Southampton to Ipswich by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:52
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 29m

Travelling from Southampton to Ipswich by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Ipswich take around 3 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 212 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Ipswich.

Are there direct trains from Southampton to Ipswich?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Southampton 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 27 departures.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to Ipswich?

The Southampton to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Southampton to Ipswich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:12, and the last at 23:00.

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

When to book Southampton 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 Southampton to Ipswich by train.

Which train companies operate between Southampton and Ipswich?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

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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