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There are 6 ways to get from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Southend Airport

$31 - $45

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport X30

Train, line 3 bus, line 9 bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road 3
  3. Take the line 9 bus from Rayleigh, Websters Way to Prittlewell, Warners Bridge 7 / ...

Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Chelmsford National Express
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport X30

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) 56.7 miles

$12 - $18

Towncar  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take a town car from Ipswich to Southend Airport 56.7 miles

$160 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN). However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Southend Airport, London Southend Airport via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN). However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Southend Airport via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Southend Airport (SEN) is 39 miles. The road distance is 56.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs £23 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN), including transfers.

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Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN).
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between Ipswich, England and Southend Airport (SEN), England?

You can take a train from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) via Shenfield in around 1 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 2 h 47 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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 Shenfield to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, Websters Way to Prittlewell, Warners Bridge
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Ipswich to Southend Airport
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend Airport, London Southend Airport station.

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Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN) is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Ipswich to Southend Airport (SEN).

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