Chester to Ipswich by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    22:28
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 59m
  • Distance
    300 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    12
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Chester to Ipswich by train

Fast trains from Chester to Ipswich take around 3 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 300 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Ipswich.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Ipswich?

Journeys between Chester and Ipswich usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Chester to Ipswich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Ipswich?

The Chester to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Chester to Ipswich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:22 and the last train is around 21:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 22:30.

When to book Chester to Ipswich train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Chester to Ipswich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Ipswich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Ipswich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.