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The University of Southampton
Welcome Pre-sessional

Meet and Greet

Before you arrive at the University of Southampton

Arriving in the UK

Meet and Greet airport services

The service is available at:

How it works

Meet and Greet signposting service

University coach transfer for those staying in University accommodation 

The coach will take you and your luggage to your University hall in Southampton or Winchester.

You can't take anyone else with you on the coach, unless you're a PhD student arriving with your spouse or children. 

You can book for the following dates:   

There are a limited number of places available to book for each day. 

If you're arriving on another date, or you don’t book in time, you’ll have to make your own way to your accommodation.  


The amount of luggage you can bring is limited to:

There is no room for additional luggage on the Meet and Greet coach.

Spaces are limited and once we are full, we will close the booking slot.

Book your seat on the coach

Bookings must be made by the closing date. 

National Express Coach Service

London Heathrow and Gatwick

If you arrive after the last coach or taxi service you can take a National Express coach to Southampton Central Coach Station.

You can find the National Express coaches by following signs or asking at Heathrow and Gatwick’s Information Desk.

National Express coaches run throughout the night.

At Southampton International airport please book a taxi to your accommodation.
If using National Express, when you get to Southampton you will need to take a taxi to your University or private accommodation. 

Our trusted taxi company is Radio Taxis +44 (0) 2380 666 666.

If you have any questions about the Meet and Greet service, please contact the University


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