Welcome to Ipswich Buses!

Proudly serving Ipswich and the surrounding area since 1903

As one of the region’s leading public transport providers, Ipswich Buses has been helping get people around since 1903, and almost 20,000 people use our buses every day.  That’s nearly 8 million car journeys a year taken off our roads.

Originating as Ipswich Corporation back in 1903 when we began operating trams, which around 20 years later gave way to trolley buses before the first diesel powered motor buses were introduced in 1950.

In 1986 when the British bus industry outside London was deregulated Ipswich Buses was privatised and a new company called “Ipswich Buses Ltd” was formed and under the transport act was operated as an arm’s length company by Ipswich Borough Council.

Today Ipswich Buses remains wholly owned by Ipswich Borough Council and operates 80 vehicles on a network of routes across the Borough of Ipswich, East Babergh, Colchester and the surrounding areas employing 180 people across two sites in Central Ipswich.

We are committed to giving our customers and stakeholders a quality bus service with a strong focus on customer service and innovation.

Whether travelling to work, school, the shops, on a day or night out, or to visit friends and family, Ipswich Buses makes sure people can get to the places they need to be across the communities we serve. 

We also offer coach hire, and run rail replacement services for Greater Anglia, Transport for London and C2C, as well as providing corporate travel solutions for blue chip companies & organisations such as Amazon, Kura, National Express and the NHS. 

Along with our owners, Ipswich Borough Council, we’re striving to reduce car dependency for access to the region whilst playing a key part in boosting the local economy.

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Advertising on Ipswich Buses

Advertising on our buses is managed by Global who are one of the UK's leading outdoor media companies. 

Global are the sole and exclusive providers of tailored advertising solutions on our buses. 

Reaching over 95% of the UK population, and with more than 253,000 outdoor sites across the UK and Europe including large premium digital screens in flagship locations, Global’s outdoor division is the true mass market advertising medium. 

To find out more about advertising on Ipswich Buses with Global please contact Hannah Knight, Senior Account Manager by emailing Hannah.Knight@global.com or visit the Global website.