles (25 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $12 (€11) • 18 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€11) • 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Travel 16 miles (25 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Colchester and 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 $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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.

You can travel to Ipswich from Colchester 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Ipswich from Colchester is by taking a train, which costs on average $12 (€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 $13 (€12) for the same trip.

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, traveling by bus can take you on average 40 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Ipswich is:

  • Around 9 buses per day.
  • 48 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Colchester, East Hill / High Street to Ipswich, Tower Ramparts.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Colchester to Ipswich depart from Colchester to Ipswich.

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 for buses to Ipswich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Colchester to Ipswich tickets on Omio for $13 (€12).
  • Travel with Greater Anglia for trains to Ipswich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greater Anglia Colchester to Ipswich tickets on Omio for $12 (€11).

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

  • You'll find 9 direct buses per day with National Express.
  • You can find around 48 direct trains per day and travel with Greater Anglia.

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 from Colchester to Ipswich.

Omio customers who travel from Colchester to Ipswich often also extend their vacation to go to London, Stansted or Norwich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Ipswich and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

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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