Induction for new students - Starting with us

Transport

Q: How easy is it to travel to and from the campus?

The campus has a very good transport network which makes getting on and off campus easy. The number 25 bus route leaves the campus from the residences every 6-7 minutes during the day and every 7-8 minutes in the evening and weekends going into the city centre - a trip which takes about 25 minutes. The number 23 bus route operates between campus and Brighton Marina every 30 minutes during the day, 7 days a week.

There is also Falmer train station with trains leaving every 15 minutes for Brighton with each journey lasting around 9 minutes.

In addition, the picturesque county town of East Sussex, Lewes, can be reached either by train from Falmer (every 15 minutes) or by the number 28 or 29 bus (every 15 minutes during the day) which leaves from the bus stop at the front of campus on the A27.

For more information:
Brighton and Hove buses
National Rail Enquiries

Q: Is there a night bus service?

There is a night bus. Route N25, which runs to and from the campus to the centre of the city runs every ten minutes from 12am to 5am all week. The fare is £2.20 each way. If you miss the night bus there is a special discount fare using Streamline Taxis (Tel: 01273 747474) from the centre of Brighton to the University which costs £12.

Q: Can I buy a season ticket for the bus?

Yes, you can. For Brighton and Hove Buses you can buy a 1 week SAVER on production of you student card from many campus shops and from One Stop Travel shop branches on North Street, Brighton or Brighton train station. You can also get a three month SAVER ticket which is ideal to cover a full term's travel (available at the Post Office in The Cooperative Food Store in Bramber House, One Stop Travel on North Street or Brighton Station. Please have your student card available when you call in and two passport size photographs).

Q: Can I get a season ticket for the train?

You can buy a Unizone ticket on production of your student card which enables you to travel on trains in the Brighton area. Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information.

Q: Can I leave my bicycle on campus?

Yes, you can, and there are numerous bicycle stands located around the residences and the campus itself. Please note that students are not allowed to bring bicycles into the residences. Bicycles are very vulnerable so you are advised to secure your bike using a sensible lock connecting the bike (frame and wheels) to the cycle rack.

You may also be interested in the Freewheelers Society, a volunteer run bike workshop based in Falmer House and Re:Cycle Society, a volunteer run bike hire scheme. 

Q: What is the main local taxi company's telephone number?

Brighton and Hove Streamline Taxis can be contacted on 01273 747474. The student rate is £12 for a journey between Brighton and campus.

Q: Is there any chance I can bring a car with me onto campus?

The University operates a transport policy whereby students residing in University-managed accommodation at Falmer are not permitted to bring their cars onto campus unless under very special circumstances, in which case you should contact the Transport Manager at transport@sussex.ac.uk. If you live off campus you can apply for a parking permit and pay a small parking charge every time your park on campus.