There are 3 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Ipswich by bus, train or car

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

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Bus, train  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Ipswich

$24 - $34

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 14 min

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

$30 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Ipswich 58.5 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Ipswich is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Ipswich is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Ipswich is 41 miles. The road distance is 58.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Southend-on-Sea to Ipswich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Ipswich via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Ipswich, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Ipswich via Shenfield in around 2 h 14 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk

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