Getting here

We have a very good University bus service called UniLink that drops you either at the door of Avenue Campus or within five minutes of the campus. You can view an interactive map of the bus routes and stops for Avenue Campus by clicking this link.

If you want to travel from Shirley to campus via bus, we recommend that you use the BlueStar or First bus services to travel into the City Centre and use the UniLink bus services to get you to Avenue Campus.

Travelling by car or bicycle

Car Parking

Although Avenue Campus does have an on-site car park, visitor parking is limited and must be arranged in advance. If you would like to book one of our limited parking spaces, please contact the UTP 2023 committee via email ( Priority will be given to those travelling from further afield. Parking is available for blue badge holders on all our campuses.

Parking restrictions are in force across all University sites with enforcement between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and a parking permit is required to be on display in line with University Parking Regulations.

Please see Figure 1 for a map of Avenue Campus car park.

Visitors can also be booked into the Visitors’ Car Park at Highfield Campus or should use the Pay & Display Car Park.

Permits are not required for motorcycles or scooters, but they must not be parked in designated car parking spaces.

Bicycle parking

Bicycle parking areas are provided on-campus and their use does not require a parking permit. Bicycles should only be parked in designated areas where clips, stands or other facilities are provided. Under no circumstances may bicycles be taken into buildings or parked where they are liable to cause obstruction, e.g. near ramps for use by disabled people, attached to railings or at entrances to buildings. Bicycles that are found in buildings or parked where they are liable to cause obstruction may be removed or impounded. Please see Figure 1 for a map of Avenue Campus bicycle parking areas.

For more information on University of Southampton parking regulations please visit the webpage at:

Electric vehicle charging points

As part of the University of Southampton’s commitment to improving sustainability across our campuses, electric vehicle charging points are available on Highfield, Boldrewood, Avenue and Winchester campuses.

The charging points have been supplied by Joju Solar through Hampshire County Council’s electric vehicle scheme, so they are similar to others that you may have seen installed across the county and are operated by Shell Recharge.

The charging point location for Avenue Campus is shown in the Figure 1 below and are available for anyone to use. A parking permit is not required while charging, but please move your car once charging is complete to allow others to use the charging facilities.

There are also electric charging points available on Boldrewood Campus and Highfield Campus nearby. If you need to use these, please the maps from

The points include the option for ad-hoc charging (with a QR code) for those who have never used a Shell Recharge point before, or you can apply for a Shell Recharge card via the Shell Recharge website. Charging sessions cost a flat rate of 20p per KwH.

Figure 1: Map of Avenue Campus and available facilities