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

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Bus, train  •  1 h 49 min

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

$22 - $32

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Bus  •  2 h 59 min

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

$12 - $18

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 9 min

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

$30 - $43

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 - $220

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 2 h 59 min.

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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 2 h 9 min.

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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 1 h 49 min and costs £17 - £26.

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

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich bus services, operated by Arriva UK, 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 2 h 9 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £15 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich.
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  • 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 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and Chelmsford in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
39 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
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Ipswich
Estimated price
$160 - $220

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