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

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Bus, train  •  1h 50m

  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

£26 - £35

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Bus  •  2h 49m

  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

£20 - £24

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 13m

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

£29 - £48

Drive  •  1h 2m

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

£9 - £14

Towncar  •  1h 2m

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

£120 - £180

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 2h 49m.

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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 2h 13m.

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

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The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich without a car is to bus and train which takes 1h 50m and costs £26 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 50m to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £28 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £25 and takes 2h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 50m

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 2h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and Chelmsford in around 2h 49m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11
Website
First in Essex
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
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £14
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Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Ipswich
Estimated price
£120 - £180

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

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

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

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