Guide to getting to campus

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Moving to a new county, city, town or village can be daunting, especially when you can’t figure out how to get from place to place.

Here’s a guide on how to find your way to your new home.


London Stanstedi s the closest airport. You can grab a taxi, a lift from a friend or catch the train straight from the airport. There is also the option of using the National Express bus from the airport to Colchester High Street, where you will need to switch to First Bus (local service) which will take you to campus. Although London Stanstead is closest, you may fly into London Southend, London Gatwick or London Heathrow - but the same tips as above apply, except with the latter two - your bus and train journey’s may require more changes


Probably the easiest option as you don't need to stick to someone else's timetable. There are car parks for use on campus, but bear in mind that they may be busy during the first few weeks with others being dropped off. 


First Bus is the main bus service in Colchester, and a lot of the local routes come through our campus. Once you've settled in to your new home, if you are living off-campus you might want to get a pass or search through the wide range of tickets First Bus offers. It’s a good idea to speak to SU Reception about the bus pass though, as you can get a heavy discount on yourpass through them.


The closest station to campus is Hythe (Essex). You will most likely come into Colchester North, where you will need to change onto the line to Clacton-on-Sea.

The other closest stations are Wivenhoe (walkable to campus), Colchester Town (an ambitious walk to campus) and Colchester North (you really don’t want to walk from here).

If you’re going to be using the train a lot, definitely check out the weekly/monthlytickets.


You can get dropped off easily at North Towers or South Courts taxi points (the two places you are likely to live in on campus).


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