Reading to Ipswich by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    20:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 30m

Travelling from Reading to Ipswich by train

Fast trains from Reading to Ipswich take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Ipswich.

Are there direct trains from Reading to Ipswich?

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

We usually find around 72 departures on the route from Reading to Ipswich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 95 departures.

How long is the train journey from Reading to Ipswich?

The Reading to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Reading to Ipswich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:40 and the last train is around 20:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 06:24, and the last at 00:04.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Reading 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 Reading to Ipswich by train.

Which train companies operate between Reading and Ipswich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Reading 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
  • South West Trains

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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