There are 5 ways to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 10 min

  1. National Express

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 17 min

$16 - $23

Bus Ipswich Buses  •  2 h 11 min

  1. 93 / ...
  2. 76A / ...

$14 - $17

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. 29.2 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  33 min

  1. 29.2 miles

$6 - $10

What companies run services between Ipswich, England and Clacton-on-Sea, England?

National Express operates a bus from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea via Colchester in around 1 h 17 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Ipswich Buses
Phone
+44 800 919390
Email
info@ipswichbuses.co.uk
Website
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ipswich and Clacton-on-Sea is 30 km. The road distance is 47 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs £55 - £70.

No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea via Colchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ipswich and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

The bus from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.