Find the easiest ways to travel to the University of Greenwich Avery Hill campus. Discover the transport options available to you for your journey.

Avery Hill Campus

Situated either side of Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

By train New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 15 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run nearby.

Ample 'pay and display' parking on campus.

By campus bus Campus bus service between campuses.

More about the campus

Avery Hill Campus

Southwood Site, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, London SE9 2UG

Public transport to Avery Hill

Public Buses

The following bus routes stop just off campus:

Bus No.RouteRail ConnectionsComments
132Bexleyheath Shopping Centre - North Greenwich Underground StationEltham stationAlight Bexley Rd. Operates 24 hours.
162Beckenham Junction - Bromley - Eltham StationNew Eltham and Eltham stationAlight Avery Hill Rd. 
286Sidcup (Queen Mary's Hospital) - Greenwich (outside campus)Eltham stationAlight Avery Hill Rd.
B13Bexleyheath Shopping Centre - New Eltham (Fiveways)New Eltham stationAlight Avery Hill Rd.
B15Eltham Horn Park - Bexleyheath Shopping CentreFalconwoodAlight Bexley Rd.

There are numerous other connecting bus services in Eltham High Street less than 5 minutes away by bus. For more info visit TfL.

University Bus

For details about our inter campus bus see University bus service.

Trains

Train services are provided by Southeastern, refer to National Rail Enquiries for timetables.

Local stations are in Zone 4 with New Eltham on a different train line to Falconwood. New Eltham is an easier walk and closer. Key info is summarised in the table below.

StationDirect train linksDistanceBus routes
New ElthamCharing Cross; Waterloo East; Cannon Street; London Bridge; local stations on the Sidcup line between Lewisham and Dartford; some other less frequent services.15 minutes walk (see below)116, B13
FalconwoodCharing Cross; Waterloo East; Cannon Street; London Bridge; London Victoria via Denmark Hill; local stations on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford; some other less frequent services.20 minutes walk  B15
ElthamSame line as Falconwood above but with more stopping trains.about 8 minutes by bus116, 132, 286

Walking from New Eltham station

The walk along Avery Hill Road to campus takes around 15 minutes. There is a shortcut via Sparrows Farm shown in this Google map. You will need to have a university ID card to operate the rear entrance gate or call Security for a code on the number provided.

Further Information

For help with understanding fares and tickets read our Public Transport page.

Traveline provides help with journey planning.

Cycling and walking to Avery Hill

Cycling

Cycle Routes
  • TfL provides information on the best cycle routes.
  • The ride from Greenwich takes around 30 minutes using the suggested route on Google maps.
  • There are cycle paths in Avery Hill Park which can make useful short cuts avoiding busy roads.
Cycle Parking
  • There is parking for 136 bikes in 10 covered cycle shelters spread across the campus including the halls of residence.
  • There is an additional cycle shelter at Sparrows Farm for 8 bikes.
  • Bicycles are left at your risk. We do not accept liability, for any loss, destruction, damage or theft of cycles. We recommend you purchase a good quality 'D'-lock.
Facilities for cyclists
  • The David Fussey Building has showers on the ground floor.
  • The Dome has lockers for cyclists. Please apply via the online store.
  • A bicycle repair kit and pump is available to use at the Gatehouse.

The London Cycling Campaign are a useful source of cycling information.

Walking

Information about walking from the stations is provided on the public transport page.

  • The walk from the centre of Southwood Site to Sparrows Farm is 0.4 miles and takes about 8 minutes. You will need a Greenwich Gateway card to access the back gate adjacent to the sports pitches or call the Security Gatehouse on the number provided for an access code.
  • Eltham High Street is 1.3 miles from campus taking about 25 minutes via Avery Hill Park.

Walkit.com provides more information on walking routes in London.

Driving to Avery Hill

Driving Directions

Southwood Site SE9 2UG; Sparrows Farm SE9 2BT.

View map of area and road directions.

Parking

SiteCapacity (No. of parking bays)
Southwood 501 (incl. 18 disabled)
Sparrows Farm62 (incl. 3 disabled)
Charges

The car parks are pay and display 9am to 5pm. There is no charge at weekends or Bank Holidays.


Covid-19 Update 22-July-2021

A £1 flat rate daily charge is operating until 31 August. This can be paid using the PayByPhone app or at a machine. Permits are still available on the usual terms if preferred, see below.


CostDuration
£1One day - until Sept-2021
£25 hours  - suspended until Sept-2021
£38 hours - suspended until Sept-2021
£121 week - suspended until Sept-2021
£404 weeks- suspended until Sept-2021

You can pay at the machine, coins only no change given, or by using the PayByPhone app quoting location code 99907. Tickets  bought at Southwood Site are valid at Sparrows farm and vice versa. Parking Charge Notices are issued to vehicles parked in contravention of the car park terms and conditions. The terms and conditions are displayed on signage throughout the car parks.

Follow the link for a full list of parking charges at Avery Hill.

Permits

Some car park users qualify for a permit as an alternative to pay and display.

CategoryComments
Staff (Season Ticket)Paid monthly from salary, discounts for lower emission vehicles and part time working
Contractor staff
(Season Ticket)
Paid upfront online for 12 months 
Student Village residentsCost of permit added to accommodation fees valid for a maximum 12 months expiring 31 August
Blue Badge holdersPermit issued free of charge for duration of Blue Badge subject to proof of Blue Badge 
Other students/staff with disabilitiesPermit duration variable and subject to assessment by Student Wellbeing Service / Occupational Health
Electric vehiclesPermit issued free of charge to fully electric vehicles 

All permits are electronic, apply here for a permit.

Visitor parking

If you are a visitor to the campus please follow the guidance above for pay and display. Alternatively guest parking must be arranged with the university host. Staff visiting from other campuses can book visitor parking using the online booking system.  Note staff permits for Greenwich and Medway Campus are accepted at Avery Hill.

Alternatively scratch cards can be purchased for visitor parking by departments from the Transport department.

Motorbikes and scooters

You do not need to pay to park a motorbike or scooter but you must use one of the motorcycle parking areas. These are located next to the Gatehouse and behind the Bronte Building.

Off-campus parking

A Controlled Parking Zone operates just off campus between 11:00 and 13:00 weekdays. Only resident permit holders can park during this period. Otherwise if you do park off the campus please do so with consideration for our neighbours and other members of the public. Please be aware that it is illegal to park across driveways.

Car share

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