There are 5 ways to get from Coventry 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.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Coventry to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich

$69 - $137

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich National Express / ...

$32 - $55

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich

$90 - $130

Bus, line 133 bus, line 70 bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133
  3. Take the line 70 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Ipswich, Willis Building 93 / ...

$43 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Coventry to Ipswich 132.6 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Coventry station to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Pool Meadow Bus Station and arriving at Ipswich via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Coventry and Ipswich is 116 miles. The road distance is 132.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Coventry to Ipswich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Coventry to Ipswich, including transfers.

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Coventry to Ipswich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Pool Meadow Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Coventry to Ipswich is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Coventry to Ipswich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ipswich station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Coventry to Ipswich is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Coventry to Ipswich.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Ipswich. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Coventry to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 116.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Coventry to Ipswich via London Euston, Euston Square Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Coventry to Ipswich via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Stansted Airport London in around 5 h 45 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Ipswich Buses
Phone
+44 800 919390
Email
info@ipswichbuses.co.uk
Website
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Ipswich, Willis Building
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk

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