Suffolk Show 2024

The Suffolk Show is back and is promising to be the best show yet, taking place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May 2024 at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

May 2024 Bank Holiday Services

For both May Bank Holidays (Monday 6th & 27th 2024) we will be running our normal Sunday services

Punctuality Improvements - April 14th 2024

On the 14th of April, we will be making some minor adjustments to some of the services on our network.  The purpose of these changes is to improve the punctuality and reliability of our network and improve the quality of service we deliver …

Introducing the 8B, a NEW bus service between Bramford and Ipswich

We are pleased to announce that starting on 15th April, we will be introducing a new bus service between Bramford and Ipswich

Fare Review - 31st March 2024

We are making some changes to our fares from 31 March 2024.

Real Ale Runabouts 2024

Real Ale Runabouts are back, just as good as ever in 2024!

Discounts for Veterans and Armed Forces Community

We are delighted to offer a special travel discount exclusively for veterans and members of the Armed Forces Community.

Christmas and New Year's Buses

Please click here for details of the services we are running over Christmas and New Year 2023

Reinstatement of Suspended Journeys from 3rd December

We are pleased to inform customers that following a number of new driving employees joining Ipswich Buses and entering services, and with further employees being trained and due to join the company, we will begin reintroducing the journeys …

Ipswich Hospital - New bus stops open

The new facilities at Ipswich Hospital are now complete, buses will return to the Hospital grounds from Sunday 8th October 2023.....

Service Adjustments : 3rd September 2023

On the 3rd of September, we will be making some minor changes to some of the services on our network

Fare Changes: Country Services

In advance of September 2023 the fares & period products on the services above will be changing

August bank holiday services

On Monday 28th August 2023 we will be running our normal Sunday services

Ipswich Twilight Road Race - Friday 14th July 2023

Some Bus services will be diverted during the race, find out more here.

May 2023 Bank Holiday service details

Details of services running during the May 2023 Bank Holidays

Ipswich Buses marks 120 years of history

Ipswich Buses, due to celebrate 120 years of service later this year, is marking the occasion by repainting a double decker bus, fleet number 29 in a special heritage livery.

Temporary suspension of Hospital bus stops

Temporary diversion of our services from the bus stops outside of Garrett Anderson centre

Extension to £2 fare cap scheme

Announcing our continued participation in the extended £2 fare cap scheme!

Electric Scooters

e-scooter update

Get around for £2 this winter

Whether you are heading to work or into town, from 1st January to 31st March a single bus journey will cost no more than £2 on most routes across England.


Monday 19th September Service details

Monday 19th September has been declared a Bank Holiday for Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral.

Ipswich Buses will be running a Sunday timetable.

Queen Elizabeth II

Everyone at Ipswich Buses is saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.

Changes to Routes 2, 3/3E, 6 & 118/119 from Tuesday 30 August 22

Changes to Routes 2, 3/3E, 6 & 118/119 from Tuesday 30 August 22

Bus service changes in Essex from Sunday 31st July 2022

Following the latest round of retendering in Essex, there will be a change of operator on some services in Essex. 

The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022

From 19 June to 3 September 2022, St Elizabeth Hospice is bringing a Wild in Art Trail to Ipswich, and we hope you are as excited as we are!

Platinum Jubilee bank holiday bus times

Our buses run a little differently over bank holidays. Check to see if you are affected. 

Ipswich ready with many events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Ipswich will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in style.

Ipswich Buses Supports Dementia Action Week

Ipswich Buses has joined forces with the Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance to support Dementia Action Week 2022 which takes place from Monday 16th May to Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Discounted Bus Travel for NHS Staff

In partnership with the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Ipswich Buses are delighted to be able to offer ESNEFT employees discounted bus travel.

Special bus service put on in tribute to 'one in a lifetime' granny

Hundreds of people gathered in Ipswich to say goodbye to a beloved “Caribbean Queen”. 

Violet May Butler was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, known for her big heart and generous nature. S…

Bus Services Serving Fore Street, Ipswich

We regret to inform our customers that from Sunday 20th March 2022 that bus services traveling towards Central Ipswich will no longer serve the southern end of Fore Street and therefore customers will no longer be able to alight their bus o…

Safer Travel Guidance from Thursday 24th February 2022

We're doing everything we can to make our network safe, clean and reliable.

Further to the recent announcement by the prime minister all COVID restrictions will end in England on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Although it will no longer be …

World Car Free Day Wednesday 22nd September 2021

We are marking World Car Free Day – Wednesday 22 September – by offering £5 off any ticket for customers new to buying tickets on our mobile app on the day.