Ipswich to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Ipswich to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Cheapest

£69

Average

£70

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Avanti West Coast
09:10Ipswich4h17 13:27Manchester
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£691One-way
Avanti West Coast
10:41Ipswich4h05 14:46Manchester
0 changes
£701One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:45Ipswich4h01 12:46Manchester
0 changes
£711One-way

Train schedule Ipswich to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 May
Avanti West Coast
08:45Ipswich4h01 12:46Manchester
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Avanti West Coast
09:10Ipswich4h17 13:27Manchester
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Avanti West Coast
10:41Ipswich4h05 14:46Manchester
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Fastest train times from Ipswich to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 1 m

Average

4 h 7 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

278 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Ipswich for Manchester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
08:45Ipswich4h01 12:46Manchester
0 changes
£711One-way
Avanti West Coast
10:41Ipswich4h05 14:46Manchester
0 changes
£701One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:10Ipswich4h17 13:27Manchester
0 changes
£691One-way

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Overview: Train from Ipswich to Manchester

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£93 (€105)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Greater Anglia

Trains from Ipswich to Manchester cover the 172 miles (277 km) long route taking on average 4 h 14 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £93, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £56. Travellers depart most frequently from Ipswich and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Ipswich to Manchester

Find the best trains to Manchester from Ipswich with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £56. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Manchester from Ipswich you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Ipswich to Manchester with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes between Ipswich and Manchester as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Ipswich to Manchester train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Manchester from Ipswich on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 172 miles (277 km) route from Ipswich to Manchester with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Ipswich to Manchester

    Travel by train 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.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Manchester from Ipswich to cost as little as £56  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Ipswich to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £93  one way.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Ipswich and Manchester via train to be approximately 172 miles (277 km).
    The Ipswich to Manchester train duration is on average 4 h 14 min, which is to be expected when travelling 172 miles (277 km) to Manchester from Ipswich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Ipswich   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Ipswich and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.

    For the journey from Ipswich to Manchester you can take a train with Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Greater Anglia. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Ipswich to Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    The average number of trains departing Ipswich for Manchester is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the first train from Ipswich to Manchester at 07: 10   or take the last train from Ipswich to Manchester leaving at 18: 41. Look for the latest Ipswich Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
    If you buy Ipswich to Manchester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £93. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Ipswich and Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Ipswich
    Manchester
    The major railway station for departures from Ipswich is Ipswich. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Ipswich for your trip to Manchester from Ipswich.

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