Glasgow to Ipswich by train

  • First train
    04:26
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 15m
  • Distance
    551 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 31m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Glasgow to Ipswich by train

Fast trains from Glasgow to Ipswich take around 6 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 551 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Glasgow and Ipswich.

1. Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Ipswich?

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

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Glasgow 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 20 departures.

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

The Glasgow to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Glasgow around 04:28 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Glasgow around 04:26, and the last at 00:05.

When to book Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Ipswich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Glasgow and Ipswich?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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.