Brunel Applicant and Open Days

Information for Brunel Applicant and Open Day visitors

It is essential that visitors who are attending Brunel Applicant and Open Days or other events check instructions on how to access the campus. Such events are very popular and have specific parking arrangements.

Parking and Travel Information for Brunel Applicant and Open Days.

Visitors to these events are encouraged to use public transport where possible. The campus is on several bus routes linking the University with Uxbridge town centre, and can be reached via the London Underground and mainline railway stations.

It is a 20-minute walk from the centre of Uxbridge, where there are several multi-storey car parks available. UCAS or Open Day visitors arriving by car, who are not able to park in the allocated car park or who have not been allocated a parking permit prior to the event, will be directed to local public car parks in Uxbridge town centre (The Chimes Shopping Centre).

Getting to Brunel by car map


By Bus

From Uxbridge bus station (next to underground station):

  • U3 (alight Cleveland Road)
  • U1 to West Drayton, U4 and U7 (alight Kingston Lane)
  • 222 and U5 (alight Cowley Road and use path via Zone A – see campus map)
From Heathrow Central:
  • A10 Heathrow Fast, every 15 minutes, journey time approx 25 minutes (alight Hillingdon Road and use river footpath to campus)
From West Drayton railway station:
  • U3 (alight Cleveland Road)
  • U1 (alight Kingston Lane)
  • 222 (alight Cowley Road and use path via Zone A – see campus map)


By Underground (London Transport)

Take the westbound Metropolitan Line to Uxbridge (approx 40 mins from Baker Street station).

Or take the westbound Piccadilly Line to Uxbridge (approx 45-50 mins from Earl’s Court station).

You can then take a taxi or bus (see above for recommended bus services) to the Brunel campus.

Alternatively you can walk to the campus, using the 1-mile walking route.


By Rail

West Drayton (First Great Western Link) is the nearest mainline station, approx 1.5 miles from the campus.

Services run from London Paddington (approx 20 mins journey time) or from the West (Bristol). From West Drayton station take one of the following buses towards Uxbridge: 222 (alight Cowley Road), U5 (alight Station Road), or U3 (alight Cleveland Road).

West Ruislip Station (Chiltern Railways) is the mainline service from London Marylebone (approx 20 mins journey time) and the North (Aylesbury, Banbury and Birmingham) and is approx 4 miles from the campus.

From West Ruislip Station take the U1 bus (towards Hillingdon Hospital) and alight Kingston Lane.


Walking from Uxbridge Town Centre

The walk from Uxbridge to Brunel (shown in red on map below) is approx one mile.

From the main exit of Uxbridge tube station, take the road almost directly in front in you (between HSBC and the Old Market building) 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 into Whitehall Road.

It is then a 15-minute walk along Whitehall Road and over the crossroads onto Cleveland Road. The main University Reception can be found by following the path through the centre of the University to the Eastern Gateway Building.

Walking Map


By Car

Parking on the campus and in the local area is very restricted. Barriers control access to the site and all vehicles must display a valid permit.

Entry is via Kingston Lane only. On arrival, visitors may apply for a permit for the day from the main Reception Desk in the Eastern Gateway Building.

In addition, pay-and-display parking is available on site near Reception. Parking Charge Notices will be issued for illegally parked vehicles.

More information on car parking

Sat Nav users: please enter the road address (Kingston Lane) instead of the postcode to ensure you are directed to the main entrance of the University. Using just the postcode will take you to a road with no access to the campus.

From the M4: Leave M4 at Junction 4, follow signs to Uxbridge (A408) and Brunel University. At the second roundabout turn right and then left at the traffic lights. Continue ahead and turn left at the mini roundabout. Follow the road passed Hillingdon Hospital on your left, straight over the mini roundabout and turn right into Kingston Lane. After about 200 metres, turn left into the University.

From the A40/M40: At Swakeleys Roundabout take B483 exit to Uxbridge. Follow signs across two mini-roundabouts. At major roundabout bear left onto A4020 (Brunel sign), straight ahead at the first lights, then almost immediately take second right filter turn onto Kingston Lane (signposted Brunel).

The main entrance to Brunel is right at the next roundabout. follow signs for Main Reception as you enter the campus.

From the M25: (From north or south) Join M40 or M4 then see above.

Access by car for registered disabled visitors
Disabled parking bays are available at various locations around the campus. Please collect a permit from Main Reception, Eastern Gateway Building, on arrival.


By Bike

Uxbridge campus is on a signposted cycle route, which passes through the middle of the campus, along Cleveland Road. You can pick up a free Local Cycling Guide at the main reception in the Eastern Gateway Building. All the cycle routes in the vicinity of our campus are illustrated in the Travel to Brunel University leaflet (PDF).

Cycle storage facilities are located around the campus, and some halls of residence have enclosed cycle storage areas. There are approximately 36 cycle storage facilities on campus which can collectively accommodate roughly 520 bikes. Showers with changing facilities are available within the Sports Centre for use by student and staff cyclists. Please note that ID cards will be checked before access is granted. There are several lockers dotted around the campus. Students can contact the Students Union for further details whereas staff can book these lockers via Security.

Visit the Transport for London website for further information on Cycle Journey Planners, maps and routes.

Why cycle?

  • One mile can be cycled in under 7-8 minutes.
  • Cycling two-mile trips (return trips) from Uxbridge Station to Brunel University could save you over £600 each year in fuel.
  • Cycling is great exercise, and each return trip can burn up to 100 calories.

Page last updated: Wednesday 06 February 2013