Coach to Ipswich, UK

Heathrow Airport to Ipswich

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 Heathrow Airport to Ipswich

Travel direct from Heathrow to Ipswich from £25 one-way*, and travel home for less from the airport.

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.

Heathrow to Ipswich 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 8:20am/23:10pm

Our Heathrow to Ipswich services and stops

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250 coach towards Ipswich

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

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

Heathrow to Ipswich 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.

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Departing from Heathrow Airport

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.


Arriving in Ipswich

Our 250 service arrives at Cardinal Park, 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 once you depart the coach.

Great transport links, including bus routes, rail routes and a dedicated taxi rank are based around the bus station, making it easy to travel onward.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Ipswich?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 8.20am, arriving in Ipswich at 11.35am.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Ipswich?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 23.10pm, arriving in Ipswich at 2.05am.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Ipswich?

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

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Ipswich?

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

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

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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