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There are 4 ways to get from Bedford to Ipswich by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

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

$55 - $79

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Bus, train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride X5
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich

$35 - $46

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside X5
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Ipswich, Museum Street A14

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 £13 - £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 £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station and arriving at Ipswich, Museum Street via Cambridge, Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 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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The best way to get from Bedford to Ipswich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Bedford to Ipswich, including transfers.

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Bedford to Ipswich bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Ipswich is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Bedford to Ipswich bus services, operated by Suffolk Norse, arrive at Ipswich, Museum Street station.

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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 39 min

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

You can take a train from Bedford to Ipswich via Farringdon, Farringdon station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Ipswich via Cambridge, Parkside in around 4 h 12 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $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
$25 - $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 to Cambridge, Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Suffolk Norse
Phone
01473 341500
Email
enquiries@suffolknorse.co.uk
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Ipswich, Museum Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk

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