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Ipswich to Heathrow Airport

From £25 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 55 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 4 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Ipswich to Heathrow Airport

Travel direct from Ipswich to Heathrow Airport from £25 one-way*, and say goodbye to expensive airport travel.

With up to 4 services each day, a guaranteed seat and lots of luggage room, you can travel more and pay less with National Express.

Ipswich to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 55 mins
Cheapest price From £25 *
Distance (approx) 176km
No. of stops 4 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:30am/16:55pm

Our Ipswich to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

250 coach towards Heathrow

Our 250 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Ipswich Cardinal Park
  • Colchester East Hill
  • Marks Tey
  • Braintree (Marks Farm)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4)

Ipswich to Heathrow route map


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Ipswich

Our 250 service departs from Cardinal Park near McDonald's, right in the heart of the city. It's ideal for taking advantage of all the shops, cafes, restaurants and other facilities you may need before you travel.

Great transport links, including bus routes, rail routes and a dedicated taxi rank are based around the bus station, making it easy to arrive for your journey on time.


Arriving at Heathrow Airport

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

While you're waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information: 

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Ipswich to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Ipswich at 2.30am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 5.25am.

When is the last coach from Ipswich to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Ipswich at 16.55pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 20.15pm.

How much is the coach from Ipswich to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Ipswich to Heathrow is available from £25*.

How long does the coach take from Ipswich to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Ipswich to Heathrow take 2 hrs 55 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Ipswich to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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