There are 5 ways to get from Ipswich to Wales by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$109 - $187

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$58 - $86

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 201 / ...

$81 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Cardiff 240.8 miles

$50 - $75

Train, fly, line 4 bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Chester
  4. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$119 - $268

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Wales is 209 miles. The road distance is 240.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Ipswich to Wales, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Wales. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Ipswich, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Ipswich to Cardiff via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Cardiff via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Ipswich to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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