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How to find us

Southampton Solent University is situated in the heart of Southampton city centre and is within walking distance of all the city's major amenities.

These include top-flight sports stadiums, two large shopping centres, a huge selection of night-time entertainment and various city centre parks.

Winchester, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and other areas of interest are all easily accessible by car or public transport, and each have their own unique charm.

If you fancy a change of scenery, you'll be spoilt for choice by the variety of tourist attractions and activities on offer in these surrounding cities. For those who feel the capital calling, London is just over an hour away by train.

Thinking of making a visit? Southampton is well connected with the rest of the UK and benefits from excellent access to airports, train stations, ferry terminals and major motorways.

Travelling by car

Southampton is just 75 miles (120km) from London and 21 miles (34km) from the Channel ports. 

From the north-east (London)
From junction 12 of the M25, take the M3 towards Southampton. At junction 14, take the A33 until you reach a roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here, take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.

From the north (Birmingham)
From junction 9 of the M40, take the A34 towards Oxford. Follow the A34 to a roundabout with the M3. Take the M3 to Southampton. At junction 14 take the A33 until you reach a roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.

From the east (Dover)
Follow the A27/M27 and leave at junction 5. Take the A335 for Southampton, bearing left to stay on it at the traffic lights. Turn left onto the A33 and then at the roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.

Parking
The University has limited parking on site but there are several car parks in the immediate vicinity.

Please use this interactive map (search for East Park Terrace) to find the most appropriate parking space for your needs.

If you are a blue badge holder, please email us to reserve a parking space on the main campus.

Travelling by train

From London, please travel from London Waterloo station.

For other locations please use the National Rail journey planner.

The closest train station to us is Southampton Central Station

If you exit via Platform 1, turn right, walk up the hilly footpath towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.

If you exit on Platform 4, turn left, walk up the hill towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.

Travelling by plane - Southampton Airport

There are regular buses, trains and taxis from the airport to the centre of Southampton. 

Buses and taxis are right outside the entrance, whilst the train station is located a couple of minutes walk away and is called Southampton Airport Parkway (one stop to Southampton Central).

Please visit the airport's website for more information:

Southampton Airport - travel from and to the airport

Travel from the Isle of Wight - Red Funnel Ferry

Red Funnel Ferry provides a regular, fast and efficient service from Cowes on the Isle of Wight to Southampton Town Quay.

Overnight accommodation

If you would like information for local B&B / guest houses (for an overnight stay before or during your visit) please contact:

  • Southampton City Information on 023 8083 3333 or
  • Destination Southampton on 023 8078 0300.

For details of hotels in the area please visit hotels.uk.com or bedandbreakfasts.co.uk

Postal address

Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 0YN