There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich by train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich

$47 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus via London Victoria Coach Station  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ipswich National Express

$22 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Ipswich, Cardinal Park Cinema 250 / ...

$49 - $62

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich 104 miles

$22 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Ipswich 104 miles

$250 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Ipswich, Cardinal Park Cinema via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Ipswich is 85 miles. The road distance is 104 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 84.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Ipswich, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich via London Bridge, London Bridge Station, Liverpool Street Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Ipswich via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
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 South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Ipswich, Cardinal Park Cinema
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Ipswich
Estimated price
$250 - $350

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