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Trains to Ipswich

Ipswich station, initially called Ipswich Stoke Hill, opened in 1846. At that time, steamboats were the main source of transport in and out of the town, but the arrival of rail soon spelt the end for the waterways. To accommodate the rail line, a tunnel was built and is still used today. During its construction, the fossil of a turtle, a lion and a woolly mammoth were found. The station eventually moved to its present location, on Burrell Road, in 1860. Coming into the town by train, visitors arrive in the south side of the city, well within walking distance of the town's best features, including Gippeswyk Park, which can be reached by bicycle (bikes can be hired at the station). Ipswich has over 800 years of heritage and culture, from Darwin to Dickens, making it a hotspot for curious readers and science boffins alike. Less bookish offerings include the beautiful Ipswich Waterfront and the state-of-the-art Portman Road, home to Ipswich Town FC and the club's famously friendly 'Tractor Boys' fans.

Station details & facilities

There are cycle lockers and a cycle compound by the 24-hour car park, which has over 500 spaces. Ipswich railway station has coffee shops and refreshment kiosks, waiting rooms, toilets and free Wi-Fi. Lifts provide step-free access to the footbridge between platforms 1 and 3a to 4c. All toilets are next to platform 2, and there are baby-changing facilities on the concourse.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:00 - 21:20
    Saturday 05:00 - 21:20
    Sunday 07:20 - 22:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • First Class Lounge description :


    Platform 2

    Tickets Accepted

    All First Class


    TV, screens with updated train informationÿ

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
    Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
    Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

    The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

    Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent Passport Photo Booth


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available : False
  • ATM notes : Located outside main entrance


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    DayOpening Hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park Premium Bay
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks
  • Car parking spaces : 480
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 160
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Close to platform 1

  • Cycle storage notes :

    A secure 108-space cycle compound is available (key fob required, speak to station staff for availability).

    Other spaces are available.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    ÿA lift is available.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Ipswich


Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:00 - 21:20
Saturday 05:00 - 21:20
Sunday 07:20 - 22:00

Ipswich Live Departures



Greater Anglia

Plat. 2

On time



Greater Anglia

Plat. 2

On time



Greater Anglia

Plat. 4B

On time