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There are 3 ways to get from Ipswich to Nottingham by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to Nottingham

$58 - $87

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Bus, night bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Stansted Airport London to Nottingham Station Street National Express

$33 - $59

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Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Nottingham 141.9 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Nottingham is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Nottingham is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Nottingham station. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Nottingham Station Street via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Nottingham. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Nottingham via Ely. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Nottingham is 116 miles. The road distance is 141.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Nottingham without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Ipswich to Nottingham, including transfers.

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

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

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Ipswich to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Nottingham via Ely in around 3h 33m.

Train operators
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.

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+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
Night bus from Stansted Airport London to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
National Express

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Ipswich to Nottingham train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Nottingham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Nottingham is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Ipswich to Nottingham.

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