Cardiff to Ipswich by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    23:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 4m

Travelling from Cardiff to Ipswich by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Ipswich take around 4 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 304 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Ipswich.

Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Ipswich?

Journeys between Cardiff and Ipswich usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Cardiff to Ipswich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 53 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Ipswich?

The Cardiff to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cardiff to Ipswich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:12 and the last train is around 23:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 06:25, and the last at 23:08.

When to book Cardiff to Ipswich train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Ipswich by train.

Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Ipswich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Ipswich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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