The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. It was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. It now has over 14,000 students and more than 2,000 staff members. The campus adjoins the South Downs National Park and lies only 4 miles from Brighton city centre.

Getting here

By plane

The closest airport is London Gatwick, 30 minutes by train to Brighton. London Heathrow is around two hours by coach.

By train

You can reach the University of Sussex directly from Brighton Station and Lewes Station. Falmer Station is directly opposite the campus. You can walk to the campus from the station through a subway under the A27. Follow signs for the University of Sussex (the University of Brighton also has a campus at Falmer).

You can get from Brighton to Falmer in nine minutes by train. Four trains an hour go to Falmer during the day. If you are travelling from London and the west, 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.

See National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

The University of Sussex is located between Brighton and Lewes off the A27. Visitors from London and the north should take the M23/A23. Before entering the centreof Brighton, join the A27 eastbound, signposted Lewes. The University of Sussex is signposted from the A27, and is off the north side of the road. The University of Brighton has a campus at the same exit from the A27 on the south side.


There is designated visitor parking, which is signposted on campus. Car parks are not attended and you should not leave objects of value in your vehicle. There are 600 paid parking spaces at Brighton Station and 272 spaces at Lewes Station.

By taxi

Taxis are available at central taxi ranks and Brighton and Lewes train stations. The campus is about four miles (six kilometres) from central Brighton but it is often quicker to catch the train to Falmer from Brighton or Lewes.

By bus

The 23, 25, 25X, 28 and 29 buses run between the centre of Brighton and the campus.

The 25 buses run from Palmeira Square in Hove, through Churchill Square and the Old Steine in Brighton, into the campus.

The 23 route runs from Brighton Marina in the east, through Hanover, into the campus.

The 28 and 29 go from Churchill Square and stop outside the University campus.

Some 5B (Hollingbury) and 50 (Hollingdean) buses also run to the campus.

Travel time between the campus and Brighton is about 20 minutes. See bus timetables and information.

By bicycle

There are purpose-built bike lanes along Lewes Road connecting the University to the centre of Brighton. It takes about 25 minutes to cycle to the campus and there is plenty of bike parking.

If you can’t find the travel information you need here, email


The University of Sussex campus

The event will be held at The University of Sussex Conference Centre. The Conference Centre is on Level 4 of Bramber House: you can download the campus map below.

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There are map plinths situated around campus; you can pick up a printed map at most reception desks on campus, including Sussex House. The printed map is a better option for wheelchair users on campus as the map plinths are at standing height. All versions of the map indicate step-free routes, steep paths and lifts within buildings. Check the website AccessAble to find out how to access our buildings if, for instance, you are using a wheelchair or walking aid.