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There are 5 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X30 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Ipswich

£26 - £35

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Train  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich

£34 - £133

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich 49.8 miles

£100 - £130

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich 49.8 miles

£7 - £11

Towncar  •  55 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Ipswich 49.8 miles

£110 - £170

London Stansted Airport (STN) → Ipswich
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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Ipswich via Cambridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 27m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Ipswich is 40 miles. The road distance is 49.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich without a car is to bus and train which takes 1h 42m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 42m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Ipswich station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich is 50 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 40 miles
  • Duration: 1h 42m

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Ipswich, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich via Cambridge in around 2h 27m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £16
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Stansted Airport Taxi Service
Phone
+44 1279 260 602
Website
stansted-taxi-booking.co.uk
24 x 7 Ltd
Phone
+44 1279 661 111
Website
24x7stansted.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Ipswich
Estimated price
£110 - £170

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