Sussex Estates and Facilities

Train travel

Strike action is planned across multiple UK train service providers on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23, and Saturday 25 June.

Update 16/06/22: no train services will serve Falmer station during strike days. There will be no trains to Falmer station and most other stations along the south coast. Only two trains will run per hour from Brighton to London.

See a full map of service closures during strike days, and more information via Thameslink.

Getting to and from campus by train

Falmer railway station is connected to the University campus by a subway under the A27.

Direct trains to Falmer run from Brighton, Lewes, Seaford, Eastbourne and Hastings. Passengers travelling via London need to change trains at Brighton station for Falmer.

Season ticket for students in the Brighton and Worthing area

The Unizone season ticket gives students unlimited travel at a discount in the Brighton and Worthing area.

You must hold a valid 16-25 Railcard (available to any one aged 16 to 25, or  over 25 and in full-time study) before you can buy a Unizone season ticket. All 16-25 Railcards have a photo ID with a unique number, so you don’t need a National Rail photocard.

To buy a weekly, monthly or quarterly Unizone ticket, present your valid railcard and your student ID at one of the staffed stations within the Unizone area. (You cannot buy the Unizone ticket online, at ticket machines or on the train.)

Train tickets for staff

Sussex staff can obtain a a 15% discount on Southern rail services by registering for the easit scheme. Simply register with easit using your University of Sussex e-mail address, and follow the instructions provided.

An interest-free loan is available for University staff who wish to purchase a season ticket. Follow the link Staff Travel Loan where you can download an application form, or contact Payroll on ext 3757.

Train information

For more information regarding routes, times and prices, visit the National Rail website or the Southern Railway website, or telephone 0845 748 4950. A 'Did You Know?' information leaflet has also been released by the Sussex Community Rail Partnership. 

If you are travelling to campus from towards London, please note that due to major refurbishment works at Gatwick Airport, Brighton to London Victoria super off-peak day return tickets will be valid on Gatwick Express services for the duration of these works.