Click on the map above for a PDF
of the whole campus
The University of Essex is just 50 miles from London or
1 hour by train.
Exit the A12 at Colchester and follow
signs to Clacton or the University of Essex. Continue
over several roundabouts until reaching the A133 dual
carriageway, just past Tesco on your right. Go straight
on at first set of lights and after half a mile move
into the outside lane which branches right at the top of
the hill signed Wivenhoe and University of Essex.
Pass through a set of traffic lights then turn right
into the University, follow the signs and turn into the
first car park as shown on the map. Park as near as you
can to the Sports Centre.
Do not use satellite navigation systems on the final
part of the journey as this will take you to the wrong
side of the campus.
Visitors may park in the Multi Decked
car park, this is accessed via South Courts which is the
second road on the right when approaching from the
A1028, Colchester Road, Wivenhoe. This car park is
manage by Automatic Number Plate Recognition therefore
you pay the car parking fee on return to your vehicle.
The pay stations are in both ground floor stair wells,
please note there is no lift available in this car park.
The pay and display charges for non-registered (i.e.
visitors) vehicles are:
Up to 2 hours £2.40
Up to 3 hours £3.10
Up to 4 hours £3.50
Up to 6 hours £5.70
Up to 7 hours £8.60
These charges apply 9.30 am - 4.30 pm on weekdays
throughout the year, except on bank holidays.
All trains from London stop at
Colchester North Station and depending on the train may
continue to the Hythe or Wivenhoe.
A taxi from Colchester North Station
will cost around £10, from the Hythe Station you can
walk to the University in around 25 minutes, from
Wivenhoe Station you can cycle to the university in
around 10 minutes.
Please contact us if you need more
information on how to get here from the station.
When you have parked walk round the
Sports Centre building looking for the tennis courts.
The Human Performance Unit entrance is directly opposite
the entrance to the tennis courts.