There are 6 ways to get from Ipswich to Harwich by bus, train, ferry, taxi, car or rideshare

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Bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms 97 / ...

$3 - $5

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Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Manningtree
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to Harwich Town

$9 - $14

Line 77 bus, ferry  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 77 bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Felixstowe Dock, Landguard Fort 77 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Felixstowe Dock, Felixstowe for Harwich Ferry Landing to Harwich Harbour Ferry Landing Harwich Harbour Foot Ferry

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ipswich to Harwich 24.5 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Harwich 24.5 miles

$5 - $8

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ipswich to Harwich 25.2 miles

$4

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Harwich is to bus which costs £2 - £4 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Harwich is to taxi which costs £50 - £60 and takes 34 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Harwich is 10 miles. The road distance is 24.5 miles.

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The bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Old Cattle Market Bus Station station and arriving at Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Harwich Town via Manningtree. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The nearest airport to Harwich is Southend (SEN) Airport which is 36.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Stansted (STN) (44 miles), London Luton (LTN) (71.3 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (81.7 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (83 miles).

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Ipswich to Harwich bus services, operated by Ipswich Buses, depart from Ipswich, Cafe Nero station.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 9.8 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

Ipswich Buses operates a bus from Ipswich to Harwich hourly. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 36 min. First also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ipswich to Harwich via Manningtree in around 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Ipswich Buses
Phone
+44 800 919390
Email
info@ipswichbuses.co.uk
Website
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Felixstowe Dock, Landguard Fort
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Ferry operators
Harwich Harbour Ferry
Phone
01728/666329
Email
chris@harwichharbourferry.com
Website
harwichharbourferry.com
Ferry from Felixstowe Dock, Felixstowe for Harwich Ferry Landing to Harwich Harbour Ferry Landing
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
harwichharbourferry.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ipswich to Harwich
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Ipswich to Harwich
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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