Travel

Location

The workshop will take place in Geography, located in building 44 at the Highfield Campus. The postcode is SO17 1BJ (see location with link to google maps), and here is more information on accomodation.
How to get to Southampton and local directions

From Southampton Airport
Southampton has its own international airport with connecting routes to several European destinations. From the airport, the University’s Highfield Campus is only a short taxi ride away or you can catch the University’s Uni-link service to the halls of residence. Further details about the service are available on the Uni-link website.

From Central London
By train:
Frequent and convenient trains connect London to Southampton. Trains depart from London Waterloo every 30 minutes or less during the day, and take approximately 75 minutes to Southampton.

There are two train stations in Southampton, both rather convenient to the University. Coming from London, the first station is Southampton Airport Parkway, located directly across the street from Southampton Airport. I recommend using that station, which is slightly closer to the University’s Highfield campus and connected to it by bus (see below).

Train timetables and fares are available online at www.nationalrail.co.uk/
You can book your train ticket beforehand, but there are ticket offices and vending machines are available at Waterloo Station. A more affordable option is to use one of the trains bookable online at www.megabus.com/uk/. Only a few trains are available on this site, and once booked your tickets cannot be modified or reimbursed.

By coach:
A more affordable and rather convenient option to reach Southampton University from London is the coach service provided by National Express. Timetables and reservations are available online at www.nationalexpress.com/

Coaches depart from Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Southampton University, just a hundred yards or so from the Geography Department. To obtain information and book tickets on those coaches, please make sure to enter ‘Southampton University’ in the ‘To’ field on the National Express website. There are also coaches that come to Southampton but only stop at Southampton Coach Station. These are less convenient, as you will then need to take a bus or taxi to the Highfield Campus.

From London Heathrow Airport
By train:
Heathrow Airport has no direct rail connection to Southampton. You may, however, travel to central London by train or tube and from there to Southampton following the directions provided above. Transfer information for central London is easily accessible at Heathrow.

By coach:
There is a regular National Express coach service from the central bus station at Heathrow airport, which is located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, direct to Southampton. Some coaches stop at the University of Southampton’s Highfield campus, otherwise you can take a bus or taxi from Southampton Coach Station. The journey takes approximately 75-90 minutes. This service is convenient as there is no need to change buses while carrying heavy luggage. Further details can be found on the National Express website: www.nationalexpress.com/

From London Gatwick Airport
By train:
Gatwick Airport is connected to Southampton via direct train. Trains for Southampton Central Stations depart every hour during the day. Train timetables and fares are available online at www.nationalrail.co.uk/
There is no need to book your train ticket beforehand. Ticket offices and vending machines are available at the Gatwick train stations.

Local directions

Brilliant! You have made it to Southampton and are now ready to reach the University for registration or to check into your accommodation.

From Southampton Airport or Southampton Airport Parkway Station: The UniLink’s bus U1C connects the airport and the station to the Highfield Campus. The ride takes about 10-15 minutes and costs £2.00. Timetable and additional information are available on the UniLink website: www.unilinkbus.co.uk

Taxis are available at the airport and at the station, or may be booked by phone at 023 8066 6666. A taxi ride to Highfield costs approximately £10.

From Southampton Central Station or Southampton Coach Station: The UniLink’s bus U1A connects the airport and the station to the Highfield Campus.The ride takes about 10-15 minutes and costs £2.00. Timetable and additional information are available on the UniLink website: www.unilinkbus.co.uk

By car: Follow the Google map directions. Note that parking at the campus can be very difficult (busy) and costs £8 per day. It might be easier to park further away and walk from there to the campus.

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