One of the great advantages of being located within Southampton is its convenience because the city is central along the south coast and has multiple transport links. The city’s national and international travel links by road, rail, sea and air are unmatched in the region.
Main roads and rail networks link Southampton directly with the rest of the country and the city itself is served by excellent bus services. Southampton is approximately 75 miles from London and 21 miles from the Channel ports.
UK Shaolin Temple is less than five miles away from Junction 3 of the M27 motorway.
TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY TO US:
Southampton Romanse (https://southampton.roadworks.org) gives details of road traffic information and road works in and around the city. The Highways Agency (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-agency) provides ‘real time’ traffic information for all major routes in the region, and across England.
TRAVELLING BY CAR
From Further Afield:
From the North, London and the Home Counties, the M3, M27 and A34 provide fast, direct road links into the city centre. The A36 is the major route from the West Country, Bristol and Wales. From the East, follow the A27/M27 and depart at Junction 3.
Once You Reach Southampton:
It’s easy to drive to the UK Shaolin Temple. The M27 or M3 can easily take you to the UK Shaolin Temple, which should take you about 10 minutes with light traffic.
- Leave the M27 at Junction 3.
- Head toward Southampton city centre along Redbridge and Millbrook Flyovers, A33
- Turn off at Paynes Road heading towards Freemantle.
- Continue straight and turn left at Park Road.
- Turn left at Pitt Road.
- Enter Liner’s Industrial Estate, follow road to end and turn left and left again. UK Shaolin Temple is located at Unit G2.
The following organisations provide route planning services from anywhere in the country.
There will be free parking at the site. The car park can take up to 40 cars at off peak times. Sometimes the car park can be very busy, so you may be required to park off site.
TRAVELLING BY COACH OR BUS
Coach and bus services to and from Hampshire and the UK operate from the centre of Southampton city.
Travelling to Southampton using National Express coaches is another way to travel to us by road. Main stops in Southampton include Southampton Cruise Terminal, the University of Southampton and the main coach station at Western Esplanade.
Traveling to us using National Express or regional bus services, visitors should terminate at Southampton City Centre and then board a connecting local bus services to Shirley (a region of Southampton).
Local Bus Services From Southampton City Centre To Shirley:
First Group bus services: 1, 2, 3, 12, 18 http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/hampshire/
Bluestar bus services 4, 17, 18
These services run every 8-10minuets from the city centre at peak times. The Temple is a five-ten minute walk from the city centre.
From Further Afield
Travelling to and around Southampton by bus is easy. All towns and suburbs are connected to the city centre via the main bus operators:
First – http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/hampshire/
BuleStar – http://www.bluestarbus.co.uk
Wilts and Dorset – http://morebus.co.uk
Unilink – http://www.unilinkbus.co.uk
Details of all bus services above can be found at the My Journey website (http://myjourneysouthampton.com), a one-stop-shop for travel needs.
The My Journey Southampton website also provides information on local bus services: http://www.myjourneysouthampton.com/bus3
Also the Traveline Journey Planner, helps you to plan your journey across the south west. Here is a direct link to their journey planner: http://www.travelinesw.com/swe/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en&timeOffset=15
UK Shaolin Temple is not responsible for the accuracy of public transport information or directions and advises members and visitors to check with transport services before travelling.
TRAVELLING BY RAIL
Southampton Central railway station is a main line station serving the city of Southampton in Hampshire. Southampton Central rail station is served by direct trains from and to many cities across the country, including London, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, Brighton and Manchester.
London Waterloo is a 1 hour 20 minutes journey to Southampton Central, passing Southampton Airport Parkway on the way and the local rail network services many suburbs and towns on the periphery of the city.
Once visitors reach Southampton Central, you are only 3-minutes away from the UK Shaolin Temple (by car). From here there are regular bus services, which operates every ten minutes during weekdays and Saturdays.
Taxis are also usually readily available from the station and the journey should cost around £5 – £6.
TRAVELLING BY AIR AND SEA
Southampton International Airport is the leading ‘fast track’ airport in central-southern England, serving many UK and Europe destinations, with onward connections worldwide. The airport, where 7 airlines fly to and from, including Flybe, is located on the outskirts of the city and within easy access from the M27 and M3. It is also directly linked with Southampton Airport Parkway railway station.
Travel by train to Southampton City Centre from Southampton Airport Parkway in just 7-minute journey, with trains departing every 10-20-minutes. From there, you can take one of five frequent bus services to Shirley High Street. See the ‘Travelling by Coach or Bus’ section for more information.
There are two Red Funnel ferry services to and from the Isle of Wight departing from Town Quay; a high-speed service for foot passengers and a ferry for vehicles, cyclists and foot passengers. Services run frequently every weekday and Saturday. See ferry services for more details.
A half hourly foot passengers and cyclists service to Hythe also leaves from Southampton Town Quay at peak times.
Travelling From Further Afield:
Cross channel ferry services, Brittany Ferries and LD Lines, operate from the nearby port of Portsmouth, offering fast and regular crossings from France and the Channel Islands.
From Town Quay, use the Traveline journey planner to reach UK Shaolin Temple by bus services (see travelling by bus for more information): http://www.travelinesw.com/swe/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2.
Within UK Shaolin Temple you will find numerous snacks and bottled drinks for sale. The site is also located conveniently near local shops.
Toilets and changing area are also available to participants. However there is no disabled access, disabled toilets or facilities.