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 £10. 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.

What we are doing to keep you safe:

  • We're continuing to clean and sanitise our trains and stations
  • Ventilation – air conditioning on all our new trains and some old trains sucks in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Other trains have opening windows. On all trains, doors opening at stations lets more air in.

Try walking down the platform or train, as there are often fewer people further down the train.

If you are still nervous about travelling on busier trains, you can use our less busy trains tool on our website for help with finding a train with fewer passengers.

If you’re at the station, a member of staff will be able to advise you about a quieter alternative. If you’re at an unstaffed station just press the help button on the ticket machine and one of our customer service staff at Norwich will be able to advise you.

We’d like you to carry on wearing a face covering if you can when you’re on busy trains and stations, please. Government advice is still to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places.

Thank you to all our customers who wear their face coverings when travelling with us. It’s a simple way for us all to keep each other safe.

For full information on latest face coverings advice, visit the Government's website.

  • We're cleaning and sanitising our trains and stations, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, door handles and grab rails.
  • We're carrying out turnaround cleaning inside trains at terminus stations throughout the day. This includes high touch point areas such as grab rails and washroom surfaces.
  • We’re using fogging guns with a fine mist of disinfectant for train cleaning in depots.

Yes, we have hand sanitiser available at all staffed stations and we're keeping soap and water topped up in our toilets on stations and trains so you can wash your hands. It’s a good idea to carry your own small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.

Practising good hygiene will help yourself and others.

We continue high levels of cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When appropriate, we have created a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the rail replacement bus. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are encouraged to wear face coverings on rail replacement.

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 1 hour 5 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