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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Visiting CISC

Visiting us

CISC is based at the University of Sussex in Falmer, approximately 4 miles (6 km) north east of Brighton city centre. You can reach us by train (Falmer Station) or by local buses 23, 25 and 5B.

If coming by car, the Falmer junction is on the A27 road between Brighton and Lewes. If you are heading east (towards Lewes), exit the A27 at Falmer and turn left at the first roundabout into the campus. If you are heading west (towards Brighton), exit at the Falmer Junction, turn right (second exit) at mini roundabout, then continue over the bridge and straight on at next roundabout.

There are a number of visitor car parks on campus. The closest and largest is the Science car park (P1). Parking is £6 for six hours – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm – or £2.50 for up to two hours.

Please download our map for how to reach CISC, whether coming by car, bus or train.

Map and directions >

By train

Buy a ticket through to Falmer Station.

Visitors travelling via London and the west need to change trains at Brighton Station for Falmer – the journey to Falmer Station from Brighton takes about nine minutes.

Falmer Station is well served by frequent local trains that run between Brighton and Lewes. You can also travel to Falmer Station from London and the east via Lewes.

For train times, please consult Southern Railway.

By car

The Falmer junction for both campuses is on the A27 road between Brighton and Lewes, about four miles (six kilometres) from the centre of Brighton.

Visitors driving from London and the north should follow the M23/A23 road towards Brighton. Before you reach Brighton town centre, take the A27 eastbound (joining visitors travelling from West) that is signposted to Lewes.

Then:

For University of Sussex – exit A27 at Falmer and turn left at the first roundabout into the campus.

For University of Brighton, Falmer - exit A27 at Falmer, and turn right at first roundabout (third exit), over bridge and straight over the mini roundabout. Turn right (about 100m from mini roundabout) into Village Way.

Drivers from the east going south on the A27. Exit at Falmer junction.

Then:

For University of Sussex – exit A27 then turn right (second exit) at mini roundabout. Over bridge and straight on at next roundabout.

For University of Brighton, Falmer – exit A27, then turn left at mini roundabout (first exit). Turn right (about 100m from mini roundabout) into Village Way.

Parking

Both campuses have limited visitor parking.

University of Sussex: There are a number of visitor car parks on campus. The closest are Biology Road (P3) situated to the side of the BSMS teaching building and Sussex House (P4) situated opposite BSMS teaching building entrance. The Science car park (P1) is the largest car park and is three minutes walk from BSMS.

Parking is £6 for six hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, unless you have a scratchcard from your BSMS contact.

At UoB: visitor parking is signposted at the entrance to the campus (take right hand fork at end of Village Way). See campus maps for more information.

Car parks are unattended and objects of value should not be left in vehicles.

By bus

Bus numbers 25 (or 25a) and 5B run between the centre of Brighton and the universities from Churchill Square and Old Steine, bringing passengers directly on to the campuses.

In addition, bus services 28, 29, 728 and 729 operate between Brighton (Old Steine) and destinations east of Falmer. These stop outside the University of Sussex.

Consult Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company for times and further details.

By taxi

Taxis are available at Brighton and Lewes Railway Stations and in central Brighton. There is no taxi service at Falmer Station.

It is about four miles (six kilometres) from the centre of Brighton to the University of Sussex. Please note that traffic in Brighton can be congested and it is often quicker to take the train to and from Falmer (journey time about nine minutes).