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

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Train  •  2h 31m

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

$55 - $80

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Bus Suffolk Norse  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside A14
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Bedford, St Peter's Street X5

$10 - $12

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Bedford, St Peter's Street X5

$35 - $47

Bus via Stansted Airport London  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Hitchin 777
  3. Take the bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Bedford, St Paul's Square 9B / ...

$27 - $43

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Bedford 84.8 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Bedford is to bus which costs £8 - £10 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Bedford is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich station to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Tower Ramparts Bus Station and arriving at Bedford, St Peter's Street via Cambridge, Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Bedford is 69 miles. The road distance is 84.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Ipswich to Bedford, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Bedford bus services, operated by Suffolk Norse, arrive at Tower Ramparts Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Bedford is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £10 and takes 3h 18m.

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Ipswich to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, St Peter's Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Bedford is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Ipswich to Bedford.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Bedford via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Farringdon station, and Farringdon in around 2h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Bedford via Cambridge, Parkside in around 3h 18m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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
Train from Ipswich to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
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 Cambridge, Parkside to Bedford, St Peter's Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Bedford, St Paul's Square
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Suffolk Norse
Phone
01473 341500
Email
enquiries@suffolknorse.co.uk
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
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 Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
National Express

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