University Of Greenwich Zone

University Of Greenwich Zone

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The University of Greenwich is a British, United Kingdom-based university. It has three campuses in London and Kent, England. These are located at Greenwich, in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, and in Avery Hill and Medway.[3] Previous names include Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic.

It is the greenest university in the UK in 2012 as assessed by The People & Planet Green League.

The university has ranked well in terms of student satisfaction across all 20 listed universities in London – with it topping lists of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 consecutively. It has not left the top five since its entry in 2010. The University of Greenwich has been ranked among the 200 institutions with the most global outlook and named one of the “most international” universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Public Transport to Greenwich


The following bus routes stop in Greenwich town centre just outside the campus:

  • 129 – North Greenwich – Greenwich
  • 177 – Thamesmead – Peckham
  • 180 – Belvedere – Lewisham
  • 188 – North Greenwich – Russell Square
  • 199 – Canada Water – Catford
  • 286 – Sidcup – Greenwich (via Avery Hill Campus)
  • 386 – Blackheath – Woolwich Arsenal

For more information visit TfL.

For travel between our campuses refer to the University Bus Service.


National Rail

The train operator Southeastern provides services into Greenwich. From Central London trains operate to Greenwich from Cannon Street and London Bridge normally terminating at Dartford in the east. There are also direct services from the Medway towns to Lewisham linked to Greenwich by the DLR. For all timetable information refer to National Rail Enquiries.

There are two stations within easy walking distance of the campus:

  • Greenwich Station (Travel Zone 2 or 3) west of the campus on Greenwich High Road 9 minutes walk to the West Gate entrance.
  • Maze Hill Station (Zone 3) east of the campus in Tom Smith Close 8 minutes walk to the East Gate entrance.

Please refer to the Google map above for help with directions.

University Of Greenwich Zone

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The nearest station is Cutty Sark a two minute walk to the campus West Gate entrance. Direct services run from Bank, Canary Wharf, Lewisham and Stratford and easy connections are available from Tower Gateway, Beckton and London City Airport.

London Underground (Tube)

For connections from the Tube alight at Canary Wharf station on the Jubilee Line and get a DLR Lewisham bound train to Cutty Sark station. More info from TfL.

River services

Thames Clippers operates a regular boat service from Westminster to Greenwich Pier (adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College) stopping at various locations on route. The journey takes 35 minutes in total and is possibly the fastest way to travel from Central London.

Further information

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