Ipswich to London Trains

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street.

Our trains can get you from Ipswich to Liverpool Street in just over an hour. From there, you’re just a short walk from trendy Shoreditch or a few Tube stops away from London’s financial district or West End. Trains from Ipswich to London leave roughly every 30 minutes* taking just over an hour to get to London Liverpool Street Station; train tickets start from £44.90. You won’t find cheaper Ipswich to London fares anywhere else, but in the unlikely event you do find a cheaper deal, we’ll refund the difference with our online price promise.

As things stand, we are currently running a near full timetable and the length of our trains are almost back to normal. However, as we are experiencing lower passenger numbers, our trains have become quieter than normal. As a result it is now even easier for passengers to social distance.

There are no seat reservations on our trains.
Passengers should spread out throughout the carriage, and keep a safe distance away from those who are not members of their family or in the same bubble.
Constant announcements and pre-departure messages on trains and stations will remind passengers to social distance.

It is mandatory for all passengers on trains and stations to wear a face covering/mask unless they are exempt. These exemptions apply to children under the age of 11 & People who have a disability that prevents them from being able to put on or remove face coverings.
Face coverings can be removed temporarily to eat or drink on trains.

£600,000 has been invested into extra cleaners and cleaning equipment such as:

  • Fogging guns (used to sanitise and disinfect large areas)
  • Powerful vacuum cleaners (clean the air as well as the floor/upholstery)
  • Hygiene monitoring equipment (to make sure our cleaning is as effective and efficient as possible)
  • Soap, water and free hand sanitizers at all stations.

We are increasing cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When necessary, we are creating a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the train. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are required to wear face coverings on rail replacement or risk being fined.
Despite lower passenger loadings standby levels have been maintained and, in some areas, increased to provide additional social distancing capacity.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

What time does the first train leave from Ipswich to London?

The first train departs Ipswich for London Liverpool Street at 05:14 Monday to Friday. The earliest Ipswich to London Liverpool Street service on a Saturday departs at 05:43 and on Sundays at 07:43.

What time does the last train leave from Ipswich to London?

The last train departs Ipswich station for London Liverpool Street at 22:43 every day. More Ipswich to London train times can be found on the Greater Anglia website.

Where does the Ipswich to London train stop?

The Ipswich to London train stops at:

  • Manningtree
  • Colchester
  • Marks Tey
  • Kelvedon
  • Witham
  • Hatfield Peverel
  • Chelmsford
  • Ingatestone
  • Shenfield
  • Romford
  • Stratford
  • London Liverpool Street.

The stops will differ depending on the service as some fast trains from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street skip certain stops. 

Is there Wi-Fi on the Ipswich to London train?

Wi-Fi is provided on all of our services so you can catch up with your boxsets, update your social media or do last minute preparation for your big meeting.

How long does it take to get from Ipswich to London?

The average journey time between Ipswich and London is 1 hour 16 minutes, depending on the number of stops. The fastest Ipswich to London train route is just 57 minutes. Find out more about London to Ipswich train times on the Greater Anglia website. 


  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi

London Liverpool Street

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available