You can fly to Southampton or to London, which is 1,5 hours away, and take train, bus or rent a car to go to Southampton. 

Rail Travel

The nearest rail stations are:

Southampton Central (approximately 3 miles from campus)

• Taxi rank located off platform 4 exit

• Uni-link bus stop off platform 4 exit

Southampton Airport Parkway (approximately 2 miles from campus)

• Taxi rank located through the concourse off platform 1

• Uni-link bus stop adjacent to car park off platform 2

For rail times, please visit:

Coach Travel

National express operates coach services between Southampton and other major UK locations including London Waterloo, London Gatwick Airport and London

Heathrow Airport. For more information on national express coach services please visit:


• Radio Taxis +44 (0)23 8066 6666

University of Southampton Map

Uni-Link Bus Service

To travel from Southampton Airport Parkway station to Highfield Campus please take:

Uni-link U1C (City) to the Highfield Campus Bus Interchange (approximately 20 minutes).

To travel back from the University Interchange to the Airport please take the U1A (Airport).

To travel from Southampton Central station to Highfield Campus please take:

Uni-link U1A (Airport) to the Highfield Campus Bus Interchange (approximately 20 minutes).

To travel back from the University Interchange to Southampton Central station please take the U1C (City).

The service runs every 10 minutes during peak times (Monday - Saturday daytime) and every 15-20 minutes off-peak (Sundays and evenings). For more

information please visit:

Air Travel

Southampton International Airport operates both European and domestic flights. The airport is adjacent to Southampton Airport Parkway Railway station and has

a taxi booking desk within the concourse. For more information on Southampton International Airport please visit:

London Gatwick and Heathrow airports operate domestic, European and international services and can be reached by train or by coach. More information on

London Gatwick airport can be found at:


Heathrow Airport at:

Directions for Arrival by Car

From the M3:

At Junction 13 take right-hand lanes to continue forward onto the M3 (signs

for Southampton A33)

Leave the M3 at junction 14, then merge onto the A33

At Chilworth Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A33

Follow the A33 (Bassett Ave.) take 1st exit on next roundabout – continue

along A33, keep in left hand lane

At major intersection, turn left at traffic lights onto A35 (Burgess Road)

Continue through two set of lights past Shell garage on left hand side

Keep in right hand lane – at third set of traffic lights turn right into University


From the M27:

Leave the M27 at junction 5

If coming from the east, take the 1st exit off the roundabout; if coming from

the west, take the 4th exit (onto A335)

Follow the A335 dual carriageway through 2 sets of traffic lights

At the 3rd set, turn right onto A35 (Burgess Road) - McDonald's will be on

your left

Continue through one sets of traffic lights

Keep to left hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights onto University Road