Humanities

Coach service from Heathrow Airport to University of Southampton

To help make your arrival in the UK as easy as possible we run a free Meet and Greet service at London Heathrow Airport. On the day before your course begins we will be at the airport to meet you and there will be a free coach service to take you to your accommodation in Southampton.

To book this service, please fill out the application form below. When booking your flight, please arrive on the day before your course commences. The last bus service leaves at 10pm and you must book a flight that is due to arrive before 8pm in order to make use of the service provided.

You must only bring a maximum of 2 large suitcases with you plus hand luggage. If you bring more than this, we may not be able to accommodate you on the coach service. If there are seats available, your friends and family members may be able to join you on the coach but priority will be given to students. If there are no places on the coach for your friends or family, we will help them find another form of transport to get to Southampton.


If you plan to arrive after 8pm at Heathrow or on a different day to the arrival days, then we suggest you book a seat on the National Express service to the University of Southampton. The National Express coach can deliver you directly to the Highfield campus at Southampton and then you can travel to your accommodation by uni-link bus or alternatively, you can take the National Express coach to the main Southampton Terminal and arrange a taxi to take you to your accommodation.

When to book your place

  • Course A students must register by 17:00 (GMT) on 22 June 2014 for the Meet and Greet on 25 June 2014.
  • Course B students must register by 17:00 (GMT) on 20 July 2014 for the Meet and Greet on 23 July 2014.

If you apply after this time, your information will be passed to the meet and greet organiser but you will not have a guaranteed place on a coach and will have to ask the meet and greet helpers on the day if there is space for you on the coach.

Where to meet in Heathrow

Our meet and greet student helpers and staff representatives will be situated in the arrivals area of terminal 3 only. All of our helpers and staff will be wearing bright green t-shirts with the University’s logo. When you arrive at London Heathrow, please go to the arrivals area of Terminal 3. If you arrive at Terminal 1 or 2, follow signs or ask airport staff to direct you to Terminal 3. If you arrive at Terminal 4 or 5, take the Heathrow Express train to Terminal 3. This is free and takes approximately 20 minutes.    

You will find our reprentatives in Terminal 3 near the arrivals door and waiting area. Look for our bright green t-shirts with the University logo. We will also have blue and white signs with the University of Southampton logo.  We will be asking students to wait with us at this location before boarding the coach for departure.

Please complete the form below:

Candidates details
*Family name:
*Given name:
*Date of birth:
*Gender:   Female
  Male
*University Pre-sessional ID number - please supply the number provided on your Pre-sessional EAP offer letter:
Flight details
*Day of arrival:   June 25 2014
  July 23 2014
*Flight number eg BA370:
*Time of arrival:
*Arrival terminal:   Terminal 1
  Terminal 2
  Terminal 3
  Terminal 4
  Terminal 5
Email address: Please provide an email address for identification purposes only.*:

Please note this email address will not be used for any further correspondence unless it has already been supplied with your original degree application.