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from Ipswich to Stansted

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

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To get from Ipswich to Stansted on Jan 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05AMIpswich1h55 10:00AMLondon, Stansted Airport
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08:20AMIpswich2h33 10:53AMStansted Mountfitchet
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11:35AMIpswich1h55 01:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport
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Travel Information to Stansted from Ipswich

distanceDistance42 miles (67 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $43
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Take a bus or train to travel 42 miles (67 km) to Stansted from Ipswich. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Ipswich to Stansted.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ipswich to Stansted

Travel to Stansted 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 Stansted.

How do I get from Ipswich to Stansted?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Stansted from Ipswich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€16).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stansted:

Taking a bus is usually $23 (€19) less than taking a train to Stansted, which costs on average $43 (€36) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Ipswich to Stansted?

The fastest way to get to Stansted from Ipswich is by bus with an average travel time of 1 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Stansted can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 8 min.

How far is Stansted from Ipswich?

The distance from Ipswich to Stansted is approximately 42 miles (67 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Stansted is:

  • 4 buses per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Ipswich? Where do I arrive in Stansted?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco) and tend to arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Ipswich and arrive in Stansted Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Ipswich to Stansted?

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Stansted. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Ipswich to Stansted tickets on Omio for $20 (€16).
  • Greater Anglia can take you to Stansted by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Greater Anglia from Ipswich to Stansted for $43 (€36).

Can I travel directly from Ipswich to Stansted?

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

  • You'll find 8 direct trains a day to Stansted with.

Direct services to Stansted 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 is another destination I should add to my tour from Ipswich to Stansted?

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

How early should I book tickets from Ipswich to Stansted online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $20 (€16) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $43 (€36) one way.

But we recommend booking Ipswich to Stansted 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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