Varley Park Directions


The conference centre is easy for delegates to find. 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.

It 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 Road

  • 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. On the A27 branch left (signposted Hollingbury Industrial Estate) and then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Coldean Lane, signposted Coldean, Ditchling. Continue down Coldean Lane for approximately 500 metres. Varley Park is on your left.
  • From the A27 heading east: 
    Follow the directions above from point two, bearing in mind you are already on the A27 heading towards Lewes.
  • From the A27 westbound: 
    As you approach Brighton follow signs for the A270 to the town centre. At the first set of traffic lights on the A270 turn right into Coldean Lane. Varley Park is 500 metres up the hill on the right hand side.


By Bus

  • The number 24 bus runs regularly from Brighton city centre and stops approximately 50m from the Varley Park entrance.
  • Visit the Brighton and Hove Company website for timetables and more on special ticket deals for students.

By Bike

  • Cycle lanes run from the city centre along the A270 Lewes Road through Moulsecoomb to Falmer and are accessible from the bottom of Coldean Lane. There is ample cycle storage.