Welcome to Chichester International’s Online Preparation Guide

How to get here

The University of Chichester is situated on the south coast of England, in the county of west Sussex. It is based on two sites, one in Bognor Regis and one in Chichester about 7 miles (11 km) apart.

Both campuses are within easy walking distance of the train stations. There is also transport between the two sites, with buses running at regular intervals. The journey between the two sites takes approximately 20 minutes. Before you come to the UK you should make sure you know which campus you will be based at for your studies and familiarise yourself with the location of your accommodation.

For more information on travelling to and between campuses, please visit the University Website.

Chichester Campus

Bognor Regis Campus


London has two main airports – Gatwick and Heathrow – both are connected to coach and train stations. Gatwick has direct trains to Bognor Regis and Chichester, and it is closer to the south coast than Heathrow. If you have the choice in the airport you fly to, it will be more convenient if you fly to Gatwick.

Both airports have information desks, where you can ask for travel information and directions to train and bus stops. If you are coming to Chichester or Bognor Regis through an airport other than Heathrow or Gatwick, Click Here

Please get in touch with us if you need information on how to travel to the University.

Travelling From The Airport

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Gatwick Airport is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes by road or 1 hour by rail, making it the easiest international airport to travel from to get to the University.

Trains operating to ‘Portsmouth & Southsea / Bognor Regis’ via Horsham run frequently. To go to Chichester on this train you may need to sit on the front four coaches, as the train will divide at Horsham. The staff on the train will inform you about this and help you if you have any questions.

Pre-booking your train tickets through the Trainline website or app is a good way to save money and plan your journey. Alternatively, there are machines to buy tickets at Gatwick Airport train station and staff to help you if you need it.

If you have lots of bags or are arriving late at night / early in the morning, you should book an airport transfer in advance. You can expect to pay £80 – £100 for this, or more if you get an airport taxi.

London Heathrow (LHR)

Heathrow Airport is around 1 hour and 45 minutes by road and may take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes on the London Underground or overground trains.

There are multiple routes to get to Chichester and Bognor Regis from Heathrow on the train. You will need to catch the Heathrow Express and/or Elizabeth into central London, then catch a Southern Rail train. Use the Transport For London website or Trainline to plan your journey.

If you have lots of bags or are arriving during the night or very early in the morning, we recommend that you arrange an airport transfer for a smooth, stress free journey to your accommodation. You will need to book this in advance, and be prepared to spend around £100 – £150.

Please note, airport taxis can be very expensive, and it is better to book your transfer before you travel!

Travelling From The Train Station

We recommend taking a taxi from outside the train station to your destination, especially if you have a lot of luggage.

Bognor Station to Bognor Regis Campus

Chichester Station to Bishop Otter Campus

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