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

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Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

$45 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus, line 71 bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square 777
  3. Take the line 71 bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court) 71 / ...

$29 - $41

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) X5

$42 - $52

Bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) A14
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) X5

$33

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  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 drive which costs £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Bedford is to drive which costs £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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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 (St Peter de Merton Church Hall) via Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and St Neots, Market Square (Stop D). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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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 2 h 40 min and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min 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 2 h 40 min and costs £30 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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 Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Bedford via Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) in around 3 h 22 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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