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Buses to Ipswich: Overview

One of England's oldest towns Ipswich is located on the River Orwell in the county of Suffolk. National Express offer a number of direct bus links to Ipswich from locations such as Liverpool, London and Manchester as well as Stansted and Heathrow Airports. The National Express service operates from the Old Cattle Market bus station which is centrally located and recently underwent a major refurbishment.

Bus services around town are mostly provided by Ipswich Buses, a company wholly owned by the Ipswich Borough Council. Ipswich Buses operate from the Tower Ramparts bus station. The town operates a Park and Ride service with a free circular shuttle route around the city centre. Ipswich is one of England's largest urban areas with an estimated population of 180,000 and the wider region has an extensive network of buses operated by First Eastern Counties and other providers.


Main Companies and Routes for Buses to Ipswich

Bus Company Route Price
national express
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Buses to Ipswich: Bus Operating Companies & Ticket Information


Which bus companies run buses to Ipswich? National Express

When are the first and last buses into Ipswich? Buses to Ipswich run through the night. Many services will make a change at Stansted en route, from there buses run to Ipswich every 2h10m.

Where can you get direct buses to Ipswich from?There are numerous direct buses from major cities including London, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Tips for booking cheap buses to Ipswich


How far in advance to book buses to Ipswich? The cheapest tickets for buses to Ipswich are still available about 5 weeks before your journey.

How much are bus tickets to Ipswich? The very cheapest fares sell out early, but bus tickets to Ipswich for under £20 are not unheard of with less than a week until departure.

Buses to Ipswich: Station Information and Travel to the city centre


What are the main bus stations in Ipswich? National Express coaches to Ipswich stop at Ipswich railway station and terminate at Ipswich Cardinal Park Cinema. Both stops are in the city centre.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Ipswich, Rail Station

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