Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Ipswich

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

£48

Average

£97

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 Manchester to Ipswich will cost around £ 97 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 48.

East Midlands Railway
07:43Manchester4h45 12:28Ipswich
0 changes
£481One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:55Manchester4h11 14:06Ipswich
0 changes
£1041One-way
East Midlands Railway
08:43Manchester4h45 13:28Ipswich
0 changes
£1071One-way
Avanti West Coast
15:12Manchester4h26 19:38Ipswich
0 changes
£1081One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h03 12:38Ipswich
0 changes
£1081One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Ipswich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 19 May
East Midlands Railway
07:43Manchester4h45 12:28Ipswich
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Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h03 12:38Ipswich
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:43Manchester4h45 13:28Ipswich
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester4h23 13:38Ipswich
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:55Manchester4h11 14:06Ipswich
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
15:12Manchester4h26 19:38Ipswich
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Thu
19 May
£48East Midlands Railway
£28National Express
£58British Airways
Fri
20 May
£60East Midlands Railway
£26National Express
£55British Airways
Sat
21 May
£104Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£73British Airways
Sun
22 May
£52Greater Anglia
£28National Express
£61British Airways
Mon
23 May
£43East Midlands Railway
£21National Express
£99British Airways
Tue
24 May
£43East Midlands Railway
£27National Express
£96British Airways
Wed
25 May
£104Avanti West Coast
£36National Express
£73British Airways

Fastest train times from Manchester to Ipswich

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 3 m

Average

4 h 25 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

278 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Ipswich every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 278 km distance in an average of 4 h 25 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 3 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h03 12:38Ipswich
0 changes
£1081One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:55Manchester4h11 14:06Ipswich
0 changes
£1041One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester4h23 13:38Ipswich
0 changes
£1091One-way
Avanti West Coast
15:12Manchester4h26 19:38Ipswich
0 changes
£1081One-way
East Midlands Railway
08:43Manchester4h45 13:28Ipswich
0 changes
£1071One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Ipswich

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreater Anglia or East Midlands Railway

Trains from Manchester to Ipswich cover the 172 miles (277 km) long route taking on average 4 h 45 min with our travel partners like Greater Anglia or East Midlands Railway. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £75, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Ipswich.

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets from Manchester to Ipswich cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Ipswich from Manchester for as little as £43  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Ipswich?

The Manchester to Ipswich train ticket price is on average £75  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.

What is the distance between Manchester and Ipswich by train?

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

How long is the train journey between Manchester and Ipswich?

While the time it takes to travel 172 miles (277 km) between Manchester and Ipswich can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Ipswich is on average 4 h 45 min.

What station does the Manchester to Ipswich train leave from? Which Ipswich train station do I come into from Manchester?

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

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Ipswich most often arrive at Ipswich and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies go from Manchester to Ipswich?

When taking a train from Manchester to Ipswich, you can count on Greater Anglia or East Midlands Railway for the best way to get you to Ipswich. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Ipswich from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many trains are there to Ipswich from Manchester a day?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Ipswich is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from Manchester to Ipswich? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Ipswich?

The first Manchester to Ipswich train departs at 07: 35   and the last train from Manchester to Ipswich leaves at 19: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Ipswich train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy train tickets from Manchester to Ipswich to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets between Manchester and Ipswich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £75 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Ipswich a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Ipswich
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip between Manchester and Ipswich.
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Phone Number
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales