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

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Train via Liverpool Street station  •  3 h 30 min

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

$93 - $132

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Bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station 230

$36 - $70

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Derby

$89 - $136

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Derby 161.7 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  4. Take the train from Sheffield to Derby

$129 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Derby is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Derby is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Derby station. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Derby, Bus Station via Stansted Airport London and St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Derby. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Derby via Cambridge and Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Derby is 127 miles. The road distance is 161.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Derby without a car is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs £70 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Ipswich to Derby, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Derby bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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Ipswich to Derby train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Derby is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £55 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Derby.
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  • Distance: 126.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Derby via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras International in around 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Derby via Stansted Airport London, Leicester St Margarets Bus Station, and St Margaret's Bus Station in around 7 h 19 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
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
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $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 Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ipswich to Derby bus services, operated by Kinchbus, arrive at Derby, Bus Station.

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Ipswich to Derby train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Derby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Derby is 162 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Ipswich to Derby.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport.

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