Ipswich travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ipswich

With a population of 143,767, Ipswich is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Ipswich deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Ipswich

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Moloko (8 Lion Street) and 16 Steakhouse and Grill @ Greshams (312 Tuddenham Road) are great picks.

When to visit Ipswich

Ipswich in September
Estimated hotel price
£58
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ipswich in September
Estimated hotel price
£58
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Ipswich in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 1 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 66 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Ipswich, with an average rainfall of 41 mm.

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How to Get to Ipswich

Plane

Although Ipswich doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cambridge (CBG), which is located 69 km from Ipswich. The shortest domestic flight to Ipswich departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Ipswich, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Ipswich to Oxford takes 1h 10m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about £24 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 1.2 km from the city centre, Ipswich is the busiest station in Ipswich. Another popular train station is Ipswich Westerfield, Suffolk, located 2.6 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Ipswich is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 108 km from Ipswich. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ipswich, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Peterborough, the bus ride to Ipswich takes 177 km and will cost you around £6. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £3 for a journey of 209 km. The most popular bus station is Ipswich Copdock, located 4 km from the city centre of Ipswich. Ipswich Bus Stop is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Ipswich doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cambridge (CBG), which is located 69 km from Ipswich. The shortest domestic flight to Ipswich departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Ipswich, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Ipswich to Oxford takes 1h 10m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about £24 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 1.2 km from the city centre, Ipswich is the busiest station in Ipswich. Another popular train station is Ipswich Westerfield, Suffolk, located 2.6 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Ipswich is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 108 km from Ipswich. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ipswich, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Peterborough, the bus ride to Ipswich takes 177 km and will cost you around £6. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £3 for a journey of 209 km. The most popular bus station is Ipswich Copdock, located 4 km from the city centre of Ipswich. Ipswich Bus Stop is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Ipswich

Airlines serving Ipswich

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,612 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,293 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,687 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ipswich

Average rates range from around £76 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £107 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ipswich

Most booked hotels in Ipswich

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£157+
Haughley House
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£98+
Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£60+
Travelodge Ipswich
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£44+
pentahotel Ipswich
4 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
£67+
Holiday Inn Ipswich
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
£62+

Hiring a car in Ipswich

Hiring a car in Ipswich costs £40 per day, on average, or £81 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Ipswich (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.53. The most frequently booked car type in Ipswich is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Auris or similar) is, on average, 70% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Ipswich costs £40 per day, on average, or £81 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Ipswich (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.53. The most frequently booked car type in Ipswich is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Auris or similar) is, on average, 70% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.