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There are 4 ways to get from Ipswich to Derby by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train via Liverpool Street station  •  3h 23m

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

$92 - $132

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Bus, night bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the night 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

$34 - $65

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4h 37m

  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  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Derby 161.7 miles

$30 - $50

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

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

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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 5h 54m.

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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 4h 37m.

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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 3h 23m and costs £70 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m 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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Ipswich to Derby bus services, operated by Kinchbus, arrive at Derby, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Derby.
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  • Distance: 126.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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 3h 23m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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
1h 19m
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 Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
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
21m
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
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
National Express
Night bus from Stansted Airport London to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
National Express
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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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 2h 40m to drive from Ipswich to Derby.

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