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There are 4 ways to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  1h 52m

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

£26 - £35

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

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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 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 52m and costs £26 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 52m to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich, including transfers.

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Ipswich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Airport 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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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
greateranglia.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
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£11
Website
First in Essex
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Ipswich
Estimated price
£120 - £180

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