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Where is Brunel?

Brunel is a single campus in Uxbridge, west London. The campus is well connected to the rest of the UK, just a short drive from the M25, M4 and M40 motorways.  

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 Your safety is our priority so we’ve made changes to ensure you have the best student experience whilst at Brunel. To find out more, click here.  

If you're travelling by car, please note that ULEZ charge is now in place.

Entry is via Kingston Lane only. On arrival, please request a permit for the day from the main reception desk in the Eastern Gateway Building. 

The main reception can be found with what3words at ///legend.duty.impact. Input these 3 words into the what3words app to navigate directly to our main reception.

Pay-and-display parking is also available on site but there are limited spaces. Parking Charge Notices will be issued for illegally parked vehicles. This does not apply to Undergradute Open Days, where we will provide free parking.

From the M4

Leave the M4 at junction 4 on to Stockley Road. At the second roundabout turn right on to Park View Road. Then take the first left on to Colham Green Road. Go over a mini roundabout and continue to a second mini roundabout. Turn left here and continue past Hillingdon Hospital and across a set of traffic lights. At the roundabout, go straight on and take the first right into Kingston Lane. At the next roundabout, turn left into the university.

From the A40/M40

At Swakeleys roundabout take the B483 exit to Uxbridge. Follow the signs across two mini roundabouts. At a major roundabout, bear left on to the A4020 (signposted to Brunel); at the second set of traffic lights turn right into Kingston Lane. At the roundabout, turn right into the university.

From the M25

From the North or the South, join M40 or M4 and follow instructions as above.

Access by car for registered disabled visitors

Disabled parking bays are available at various locations around the campus. Please collect a permit from reception in the Eastern Gateway Building on arrival.

Parking restrictions are operational between 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

Parking on campus is limited for events taking place on weekdays. On a weekday, your contact on campus can request for you a Virtual parking permit, but it does not guarantee a space to park. For events taking place at weekends Virtual permits are not required and ample parking is usually available.

We advise that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of an event to allow for parking.
We also have ample Pay & Display spaces on campus at a cost of £1 per hour, for those persons who have not been pre-booked by their Brunel Contact.

Disabled badge holders

The Pre-booking of a vehicle is required by your Brunel Contact as above, additionally the Blue Badge must be displayed in the car windscreen whilst you are parked in the accessible baysAll blue badge holders will be eligible to apply for a Virtual parking permit. Accessible parking is available across the campus.

Map showing visitor parking

Out of hours parking 

Parking restrictions are operational between 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. You may use the car parks free of charge out of hours. Please press the security call button for access.

Parking is not permitted in:

  • any accessible bay unless you are displaying a valid disabled persons blue badge
  • double yellow lines
  • yellow hatched areas
  • green reserved bays
  • or an area likely to cause an obstruction

Student parking

If you are a student who lives outside a two-mile radius of Brunel you may apply for an annual parking permit (chargeable) online via eVision. You must be fully enrolled to be eligible to apply.

Parking for coaches/minibuses

Coaches and minibuses dropping off should enter campus via Kingston Lane. At the first roundabout turn left and the drop off bays are immediately on your left and right hand sides between the Mary Seacole and IAC buildings.

Coaches or Minibus staying on campus should enter campus via Kingston Lane. At the first roundabout turn left, then left again at the second roundabout before going through the barrier, please press the security call button for access, you must proceed to the designated parking bays located behind the Mary Seacole building. 
If the campus is busy, Security will manage coach and minibus movements on the day.

Buses U1, U2, U4 and U7 stop by the main entrance of the University (Kingston Lane).

From Uxbridge tube station

U1, U2, U4 and U7: Alight at Brunel University London, Kingston Lane.
U3: Alight at Brunel University London, Cleveland Road.
222 and U5: Alight at Cowley Road and use the path through the university accommodation complex.

From West Drayton railway station

U1: Alight at Brunel University London, Kingston Lane.
U3: Alight at Brunel University London, Cleveland Road.
222: Alight at Cowley Road and use the path through the university accommodation complex.

From Hillingdon Underground Station & Belmont Road

U2: Alight at Brunel University London, Kingston Lane.

From Heathrow Central

A10: ‘Heathrow Fast’ bus leaves every 15 minutes and the journey time is 25 minutes. Alight in Hillingdon Road at the bus stop called ‘The Greenway’ and you’ll find the footpath to our campus.

From Stockley Park

A10: ‘Heathrow Fast’ bus as above, with a journey time of 10 minutes.

Longer distance bus routes stopping at The Greenway

427: From Hayes and Southall
SL8: From Shepherd’s Bush, Acton and Ealing
Arriva 724: From Harlow, Essex

Timetables are available on the Transport for London and Arriva websites.

By underground (London Transport)

To Uxbridge

Uxbridge tube station (Travelcard Zone 6) is about one mile from Brunel’s campus. You can get to Uxbridge from central London (Baker Street) on the Metropolitan Line or Piccadilly Line in as quick as 40 minutes. When you arrive at Uxbridge, leave the tube station from the exit on your right to get to the bus station. The bus takes 10 minutes; or you can walk to the campus in 20 minutes.

To West Ruislip

West Ruislip tube station (Travelcard Zone 6) is about 4.5 miles from the campus and served by the Central Line. The Central line runs through central London, from Epping, Essex. From the tube station take the U1 bus departing from Stop M in front of the station. The bus takes about 30 minutes.

To West Drayton

West Drayton tube station (Travelcard Zone 6) is your closest station to Brunel on the Elizabeth Line, which stretches from Reading to Essex. Catch one of the U1, U3, U5 or 222 buses from the station, and you'll be on campus in no time!

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). 
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.

Open Day

If you're visiting us for an Open Day we have a free shuttle bus running from Hillingdon underground station to our campus. Please note that this service unfortunately isn't available for Mini Open Days.

The walk from Uxbridge to Brunel 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 to 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.

Uxbridge campus is on a signposted cycle route, which passes through the middle of the campus, along Cleveland Road. Cycle storage facilities are located around the campus, and some halls of residence have enclosed cycle storage areas, and showers with changing facilities are available within the Sports Centre for use by student and staff cyclists.

Santander Cycles Brunel – affectionately-dubbed ‘Brunel Bikes’ – connect six docking stations across Uxbridge town centre, Brunel University London and Hillingdon Hospital, with proposals being drawn-up to extend the network to West Drayton in the future.


Privacy Notice for the Provision of Visitor Access

Brunel University London is collecting data from the Visitor application forms for the provision of visitor parking permits and Covid 19 Track and Trace. This is for the legitimate interests of Brunel University London to ensure the appropriate use of the limited parking available on campus and to comply with Government Track and Trace legislation.

The information collected will be used by the Main Reception Team to issue permits, the Security Team to monitor parking on campus and for the Security and Safety of all Brunel University London assets. The University management will also use the information to compile reports on the usage of available car parking spaces.

All personal information collected will remain within the United Kingdom, and this information will be retained for a period of one year after which it will be destroyed.  The reason for retention is to ease any future visits to the University within that one-year period. Please note this information may be shared with NHS Track and Trace for up to 21 days after your visit

The information requested must be provided before a relevant Visitor Parking Permit or Visitor access permission may be issued; failure to provide the correct Information would leave persons in breach of Brunel University London’s Traffic and Parking Regulations and this may result in a penalty charge of up to £100.

Any person may have access to his/her own information related to visitor application request and parking permits held by Brunel University London, and they may request the rectification or erasure of any of that information they deem inaccurate.  All persons affected by this data usage may lodge a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or the Brunel University London Data Protection Officer (