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Manchester to Ipswich, SFK bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$31.61
Shortest Duration9h 10m
Trips per day22
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Manchester to Ipswich, SFK cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Ipswich were $49.34.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Ipswich is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Manchester to Ipswich, SFK?

The distance between Manchester and Ipswich is approximately 172.62 miles, or 277.73 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 11 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Manchester to Ipswich?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Ipswich, SFK by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Ipswich?

On average there are 22 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Manchester to Ipswich, SFK, with an average of 22 trips per day and 22 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Manchester to Ipswich. Of the 22 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester to Ipswich, SFK start at $67.86.

1 carriers offer Manchester to Ipswich, SFK bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Ipswich from $31.61. There are 22 trips per day offered by National Express from Manchester to Ipswich and you can expect on average to pay $49.34 for a National Express ticket to Ipswich. In Manchester, National Express departs to Ipswich from Manchester Airport and 4 other stations. In Ipswich, National Express arrives at Quadling St and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Ipswich takes 11 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Ipswich in 9 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 22 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $49.34 for a weekend trip to Ipswich.

Avg. Time
11h 4m
Avg. Price
There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Ipswich will depart from these stations in Manchester:
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Failsworth
  • Broadway
Buses arrive in Ipswich at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Ipswich for trips arriving from Manchester:
  • Quadling St
  • A12 Southbound

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