Trains from Birmingham to Ipswich

Birmingham to Ipswich train information

Birmingham Ipswich train map

Train duration 3h35m
Arrival Ipswich, England
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 132 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £31.00
Average train price £59.00
  • The trains between Birmingham (West Midlands England) to Ipswich (East of England) are operated by Cross Country. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.
  • There are 132 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Birmingham to Ipswich is around 3h35m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Ipswich from Birmingham, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.
  • The lowest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £31.00 one way.

Best prices for Birmingham to Ipswich train tickets

from £31.00 MORE 3h39m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 7h36m

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Birmingham - Ipswich: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Birmingham to Ipswich are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £20 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £86 for your train. Thus, you may save 78% on the price of your ticket by booking 7 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Birmingham to Ipswich trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Ipswich by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Ipswich to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£32.50 23/10/2020 19:30 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£34.50 23/10/2020 13:50 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£34.50 23/10/2020 20:10 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£34.50 23/10/2020 12:50 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£36.50 23/10/2020 17:47 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£36.50 23/10/2020 19:10 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£38.90 24/10/2020 19:22 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£38.90 24/10/2020 19:22 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£39.00 23/10/2020 13:10 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Ipswich
£39.00 23/10/2020 18:10 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Birmingham - Ipswich train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Birmingham Ipswich train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Birmingham to Ipswich? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Birmingham Ipswich ticket (i.e.: £58.50)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£58.50 = 1.5. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Birmingham to Ipswich (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Ipswich train £58.50 £39.00 £19.50 1.51

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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