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Directions to Solent University

The University is situated in the centre of Southampton. Below you can find details of how to get here. Feel free to call us if you have any queries on +44 (0)23 8031 9039.


Ways to get here

  1. Driving to Southampton
  2. Parking
  3. Train service to Southampton
  4. Flying in to Southampton Airport
  5. Arriving by Red Funnel ferry
  6. Arrive by bus
  7. Overnight accommodation
  8. Open Days only - shuttle service
  9. Plan your journey using the Traveline Journey Planner (links to external website)

1. Driving to Southampton

Southampton is just 75 miles from London and 21 miles from the Channel ports.

From the North: London and the Home Counties, the M3, M27 and A34 provide fast, direct road links into the heart of the city, The A36 is the major route from the West Country, Bristol and Wales.

From the East: Follow the A27/M27 and leave at Junction 8.

The postcode for the University is SO14 0YN.

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2. Parking

Map of campus and parking nearby.

The nearest long stay car parks are Grosvenor Square and Bedford Place car parks. Should these car parks be full, please use the link below to get a leaflet that details other city centre parking facilities.

City Centre Parking - If you have mobility difficulties and wish to park on site, please contact us to reserve one of our Accessible parking bays.

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3. Train service to Southampton

From London, please travel from London Waterloo station.

The closest train station to us is Southampton Central Station.

If you exit via Platform 1, turn right, walk up the hilly footpath towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.

If you exit on Platform 4, turn left, walk up the hill towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.  

National Rail

Discover Southampton - Travelling to Southampton

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4. Southampton Airport

There are regular buses,trains and taxis from the airport to the centre of Southampton.

Buses and taxis are right outside the entrance, whilst the train station is located a couple of minutes walk away and is called Southampton Airport Parkway (one stop to Southampton Central).

Southampton Airport - travel from and to the airport.

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5. Red Funnel Ferry

The Red Funnel Ferries provide a regular fast and efficient service from Cowes on the Isle of Wight to Southampton Town Quay.

Red Funnel

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6. Arriving by bus

Greyhound, National express and Megabus all travel to Southampton.

National Express


Discover Southampton - Rail and Coach Services

Discover Southampton - Bus Services

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7. Overnight accommodation

If you would like information for local B&B/Guest houses (for an overnight stay before or during your visit) please contact:

Southampton City Information on +44 (0)23 8083 3333 or

Destination Southampton on +44 (0)23 8078 0300.

For details of hotels in the area visit:

Please note:

The links to third party external sites are provided for the convenience of our site visitors only. Southampton Solent University is not responsible for the content of these external sites and does not necessarily endorse the views or agree with the information held on these sites.

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8. Open Days only - Shuttle Service

We offer a shuttle car Service for Open Day visitors attending Southampton Solent University for Open Days. 

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