How to find us

Are you visiting our Head Office? Here's what you need to know.

Travel directions

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By road

From all points north, east and west, leave the M27 at junction 3 and take the M271 southbound towards Southampton. Exit the M271 after half a mile (the first left) and turn left towards Lordshill.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Adanac Drive. Ordnance Survey’s office is straight ahead. Take the third exit for our visitors’ car park.

By rail

Southampton is just over one hour from London by train. There are regular services to Southampton Central from London Waterloo, the Midlands, South Wales and the south coast. Please see National Rail Enquiries for details.

Taxis are available outside both station exits. The journey time to Ordnance Survey is approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively, take a local bus.

By local bus

The direct bus to Ordnance Survey from the city centre starts at Southampton Central railway station, near the platform 1 exit. It is route 1 and the journey takes about 25 minutes. Get off at the bus stop on Adanac Drive.

By air

The nearest airport is Southampton Airport. Taxis are available outside the terminal and the journey time to Ordnance Survey is about 15 minutes.

By motorway, London Heathrow Airport is about 60 miles away, and Gatwick about 90 miles.

Postal address

For planning your route, this is our full address:

Ordnance Survey
Explorer House
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

When you arrive

Please go straight to Reception where you'll be given a visitor's pass. If you need to arrange a return taxi, just ask a Receptionist, who will book it for you.

Our head office is wheelchair friendly. More about disabled access