The cheapest trains from Ipswich to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£57

Average

£76

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.

The average ticket from Ipswich to Manchester will cost around £ 76 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 57.

Cheapest
08:01Ipswich5h40 13:41Manchester Oxford Road
1 changes
£571One-way
09:44Ipswich4h02 13:46Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£711One-way
10:10Ipswich4h17 14:27Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£751One-way
08:57Ipswich4h30 13:27Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£751One-way
08:33Ipswich3h54 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£1031One-way

Timetable Ipswich to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 21 Oct
08:01Ipswich5h40 13:41Manchester Oxford Road
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08:33Ipswich3h54 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:57Ipswich4h30 13:27Manchester Piccadilly
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09:44Ipswich4h02 13:46Manchester Piccadilly
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10:10Ipswich4h17 14:27Manchester Piccadilly
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
21 Oct
£57
£22National Express
£89British Airways
Fri
22 Oct
£103Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£110British Airways
Sat
23 Oct
£102Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£76British Airways
Sun
24 Oct
£63Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£100British Airways
Mon
25 Oct
£45
£20National Express
£56British Airways
Wed
27 Oct
£46
£22National Express
£68British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£51
£27National Express
£85British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£36
£20National Express
£132British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£67Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£70British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£101East Midlands Trains
£18National Express
£44British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£36
£20National Express
£44British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£36
£20National Express
£56British Airways

The fastest trains from Ipswich to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 54 m

Average

4 h 28 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

278 km

It's difficult to get from Ipswich to Manchester without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:33Ipswich3h54 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£1031One-way
09:44Ipswich4h02 13:46Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£711One-way
10:10Ipswich4h17 14:27Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£751One-way
08:57Ipswich4h30 13:27Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£751One-way
08:01Ipswich5h40 13:41Manchester Oxford Road
1 changes
£571One-way

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Train Information from Ipswich to Manchester

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£108 (€122)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast

Trains from Ipswich to Manchester cover the 172 miles (277 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 17 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £108, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Ipswich and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Manchester from Ipswich cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Ipswich to Manchester for as little as £45  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Ipswich to Manchester?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Ipswich to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £108  one way.
What is the distance by train from Ipswich to Manchester?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Ipswich and Manchester via train to be approximately 172 miles (277 km).
What is the average Ipswich to Manchester train duration?
The Ipswich to Manchester train duration is on average 4 h 17 min, which is to be expected when travelling 172 miles (277 km) from Ipswich to Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Ipswich and arrival train station in Manchester?

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

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Ipswich, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Ipswich.

The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.

Which train providers can get me from Ipswich to Manchester?
Take the Ipswich to Manchester train with Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Manchester from Ipswich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Manchester from Ipswich?
The average number of trains departing Ipswich for Manchester is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Ipswich to Manchester? What time is the last train from Ipswich to Manchester?
If you prefer early morning trains from Ipswich to Manchester, the first train leaves at 07: 01. If you prefer late night trains from Ipswich to Manchester, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 41. Omio shows you the latest train from Ipswich to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Ipswich to Manchester for the best deals?
You can find a train to Manchester from Ipswich to cost on average £108 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Ipswich to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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.