Travel

University of Sussex is based in Falmer, just 4 miles (6 kilometres) North from the centre of Brighton. You can reach the campus by car, train or bus. Below you will find information on different ways of getting to us.

Travelling from outside the UK

By Train

If you are travelling by train from Europe, Eurostar operates train services from continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel. You can get a direct Eurostar connection to the UK from Paris, Lille, Calais, Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. You will normally arrive at London St Pancras where you can take a direct train to Brighton. Change in Brighton for a train to Seaford, Lewes or Ore, and get off at Falmer, where the University is based. Alternatively, if you don’t want to go all the way to London by Eurostar, there is a service from Ashford International to Falmer, changing at Lewes.

To buy Eurostar tickets visit: www.eurostar.com

You can purchase train tickets to travel across Europe using https://www.raileurope.com/ , where you will also find information on rail passes for international rail travel. The Man in Seat 61 also has plenty of good tips on train travel in Europe and the UK: https://www.seat61.com/

For train timetables and tickets in the UK visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

You can also travel by regular train and ferry services, see under Ferry below.

By Car

If you are planning to come to the UK by car you will need to either book a ferry crossing or use the Eurotunnel which is a train shuttle between Calais in France and Folkestone in the UK.

Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel is the fastest way to cross the Channel with a car, taking on average 35 minutes. Book early for best prices.

Book your tickets here: https://www.eurotunnel.com

Ferry

Cross-channel car and passenger ferries operate between Dieppe in France and Newhaven, which has a train link to Falmer (catch a train towards Brighton from the Newhaven Town station).

To book your ferry ticket from Dieppe, visit: www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferry-to-france/newhaven-dieppe

Another option is to take a ferry from Calais in France (either travelling by car or as a foot passenger) to Dover or Dunkirk, tickets are available from:

P&O Ferries: http://www.poferries.com/en

DFDS: https://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-routes  

Another option is a day or an overnight ferry from Hook of Holland in the Netherlands to Harwich International (https://www.stenaline.co.uk/routes/harwich-hook-of-holland). If you are travelling as a foot passenger, you can purchase a rail and sail ticket from the Stena Line website https://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry-to-holland/rail-and-sail and the ticket will take you to any train station in Greater Anglia. For example, you can take the train to London Liverpool Street station, then take the Underground to London Victoria, from where you can take a direct train to Brighton.

From the Republic of Ireland, there are ferries from Dublin Port to Holyhead with Stena Line: https://www.stenaline.co.uk/routes/dublin-holyhead or Irish Ferries https://www.irishferries.com/uk-en/to-britain-from-ireland/ . There is also a rail and sail option for foot passengers that will take you all the way to London Euston Station, where you will need to transfer to London Victioria via the Underground, and onwards to Brighton (e.g. https://www.irishferries.com/uk-en/special-offer-pages/ferry-rail/ with Irish Ferries).

By Plane

The closest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick. Gatwick is 30 minutes by train to Brighton (where you can catch a train to Falmer, it will take about 9 minutes from there) or Lewes (from where it is just 6 minutes to Falmer).

London Heathrow is around two hours by coach.

London Luton and London Stansted are further still. If you arrive at one of these distant airports, you can use a link to Gatwick airport – either by train with Thameslink trains (https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/)  or by a National Express coach (https://www.nationalexpress.com/en).

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Travelling within the UK

By Train

There is a train station directly opposite the campus (Falmer station) - after getting off follow signs for the University of Sussex (not University of Brighton!)  - it is only about 5 minutes’ walk away, you will walk through a subway under the A27 and the campus will be in front of you.

There are direct trains to Falmer from Brighton (up to 4 trains per hour), Ore, Lewes and Seaford. If you’re travelling from the West, Brighton will be the best station to get to before changing for Falmer. If you’re travelling from London or the East, you will either change in Lewes or Brighton.

For train timetables visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

By Coach

National Express Coaches to Brighton leave from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Pool Valley Coach Station in the centre of Brighton.

Services are every hour during the day and take about two hours. Coaches also run to Brighton from Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

From Pool Valley, walk 100 metres to the Old Steine where you can catch a bus to the campus (see below) or take a taxi.

By Bus

The 23, 25, 25X, 28 and 29 buses run between the centre of Brighton and the campus.

The 25 buses run from Palmeira Square in Hove, through Churchill Square and the Old Steine in Brighton, into the campus.

The 23 route runs from Brighton Marina in the east, through Hanover, into the campus.

The 28 and 29 go from Churchill Square and stop outside the University campus.

Some 5B (Hollingbury) and 50 (Hollingdean) buses also run to the campus.

Travel time between the campus and Brighton is about 20 minutes. See bus timetables and information.

Various maps of bus routes can be found here: http://www.buses.co.uk/page.shtml?pageid=1306

You can buy bus ticket directly from the bus driver or you can download an app that will let you pay for your tickets using your phone. The app is free and can be downloaded here: http://www.buscms.com/BrightonBuses2016/operatorpages/site/page.shtml?pageid=1423

If you would like to purchase a bus pass for the duration of your stay in Brighton (e.g. a 7-day citySaver bus pass starts at £20) visit http://www.buses.co.uk/page.shtml?pageid=1314

By Car

The University is at Falmer on the A27 between Brighton and Lewes.

Follow signs for the University of Sussex, which is on the north side of the A27. The University of Brighton also has a campus at Falmer, on the south side of the A27.

If you are coming from London and the north, take the M23/A23 road towards Brighton/ Gatwick Airport. Before you enter Brighton, join the A27 eastbound signposting Lewes/Newhaven. After about 3 miles take the B2123 exit towards Rottingdean/ Falmer and follow the signs for the University of Sussex. If you're travelling from the east or west take the A27 and take the B2123 exit for Rottingdean/Falmer.

Parking at Sussex

There are ten main car parks located across campus. Free parking is offered for all our conference guests in any of the 10 car parks on campus.

P1 – Science car park
P2 – Falmer Sports Complex
P3 – Biology Road car park
P4 – Sussex House car park
P5 – Sportcentre Car Park
P7 – Jubilee Multi storey car park (containing electric car charge points)
P7a – Upper Arts Car Park
P8 – Park Village car park
P9 – Lewes Court car park
P10 – East Slope Car park
P11 – Knights Court car park  

The car park closest to the venue (Jubilee Lecture Theatre) is the Jubilee Multi Storey Car park, and the GPS coordinates for the car park are 50°52'01.0"N 0°05'27.0"W, What3words coordinates: ///quiet.solo.defend

The campus map with all car parks marked on it can be found here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/campus/map-and-facilities

Taxis and Uber

There are a number of local taxi and minicab firms and Uber also operates in Brighton.

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The conference venue

The conference will be held in the Jubilee Lecture Theatre. 

GPS coordinates: 0°52'02.9"N 0°05'24.1"W

Please also see the map of the campus and look for signs directing you to the venue.