Trains from Ipswich to Colchester

Ipswich to Colchester train information

Ipswich Colchester train map

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Arrival Colchester, England
Departure Ipswich, England
Distance 16 Miles

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train between Ipswich (East of England) to Colchester (East of England). The services on board can change depending on the train company.

The journey time to go to Colchester from Ipswich may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change. There are 16 miles between the two cities.

Prices may vary quickly. We suggest you to make a search to look at the latest available offers.

Best prices for Ipswich to Colchester train tickets

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Ipswich - Colchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Ipswich to Colchester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ipswich - Colchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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Buying your train ticket in advance is often cheaper than leaving it to the day you travel. Yet, as you can notice in the chart above, the cost of train tickets Ipswich to Colchester tend to remain approximately the same and cost £8.

Best prices for Ipswich to Colchester trains

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

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Discount Ipswich - Colchester train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Ipswich Colchester train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one 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.

How much can I save with 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 Ipswich to Colchester? 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 Ipswich Colchester ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(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/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Ipswich to Colchester (one way journey).

How much does a railcard cost?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(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 Colchester 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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