Southwold travel guide

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You're Going to Love Southwold

With a population of 3,944, Southwold is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Southwold

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Sail Loft (53 Ferry Rd) and Coasters of Southwold (12 Queen St) are great picks.

When to visit Southwold

Southwold in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Southwold in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Southwold


Although Southwold doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Norwich Airport (NWI), which is located 47 km from Southwold. The shortest flight to Southwold from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 45m.


Train is the most popular train carrier serving Southwold, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Southwold to Oxford takes 0h 48m and costs around $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winchester, expect to pay about $69 for a 1h 10m trip. The train station in Southwold is called Southwold Bus, and is located 0.8 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Southwold is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 154 km from Southwold. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Southwold, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Southwold takes 209 km and will cost you around $5. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $13 for a journey of 459 km.

Airports near Southwold

Airlines serving Southwold

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British Airways
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Where to stay in Southwold

Average rates range from around $251 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $449 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Southwold

Hiring a car in Southwold

Expect to pay $2.94 per litre in Southwold (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.23 and $46.98. The most frequently booked car type in Southwold is Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.