There are 2 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester by train or car

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

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

$49 - $73

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Drive  •  2 h 29 min

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

$30 - $50

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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 2 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min 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 2 h 29 min to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Colchester.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 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: 2 h 37 min

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 Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 37 min.

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