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Overview: Coach from Ipswich to Manchester

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
durationAverage coach duration9 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£20 (€23)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Ipswich to Manchester cover the 172 miles (277 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £19, but the average price of coach tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Ipswich and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies: National Express Ipswich to Manchester

National Express coaches will get you to Manchester from Ipswich from £19. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Ipswich to Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £19

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets from Ipswich to Manchester and when travelling by coach:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Ipswich

Take the bus to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Ipswich to Manchester.

How much does a cheap coach from Ipswich to Manchester cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Ipswich and Manchester for as little as £19  in the next 7 days.

How much does the coach from Ipswich to Manchester cost on average?

The Ipswich to Manchester coach ticket price is on average £20  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.

What is the distance to Manchester from Ipswich via coach?

The Ipswich to Manchester coach distance is approximately 172 miles (277 km).

How long does it take from Ipswich to Manchester by coach?

On average the coach from Ipswich to Manchester duration is 9 h 5 min  for the 172 miles (277 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Which coach station in Ipswich goes to Manchester? Which coach station do I come into Manchester from Ipswich?

Some of the Ipswich coach stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco), Ipswich, Tower Ramparts and Ipswich, Quadling Street (Cardinal Park Cinema). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Manchester include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Ipswich   and arriving in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the departure coach station in Ipswich located? Where is the arrival coach station in Manchester located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from Ipswich and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel around 0.3 miles (489 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Ipswich to Manchester?

For the best Ipswich to Manchester coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Manchester from Ipswich to compare what amenities they may offer.

What time is the earliest coach from Ipswich to Manchester? What time is the last coach from Ipswich to Manchester?

The first coach from Ipswich to Manchester leaves at 04: 40   and the last coach for this leaves at 16: 35. Omio shows you the latest coach from Ipswich to Manchester times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Ipswich to Manchester to get the best deals?

The price of a one way coach ticket from Ipswich to Manchester is on average £20 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets from Ipswich to Manchester available a few months in advance.