How to travel from Manchester to Ipswich

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from Manchester to Ipswich

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

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Manchester to Ipswich on Jan 31 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:45AMManchester, Coach Station10h35 08:20PMIpswich
1 transfer
241One-way
Cheapest
09:45AMManchester, Coach Station10h35 08:20PMIpswich
1 transfer
241One-way
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08:43AMManchester Piccadilly4h45 01:28PMIpswich
1 transfer
801One-way
04:30PMManchester, Coach Station9h20 01:50AMIpswich
1 transfer
291One-way
06:45AMManchester, Coach Station9h40 04:25PMIpswich
1 transfer
311One-way

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Travel Information to Ipswich from Manchester

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $625
fastestFastest modeFlight • $625 (€544) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, BA Cityflyer or Greater Anglia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 172 miles (277 km) to Ipswich from Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, BA Cityflyer or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Manchester to Ipswich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Ipswich

Travel Tips: 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.
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There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Ipswich: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Ipswich is by taking a bus with an average price of $42 (€37).

This is compared to other travel options to Ipswich:

A bus is generally $583 (€507) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $625 (€544) from Manchester to Ipswich.

Taking a bus is about $98 (€85) less than taking a train, which costs on average $140 (€122) for this route.

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

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

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

In comparison, getting to Ipswich by train can take on average 4 h 27 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Ipswich is:

  • 31 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Manchester, Coach Station to Ipswich, Tower Ramparts.
  • Most travelers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Ipswich.

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:

  • National Express can take you to Ipswich by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Ipswich for $42 (€37).
  • BA Cityflyer can get you to Ipswich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with BA Cityflyer from Manchester to Ipswich for $625 (€544) on Omio.
  • Greater Anglia can get you to Ipswich by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Greater Anglia from Manchester to Ipswich for $140 (€122) on Omio.

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

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

Direct services to Ipswich 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.

Omio customers who travel from Manchester 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.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $42 (€37) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $625 (€544) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $140 (€122) one way on average.

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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