A direct link to the University/Campus home page with directions, please click here.

Highfield Campus

University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ


By rail

Fast trains from London and Bournemouth/Weymouth stop at Winchester, Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Trains from Portsmouth and Bristol/South Wales stop at Southampton Central.

Slow trains from London and Bournemouth/Weymouth also stop at Swaythling Station, which is a five minute walk from Connaught Hall, South Stoneham and Montefiore halls of residence.

By bus or coach

National Express provides regular services from central London, Heathrow, Birmingham, Bournemouth and the North. 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 – Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway (see below for further details).

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.

Delegate parking

There is a car park on Highfield Campus situated by Building 32.  There is also an overflow if the car park if needed.  Signs will be displayed on the day.

By air

Southampton International Airport is a few minutes away from the Southampton campuses by bus or taxi (off junction 5 of the M27). There is a full UK domestic service, as well as flights to mainland Europe and the Channel Islands.



Once in Southampton – Unilink

Once in Southampton, the Unilink buses are available for delegates to use to get them to the event (Highfield Campus).  Unilink recommend delegates use their U1 service which runs between Highfield Campus and Central station every 7 to 8 minutes or between Airport Parkway and Highfield every 15 minutes from September.

Prices are around £3.50 for a day ticket or roughly £2.00 for a single journey. This will remain the case in October.  The buses also boast having free wi-fi connection available for you to use on your journey to and from the day.

For more details on using a Unilink bus, click here.


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