Welcome new students

Arriving from overseas

Airport transfer service

The University runs a coach transfer service for new students arriving from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, travelling to our Colchester and Southend Campuses.

The University is not running coach services from London Stansted or Luton airports, but you can book a ticket through national express to take you directly to our Colchester Campus.

 If you aren't able to use an airport transfer service, take a look at how to get to our Colchester, Southend and Loughton campuses.

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Arrivals day airport transfer

The University runs a coach transfer service for new students arriving from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, travelling to our Colchester and Southend Campuses on 29 September.

Book your transfer

Information about your transfer booking 

Booking your airport transfer to Campus

Seats must be booked in advance using the airport transfer booking form.

Once you have made the booking and paid the relevant seat fee you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt will be your e-ticket. Please have it with you at the airport to board the coach. If you do not receive a receipt by email within seven days, please contact travel@essex.ac.uk or telephone +44 1206 872939.

Prices

Each seat costs £45. You may book more than one seat if you wish to travel with parents or guardians. Please ensure that you book as early as possible if you wish to travel with relatives and provide their full name(s), as it appears on their passport, when making your booking.

Coach departures

When choosing your coach departure time, please allow two hours from your flight landing time to clear customs, immigration and security. 

Information about your journey

Airport meeting point

From the arrivals hall go to the meeting point. Please make sure you go to the correct terminal. University representatives will be there to greet you.

Heathrow airport meeting point

Please meet our representatives from the University of Essex in Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport. This is located on the ground floor of the arrivals building. Our representative will escort you to your coach.

Gatwick airport meeting point

If you are arriving into Gatwick Airport please make your way to the South Terminal Meeting Point. This is located in International Arrivals opposite WHSmith, near the information desk. Our representative will escort you to your coach.

On the coach

It will take approximately two and a half hours to travel to campus. Please note that smoking will not be permitted on the coach.

Terms and conditions

If your flight is delayed and you miss the final University of Essex coach, you will need to make your own arrangements for transport to the University.

You may be able to book a national express coach after this time.

Once payment has been made, tickets cannot be refunded.

We do not accept liability for loss or damage to personal belongings or luggage; please ensure you have adequate insurance cover.

Not able to use the airport transfer service?

Getting to our campuses couldn't be easier, but if you can't use the airport transfer service it's worth planning your route in advance.

 

Get in touch
Airport transfer help Transport Policy Manager
Telephone: +44 1206 872939