Trains from Ipswich to Chelmsford

Ipswich to Chelmsford train information

Ipswich Chelmsford train map

Train duration 0h48m
Arrival Chelmsford, England
Departure Ipswich, England
Distance 37 Miles
  • Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train from Ipswich (East of England) to Chelmsford (East of England). The services on board will change depending on the train provider.
  • There are 37 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Ipswich to Chelmsford is around 0h48m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Chelmsford from Ipswich, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.
  • Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to see the latest available offers.

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Ipswich - Chelmsford prices calendar

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Ipswich - Chelmsford: the best time to book cheap trains

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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 Ipswich to Chelmsford do not tend to change a lot and cost £14.

Best prices for Ipswich to Chelmsford trains

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

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Discount Ipswich - Chelmsford train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Ipswich Chelmsford train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Ipswich to Chelmsford cost on average £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 one way journeys from Chelmsford to Ipswich, the railcard will have paid for itself.

What is the cost of a railcard?

The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult 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
Ipswich to Chelmsford 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