Coach to Ipswich, UK

Stansted Airport to Ipswich

From £17 one-way*

Duration: 1 hrs 25 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 Stansted Airport to Ipswich

Enjoy an easy airport travel experience with fast and convenient coach services from Stansted Airport to Ipswich.

With fares starting from just £17 one-way*, the coach is the perfect option for anyone who wants to travel comfortably without breaking the bank.

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

Stansted Airport to Ipswich journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hrs 25 mins
Cheapest price From £17 *
Distance (approx) 120km
No. of stops 5 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 00:20am/21:05pm

Our Stansted Airport to Ipswich services and stops

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

250 coach towards Ipswich

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

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

482 coach towards Ipswich

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

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

Stansted Airport 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.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Stansted

Stansted has plenty of facilities waiting to greet you off the plane, including supermarkets, newsagents and more. There's also Wi-Fi, automated ticket machines and rest areas so if you do have a little time before your coach journey, you'll be plenty comfortable.

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

Arriving in Ipswich

Our 250 and 482 services both serve 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 upon arrival.

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

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Stansted to Ipswich?

The first coach leaves from Stansted Airport at 00.20am, arriving at Ipswich Cardinal Park at 01.45am.

When is the last coach from Stansted to Ipswich?

The last coach leaves from Stansted Airport at 21.05pm, arriving at Ipswich Cardinal Park at 22.40pm

How much is the coach from Stansted to Ipswich?

A one-way journey from Stansted Airport to Ipswich is available from £17*.

How long does the coach take from Stansted to Ipswich?

Our fastest coach journeys from Stansted to Ipswich take 1 hrs 25 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Stansted 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 5 April 2024 for travel between 5 April 2024 and 2 August 2024.

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