From Highfield House Hotel
Walk out the front entrance and turn right (west/northwest) onto Highfield Lane. Walk about 5 minutes to the roundabout at Highfield Church. At the roundabout, turn right (north) onto Church Lane. Walk about 7 minutes to the top of the steep hill, where Church Lane becomes University Road. Walk 3 minutes on University Road to the University of Southampton Highfield Campus. Follow this map of campus (you will enter the map from the bottom) to Building 54 Mathematical Sciences.
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 bus service. Further details about the service are available on the Uni-link website.
From Central London
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. We recommend using this station, which is slightly closer to the University’s Highfield campus and connected to it by bus (see above).
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 Waterloo Station.
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. 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
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.
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 at www.nationalexpress.com/.
From London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is connected to Southampton via direct train. Trains for Southampton Central Station 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.