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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 29 min

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

$43 - $82

Cheapest option

Line 72 bus, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft 72 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777
  3. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to Ipswich 250

$27 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride X5
  3. Take the bus from Cambridge, Madingley Road Park & Ride to The Busway Railway Station
  4. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich

$40 - $51

Bus  •  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, Museum Street A14

$32

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Ipswich 84.4 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Ipswich is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Ipswich is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Ipswich is 69 miles. The road distance is 84.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Bedford to Ipswich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Ipswich, Museum Street via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) and Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Ipswich is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Bedford to Ipswich.

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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Ipswich via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) and Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) in around 4 h 26 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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
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
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Whippet Coaches
Website
go-whippet.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Madingley Road Park & Ride to The Busway Railway Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
go-whippet.co.uk
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Ipswich, Museum Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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