How do I get to Southampton?

Below are directions to find your way to the City of Southampton. During arrivals weekend there will be AA signs around the city, giving directions to the individual halls of residence. For directions to the specific halls of residence, please see the individual pages for the separate halls. For more information and route planning please see the AA's website.


From the North (M3)

If you are approaching Southampton from the North, take the M3 to get to the city, leaving at junction 14.

Bear left, and follow the road which will merge into the A33.

There will be AA signs posted at the Chillworth Roundabout directing you to your Halls of Residence.


From the East (M27)

Leave the M27 at junction 5, then at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A335 (Stoneham Way)

There will be AA signs posted along the A335 directing you to your Halls of Residence


From the West (M27)

Leave the M27 at junction 3 and then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M271

Follow the M271 south until you reach the Redbridge Roundabout

At the Redbridge Roundabout, take the 1st exit, and then merge onto the A33

Follow the A33

There will be AA signs posted along the A33 directing you to the Halls


Getting to Mayflower Halls, University of Southampton


Arriving by rail

Southampton Central Train Station is a little under a 5 minute walk away from Mayflower Halls. To get to the halls from the station, make sure you leave the station from the exit on Platform 1. Turn right as you leave the station and follow Blechynden Terrace as it turns slightly to the left and becomes West Park Road. You will see Mayflower Halls on your left.

Arriving by coach

Mayflower Halls are also a short walk away from the National Express coach terminal. As you exit the station, turn left and continue to the end of the road. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing, and then turn right. At the top of the hill, turn left and walk for about 200 metres. Turn left down West Park Road, and Mayflower Halls will be on your right.

Arriving by air

If flying into Southampton, you can take the U1C from the airport to the Civic Centre. From the Civic Centre, turn right and cross over Cumberland Place at the pedestrian crossing. Walk down West Park Road. Mayflower Halls is on your right.

Arriving by bus

Mayflower halls are well serviced by the Unilink bus network. Please visit their website to find their network map and an up to date timetable.

Arriving by car

If using a satnav, please use the postcode SO15 1GE. This should direct you to Commercial Road. After arriving at Commercial Road, turn left at the traffic lights onto Wyndham Place and then turn left again onto Blechynden Terrace to reach the West Park Road car park.