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Travel and Sustainability

Our Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester is approximately 16 miles east of Portsmouth, 35 miles west of Brighton and about 60 miles south of London.

How to find Bishop Otter Campus

The Bognor Regis Campus is 6 miles south east of Chichester and within walking distance of the Bognor Regis town centre and seafront.

How to find Bognor Regis Campus

As part of our sustainable travel commitment, we would strongly encourage you to travel to the University of Chichester via public transport.

For real time timetable updates, see our live bus information page.

TRAVELLING BY BUS

The University has invested and improved the inter-campus bus service, known as the U7, which takes students between the Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses.

For live updates, please see our timetable feed

U7

The service runs on Mondays to Fridays (excluding bank holidays) throughout the year during the daytime, with the evening services running on Monday to Friday during the University term time only – there are also additional late services on Wednesday during term time. A limited evening service operates during student directed/reading weeks.

Campus bus stops

  • Bishop Otter Campus – outside the Learning Resource Centre
  • Bognor Regis Campus – A259 Bognor Road (public bus stop)

U7 Timetable

Fares and tickets

The cost for a single journey is 60p, as the University subsidise the service for its students and staff. Students and staff must purchase pre-paid tickets to travel at this fare – it is not possible to purchase this rate on the bus. Any student or member of staff who does not have a pre-paid ticket will have to pay the full single fare of £4.10 one way. Students and staff must have their University ID available to present to the driver.

Bus carnet tickets – 10 for £6.00 or 2 for £1.20 - are available from:

  • Bishop Otter Campus - SU Shop, ZeeBar, Cash Office, Accommodation Office.
  • Bognor Regis Campus – Reception, Accommodation Office

No.50 Bus

No. 50 Timetable

Fares and tickets

The cost for a single journey is 60p, as the University subsidise the service for its students and staff. Students and staff must purchase pre-paid tickets to travel at this fare – it is not possible to purchase this rate on the bus. Any student or member of staff who does not have a pre-paid ticket will have to pay the full single fare. Single journeys after 10.30pm will cost £2.00 in pre-paid tickets. Students and staff must also have their University ID available to present to the driver.

 

Discounted Staff Travel

University staff can now apply for discounted tickets on Stagecoach. This provides a 10% discount through Stagecoach’s Megarider scheme. Staff interested in taking advantage of this offer should download the Megarider form and once completed forward it to Stagecoach who will then issue tickets. Although you will not need to provide proof of employment when the ticket is issued, you may be asked to show staff identity card by a bus inspector whilst travelling.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

Demand for car park spaces exceeds the spaces available, which is particularly acute during term time. Therefore, parking controls and restrictions are implemented to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the University, equity of access and fairness.

Student Parking

Bona fide students who are registered on one of the University's courses will be eligible to park on campus. See below for on-campus car parking charges.

On-campus car park charges

  With effect from 10th September 2014
Students £1.20 per day
Staff- Full Time

£1.75 per day
or
£31.93 per month

Staff- Senior Manager 

(University House car park)

£41.07 per month

Download our car parking regulations

Staff monthly permits

Staff are able to pay for a monthly permit which is deducted from their salary.  An application form and details of the charges can be found under Car Parking Regulations, under Estates Management on the Intranet.

Off campus parking

Off campus parking is available at the Local Authority owned London Road car park, Bognor Regis. The University pays for the use of the car parks centrally and no direct charges apply to University staff or students using the available spaces, which are clearly sign posted.  Staff and students are encouraged to use these spaces to reduce the demand for on-campus parking and to limit the on-street parking near the two campuses, which causes inconvenience to local residents.

London Road Bognor will continue to be free of charge to staff and students.

Green Travel Plan

The aim of the University’s new Green Travel Plan is to promote and support staff and students to use sustainable forms of transport when travelling to and from the University.

The University is committed to using the income generated from car parking charges to support the sustainability initiatives detailed in the Green Travel Plan. This year, car park income totalling £40,000 contributed towards the cost of the upgrade to an existing cycle store and building a new cycle store at Bognor Regis Campus. These two cycle stores are now fully enclosed, lit, and secure. In addition, the money has helped to fund the licence fees for the use of the two off-campus car parks (free to staff and students) and the inter-campus bus service, the U7 and the Uni Flyer mini-bus.

WALKING AND CYCLING

Vehicles are responsible for local congestion, air pollution and contributing to global warming. The University wants to do all it can to reduce these impacts and improve the quality of life for those on campus, our neighbours and benefit the environment. 

The University recently developed a sustainable travel plan that promotes greener travel options. Our goal will be to reduce the number of vehicles on campus and increase the number of journeys made by sustainable means.

Download the full travel plan.

There are approximately 190 covered cycle spaces at Bishop Otter and 90 covered spaces at Bognor Regis. There is no charge for cycles parked in these spaces. There is a secure compound at the Bishop Otter and Bognor Regis campuses and staff or students may obtain a gate release card free of charge to use these facilities.

Release cards can be obtained from the Conference and Accommodation Office. The release Cards are activated for use from 1st September until 31st August. The card should be returned at the end of this period to be reactivated. An administration charge will apply for replacing lost cards.

Throughout the year the University offers regular bike doctor and free bike marking services.

RAIL SERVICES AND AIR TRAVEL

Getting to our campuses via rail or air is easy and direct.

Rail 

If you are travelling to Chichester via London, the trains run from Victoria Station. Chichester is approximately 1hr 35mins from London Victoria (direct route). Alternatively, you can travel from Waterloo to Havant and Change there for Chichester.  Chichester train station is a 20 minutes’ walk from the Chichester campus.

Bognor Regis is on the direct London Victoria and London Bridge line (approximately 1hr 45mins). If you are travelling to Bognor Regis via London, the trains run from Victoria station. It is sometimes necessary to change trains at Barnham station for Bognor Regis, please check this before travelling.  The train station is a 10 minute walk away from the Bognor Regis campus.

By booking in advance you will find rail travel offers good value for money. National Rail enquiries can be contacted on 08457 484950 or by visiting their website

Walking directions from Chichester Rail Station to The University (Bishop Otter Campus)

Walking directions from Bognor Regis Rail Station to The University (Bognor Regis Campus)

Air travel 

Gatwick Airport has flights to all international destinations and it is approximately 1hr 15mins by road or 1hr by rail.

Heathrow Airport is the UK's busiest airport, and like Gatwick it has connections to all international locations. It is 1hr 45 mins by road.

Southampton Airport is our closest airport at only 45 mins away by car. This airport has regular flights from all over the UK and Europe, as well as flights to some international destinations.

CAR SHARE SCHEME AND PARKING APPEALS

Car Share Scheme:

A little car sharing could go a long way to reducing noise pollution, reducing congestion and making journeys a little more pleasant for our walkers and cyclists. The University of Chichester offers priority spaces for car-sharers and a Guarantee Ride Home Scheme.

Find out more

Car Parking Permit Appeals:

The University’s Appeals Panel for parking will consist of three representatives who will come from the following departments: Estate Management, Students Union and Student Support and Wellbeing. To ensure fairness the Panel will only make a decision when all three members of the panel are present.

Any appeal that receives a majority verdict (two votes to one) will be granted a permit. Any appeal must be supported by the documentation listed in the downloadable document below:

Parking Appeals Panel 

The panel will meet once a month if there are appeals and consider all the appeals they feel meet the criteria. Other appeals may be considered if the Panel deem that there are exceptional circumstances. All applications should be directed to the following email address: travelplan@chi.ac.uk

The Panel’s decision is final and no grounds for further appeal will be granted.

INTERCAMPUS TRANSPORT

Uni Flyer

The Uni Flyer - which will run from 10.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, between the Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses. Tickets cost only 60p each way and can be purchased on campus from Support and Information Zone or the Students’ Union shop.

Stagecoach tickets for the day and the Stagecoach Bus Pass will also be accepted on this service.

Uni Flyer Bus Timetable

Night time Safety Bus 

Students on night outs can now be picked up and dropped off at their front doors for just £1. It is part of the Safety Bus service, which runs seven-days-a-week from 8pm until 1am. The service ensures students are kept safe when travelling at night, whether returning home from socialising or university activities.

The buses, which are operated by the Students’ Union, run from outside the Learning and Resources Centres (LRC) on both campuses. They do not operate on a strict timetable as demand varies each day.

The bus will also pick up students before 10pm and bring them onto campus, also for just £1. To arrange this service, contact the bus drivers for the Chichester area (07867 385 261) or the Bognor Regis area (07769 553 998) with your address and pick up time.

For more information please visit http://www.ucsu.org/advice/safetybus/