Travelling to the University of Sussex

The University of Sussex campus is well served by public transport with Falmer train station on the south side of campus, and frequent buses on campus to and from Brighton. The adjoining A27 also gives good access by car.


Falmer station is directly opposite the campus. You can walk to the campus from the station through a subway under the A27 - follow signs for the University of Sussex (the University of Brighton has a campus at Falmer too).

Falmer is on the line between Brighton and Lewes. You can get from Brighton to Falmer in nine minutes by train.

Four trains an hour go to Falmer during the day. If you are travelling to the campus from London and the west, take a train to Brighton and change there for Falmer.

The journey time from London to Brighton is just under an hour. You can also change at Lewes for Falmer, if you are coming from the east.

See National Rail Enquiries for train times


The University is at Falmer on the A27 between Brighton and Lewes, about four miles (six kilometres) from the centre of Brighton.

Follow signs for University of Sussex 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.

Before you enter the centre of Brighton, join the A27 eastbound signposted Lewes. If you're travelling from the east or west take the A27 direct to the University.

Parking on campus

Parking on campus is limited and there is normally a daily parking charge for visitors.

This does not apply for open and admissions days or any visits arranged through the Student Recruitment Services Office.

There is designated visitor parking which is signposted on campus. Car parks are not attended and objects of value should not be left in vehicles.

Local buses

The 23, 25, 28 and 29 buses run between the centre of Brighton and the University, bringing you directly to campus.

You can catch a bus from the Old Steine in Brighton; the 25 also runs from Churchill Square.

The 28 and 29 go from the Old Steine and stop right outside the University campus.

Travel time between the campus and Brighton is about 20-30 minutes. See bus timetables and information.


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

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

From Pool Valley, walk 100 metres to the Old Steine where you can catch a bus direct to the University, or take a taxi.


Taxis are available at both Brighton and Lewes train stations and at many places in the centre of Brighton.

It is about four miles (six kilometres) from central Brighton to the University. (There is no taxi service at Falmer station itself.) It is often quicker to catch the train direct to Falmer from Brighton or Lewes.

Streamline Taxis