Getting around

Find out how to get around Brighton & Hove and explore the wider East and West Sussex areas.

How to travel around Brighton & Hove

You can get into Brighton & Hove easily using various transport links.

Buses

You can get plenty of buses to and from campus. Depending on traffic, the journey time is about 20–30 minutes.

Find out which buses run to and from the University. Most buses run every ten minutes. You can also get a night bus (N25) back to campus from the centre of Brighton. There are two services an hour between midnight and 5am.

Buses may not stop at the same point they drop you off, so check with the driver if you’re unsure of where to get your bus home.

You can buy one-week bus tickets from the Students’ Union shop on campus, pay cash on the bus or use the Brighton & Hove Buses app to buy M-tickets. Find out more on the Brighton and Hove buses website or use the Brighton & Hove buses student portal.

Trains

Falmer Station is directly opposite campus, through the underpass, with trains to Brighton and Lewes. Find out more about train services to campus.

There are options to buy peak and off-peak daily tickets as well as monthly and three-monthly season tickets.

You can save money by buying a 16-25 Railcard (which are also available for students of any age) or a Unizone ticket.

Cycling

Join the many people who cycle to and from campus every day.

If you have your own bike, you can park it in the racks outside each building on campus.

Alternatively, you can take part in the Brighton bike sharing scheme. We have more than 50 bike docking stations on campus.

Learn how to maintain your bike or get help from someone else on campus.

You can also get practical advice about cycling around Brighton & Hove from the council.

Taxis

The fixed taxi fare from campus into central Brighton is £14. If you’re travelling late at night or going to other destinations, you might pay more.

The Students’ Union runs a Student Taxis scheme. If you haven’t got enough money to get home, you can call 01273 204060 and quote the Sussex Student Take Care Scheme. You pay the Students’ Union back the next day.

Walking and running

If you’re feeling energetic, you could try walking or even running to and from campus. The distance into the city centre is about five miles (8 km) and will take you about an hour and a half to walk.

Driving and parking

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and encouraging travel to campus through sustainable methods.

Therefore, we encourage you to avoid driving on to campus and instead consider the options above.

If you want to drive to campus, find out how to apply for parking in a nearby designated car park.

If you have exceptional circumstances you can apply for a campus parking permit.

We work closely with local transport companies to offer you great deals on services. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve sustainable transport options, email transport@sef.fm.

Getting home at night

Brighton and Hove is a fairly safe city but avoid walking home on your own late at night. Always get a registered taxi, go with friends or use public transport.

Other places nearby

If you’re feeling adventurous, you might also want to visit:

  • Lewes – a county town with a medieval castle and historic shopping areas
  • Ditchling Beacon – a vantage point on the South Downs with spectacular views on a clear day
  • Devil’s Dyke – another fantastic view with some short walking routes and a reasonably-priced pub and restaurant
  • Cuckmere Haven – good for a forest picnic or a winding river walk down to the coast
  • Rottingdean – a traditional English village by the sea with an undercliff walking and cycling route from Brighton Marina
  • Saltdean – has an open-air swimming pool in its art deco lido
  • Shoreham – a harbour town to the west of Brighton with a seasonal local museum.

You can reach these places by bus. Find out more on the Brighton and Hove buses website.

Find out more about things to do around the counties of East Sussex and West Sussex.

Ask staff for help

If you need help around campus, look out for staff wearing orange Ask Me badges.

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