The University of Southampton

Getting Here

Driving directions and details of public transport are shown below. You can also find more on the Getting Here pages on the University of Southampton web site, plus detailed campus maps, virtual tours and information about disabled access.

By rail

Trains from London, Bournemouth/Weymouth, Bristol/South Wales, Portsmouth and the South Coast and the Midlands stop at Southampton Central and/or Southampton Airport Parkway. You can then catch a Uni-link U1 bus to the interchange at the centre of Highfield Campus, or or take a taxi.

By bus or coach

National Express provides regular services from central London, Heathrow, and other parts of the country. Southampton coach station is at Western Esplanade, in the city centre. Our own Uni-link buses connect the University's Southampton campuses with the city centre and both train stations.

By car

Southampton is just 75 miles (120km) from London and 21 miles (35km) from the Channel ports. The M3, M27 and A34 provide fast, direct access while the A36 is the main route to the West Country, Bristol and Wales.

From the M3 – exit at junction 14, following signs for Southampton (A33). Follow the A33 into Bassett Avenue and follow the map/signs to University campuses.

From the M27 (west or east) – leave the M27 at junction 5 (Southampton Airport) and follow the map/signs to University campuses.

Visitor parking

There is a pay and display car park on Highfield Campus, which is sited in the vicinity of Buildings 1 and 16. Please note that it can fill up very quickly during the morning.

By air

Southampton International Airport is a few minutes away from the Southampton campuses by Uni-link bus or taxi. There is a full UK domestic service, as well as flights to mainland Europe and the Channel Islands.

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