There are 6 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.

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Train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$109 - $197

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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

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Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...

$82 - $98

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Cardiff 240.8 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Southend, fly, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$120 - $395

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$150 - $377

Questions & Answers

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 40 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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The best way to get from Ipswich to Wales without a car is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs .

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

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Ipswich to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Wales is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ipswich to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Wales is 241 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Ipswich to Wales.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Wales.
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  • Distance: 209.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Cardiff via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com

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