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

Getting to Avery Hill by public transport

Bus

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.

Trains

National Rail

The closest stations are New Eltham and Falconwood both around a 12-15 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 Using public transport page.

Bike and foot

Cycling to Avery Hill

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

Parking for bicycles is provided at various locations on-campus. Lockers and showers are provided at Mansion Site in the main building (opposite Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre); and on the Southwood Site in the south entrance to Bronte Building, and in the David Fussey Building. The Village Shop sells high quality Gold standard bike locks for just £14.99 (students only). An emergency repair kit and bike pump is available from the Southwood Site Gatehouse.

The Brompton Bike Hire scheme is available for students and staff to hire a bike from campus for free and a bike dock is located at the entrance to the Southwood Site. Use the link provided to register.

Further general information on cycling and walking can be found here.

Walking

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) via a secure gate (university ID card required). There is no direct access on foot through Avery Hill Park between Mansion Site and Southwood 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 map for walking route from New Eltham Station to Southwood Site.

Car

Road Directions to Avery Hill

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

View on map

From M25 North:

Exit at J27 for M11 towards London follow signs for A12 Blackwall Tunnel and then A2 towards Dover. Exit A2 onto A205 South Circular towards Lewisham. At first roundabout take first exit A210 for Eltham. After passing through Eltham, Mansion Site is at bottom of the hill on right through the brick archway. Then turn immediately right for parking. For Southwood Site continue on A210 turn right at traffic lights onto B2214. Entrance is on right after the park.

From M25 South:

Exit at J2 for A2 towards London. Exit A2 at Danson Interchange for Sidcup, Welling and Bexleyheath (A221). Take A210 towards Blackfen. Continue on this road until traffic lights with BP garage ahead on right. Take left filter lane into Avery Hill Road (B2214).

For Mansion Site, take first right into Reinickendorf Avenue. Take the last turn on left for parking (just before archway).

For Southwood Site take the next right on Avery Hill Road after the park.

Alternatively exit M25 at J3 for A20 towards London. At the Fiveways junction (with Shell garage ahead on left) take first right into Southwood Road sign-posted New Eltham. Stay on this road and follow signs for University. With University on left take first exit at roundabout, Southwood Site is next left, Mansion Site second left.

Car Parking

The car parks at Avery Hill Campus are pay and display Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (£1 for 2.5 hours; £2 for 5 hours; or £3 for one day). Parking can also be purchased over the phone from Dash by calling 0333 123 1984. 

Disabled drivers

The parking fees above apply to disabled drivers. Registered students with Blue Badges can apply online for a free permit via the Student Portal.  

Motorbikes and scooters

Motorbikes and scooters can be parked free of charge in the designated motorcycle areas around the campus.

Off-campus parking

The university is aware that some drivers may choose to park on public roads off the campus. Drivers are asked to park with consideration for local residents and other members of the public using the area.

Car share

The university has a car share scheme called 5HARE to help students and staff drive fewer journeys and reduce damage to the environment . Please use the link supplied to register.

Travel from overseas

All the campuses are well located for travel to and from international airports.

London Heathrow

You can catch the Tube from Heathrow to Central London or take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington Station. Tickets for the Heathrow Express are more expensive but trains leave every 15 minutes and the journey only takes 15 minutes.

London Gatwick

The Gatwick Express train runs every 15 minutes and takes 30 minutes to London Victoria. The National Express 270 coach service operates eight times daily direct to Medway Campus.

London Stansted

The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes to London Liverpool Street Station and takes 45 minutes.

London Luton

Trains run regularly from the airport into Central London.

London City Airport

This is located close to the Greenwich Campus. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) operates from this airport to Greenwich.

National Express and Green Line run coach services to and from a number of these airports (see Gatwick to Medway link above).

If travelling with luggage, it may be easier to take the last leg of the journey from the station by taxi.

Travelling by ferry

The following companies offer channel ferry services to Dover:

To get from Dover to the Greenwich or Avery Hill Campus, take a train to London Bridge, Charing Cross or Victoria Station, then use local rail or bus services. If travelling to Medway there are trains direct to Chatham station from Dover, Folkestone or Ramsgate.

Travelling by Channel Tunnel

The Eurostar trains take passengers by high-speed rail direct to London St. Pancras Station via Stratford Station. Stratford Station has links via the DLR to Greenwich.

Route planner

If travelling by car, the AA provide a useful route planner. The Greenwich Campus is approximately 70 miles from Dover, Avery Hill Campus 65 miles and Medway Campus 50 miles.