There are 5 ways to get from Ipswich to Southwold by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, line 88 bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Halesworth
  2. Take the line 88 bus from Halesworth, Railway Station to Southwold, Pier 88 / ...

$18 - $26

Cheapest option

Line 64 bus, line 88 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 64 bus from Ipswich, Northgate Street to Saxmundham, Street Farm Road 64
  2. Take the line 88 bus from Halesworth, Railway Station to Southwold, Kings Head 88 / ...

$18 - $20

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ipswich to Southwold 34.6 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Southwold 34.6 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Ipswich to Southwold 34.6 miles

$70 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Southwold is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Southwold is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Southwold. However, there are services departing from Ipswich, Northgate Street and arriving at Southwold, Kings Head via Saxmundham, Railway Station and Halesworth, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Southwold is 29 miles. The road distance is 34.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Southwold without a car is to train and line 88 bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs £13 - £20.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Ipswich to Southwold, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Southwold bus services, operated by First in Norfolk & Suffolk, depart from Ipswich, Northgate Street station.

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Ipswich to Southwold bus services, operated by Konectbus, arrive at Southwold, Kings Head station.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Southwold.
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  • Distance: 29.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Ipswich to Southwold via Saxmundham, Street Farm Road, Saxmundham, Railway Station, and Halesworth, Railway Station in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Konectbus
Phone
+44 1362 851210
Website
konectbus.co.uk
Bus from Halesworth, Railway Station to Southwold, Pier
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
konectbus.co.uk
Bus from Halesworth, Railway Station to Southwold, Kings Head
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
konectbus.co.uk
First in Norfolk & Suffolk
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Ipswich, Northgate Street to Saxmundham, Street Farm Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Uber Cambridge and East Anglia
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Ipswich to Southwold
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$70 - $100
Taxi from Ipswich to Southwold
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk

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