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

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Train  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Colchester
  2. Take the train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea

$16 - $23

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Bus  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Colchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Pier Avenue 97A / ...

Bus Ipswich Buses  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street 93 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Thoroughgood Road 97 / ...

Taxi  •  33m

  1. Take a taxi from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea 29.2 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  33m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea 29.2 miles

$6 - $10

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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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 1h 17m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Clacton-on-Sea is 19 miles. The road distance is 29.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs £12 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1h 17m to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs £12 - £18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 18.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 17m

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea via Colchester in around 1h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street in around 1h 41m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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 Colchester
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Pier Avenue
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Thoroughgood Road
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Pier Avenue
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
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
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
33m
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com

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Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Clacton, Pier Avenue station.

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Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Clacton-on-Sea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea is 29 miles. It takes approximately 33m to drive from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea.

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