Manchester to Ipswich by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Ipswich by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Ipswich take around 3 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 278 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Ipswich.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Ipswich?
Journeys between Manchester and Ipswich usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 46 departures on the route from Manchester 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 36 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Ipswich?
The Manchester to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Ipswich train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 00:59.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:55, and the last at 00:55.
What's the Manchester to Ipswich train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Ipswich are $49.76.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $53 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $61. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Ipswich by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Ipswich?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Ipswich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Abellio Greater Anglia
- East Midlands Trains
- Greater Anglia
- London Underground
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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