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London to Ipswich by train

It takes an average of 1h 14m to travel from London to Ipswich by train, over a distance of around 66 miles (106 km). There are normally 67 trains per day travelling from London to Ipswich and tickets for this journey start from £10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 59m
PriceFrom £10
Distance66 miles (106 km)
Frequency67 trains per day
First train04:34
Last train23:30
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationIpswich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreater Anglia

London to Ipswich train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Ipswich for Tuesday 8th November 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:30 13:38 1h 8m, direct
13:00 14:06 1h 6m, direct
13:02 14:24 1h 22m, direct
13:30 14:38 1h 8m, direct
14:00 15:05 1h 5m, direct
14:02 15:24 1h 22m, direct
14:30 15:38 1h 8m, direct
15:00 16:06 1h 6m, direct
15:02 16:24 1h 22m, direct
15:30 16:38 1h 8m, direct

Travelling from London to Ipswich by train

Looking to travel from London to Ipswich by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from London to Ipswich usually takes around 1h 16m to travel 66 miles (106 km). You can expect to find 69 trains running on this popular route per day. Direct trains are usually available every day on this route, so you don't need to worry about changes during your journey. Greater Anglia trains serve the route from London to Ipswich. They’ll get you to your destination in just 55m, and with most trains being equipped with free WiFi, you’ll stay connected the whole way.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from London to Ipswich with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Ipswich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Ipswich take?

The average journey time by train between London and Ipswich is 1 hour and 14 minutes, with around 67 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Ipswich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Ipswich is 59 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Ipswich cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Ipswich can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Ipswich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Ipswich without having to change trains. There are 67 direct trains from London to Ipswich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Ipswich leave?

The first train from London to Ipswich leaves at 04:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Ipswich leave?

The last train from London to Ipswich leaves at 23:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Ipswich by train?

Trains travelling from London to Ipswich cover a distance of around 66 miles (106 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ipswich to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Ipswich

Train tickets from London to Ipswich start at £10 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Ipswich is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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