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There are 3 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$49 - $73

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
  4. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester 152.9 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester is to train which costs £35 - £60 and takes 2h 29m.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Colchester is 118 miles. The road distance is 152.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 2h 29m and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Stratford station, and Stratford (London) in around 2h 29m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $29
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com

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