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from Ipswich to Cambridge

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May 23
$22Greater Anglia
$34National Express
May 24
$22Greater Anglia
$32National Express
May 25
$22Greater Anglia
$28National Express
May 26
$22Greater Anglia
$34National Express
May 27
$22Greater Anglia
$31National Express
May 28
$22Greater Anglia
$22Greater Anglia
May 29
$22Greater Anglia
$23Greater Anglia

Travel Information from Ipswich to Cambridge

distanceDistance45 miles (72 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $34
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€20) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€20) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Travel 45 miles (72 km) by bus or train from Ipswich to Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Ipswich to Cambridge.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ipswich to Cambridge

Travel to Cambridge 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 Cambridge.

How do I get from Ipswich to Cambridge?

You can travel from Ipswich to Cambridge 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Ipswich to Cambridge?

The cheapest way to go to Cambridge from Ipswich is by taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cambridge:

A train is $12 (€11) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Ipswich to Cambridge costing on average $34 (€31).

What is the quickest way from Ipswich to Cambridge?

The fastest way from Ipswich to Cambridge is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cambridge that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 21 min.

How many miles from Ipswich to Cambridge would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 45 miles (72 km) between Ipswich and Cambridge.

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

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Cambridge is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Ipswich and in Cambridge?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Ipswich at Ipswich, Tower Ramparts and arrive in Cambridge at Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9).
  • Trains most often depart from Ipswich at Ipswich and arrive in Cambridge at Cambridge.

Which travel companies can get me from Ipswich to Cambridge?

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Cambridge by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Ipswich to Cambridge tickets on Omio for $34 (€31).
  • Greater Anglia can get you to Cambridge by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Greater Anglia from Ipswich to Cambridge for $22 (€20) on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Ipswich to Cambridge?

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

  • You'll find 16 direct trains a day to Cambridge with Greater Anglia.

Direct services to Cambridge 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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Ipswich to Cambridge?

Many of our customers traveling from Ipswich to Cambridge don't make Cambridge their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cambridge are London, Stansted or Oxford, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cambridge to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets from Ipswich to Cambridge online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Ipswich to Cambridge, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $34 (€31) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $22 (€20) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Ipswich to Cambridge tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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