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from Ipswich to Birmingham

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Travel Information between Ipswich and Birmingham

distanceDistance132 miles (213 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £80
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 7 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £80 • 3 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 132 miles (213 km) from Ipswich to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Ipswich to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ipswich to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham 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 Birmingham.

What are my Ipswich to Birmingham travel options?

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

What is the cheapest way from Ipswich to Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Ipswich to Birmingham, which costs on average £16.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is generally £63 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £80 from Ipswich to Birmingham.

What is the fastest way to get to Birmingham from Ipswich?

The quickest way to travel from Ipswich to Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 3 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 50 min   on average.

How many miles are between Ipswich and Birmingham

The Ipswich to Birmingham distance is approximately 132 miles (213 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Ipswich to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Birmingham is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Ipswich? Where do I arrive in Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco) and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Ipswich and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Which travel operators can get me from Ipswich to Birmingham?

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

  • You can go to Birmingham from Ipswich by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £16 with National Express from Ipswich to Birmingham on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Ipswich to Birmingham with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for £80 with Cross Country from Ipswich to Birmingham.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Ipswich to Birmingham?

Many of our customers travelling from Ipswich to Birmingham don't make Birmingham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your Ipswich and Birmingham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Birmingham to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy Ipswich to Birmingham tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Ipswich to Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £16 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £80 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Birmingham from Ipswich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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