Getting to Avery Hill Campus

Avery Hill Campus Plan

Download a pdf of the Avery Hill campus plan.

Avery Hill Campus

Mansion Site, Bexley Road, Eltham, London SE9 2PQ
Southwood Site, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, London SE9 2UG

Public Transport to Avery Hill


The bus routes listed below stop outside the campus on Avery Hill Road (for Southwood Site) or Bexley Road (for Mansion Site). There are numerous other connecting services from Eltham High Street. The 286 provides a direct route from Greenwich Campus and the 132 a direct route from the Tube at North Greenwich.

  • B13 New Eltham – Bexleyheath (Southwood only) via New Eltham Station
  • B15 Horn Park – Bexleyheath (Mansion only) via Falconwood Station
  • 132 North Greenwich – Bexleyheath (Mansion only) via Eltham Station
  • 162 Eltham – Beckenham via New Eltham and Eltham Station
  • 286 Greenwich – Sidcup via Eltham Station

TfL provides bus timetable and journey information. For buses between the university campuses refer to the University Bus Service.


National Rail

The closest stations are New Eltham and Falconwood both around a 12 to 15 minute walk away and located in Zone 4. At peak times the university operates a shuttle bus service from Falconwood. There is the 162 bus or B13 at any time from New Eltham.

Southeastern provide direct services from  Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East and London Bridge to Eltham, Falconwood and New Eltham. Services are also available from the Medway towns and take around 55 minutes but normally require a change at Dartford.

More information:

Further information

For fare and ticket information go to the Public Transport Options page.

Cycling and Walking to Avery Hill


Information is available from TfL on recommended cycle routes in London. The ride from Greenwich  takes around 30 minutes using the suggested route on Google maps.

You can park your bicycle under cover at various locations on the campus. Lockers and showers are provided at Mansion Site in the main building (opposite the Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre); and on the Southwood Site in the south entrance to Bronte Building, and in the David Fussey Building. An emergency bike repair kit and pump is available from the Gatehouse at Southwood Site. If you are a registered student you can purchase a high quality Gold standard bike lock for just £14.99 from the Village Shop on campus.

The London Cycling Campaign provides useful guidance about road safety, cycle maintenance and security.


Falconwood Station, New Eltham Station and Eltham town centre are all within reasonable walking distance. There is a shortcut from New Eltham Station to Southwood Site via Sparrows Farm (see link below). You will need a university ID card to operate the entrance to the back field. There is no entry into Southwood Site across Avery Hill Park from Mansion Site.

Walking Routes:

  • Falconwood station to Mansion Site is just short of one mile and takes 12–15 minutes
  • New Eltham station to Southwood Site is one mile and takes 12-15 minutes
  • Eltham High Street is less than a mile from Mansion site and takes 12-15 minutes
  • Mansion Site to Southwood Site is under half a mile and takes less than 10 minutes

View the map for walking route from New Eltham Station to Southwood Site. provides more information on walking routes in London.

Driving to Avery Hill

Road Directions

The postcode for Southwood Site is SE9 2UG and SE9 2PQ for Mansion Site.

View map of area and road directions.


The car parks at Avery Hill Campus are pay and display on week days; £1 for 2.5 hours, £2 for 5 hours, and £3 for a day ticket. Machines are coin only, no change. Parking can also be purchased with a bank card via the PayByPhone service (Tel. 0330 400 7275 location code 99904). Southwood Site, Mansion Site and Sparrows Farm all have their own car parks; tickets are transferable. Follow the link for a full list of our charges

Please note a parking attendant helps ensure the car parks are properly used and issues Parking Charge Notices for non-compliance with the car park terms and conditions.

Student and staff permits

If you live in the halls, are a Blue Badge holder or have an electric car you can apply for a permit as an alternative to pay and display. Staff permits are also available, paid monthly from salary for employees. All permits are electronic, no vehicle discs are issued.

Apply here for a permit

Disabled drivers

Parking fees apply to disabled drivers however if you hold a Blue Badge and are a student or work at the university you can apply for a free permit using the link above. You must display your badge when parked in a disabled bay.

Student residents

If you live in the Student Village and bring a car, you are strongly advised to obtain a Student Resident permit for the Southwood Site, apply above. The annual fee is £150.

Motorbikes and scooters

There is no charge to park a motorbike or scooter but you must use one of the motorcycle parking areas. These are located next to the Gatehouse and Bronte Building on Southwood Site, and at the Honeycombe Building Mansion Site.

Mansion Site parking

The main parking area is to the rear of the site. The tarmac car park adjacent to Avery Hill Park belongs to Greenwich Council and is not managed by the university.

Off-campus parking

If you park on public roads off the campus please park with consideration for our neighbours and other members of the public using the area. Please be aware that it is illegal to park across dropped kerbs.

Car share

If you drive to campus please help the environment and register your journey with our car share scheme 5HARE. You could save money and make new friends.

Travel from overseas

Travel from overseas

Information about travelling to the university from overseas.