University of Bath

Book a place on our free coach collection service from Heathrow Airport

If you're an international or EU student flying into Heathrow on Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 September 2017, you can book our free coach service to get to campus.

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If you are an international student or an EU student, you can book our coach service

Booking your place

The coach service is fully booked for 2017. Email if you would like to be added to the reserve list.

We will contact you if a seat becomes available, but we suggest you arrange your own transport to Bath in the meantime.

Coach service details

Our coach service goes from London Heathrow Airport directly to the University campus. We do not offer a collection service from any other airport.

The service runs on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. We can offer places to international students and EU students.

Free mini-buses will also transport students from Claverton Down campus to some off-campus locations.

Choosing your collection time

You can choose the coach departure time when you book.

You must arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the coach leaves.

Luggage collection and immigration control can take up to two hours. You should book the coach for two and a half hours after your flight arrival time.

How to book

You must submit your online reservation form to book a coach seat.

You can only book one seat on the coach. If you are travelling with your family or friends, they need to arrange their own transport to Bath.

We will email you within one week to confirm your booking. You need to print out your confirmation email and bring it with you when you travel.

Arriving before Saturday 23 or after Sunday 24 September 2017

If you arrive on another day, you need to arrange your own transport to Bath.

Your luggage allowance

Space on the coach is limited. You can bring:

  • two medium suitcases or one large suitcase
  • one item of hand luggage (plus whatever hand luggage you had on the plane)

Your suitcases must be no bigger than these measurements. Your hand luggage must be small enough to fit into the overhead rack or beneath your seat on the coach.

If your luggage is over the allowance, you will have to arrange your own transport to Bath.

You can send your belongings directly to the University for collection when you arrive.

Finding us at the airport

International Welcome Ambassadors, wearing yellow T-shirts, will be waiting for you at the meeting point in Terminal 3. This is on the ground floor of the arrivals area, next to the tourist information.

Arriving at another terminal

There are free transfers between Heathrow Airport's four terminals.

You can take a train or bus from Terminal 4 or 5 to Heathrow Central Station. The Central Station is a short walk from Terminal 3.

If you miss your coach

We'll try to find a place for you on the next available service. If this is not possible you may need to arrange your own travel to Bath.

International Welcome Ambassadors will be available to assist you during the day.

If you arrive after the last coach has left on Saturday, you can book accommodation at Heathrow and come on the first coach on Sunday if there is space.

If you arrive after the last coach has left on Sunday, you will have to arrange your own transport to Bath.

Cancel your coach booking

Email as soon as possible to cancel your booking.