How to get to Southampton
This page is about how to get here. There is more specific arrival information available.
Essentially, Southampton is about an hour from Heathrow/ London and it has all the usual travel links. As shown by the map of Southern England, we are on the coast. We have our own international airport, serving Europe in particular. As Southampton is one of England's largest ports, and many cruises leave from here you could even take a cruise liner to get here!
We tend to get to Heathrow direct by airport taxi (which must be pre-booked; pay the driver cash to get a preferential rate - credit card needs pre-arrangement) or by bus (the main provider is National Express and service 032 from Heathrow will drop you on the University Campus, close to Turner Sims, but there are others). Alternatively, you can catch a Railair link to Woking and catch a train from there to Southampton.
From central London, there are trains from London Waterloo every 20 minutes, taking just over an hour.
If you are driving, the AA can provide comprehensive driving instructions, enter your location i.e. Heathrow and destination SO17 1AW. SO17 1AW is the postcode for Highfield Hall, SO17 1BJ is the postcode for the main university campus where the conference is situated.
Local maps of the University describe locality and travel in more detail.
Image, Speech and Intelligent Systems research group
School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 023 8059 2929 Fax +44 023 8059 4498