The ICEC 2021 Conference will be held in the Centenary Building, Building 100, University of Southampton.  Explore the area on Google Maps below, download a detailed campus map, or choose your travel method for advice on getting to Highfield Campus.

By car

  • Postcode for satnav: SO17 1BJ
  • Visitor parking: should you require parking during the conference, please contact info@evolvingcities.org to obtain a parking permit for a space in the Avenue Campus (12 minutes walk to the conference venue). Please note there is a limited number of parking spaces available. There is a Pay and Display car park for visitors, accessed from University Road. Please note that it can fill up very quickly during the morning.
  • From the M3: Exit at junction 14 (Southampton A33)
  • From the M27: Exit at junction 5 (Southampton Airport)

By Rail

Fast trains from London and Bournemouth/Weymouth stop at Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Trains from Portsmouth and Bristol/South Wales stop at Southampton Central. There are also regular trains from major airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow to Southampton Central. You can find details of routes and timetables on the National Rail website.

Highfield Campus is three miles from Southampton Central, and two miles from Southampton Airport Parkway. You can get the Unilink bus: U1 from either of these stations to Highfield Campus.

By Bus or Coach

Highfield Campus is easily accessible using our Unilink bus service. Unilink buses go from Southampton Airport, Southampton central train station, the city centre, the National Oceanography Centre and Southampton General Hospital to Highfield Campus. You can find timetables and route maps on the Unilink website.

National Express provides regular coach services to Southampton from central London, Heathrow, Birmingham, Bournemouth and the north. Southampton Coach Station is at Western Esplanade, in the city centre. Some coach services also stop at Highfield Campus.

From Southampton Coach Station you will need to walk to the nearby Civic Centre, where can continue your journey to Highfield Campus using our own Unilink bus U1 or taxi. The Unilink bus fare is £2.20 for a single or £3.70 for an all-day pass. Taxi fares from the city centre are usually £7-10.

By Walking or Cycling

For full information on walking and cycling to campus, including walking maps and bicycle store locations please see our active travel page.

By Air

Southampton International Airport is a few minutes away from Highfield campus by bus (Unilink bus: U1, £2.20 single/£3.70 all-day pass) or taxi (usually around £7-10), off junction 5 of the M27. There are flights to Southampton from UK airports, mainland Europe and the Channel Islands.

London Heathrow Airport is just over 60 miles from Southampton. You can catch a National Express coach direct to Southampton from the central bus station, located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Some coaches stop at the University’s Highfield Interchange, others go direct to Southampton Coach Station. You can also travel by train from Heathrow to Paddington in central London. From London, you can take a train to Southampton. For more details see the National Rail website.

London Gatwick Airport is nearly 90 miles from Southampton. You can catch a National Express coach direct to Southampton Coach Station. You can also catch a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central. For more details see the National Rail website.

Taxis to/from London airports

The following local companies provide a taxi service between Southampton and the London airports: