Which train company can I use?
The trip between Colchester, located in England and Ipswich, situated in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.
How far is it by train?
There are 16 miles from Colchester to Ipswich. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Ipswich from Colchester, and it’s also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.
What is the price of the train?
Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Colchester to Ipswich by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
Booking your ticket in advance is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. Yet, as you can notice in the graph above, the cost of train tickets Colchester to Ipswich do not tend to change a lot and cost £8.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Colchester and Ipswich by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Ipswich to Colchester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The most efficient way to pay less on your Colchester Ipswich train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Colchester to Ipswich? Use your calculator, taking into account:
A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)
B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average cost for a Colchester Ipswich ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)
The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Colchester to Ipswich (one way journey).
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 an entire 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|
|Colchester 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
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