International Summer School

How to get here

Reaching campus - downloadable maps

London Gatwick to campus map [PDF 1.11MB]

London Heathrow to campus map [PDF 997MB]

London Stansted to campus map [PDF 1MB]

Getting from Brighton to Falmer (campus)

The University is easily accessible and is well served with buses from central Brighton, and trains and taxis from Brighton train station. The number 25 bus operates frequently from many parts of Brighton. Trains run from Brighton to Falmer every 15-20 minutes.

We have included, where possible, approximate prices for one-way-ticket travel at the weekend; travel on weekdays before 10am is more expensive. Please note that the prices are subject to change. Trains at the weekend are generally slower and less frequent than on weekdays, and there are occasionally engineering works that disrupt the schedule at short notice. We recommend that you check the train schedule nearer to the arrival date at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

To get from Brighton to the University by Train

Take a train direct from Brighton station to Falmer station (cost for a single is £2.70). Falmer station is the third stop on leaving Brighton, after London Road and Moulsecoomb.

On Saturday 18 June our meet and greet service is available from 10am - 7.30pm at the Falmer railway station to take you and your luggage over to the residences (it is not a long walk, but easier without one's suitcase!). If you can arrange to arrive during these times, it will make things easier for you.

On Sunday 17 July our meet and greet service is available from 10am - 5.30pm at Falmer Station. Our staff will help you get to Northfield Social Centre to collect your key, 

If you are not able to arrive at Falmer station during those hours, it is suggested you take a taxi from Brighton station (taxis do not operate from the Falmer train station). The cost of the taxi will be approximately £15 - £20.

To get to the University by bus

The No. 25 bus runs every 10 minutes from Brighton to the University of Sussex (slowing to every 20 minutes in the evening, and every 30 minutes at night) and will cost £2.40 for a single (one-way) ticket. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. If you arrive by coach the nearest stop for the No. 25 is at the Old Steine which is situated behind the coach station, and is a short walk away.

You will need to get off at Park Village bus stop on campus, which is 3 minutes walk from York House or Northfield Social Centre, where you will collect your keys from.

Taxis in Brighton and Hove

There are many taxi companies in and around the city. You should make sure you pre-book a taxi or get one from the many licensed taxi ranks around the city. There is a taxi rank at Brighton train station just outside the station.

Streamline Taxis: 01273 747474

Getting from the airport to Brighton

If possible, we recommend that you fly into Gatwick Airport, which is much closer to the University than Heathrow. Below we provide instructions for arriving from all of these airports.


From London (Gatwick) airport

On arrival follow the signs for the train station and take the National Rail train to Brighton (cost for a single is approximately £10); this takes about 40 minutes. Trains run approximately every 15-20 minutes during the day, with a less frequent service operates at other times. You may buy a through ticket direct to Falmer station for the same fare but you will still need to change trains at Brighton station.

If you are arriving when the meet and greet service is in operation, take the train to Falmer. Outside this time, if you have heavy luggage, we recommend that you take a taxi from Brighton station to the University, as there are no taxis at Falmer station.

If you would prefer to travel by coach, National Express run coaches from Gatwick South Terminal to Poole Valley coach station. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and a one-way ticket costs from £6 if bought online. For further information call National Express on +44 (0)8717 818178 or visit www.nationalexpress.com  

When booking tickets in advance remember to book a coach which departs the terminal in plenty of time after your planned landing time. Passport control and luggage reclaim might take up to an hour or longer at busy times. You might consider getting an ‘Amendable and refundable’ ticket, and adding ‘Flexible airport journey’ option. This will allow you to amend your ticket at the airport, in case your flight is delayed. If this is the case, you will need to change your ticket at one of the National Express ticket offices located inside North Terminal at International Arrivals or in Arrivals and the lower forecourt area of the South Terminal.

From London (Heathrow) airport

Take the National Express bus to Brighton, which takes about two hours and costs about £30. Coaches usually run every half hour from 3am - 10.30pm. The central bus station serves Terminals 1, 2, and 3, and is situated between terminals 1 and 2; Terminals 4 & 5 are served by their own bus stations. For more information call National Express on +44 (0)8717 818178 or look online at www.nationalexpress.com. The bus will take you to Brighton's Pool Valley coach station, near Brighton Pier. It is suggested that, if you have heavy luggage, you take a taxi to the University. Taxi ranks are nearby at the Old Steine and East Street.

When booking tickets in advance remember to book a coach which departs the terminal in plenty of time after your planned landing time. Passport control and luggage reclaim might take up to an hour or longer at busy times. You might consider getting an amendable and refundable ticket, and adding ‘Flexible airport journey’ option. This will allow you to amend your ticket at the airport, in case your flight is delayed. If this is the case, you will need to amend your ticket at  one of the National Express ticket offices located in Central Bus Station, and in Terminals 4 and 5.

From London (Stansted) airport

Take the coach (the coach station is located in front of the terminal building), which takes about four hours and costs around £40. The coach leaves approximately twice an hour but does not run overnight. Please see details as above on how to get to the University.

When booking tickets in advance remember to book a coach which departs the terminal in plenty of time after your planned landing time. Passport control and luggage reclaim might take up to an hour or longer at busy times. You might consider getting an amendable and refundable ticket, and adding ‘Flexible airport journey’ option. This will allow you to amend your ticket at the airport, in case your flight is delayed. If this is the case, you will need to go to the National Express ticket office located inside the terminal.