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The majority of bus services in Ipswich are run by Ipswich Buses or First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd.

There are also bus services directly linking Ipswich to many Suffolk villages and towns. For further information please visit the Suffolk on Board website.

Bus shelters and stops

All bus shelter enquiries, including reports of damage, vandalism and graffiti should in the first instance be directed to the Council’s Integrated Transport Officer using the contact details on this page. 


Ipswich is served by coaches from operator National Express. Daily coaches run from Ipswich, including a service to Stansted and Heathrow airports.

An interactive journey planner is available on the Traveline website.


Ipswich is served by train operator Greater Anglia, and has its main railway station on Burrell Road, a 10-15 minute walk from the town centre, or a short bus or taxi ride away.

Buses run regularly to the town centre and full information is displayed in the timetable display unit at the bus stop on the railway station forecourt. Taxis are also available from the forecourt.

The station is on the InterCity main line to London and offers direct links to Colchester, Stratford, Bury St.Edmunds, Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, Norwich, Felixstowe, Lowestoft and a large number of other places as well.

Ipswich also has another, smaller, unstaffed railway station called 'Derby Road', on the Felixstowe branch line.

Wheelchair accessible minibuses

Connecting Communities Ipswich provides public transport in wheelchair accessible minibuses for people who are unable to access buses and trains, for example due to mobility issues. The service operates within the Borough of Ipswich and also extends into Pinewood and Rushmere St.Andrew.  It is provided by Vertas under contract to Suffolk County Council, with additional financial support provided by Ipswich Borough Council. 

To use this service call and register on 01473 944633. The service operates from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday during which time bookings can be made.  Advance booking (24 hours or more) is recommended, although short notice bookings may be accommodated.


Park and Ride

If you are visiting Ipswich by car, why not use Park and Ride to get to the town centre and avoid central congestion?

The Ipswich Park and Ride service is provided by the First Eastern Counties Buses.

Contact Details

Integrated Transport Officer
Ipswich Borough Council, 
Grafton House, 
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432064