Falmer Campus Directions


The Falmer campus is approximately seven kilometres from Brighton city centre. Car parking on campus is limited and a parking permit is required to park on the site. 

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.

Falmer 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 Bus

There are now two bus companies running in the Brighton area, with a range of affordable fares and discount deals:

  • The  Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company runs services across the city, with tickets for limited services running past our Brighton campuses and a discount for NUS card holders on all services. Tickets can be bought from bus drivers, online and on mobile phone apps. NUS tickets must be bought from 1 Stop Travel on North Street or at campus shops.

By Bike

Cycle lanes run between Falmer and the city centre.

Cycle lanes run from the city centre along the A270 Lewes Road to Falmer. Cycle stands monitored by CCTV are provided on each campus.


By Train

Falmer railway station is a short walk from the campus, Moulsecoomb is one stop away and Brighton mainline station three stops away.

  • There are up to four trains an hour from Moulsecoomb to Falmer (four minutes' journey time), two an hour direct to Eastbourne (35 minutes' journey time) and regular direct and connecting services to Hastings (70 minutes' average journey time).
  • Visit the National Rail Enquiries website for timetables and passenger information.

By Car

  • From the A23: 
    At the Mill Road roundabout, as you approach Brighton take the left-hand lane signposted Newhaven, Lewes (A27). At the mini roundabout take the second exit (straight over). At the next mini roundabout take the second exit (right) onto the A27 eastbound. Take the exit signposted universities and Falmer (passing the University of Sussex on the left) and turn right at the roundabout. Go over the flyover, straight on at the next roundabout and then take the first right down Village Way.
  • From the A27 eastbound: 
    Follow the directions above from point two, bearing in mind you are already on the A27 heading towards Lewes.
  • From the A27 westbound: 
    Take the slip road signposted Falmer, Rottingdean and Universities (B2124) and at the roundabout turn left. Take the first right down Village Way.