There are 6 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich National Express / ...

£5 - £7

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Bus, train  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Ipswich

£26 - £36

Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich

£45 - £72

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

£8 - £12

Towncar  •  55 min

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

£110 - £170

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 35m.

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Ipswich. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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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 London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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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 which takes 1h 35m and costs £5 - £7.

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The bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs £5 - £7. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £45 - £75 and takes 2h 22m.

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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 35m

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

National Express operates a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich via London Liverpool Street in around 2h 22m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
London Overground
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
London Overground
Stansted Express
Phone
0345 600 7245
Email
customerrelations@abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
£19
First
£27
Business
£26
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 Stansted Airport London to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £11
Website
First in Essex
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
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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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Ipswich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ipswich 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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