Eastbourne Campus Direction


Eastbourne campus is set in the Meads area of this historic seaside town, on the edge of the dramatic Seven Sisters Country Park. It's just a mile from the town centre and even closer to the seafront.

Car parking is chargeable and requires a permit for all campuses, however, it is still on a first come first served bases. Price starts from £2.00 per day; 7am to 5pm. It is £4.50 in the evening;  5pm-7am. For more information please email us.

Eastbourne is well connected via local bus routes, with regular services to and from Brighton City Centre.

As part of the University of Brighton’s environmental policy, Southcoast encourages conference organisers and delegates to use public transport, car share or use other alternatives to cars when travelling to and from events.


By Train

  • From London: trains leave London Victoria regularly and take approximately 90 minutes to reach Eastbourne.
  • From Brighton and the east and west: Southern trains connect Eastbourne with Lewes and Brighton to the west and Hastings and Rye to the east.

By Road

  • From London: Eastbourne can be reached by road via the M25, A22 and then the A2270.
  • From Brighton and the east (A259): Visitors travelling east on the A259 should turn right on to Warren Hill/Beachy Head Road (signposted) for main sites which are individually signed at the Carlisle Road/Darley Road crossroads. Those travelling to Leaf Hospital should go straight on and turn right on to Upperton Road towards the town centre. If travelling on the A27 then use the A2270 (old A22) into Eastbourne. Road signs to the university start on the large (Willingdon) roundabout. These will take you into the town centre via Upperton Road. If visiting Leaf Hospital you will be directed left at traffic lights close to Eastbourne station.
  • From the west (A259/A27): Visitors travelling west on the A259 should ignore A22 Eastbourne town centre signs and continue on to the large roundabout at the end of the Polegate by-pass then take the A2270.


By Plane

  • Gatwick international airport is approximately an hour from Eastbourne by road or rail. The M23/A27 route connects Gatwick to Eastbourne.
  • Heathrow international airport is on the M25 which connects with the A22 at junction 6. Or you can take the underground (Piccadilly line) to London Victoria and catch a train to Eastbourne.

By Coach

  • National Express coaches depart for Eastbourne from London Victoria coach station three times a day