The University of Southampton
Winchester School of Art

Transport for Students

WSA Shuttle Bus
WSA Shuttle Bus

To assist Winchester School of Art (WSA) students in accessing facilities and amenities in both Winchester and Southampton, WSA and the Faculty of Business, Law and Art are very pleased to offer a range of subsidied transport options and facilities.

Support for Students

Further information can be found on the University's transport page here.

Travelling By Bus and Train

The information below will assist further in allowing you to travel easily between sites.

WSA Shuttle Bus

The Faculty of Business, Law and Art has arranged a free shuttle bus service for its students, connecting the Winchester School of Art and Highfield campuses.

Running Monday to Friday during term-time, the shuttle bus will provide easier access for ad-hoc journeys to Highfield campus, helping you make the most of everything Southampton has to offer.

Note: shuttle bus passengers must use the seatbelts provided.

The Winchester School of Art shuttle bus will run on weekdays during term-time to the following schedule:

Depart WSA (Admin Building) Depart Highfield (Interchange)
0800 0900
1000 1100
1200 1300
1400 1500
1600 1700
1800 1900
2000 2100
2200 2300

The shuttle bus features work by Sun Sem Lam and Lotus Yang, MA Fashion Design graduates from Winchester School of Art.

If you have any queries, please contact Anjit Aulakh, Vice President Student Communities (SUSU).

Travel by Train

The University of Southampton Winchester campus is a 10 minute walk from Winchester Railway station. Five trains an hour operate between Winchester and Southampton, with a journey time of 10-15 minutes. Trains can be boarded from both Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway stations. The Unilink U1 services provides a direct link between Southampton Airport Parkway and the Highfield Campus.

  • For details of train departure and arrival times, please visit the National Rail website.
  • For details of Unilink bus connections and tickets, please visit the Unilink website.
  • Bicycles can be carried on South West Train services, providing an alternative option for onward travel.
  • Students are eligible to apply for a Student Railcard, entitling them to a 1/3 discount on rail travel.

Travel by Bus

The Bluestar 1 bus service runs between Southampton City Centre and Winchester City Centre at a 15 minute frequency, travelling via Otterbourne and Chandlers Ford, with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes. The bus stop at the Avenue/Burgess Road junction is the closest to the Highfield campus. The same bus stop is served by the Unilink U6 service, allowing for cross-service travel from Wessex Lane halls and Highfield.

  • For details of the Bluestar 1 service please visit the Bluestar website.
  • All Unilink and Bluestar services are equipped with wifi.

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