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There are 9 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  3h 15m

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

£88 - £265

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Train via Peterborough  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Doncaster
  2. Take the train from Doncaster to Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Ipswich

£60 - £130

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Fly to Norwich, train  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI) MAN - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Ipswich

£79 - £174

Fly to Cambridge, train  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich

£80 - £299

Fly to Southampton, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich

£80 - £188

Train  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich

£117 - £187

Train #2  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to Ipswich

£80 - £126

Bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to London Golders Green
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich 250

£62 - £92

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich 225.7 miles

£35 - £55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich is to fly and train which costs £75 - £180 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Ipswich via London Golders Green and Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Ipswich via Doncaster and Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Ipswich is 171 miles. The road distance is 225.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich without a car is to train which takes 4h 25m and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich is to train which takes 4h 25m and costs £110 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £95 and takes 7h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Ipswich, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich via Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston station, Bank station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich via London Golders Green and Stansted Airport London in around 7h 39m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £260
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £260
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ely to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
South Western Railway
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£8 - £12
1st Class
£21 - £30
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Doncaster to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£29 - £50
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Ely
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
£29 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£55 - £90
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Single
£80 - £120
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 Manchester Airport to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £60
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National Express
Bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £16
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National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Book at
National Express

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ipswich station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Ipswich station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich is 226 miles. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Ipswich.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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