Trains from Manchester to Ipswich

Manchester to Ipswich train information

Manchester Ipswich train map

Train duration 5h52m
Arrival Ipswich, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 173 Miles
Lowest train price from £96.20
Average train price £97.00

Which train company can I use?

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train from Manchester (North West England) to Ipswich (East of England). The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

How far is it by train?

There are 173 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Manchester to Ipswich is approximately 5h52m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Ipswich from Manchester, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

How much does it costs?

We found trains from £96.20 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to Ipswich train tickets

from £96.20 MORE 4h45m

Manchester - Ipswich prices calendar

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Manchester - Ipswich: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Manchester to Ipswich in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £43 when purchasing your train 7 days in advance which is 39% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Manchester to Ipswich trains

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

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Discount Manchester - Ipswich 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 Manchester Ipswich train ticket.

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 Manchester to Ipswich? 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 Manchester Ipswich ticket (i.e.: £96.20)(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/£96.20 = 0.91. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 1 trips from Manchester to Ipswich (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train 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
Manchester to Ipswich train £96.20 £64.13 £32.07 0.92

(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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