Plane flying from Stansted Airport

Ipswich to Stansted Airport

From £18.20 one-way*

Duration: 1 hrs 30 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 7 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 Stansted Airport

Start your travel plans the right way with fast and convenient travel from Ipswich to Stansted Airport.

With fares starting from just £18.20 one-way*, the coach is the perfect option for anyone who wants to travel comfortably without breaking the bank.

You can book tickets from Ipswich to Stansted Airport now using the blue journey planner above.

Ipswich to Stansted Airport journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hrs 30 mins
Cheapest price From £18.20 *
Distance (approx) 120km
No. of stops 5 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 02:30am/17:35pm

Our Ipswich to Stansted Airport services and stops

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

250 coach towards Heathrow Airport

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

  • Ipswich Cardinal Park 
  • Colchester 
  • Marks Tey
  • Braintree (Marks Farm)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

482 coach towards London

Our 482 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Ipswich Cardinal Park 
  • Colchester 
  • Marks Tey
  • Braintree (Marks Farm)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

Ipswich to Stansted Airport route map

Luggage

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 and 482 services both depart 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 Stansted 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.

Once you've left the coach at our Stansted Airport station, you can refuel and recover before you even enter the terminal. Plus, with coffee shops, toilet facilities, newsagents and more on-site, you’ll soon be set for the next part of your trip.

For more information, take a look at our Stansted Airport coach station page.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Ipswich to Stansted?

The first coach leaves from Ipswich Cardinal Park at 02.30am, arriving at Stansted Airport at 4.00am.

When is the last coach from Ipswich to Stansted?

The last coach leaves from Ipswich Cardinal Park at 17.35 pm, arriving at Stansted Airport at 19.20 pm.

How much is the coach from Ipswich to Stansted?

A one-way journey from Ipswich to Stansted Airport is available from £18.20*.

How long does the coach take from Ipswich to Stansted?

Our fastest coach journeys from Ipswich to Stansted Airport take 1 hrs 30 mins.

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

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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