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There are 10 ways to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Wilmslow

$133 - $209

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Bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green
  3. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Manchester Airport

$39 - $60

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Train via Peterborough  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Manchester Airport

$83 - $119

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

$99 - $148

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Manchester Airport 226.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  3h 54m

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

$124 - $336

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN

$99 - $225

Train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Cambridge
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN

$76 - $275

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$97 - $225

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport

$136 - $301

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 8h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Manchester Airport. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Manchester Airport via Stansted Airport London and London Golders Green. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Manchester Airport. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Manchester Airport via Peterborough and Doncaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Manchester Airport is 170 miles. The road distance is 226.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport without a car is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 8h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Ipswich, England and Manchester Airport, England?

You can take a train from Ipswich to Manchester Airport via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Euston Square station, London Euston, and Wilmslow in around 4h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Manchester Airport via Stansted Airport London and London Golders Green in around 8h 11m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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 Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
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
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from London Golders Green to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Ipswich to Manchester Airport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Ipswich to Manchester Airport train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Manchester Airport is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Ipswich to Manchester Airport.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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