How to get from Birmingham to Ipswich

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Travel Information between Birmingham and Ipswich

distanceDistance132 miles (213 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£36 - £80
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £36 • 7 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £80 • 3 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 132 miles (213 km) by coach or train from Birmingham to Ipswich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £36. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Ipswich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Ipswich

Travel to Ipswich 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 Birmingham to Ipswich.

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Ipswich: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Ipswich. Tickets for a coach cost on average £36.

This is compared to other travel options to Ipswich:

A coach journey is usually £43 less than a journey to Ipswich by train, which costs on average £80 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Ipswich from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 16 min.

There are alternative travel options to Ipswich that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 5 min   on average.

The distance between Birmingham and Ipswich is around 132 miles (213 km).

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Ipswich is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Birmingham to Ipswich as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Ipswich:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Birmingham to Ipswich depart from Birmingham, Coach Station to Ipswich, Tower Ramparts.
  • Most travellers take a train from Birmingham New Street to Ipswich.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Ipswich:

  • You can travel to Ipswich from Birmingham by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £36 with National Express from Birmingham to Ipswich.
  • You can go to Ipswich from Birmingham by train with Cross Country. You'll see cheap train tickets for £80 with Cross Country from Birmingham to Ipswich on Omio.
Your journey from Birmingham to Ipswich doesn't have to end in Ipswich. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Norwich. If you’d like to add London, Stansted or Norwich to your Birmingham to Ipswich trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Ipswich today!

Before travelling from Birmingham to Ipswich, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £36 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £80 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Ipswich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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