How to travel from Ipswich to Manchester

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from Ipswich to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Ipswich to Manchester on Mar 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:10PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h05 02:15PMManchester Airport
0 transfers
11:35AMIpswich10h35 10:10PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
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10:10AMIpswich4h09 02:19PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
09:10AMIpswich4h09 01:19PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
10:41AMIpswich4h24 03:05PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers

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Travel Information to Manchester from Ipswich

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $105
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 7 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $105 (€93) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 172 miles (277 km) between Ipswich and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are British Airways among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Ipswich to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ipswich to Manchester

Travel Tips: Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

There are 3 ways to get from Ipswich to Manchester: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Ipswich and Manchester is by taking a train with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a train is usually $35 (€31) less than taking a bus to Manchester, which costs on average $37 (€33) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $103 (€91) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $105 (€93) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Ipswich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 4 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 172 miles (277 km) from Ipswich to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Manchester is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Ipswich, Tower Ramparts and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Ipswich to Manchester depart from Ipswich to Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can travel by plane from Ipswich to Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Ipswich to Manchester tickets for $105 (€93) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can book a direct flight with British Airways.
  • You'll find direct trains with.

Direct services to Manchester 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 trip.

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

Before traveling from Ipswich to Manchester, 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 trip is costing $37 (€33) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $105 (€93) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $2 (€2) one way.

But we recommend booking Ipswich to Manchester 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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