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

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Train, line 100 bus  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...

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Rideshare  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ipswich to Basildon 56.1 miles

$8

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Fenchurch Street to Basildon

$39 - $55

Bus, line 100 bus  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Chelmsford National Express
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...

Drive  •  58m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Basildon 56.3 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Basildon is to rideshare which costs £6 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Basildon is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Basildon station. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Basildon. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Basildon via London Fenchurch Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 3m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Basildon is 45 miles. The road distance is 56.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Basildon without a car is to train and line 100 bus which takes 1h 41m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 41m to get from Ipswich to Basildon, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Basildon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Basildon is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 100 bus, which costs and takes 2h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Basildon.
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  • Distance: 45.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 41m

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Basildon via London Liverpool Street and London Fenchurch Street in around 2h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Basildon via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 2h 24m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from London Fenchurch Street to Basildon
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ipswich to Basildon
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Ipswich to Basildon bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station.

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Ipswich to Basildon train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Basildon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Basildon is 56 miles. It takes approximately 58m to drive from Ipswich to Basildon.

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There are 371+ hotels available in Basildon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ipswich and Basildon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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