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  •  4 h 5 min

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

$137 - $225

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Bus  •  8 h 9 min

  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

$40 - $60

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Train via Peterborough  •  5 h 16 min

  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

$84 - $120

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Stockport

$100 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Manchester Airport 226.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Norwich, fly  •  3 h 23 min

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

$99 - $227

Train to Southend, fly  •  3 h 50 min

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

$96 - $355

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  3 h 59 min

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

$126 - $337

Train to Cambridge, fly  •  3 h 44 min

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

$76 - $271

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  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 - $226

Questions & Answers

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 8 h 9 min.

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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 5 h 16 min.

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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 4 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min 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 4 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Norwich Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Manchester Airport.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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 Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, London Euston, and Manchester Piccadilly in around 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Manchester Airport via Stansted Airport London and London Golders Green in around 8 h 9 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
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
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 Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
Train from Ipswich to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Stockport
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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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 3 h 43 min to drive from Ipswich to Manchester Airport.

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Loganair offers flights from Norwich Airport to Manchester Airport.

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