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from Manchester to Ipswich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Ipswich on Oct 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:12PMManchester Piccadilly4h28 08:40PMIpswich
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04:00PMManchester, Coach Station10h00 02:00AMIpswich
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10:00AMManchester, Coach Station10h20 08:20PMIpswich
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02:55PMManchester Piccadilly4h06 07:01PMIpswich
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03:55PMManchester Piccadilly4h11 08:06PMIpswich
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Travel Information to Ipswich from Manchester

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€25) • 10 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $116 (€95) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 172 miles (277 km) between Manchester and Ipswich. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, British Airways or among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Ipswich.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Ipswich.
How do I travel from Manchester to Ipswich?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Ipswich from Manchester. You can take a bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Manchester to Ipswich the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Ipswich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $30 (€25) compared to other travel options to Ipswich:

Taking a bus is about $85 (€70) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $116 (€95) for this journey.

Taking a bus is usually $67 (€55) less than taking a train to Ipswich, which costs on average $97 (€79) for the same trip.

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 10 h   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 20 min   on average.

What is the distance from Manchester to Ipswich?

You should expect to travel around 172 miles (277 km) between Manchester and Ipswich.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Ipswich?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Ipswich is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Manchester and Ipswich, what are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and Ipswich?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco).
  • Most travelers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Ipswich.
Which travel operators can get me to Ipswich from Manchester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester 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 Manchester to Ipswich tickets on Omio for $30 (€25).
  • British Airways can take you to Ipswich by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from Manchester to Ipswich for $116 (€95).
Where should I go next after I travel to Ipswich from Manchester?
Your trip from Manchester 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 Manchester to Ipswich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Ipswich today!
When should I buy a ticket from Manchester to Ipswich online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Manchester to Ipswich, 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 costs on average $30 (€25) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $116 (€95) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $97 (€79) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Ipswich 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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