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from Ipswich to Manchester

You can get from Ipswich to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Ipswich to Manchester on 26 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:45London Heathrow Airport1h05 18:50Manchester Airport
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£2841One-way
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17:45London Heathrow Airport1h05 18:50Manchester Airport
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£2841One-way
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14:00London Heathrow Airport1h05 15:05Manchester Airport
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£2841One-way
08:05London Heathrow Airport1h00 09:05Manchester Airport
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£4361One-way
10:10London Heathrow Airport1h05 11:15Manchester Airport
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£4361One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
26 Oct
£51
£27National Express
£256British 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
£85Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£82British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£102
£23National Express
£102British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£46
£19National Express
£85British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£36
£20National Express
£56British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£46
£19National Express
£88British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£46
£17National Express
£98British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£46
£18National Express
£53British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£71Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£55British Airways
Sun
7 Nov
£102Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£63British Airways

Travel Information to Manchester from Ipswich

distanceDistance172 miles (277 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £148
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 9 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £148 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 172 miles (277 km) to Manchester from Ipswich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are British Airways, National Express or among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Ipswich to Manchester.

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FAQs
What are my Ipswich to Manchester travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Ipswich to Manchester: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Manchester?

The cheapest way from Ipswich to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £21 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is generally £128 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £148 from Ipswich to Manchester.

A coach is generally £42 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £63 from Ipswich to Manchester.

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

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Ipswich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 9 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Manchester by train can take on average 4 h 17 min.

How far is it from Ipswich to Manchester?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Manchester is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Ipswich and in Manchester?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco) and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers take a train from Ipswich to Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel operators can get me from Ipswich to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel from Ipswich to Manchester by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £148 with British Airways from Ipswich to Manchester.
  • You can travel from Ipswich to Manchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £21 with National Express from Ipswich to Manchester.
Is there a way to travel directly from Ipswich to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available to Manchester from Ipswich with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with British Airways.
  • You can take a direct coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 17 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Ipswich to Manchester.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Ipswich to Manchester?
Many of our customers travelling from Ipswich to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your Ipswich and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Ipswich to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £148 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing £21 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £63 one way.

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

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