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There are 5 ways to get from Ipswich to Harwich by bus, train, taxi, car or rideshare

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Bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the bus from Stoke Street to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms 97 / ...

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Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ipswich to Harwich 25.2 miles

$4

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 2 min

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

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ipswich to Harwich 24.5 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Harwich 24.5 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Harwich is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 54 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stoke Street and arriving at Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 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 distance between Ipswich and Harwich is 10 miles. The road distance is 24.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Harwich without a car is to bus which takes 31 min and costs .

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The bus from Stoke Street to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms takes 31 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Ipswich to Harwich bus services, operated by Ipswich Buses, depart from Stoke Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Harwich is to bus which takes 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 9.8 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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

Ipswich Buses operates a bus from Ipswich to Harwich every 4 hours, and the journey takes 31 min. First in Norfolk & Suffolk also services this route 4 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 Stoke Street to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk
First in Norfolk & Suffolk
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stoke Street to Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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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
$65 - $80
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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Ipswich to Harwich bus services, operated by Ipswich Buses, arrive at Shotley Gate, Bristol Arms station.

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Ipswich to Harwich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Harwich Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Harwich is 25 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Ipswich to Harwich.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ipswich and Harwich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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