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Travelling to Sussex

You should aim to arrive at Sussex during the main Arrival Weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2016 to settle into your accommodation and to give yourself some time to adjust to everything before teaching starts.

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 (10-11 September 2016):

  • 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 both Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September from 9am - 5pm
  • 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 10 and 11 September and there will be student helpers wearing blue University of Sussex t-shirts 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