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Travelling to Sussex

We know that many of our new students will have travelled many miles to get to the UK, and we hope that the information provided below about travelling to the University of Sussex from your port of entry to the UK will make the last part of your journey as stress-free as possible.

Information about travelling to Brighton and to the Sussex campus from the various airports and sea ports in the UK can be found on our Welcome and Arrival pages under the section 'Travelling to the University of Sussex'.

To help make your journey to Brighton and to the Sussex campus easier, the University is offering the following services during Arrival Weekend (12-13 September 2015):

  • there will be University representatives at Heathrow and Gatwick airports to welcome you to the UK and advise you regarding how you can continue your onward journey to Brighton (to see which terminals they will be based at, and when, please refer to Airport Meet and Greet Service)
  • free pre-bookable coach service from London Heathrow Airport (to see exact coach times and to book a place on one of the coaches please visit Airport Meet and Greet Service)
  • minibus service from Falmer train station to the campus residences on Saturday 12 September from 8am - 8pm, Sunday 13 September from 9am - 5pm, and Monday 14 September from 9am - 2pm
  • minibus service running between Brighton train station and the King’s Road residence (where you will need to pick up your keys if allocated Kings Road or other University-managed accommodation except Abacus House). The minibus will also stop at Abacus House if you have been allocated accommodation there. The minibus service will be running between 9am and 6pm on both 12 and 13 September and there will be student helpers at Brighton Station to direct you to the minibus

If you are arriving outside of these times, or need information about alternative travel options, please take a look at the information about 'Travelling to the University of Sussex'. If you have any further questions about your journey to Brighton or to campus, please do contact us on

Travel disruption news

On Friday 12 September baggage handlers at London Heathrow airport (Terminals 1, 2 and 3) will be on strike. If you are arriving to Heathrow T 1, 2 or 3 on Friday 12 September, please expect that there may be delays in reclaiming your baggage.

On Sunday 14 September there are engineering works being carried out on the train line between Preston Park and Brighton stations, closing some train lines. There will be no trains between Brighton and Lewes, which means that there will be no trains stopping at Falmer station. Buses will replace trains between Brighton and Falmer. If you are arriving to Brighton train station on Sunday 14 September and want to travel to campus, Sussex staff will be able to direct you to the replacement bus to Falmer station, or you could take a taxi to your accommodation from the taxi rank outside Brighton train station.