There are 3 ways to get from Dover to Ipswich by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich

$76 - $110

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 70 / ...

$76 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Ipswich 128.3 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Dover and Ipswich is 65 miles. The road distance is 128.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Ipswich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Dover to Ipswich, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Ipswich is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Dover 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 Dover to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 65.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Ipswich via Stratford International, Stratford New Town, Stratford International, Stratford City Bus Station, and Stratford (London) in around 3 h 59 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Dover Priory to Chatham
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com

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