There are 5 ways to get from Ipswich to Nottingham by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 39 min

  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  •  4 h 45 min

  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

$35 - $59

3 alternative options

Train via Peterborough  •  3 h 42 min

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

$61 - $86

Train, line 19 bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Melton Mowbray
  3. Take the line 19 bus from Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (Regal Cinema) to Nottingham, Crown Court 19

$75 - $119

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Nottingham 141.9 miles

$30 - $45

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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 4 h 45 min.

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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 3 h 39 min.

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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 3 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min 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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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 2 h 27 min to drive from Ipswich to Nottingham.

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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Nottingham via Ely in around 3 h 39 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Ely
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Peterborough to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Centrebus
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (Regal Cinema) to Nottingham, Crown Court
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
centrebus.info
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
Night bus from Stansted Airport London to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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