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Parking, Accommodation and Travel

View of Ipswich Railway station

Our Location

The University of Suffolk is based on the beautiful waterfront in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, within close proximity to London, a number of international airports and Harwich Ferry Terminal — perfectly located to welcome you from across the UK and the globe.

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Parking and Transportation

Visitors to the University should use Duke Street car park (IP3 0AQ). Please refer to the IPSERV website for further information and other car parks in the area. For information on parking for open events, visit our Open Days page.

There is disabled parking in our car parks for staff and students, and also directly behind the Waterfront Building on Coprolite Street.

Duke Street car park also contains disabled parking bays for visitors to the University.

The University is approximately a 15–20 minute walk from Ipswich train station. Alternatively, a taxi rank can be found immediately outside the station. 

Campus Map

Use this map to get around our Ipswich campus, located on the beautiful waterfront.

A map of the Ipswich campus

Sustainable Travel

The University of Suffolk is committed to encouraging sustainable and greener travel for our staff and students along with benefits and incentives. Here you can find ways in which the University can support you in adopting an eco-friendly way of travelling to and from the University.

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View of a hotel on Ipswich waterfront

Visitor Accommodation

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Visitor Accommodation

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Visitor Accommodation

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Visitor Accommodation

  • A contemporary boutique hotel located on the stunning Ipswich waterfront. Discounts are available for conference attendees. Please contact your event organiser for more information.

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  • On the doorstep of the modern, vibrant quayside and a stone’s throw from the River Orwell.

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  • Located in a great spot for the Ipswich Waterfront and within easy walking distance of the town centre.

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  • Make yourself at home in the luxurious 4-star Novotel Ipswich Centre hotel, just a few steps from the vibrant waterfront and city centre.

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Virtual Tour

Can't make it to visit us in person? Explore our incredible waterfront campus from the comfort of your own home with our virtual tour

Aerial view of the Waterfront Building and plaza