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Transport Links

The Uxbridge area has excellent transport links. Brunel University London is close to Heathrow Airport, is served by underground and rail links, and has excellent local bus services. The University campus has secure cycle storage facilities and is approximately a 20 minute walk from Uxbridge town centre.

How to get to and from Brunel University London : By Bus | By Tube | By Rail | By Foot | By Car | By Bike

Useful Information for Staff and Students : Oyster Student Photocard | Staff Season Ticket Loan | Staff interest Free Cycle Loan | Recycle-a-Bike | Car Club


By Bus

There are a number of excellent bus services around Brunel University London. You can catch U1, U2, U3, U4, U5 and U7 to Uxbridge tube station, providing easy access to Piccadilly and Metropolitan line underground services and Uxbridge town centre. In the opposite direction we have routes U1, U3, U5 and 222 which serve the mainline train station in West Drayton, which provides easy access to Paddington station in just 20 minutes. Bus service A10 runs between Uxbridge and Heathrow Airport with the journey taking approximately 20 minutes. There is also N207 which is the night service running to Uxbridge. Please refer to the map overleaf for further details.

From Uxbridge bus station

  • U1 (towards West Drayton) – alight Kingston Lane
  • U3 (towards Heathrow Airport) – alight Cleveland Road
  • U4 & U7 (towards Hayes) – alight Kingston Road
  • U5 (towards Hayes & Harlington) – alight Cowley Road and use path via University Isambard Complex
  • 222 (towards Hounslow) – alight Cowley Road and use path via University Isambard Complex
  • 427 (towards Acton) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river path
  • 607 (towards White City) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river path
  • 724 (towards Heathrow Central) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river path
  • A10 (towards Heathrow Central) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river path
  • A40 (towards Heathrow Central) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river path

From West Drayton railway station

  • U3 (towards Uxbridge) – alight Cleveland Road
  • U1 (towards Ruislip) – alight Kingston Lane
  • 222 (towards Uxbridge) – alight Cowley Road and use path via University Isambard Complex

From Heathrow Central

  • 724 (towards Harlow via Watford, Hatfield) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river path
  • A10 (towards Uxbridge) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river footpath
  • A40 (towards High Wycombe) – alight The Greenway on Hillingdon Hill and use river path

Other bus routes that serve Brunel and the local area

  • U2 (Uxbridge to Brunel University London, via Hillingdon tube station) – alight Kingston Lane

Visit the TFL website for timetables and maps


By Tube (London Underground)

Uxbridge station is on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines (approx 20 min walk from the campus or via bus routes U1, U2, U3, U4, U5 or U7). There are frequent services throughout the day. Allow one hour for travel between central London (Baker Street) and Uxbridge station.

During off-peak times it may be necessary to change trains at Harrow-on-the-Hill (Metropolitan line) or Rayners Lane (Piccadilly line).

Visit TFL for service updates and live travel news


By Rail

West Drayton station (First Great Western) is the nearest mainline station (approx 1.5 miles from the campus) with services from London Paddington or the West (Bristol, Reading). From West Drayton station take a bus towards Uxbridge: U5 (alight Station Road), 222 (alight Cowley Road), U3 (alight Cleveland Road by the pond) or U1 (alight Kingston Lane).

West Ruislip station (Chiltern Railways) is approx 4 miles from the campus with services from London Marylebone and the Midlands (Aylesbury, Banbury and Birmingham). From West Ruislip station take the U1 bus towards West Drayton station and alight at Kingston Lane. Journey time is approx 20 minutes off-peak and 30 minutes peak time.

Visit National Rail Enquiries for journey planner and travel news

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By Foot

The University campus is a pleasant 15-20 minute walk from Uxbridge town centre. From Uxbridge tube station, skirt around the Old Market past HSBC Bank into Windsor Street. At the bottom of Windsor Street, turn left and cross the dual carriageway via the light-controlled crossing. Bear left and then walk straight on, avoiding the subway, into Whitehall Road. Walk along Whitehall Road and over the crossroads into Cleveland Road. Many areas on campus are connected to the central concourse which runs right through the University. The footpaths are generally well lit and are mostly overlooked by CCTV. Staff and students are advised to refer to gate signage for opening and closing times at entrance and exit points around campus.

Please remember to stay safe whilst walking and travel in a group when appropriate. The journey planner walkit can help identify walking routes between locations and also includes an option to use routes away from busy roads. For other great walks visit the Transport for London website, choose a route and find out what is going on in that area.

Why walk?

  • You can burn up to 60 calories if you walk from Uxbridge station to Brunel University London
  • Walking the two-mile return trip between Uxbridge and Brunel University London could save you over £160 each year in fuel
  • Walking briskly on a regular basis is good for your heart and lungs
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By Car

Parking on the University’s campus and in the local area is very restricted. We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage students and staff to use alternative travel options where possible. Barriers control access to the
site and all vehicles must display a valid permit. Entry is via Kingston Lane only. Please don’t use UB8 3PH in any satnav devices as these service providers have not yet adjusted their directions to the new vehicle entrance in Kingston Lane. Please enter Kingston Lane UB8 3PN in your satnav device, and follow the signs.

Pay-and-display parking is available on site. Parking charge notices are issued for illegally parked vehicles. Accessible parking bays are available at various locations around the campus and permits for these can be collected from Main Reception. Please visit www.brunel.ac.uk/about/where for further information.

Eligible students must apply for an annual vehicle permit via eVision. Students should visit the Brunel Student Centre for relevant information.

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By Bike

The Brunel campus is on a signposted cycle route, which passes through the middle of the campus and along Cleveland Road. You can pick up a free Local Cycling Guide (number 6 illustrates Brunel University London) at Main Reception.
To see all the cycle routes in the vicinity of our campus please see the marked routes overleaf.

All cycle routes are marked in orange on the Travel Map.

Cycle storage facilities are located around the campus, and some halls of residence have enclosed cycle storage areas. There are approximately 42 cycle storage facilities on campus which can collectively accommodate in excess of 780 bikes. Showers with changing facilities are available in the Sports Centre for use by student and staff cyclists. Please note that ID cards will be checked before access is granted. There are also several cycle lockers dotted around the campus. Students can book these lockers via the Students’ Union and staff via Security. Click here for more information.

Visit TFL for information on cycle journey planners, maps and routes.

Why cycle?

  • One mile can be cycled in under 7-8 minutes
  • Cycling the two-mile return trip between Uxbridge and Brunel University London could save you over £160 each year in fuel
  • Cycling is a great exercise, and each return trip can burn up to 100 calories

If you need any assistance with cycle routes in and around campus, cycle training or information on cycle services in the area contact us at Bicycle@Brunel.ac.uk

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Useful Information for Staff and Students

Oyster Student Photocard

Student Oyster Photocards allow eligible students to purchase discounted bus passes/ travelcards. They are about 30% cheaper than normal travel passes and allow you to travel by tube, bus, DLR and railway services within Greater London. Apply online via the TFL website.

Staff Season Ticket Loan

Brunel University London offers interest-free loans to employees solely for the purchase of annual season tickets for travel by rail and bus. The cost of the ticket will be deducted from the employee’s salary in instalments of up to 12 months.

Staff interest Free Cycle Loan

Brunel University London offers staff access to an Interest Free Bicycle Loan in order to purchase a bicycle for the purposes of commuting to work. Employees can request a Bicycle Loan subject to holding a contract that extends for a further 12 months.

Recycle-a-Bike

The Brunel Students’ Union at Brunel has liaised with Recycle-a-Bike which is a workshop project based in Uxbridge that recycles and refurbishes donated or discarded bikes. They also run cycle maintenance courses and undertake a range of repairs and servicing.

The Recycle-a-Bike team also meets at the workshop Saturdays 9.30am for an organised cycle ride. If you want to get to know the local area or just want people to cycle with, why not join them? Visit www.recycleabike.co.uk for more information.

Car Club

Brunel has an on-site car club in partnership with Hertz 24/7 which allows students and staff to rent cars by the hour or day at a nominal cost.

The cars can be booked an driven at any time of the day or night and are located outside the Medical Centre and on West Spur Road

In order to register for the service, please download the Hertz 24/7 app (available for Android and iOS for free) or register at the Hertz 24/7 website.

Brunel University London has received Gold Status awarded by WestTrans in recognition of reaching the majority of agreed targets.