Venue, accommodation and travel information

The map shows the location of National Oceanography Centre. Southampton Central station, indicated with a red rail symbol (top left) is app. 40 min walk from NOC.

Finding accommodation

Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. To locate accommodation near NOC, click on "View Larger Map" (bottom left corner of the map), and enter "Hotels" or "Bed and breakfast" into the search box at the top of the new Google Map page.

Getting there

By train: NOC is 40 min walk from Southampton Central railway station, which is on a direct route from London, Waterloo. Use the National Rail Enquiry journey planner to find departure and arrival times, and and plan your journey to Southampton from any station in the UK. From Southampton Central a free bus leaves for Town Quay, 10 min. walk from NOC.

By air: Southampton airport is directly connected to some other airports in the UK and Europe. A list of destinations and airlines can be found here. From the airport there are frequent trains to Southampton Central. An alternative is the UniLInk bus U1C, which takes app. 40 min to reach NOC. Often the easiest way to reach Southampton from outside the UK is via London Heathrow. From there use the Woking Railair coach, which connects with trains to Southampton. A cheaper alternative is National Express coaches, which depart for Southampton every 2 hours.


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