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

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Train  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Hertford East to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich

$41 - $61

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Line 510 bus, bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 510 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 510 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich National Express / ...

$21 - $32

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Bus, train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59
  3. Take the train from Chelmsford to Ipswich

$28 - $39

Bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Ipswich, Willis Building 93 / ...

$31 - $34

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Hertford to Ipswich 68.5 miles

$14 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Hertford station to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Hertford, Bus Station and arriving at Ipswich via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) and Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hertford to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Hertford East and arriving at Ipswich via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Hertford and Ipswich is 56 miles. The road distance is 68.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Hertford to Ipswich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Hertford to Ipswich, including transfers.

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Hertford to Ipswich bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn).

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Hertford to Ipswich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Hertford East station.

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The best way to get from Hertford to Ipswich is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 510 bus and bus, which costs and takes 3 h 56 min.

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

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Hertford to Ipswich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Ipswich station.

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Map of how to get from Hertford to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 56 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Hertford to Ipswich via London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hertford to Ipswich via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn), Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Stansted Airport London in around 3 h 56 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Hertford East to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
TrustyBus
Phone
01992 890225
Email
trustybus@galleontravel.co.uk
Website
trustybus.co.uk
Bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
trustybus.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
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
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 Stansted Airport London to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ipswich Buses
Phone
+44 800 919390
Email
info@ipswichbuses.co.uk
Website
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Ipswich, Willis Building
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Hertford to Ipswich is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Hertford to Ipswich.

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