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Manchester to Ipswich

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4 suggested routes to go from Manchester to Ipswich by flight, train, car, bus

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Trip Manchester Ipswich

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance172 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Ipswich?

We are suggesting 4 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Ipswich. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Manchester and Ipswich on a map as well as the route Manchester Ipswich and the different connecting points (Ipswich Railway Station, Ipswich Coach Station, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Oxford Road Railway Station, Manchester Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester-Ipswich

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Manchester to Ipswich bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Ipswich.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Ipswich and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Ipswich, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • During the trip Manchester Ipswich, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • You are driven to Ipswich by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 172 mi trip.

Departure bus stations in Manchester

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Manchester at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. The name of the destination 'Ipswich' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Ipswich

As soon as the coach stops at Ipswich, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Ipswich

Coach companies on the Manchester Ipswich trip

Only the coach company National Express operates the direct line Manchester Ipswich.

National Express Manchester Ipswich

Carpool from Manchester to Ipswich

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Ipswich ride. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

Before you book your Manchester-Ipswich ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

Cheap flights from Manchester to Ipswich

Which airlines fly between Manchester and Ipswich ?

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways are the 0 airlines to serve the air route Manchester Ipswich in direct flight.
British Airways Manchester IpswichVirgin Atlantic Airways Manchester Ipswich

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Train Manchester to Ipswich

Manchester Ipswich railways companies

These are the 4 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Ipswich: Greater Anglia, East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry.
Greater Anglia Manchester IpswichEast Midlands Trains Manchester IpswichVirgin Trains Manchester IpswichCrossCountry Manchester Ipswich

Intercity Train Manchester Ipswich

The railway station bewteen Manchester and Ipswich are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Ipswich

  • Ipswich

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Ipswich route?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Ipswich without making any changes.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Ipswich?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Ipswich (172.7 mi)
Railway companies
Greater Anglia provides a rail connection Peterborough-Ipswich with the train from Peterborough railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Ipswich at arrival (0.7 mi from centre)
East Midlands Trains transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Peterborough with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Peterborough railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains operates the train journey Manchester-London with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Euston at arrival (2 mi from centre)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection from Manchester to Birmingham with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Birmingham International railway station (England United Kingdom)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Ipswich where the coach will drop you off at Ipswich station situated at about 0.3 mi from Ipswich city centre.
British Airways carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to London (arrival at Gatwick LGW airport)
Virgin Atlantic Airways flies on the route from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to London (serving Heathrow LHR airport)
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