There are 4 ways to get from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) X30 / ...

$27 - $34

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Bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Chelmsford National Express
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$16 - $19

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 44 min

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

$31 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea 58.3 miles

$12 - $19

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Southend Victoria via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Southend-on-Sea is 41 miles. The road distance is 58.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 40.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

What companies run services between Ipswich, England and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea via Shenfield in around 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea via Chelmsford and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 2 h 6 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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 Shenfield to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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 (Chelm Rail Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.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
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Ipswich to Southend-on-Sea.

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