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

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

  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  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Colchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 97A / ...

$14 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 92 bus, line 2 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 92 bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Manningtree, Bendalls Court (Skinners Arms) 92
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Manningtree, Bendalls Court (Skinners Arms) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 2

$14

Taxi  •  33 min

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

$75 - $95

Drive  •  33 min

  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 33 min.

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

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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 (Clacton Pier Ave) via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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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 1 h 17 min.

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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 1 h 17 min and costs £12 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min 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 1 h 17 min and costs £12 - £18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 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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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 18.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

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 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Clacton-on-Sea via Colchester and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) in around 1 h 41 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 - $12
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
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
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Ipswich Buses
Phone
+44 800 919390
Email
info@ipswichbuses.co.uk
Website
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Manningtree, Bendalls Court (Skinners Arms)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Manningtree, Bendalls Court (Skinners Arms) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bustimes.org.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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