Ipswich town is a place with great transport links. There’s a regular, fast and inexpensive train service to London or the Southeast (which is relatively speedy too). London Stansted Airport is not far away and there’s a regular bus service to the airport.
How far is Ipswich from London?
Ipswich is 67 miles north-east of London and it is especially convenient for commuting to London and Norwich.
Train Travel in Ipswich
There are two train stations in the town: Ipswich Station and Derby Road. Ipswich Station is on the London to Norwich train line, with a commute time of about 1 hour 15 minutes to London Liverpool Street. There are also other direct train services to Colchester, Peterborough, Cambridge, Felixstowe and Lowestoft amongst others.
Nearest train stations
Travelling by bus in Ipswich
The town also has a good local bus network, as well as a regular direct bus to London and other UK Towns and cities. There is also a free shuttle bus that runs in a loop around the town centre every 15 minutes on weekdays. On average, the direct service to London takes approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes from Ipswich to London Bridge. The fastest journey by bus from Ipswich to London Bridge is 3 hours 5 minutes- your journey time will heavily depend on traffic conditions.
Commuting by car
Drivers, meanwhile, have easy access to the A14 and A12. Ipswich to London by car takes about 2 hours 30 minutes, while Norwich is 1.25 hours away. Cambridge is 1 hour away while Felixstowe is just a 30 minutes drive away.
For International travel, apart from London Stansted Airport which can be reached in about an 1 hour 15 minutes, Norwich Airport is just 15 minutes further in distance than Stansted. There are also National Express coaches offering daily services to Stansted and Heathrow Airports.
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