Trains from Cardiff to Ipswich

Cardiff to Ipswich train information

Cardiff Ipswich train map

Train duration 9h45m
Arrival Ipswich, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 190 Miles
  • The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Ipswich, situated in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 9h45m by train covering a distance of 190 miles to get to Ipswich from Cardiff. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

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Best prices for Cardiff to Ipswich trains

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

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Discount Cardiff - Ipswich train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Cardiff Ipswich train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

    For instance, train tickets from Cardiff to Ipswich cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Ipswich to Cardiff, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for one year.

(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
Cardiff to Ipswich train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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