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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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How to go from Manchester to Ipswich ?

Trip Manchester Ipswich

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

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Ipswich and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Ipswich? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to Ipswich and Vivanoda does the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with National Express, Greater Anglia, British Airways, Blablacar, Virgin Atlantic Airways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains or Virgin Trains by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Ipswich bus

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

You may still have doubts to get to Ipswich by bus. To encourage you to take the bus to Ipswich, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Ipswich to offer cheaper fares.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Manchester Ipswich is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Ipswich watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Manchester to Ipswich are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Ipswich?

To get to Ipswich by bus from Manchester, you only have the bus company National Express that serves the these two cities.

National Express Manchester Ipswich

Bus stops in Manchester

It is recommended that you arrive at the Manchester bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. In general, the destination 'Ipswich' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. 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

When you arrive in Ipswich, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Ipswich

Train Manchester to 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.

Intercity train Manchester Ipswich

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Ipswich with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Ipswich train companies

The railways Greater Anglia, East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Ipswich.
Greater Anglia Manchester IpswichEast Midlands Trains Manchester IpswichVirgin Trains Manchester IpswichCrossCountry Manchester Ipswich

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Ipswich

  • Ipswich

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

Carpool from Manchester to Ipswich

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Ipswich car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Ipswich, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Ipswich rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Ipswich!

When you are about to book a Manchester-Ipswich ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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