Key dates

  • Early registration deadline:
    12 February 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline (poster):
    29 February 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    11 March 2016
  • Online accommodation booking deadline:
    13 March 2016


Organise your trip

The University campus is located within easy access of Brighton, Gatwick Airport and London and is also particularly well serviced by public transport.

A campus map and directions to the University of Sussex can be found online at

By air

By air - from London airports

The closest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick, which is 30 minutes away by train. London Heathrow is around two hours away by coach. European budget airlines tend to fly to Luton, Stansted and London City airports, but please be aware that these are some distance away from Brighton, although public transport links are available.

From Gatwick Airport: take the train or the bus to Brighton. Change at Brighton for either the train, the bus or a taxi to the University as detailed below.

From Heathrow Airport: take the train or the bus to Brighton. Change at Brighton for either the train, the bus or a taxi to the University as detailed below.

By train

By train

Falmer train station is directly opposite the University campus. Pedestrian access is through a subway under the A27 - follow signs for the University of Sussex (the University of Brighton has a campus at Falmer too). Falmer is on the line between Brighton and Lewes, about eight minutes' travel time in each direction. Four trains an hour go there during the day time. Visitors travelling via London and the west should take a train to Brighton and change there for Falmer. The journey time from London to Brighton is just under an hour. You can also change at Lewes for Falmer, if you are coming from the east.

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (, tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By coach

By coach/bus

National Express Coaches ( to Brighton depart from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Pool Valley in the centre of the city. Services are every hour during the day and take about two hours. Coaches also run to Brighton from Gatwick and Heathrow. From Pool Valley you need to walk 100 metres to the Old Steine where you can catch a bus direct to the University (see Local buses section below), or you can take a taxi.

You can book National Express tickets via the VisitBrighton website at

Local buses

Bus services run from central Brighton and from Lewes to the campus seven days a week.

The main bus service operates to the University via main routes bus 25 or 25X (other services to the University include 23, N25, 28, 29, 29B and 84). Each bus stops at the campus entrance at Falmer House, Sussex House, twice on the North South Road, Bramber House, at Brighthelm Porter's Lodge, Swanborough, Boiler House Hill, Mantell Building and on Eastern Ring Road before leaving campus. Services are every 5-10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime (84 is Mon-Fri only) and every 30 minutes in the evenings up to approx. 23:30 (check each route for exact times). Service N25 is a night bus which operates throughout the night, from approx 23:30 until 05:30.

Bus travel on campus and as far as Falmer Station is free of charge. For up to date times and live departures see the Brighton and Hove buses website:

By car

By car

The University is at Falmer on the A27 between Brighton and Lewes, about four miles (six kilometres) from the centre of Brighton. (Please follow signs for University of Sussex on the north side of the A27; the University of Brighton also has a campus at Falmer on the south side of the A27.) Visitors from London and the north should take the M23/A23 road towards Brighton. Before entering the centre of Brighton, join the A27 eastbound signposted Lewes. Drivers from the east or west take the A27 direct to the University.

Google map

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking on campus

Pay and display is in operation in the Visitors' Car Parks on campus Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 at a rate of £6 per 4 hours.

Please note that there are families with children living on campus all year round. Visitors to the University travelling by car are asked to drive with all due care and caution around campus.

By taxi


Taxis are available at both Brighton and Lewes train stations and at many places in the centre of Brighton. It is about four miles (six kilometres) from central Brighton to the University. (There is no taxi service at Falmer station itself.) It is often quicker to catch the train direct to Falmer from Brighton or Lewes.

Streamline Taxis

Images supplied by the University of Sussex and VisitBrighton.