Trains from Ipswich to Edinburgh

Ipswich to Edinburgh train information

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Train duration 6h26m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Ipswich, England
Distance 322 Miles
  • The journey from Ipswich, situated in England and Edinburgh, which is in Scotland is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
  • There are 322 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Ipswich to Edinburgh is approximately 6h26m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Edinburgh from Ipswich, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.
  • Depending how long in advance you buy your ticket or the day and hour of travel, the price of the ticket may vary.

Best prices for Ipswich to Edinburgh train tickets

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Ipswich - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Ipswich to Edinburgh tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 day in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £66 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £83 for your trip. Thus, you will save 20% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 day in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Ipswich to Edinburgh trains

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

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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 Edinburgh train ticket.

How much can I save with a railcard?

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can calculate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Ipswich Edinburgh ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you about 2 trips from Edinburgh to Ipswich (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

How much does a railcard cost?

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