IOP Conferences

Photon 2010 Venue

Southampton is located in the beautiful county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. The University's main Highfield Campus is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre, providing easy access to the great amenities in town.

Getting to the University couldn't be simpler with excellent road and rail links and Southampton International airport situated on the outskirts of the city.

Highfield Campus
University Road,
SO17 1BJ

Southampton campus map (PDF, 192 KB)
Southampton area map (PDF, 584 KB)


By car

Southampton is just 75 miles (120km) from London and 21 miles (35km) from the Channel ports. The M3, M27 and A34 provide fast, direct access while the A36 is the main route to the West Country, Bristol and Wales.

From the M3 – exit at junction 14, following signs for Southampton (A33). Follow the A33 into Bassett Avenue and follow the map/signs to University campuses.

From the M27 (west or east) – leave the M27 at junction 5 (Southampton Airport) and follow the map/signs to University campuses.

Visitor parking

There is a pay and display car park on Highfield Campus, which is sited in the vicinity of Buildings 1 and 16. Please note that it can fill up very quickly during the morning.

By road to Winchester

From the M3 – exit the M3 at junction 9 or 10.

By rail

Fast trains from London and Bournemouth/Weymouth stop at Winchester, Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Trains from Portsmouth and Bristol/South Wales stop at Southampton Central. 

More information including fares and times

By coach

National Express provides regular services from central London, London Airports, Birmingham, Bournemouth and the North. Southampton coach station is at Western Esplanade, in the city centre. 

More information including fares and times

By air

Southampton International Airport is a few minutes away from the Southampton campuses by bus or taxi (off junction 5 of the M27). There is a full UK domestic service, as well as flights to mainland Europe and the Channel Islands.




A full list of campus facilities will be available here shortly including possible use of Pay phones, ATM Machines, Bars, Restaurants and Internet access.

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