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National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

General Enquiries Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 6666

By Train

Southampton is less than one and a half hours from London by rail. British Rail runs approximately 3 trains every hour from Waterloo Station, London to Southampton Central Station.

National Rail Enquiries

By Bus

Uni-Link Bus Service:
There is a Uni-Link Bus service (U1C Dock Gate 4) which starts at Southampton City Airport travels to Southampton Central train station then travels directly to the NOCS campus.
Current fares: £1.50 single, £2.50 return (return tickets allow unlimited travel all day on all Uni-Link Services)

City Link:
Southampton City Link Bus Service is a free service that runs from Town Quay - West Quay - Asda - Central Train Station, it is approximately a 15 minute walk to NOCS from Town Quay.

Bus time tables for both services are available here.

National Express Coaches:
These coaches also call at Southampton Central Bus Station, which is a 5 minute walk to Southampton Central

Time Tables available from here.


Southampton Ferries:
There are frequent ferries from Cowes, Isle of Wight and Hythe, directly to Southampton Docks (Town Quay).

Time Tables available from here.

By Road

There are regular taxi services for connections from Central London to the National Oceanography Centre. By car National Oceanography Centre has direct links from the M3, A33, M27 and A27. From Central London, join the M3 and leave at Junction 13. Follow signs to Dock Gate 4 and the Waterfront for approximately 6 miles. The journey time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Click here for a larger scale Southampton route map (pdf)

Map to NOCS