There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Ipswich by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via London St Pancras International  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich

$45 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge to Ipswich National Express

$23 - $27

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich

$57 - $87

Bus Suffolk Norse  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Ipswich, Westgate Street A14

$35

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Ipswich 84.4 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Ipswich, England?

You can take a train from Bedford to Ipswich via London St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Ipswich via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), and Cambridge in around 4 h 13 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Ipswich, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bedford to Ipswich?

The distance between Bedford and Ipswich is 111 km. The road distance is 135 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bedford to Ipswich?

The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Ipswich is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bedford to Ipswich?

The quickest way to get from Bedford to Ipswich is to drive which takes 1 h 27 min and costs £12 - £19.

Is there a direct bus between Bedford and Ipswich?

No, there is no direct bus from Bedford to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Ipswich via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) and Cambridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Bedford to Ipswich?

It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Bedford to Ipswich, including transfers.