Away days: Ipswich

21st April 2019

If you are making your way to Portman Road to cheer on the Swans against Ipswich on Easter Monday, here is a travel guide to make your journey that much easier.

Ipswich Town v Swansea City

Date: Monday, April 22

Kick-off: 3pm

Address: Portman Road, Ipswich, IP1, 2DA

Distance from the Liberty: 278.2 miles


Around 1,900 away fans are housed on one side of the upper tier in the Cobbold Stand. Here, you can enjoy good views of the pitch and a decent atmosphere, although leg room is generally tight.


Along Portman Road there are three pay-and-display car parks, where it will cost £4 to leave your vehicle for four hours and you can enjoy a fairly quick getaway.

For the same price and length of time, you can use the large open pay-and-display on nearby West End Road.

Alternatively, there are a number of other car parks in the town centre and an NCP multi-storey next to the train station, where you can park for £2.70.


Served by trains from London Liverpool Street and Peterborough, Ipswich Railway Station is a quarter of a mile away from Portman Road.

The journey from Swansea takes around six-and-a-half hours on average.

Trains leave at 27 minutes past the hour between 5am and 8am, while the return journeys depart at 52 minutes past the hour between 5pm and 8pm as well as 5.09pm.

Please note that bus and tube journeys are involved in these trips.


Easter Speggtacular at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm – All weekend

Orwell Lady River Cruise at Orwell Quay – April 22

Walking Dragon Hunt from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre – April 23


Station Hotel (IP2 8AJ) – 0.4 miles from Portman Road

The Punch & Judy (IP1 1UZ) – 0.6 miles

Isaac’s (IP4 1AS) – 0.9 miles

Lord Nelson (IP4 1JZ) – 0.9 miles

The Dove Street Inn (IP4 2LH) – 1.2 miles


Station Hotel (IP2 8AJ) – 0.4 miles from Portman Road

Novotel Ipswich Centre Hotel (IP1 1UP) – 0.5 miles

Carlton Hotel (IP1 3LT) – 0.5 miles

Pentahotel (IP2 0AD) – 0.6 miles

EasyHotel (IP1 3BX) – 0.9 miles