There are 11 ways to get from Ipswich to France by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$109 - $289

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Bus  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$30 - $42

9 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

$232 - $264

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

$87 - $135

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY

$130 - $1,458

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

$122 - $339

Train to London Stansted, fly to Limoges  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Limoges (LIG) STN - LIG

$74 - $267

Train to London Stansted, fly to Toulouse  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Toulouse (TLS) STN - TLS

$44 - $155

Train to London Stansted, fly to Nice  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nice (NCE) STN - NCE

$80 - $237

Train to Southend, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Paris CDG (CDG) SEN - CDG

$73 - $247

Train to London Stansted, fly to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) STN - FKB
  3. Take the train from Baden-Baden to Appenweier
  4. Take the train from Appenweier to Strasbourg

$76 - $242

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to France. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via London and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 18 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and France is 381 miles.

The best way to get from Ipswich to France without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Ipswich to France, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ipswich to France is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Ipswich to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris Centre - Bercy station.

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France is 1 h ahead of Ipswich. It is currently 8:55 PM in Ipswich and 9:55 PM in France.

British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to France.
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  • Distance: 380.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Ipswich, England and France?

You can take a train from Ipswich to Paris via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Paris via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris Centre - Bercy, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 13 h 18 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London Stansted to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Limoges
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $330
Flights from London Stansted to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from London Stansted to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Southend to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
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 Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Baden-Baden to Appenweier
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Train from Appenweier to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bahn.de
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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