• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

There are 5 ways to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich by bus, train, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X30
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Ipswich

$17 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X30
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford to Ipswich National Express

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Airport to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Ipswich

$32 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich 57.3 miles

$12 - $18

Towncar  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a town car from Southend Airport to Ipswich 57.3 miles

$160 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich is to bus which costs £5 - £9 and takes 2 h 49 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport and arriving at Ipswich via Chelmsford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport and arriving at Ipswich via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

More details

The distance between Southend Airport (SEN) and Ipswich is 39 miles. The road distance is 57.3 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich without a car is to bus and train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs £13 - £20.

More details

It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich, including transfers.

More details

Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport station.

More details

Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Airport station.

More details

The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £24 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £9 and takes 2 h 49 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

What companies run services between Southend Airport (SEN), England and Ipswich, England?

You can take a train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich via Shenfield in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich via Chelmsford in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Ipswich
Estimated price
$160 - $230

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich.

Get driving directions

Book your Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 241+ hotels available in Ipswich. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

More details