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from Southampton to Ipswich

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

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Travel Information to Ipswich from Southampton

distanceDistance135 miles (218 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £40
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 7 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £40 • 3 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 135 miles (218 km) by coach or train from Southampton to Ipswich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Ipswich.

Travel Tips

Travel from Southampton 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 Southampton to Ipswich.
How do I go from Southampton to Ipswich?

There are 2 ways to travel from Southampton to Ipswich including taking a coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Southampton to Ipswich, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Ipswich:

A coach is generally £22 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £40 from Southampton to Ipswich.

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

The fastest way to get to Ipswich from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 36 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h   of travel time.

How many miles from Southampton to Ipswich would I travel?

The distance between Southampton and Ipswich is around 135 miles (218 km).

How many services a day are there between Southampton and Ipswich?

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Ipswich is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Southampton, Coach Station to Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Southampton Central and arrive in Ipswich.
Who can get me from Southampton to Ipswich?

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

  • You can go to Ipswich from Southampton by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with National Express from Southampton to Ipswich on Omio.
  • You can travel to Ipswich from Southampton by train with South Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £40 with South Western Railway from Southampton to Ipswich.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Ipswich from Southampton?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Southampton to Ipswich often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Norwich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Southampton and Ipswich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Ipswich and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Southampton to Ipswich tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £18 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £40 one way for this trip.

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