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Book our meet and greet service

Our free meet and greet service is for students arriving to study in the UK for the first time.  

How it works

Our Meet & Greet team will meet you at Arrivals in the airport.

Coaches leave from each airport all day and you'll be put on the next one available.

The coach will take you and your baggage to:

  • your university halls
  • your private accommodation
  • onto campus, for a free onward taxi to complete your journey 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.

Book meet and greet for January 2023

Our meet and greet service will be running on Sunday 29 January 2023. 

There are a limited number of places available to book. If you’re arriving on another date, or you don’t book in time, you’ll need to make your own way to your accommodation. 

Bookings close on Wednesday 25 January 2023.

Please contact MeetAndGreet@soton.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Book meet and greet service

Luggage

Luggage is limited to two suitcases and one item of hand luggage per person. You are responsible for carrying your own suitcases. We understand airlines may offer you more than this luggage allowance, however there is no space available for additional luggage on the meet and greet coach.

Please contact the Meet and Greet team if you will have more than the allowance before you book your seat or to discuss other options available to you.

National Express Coach Service

If you arrive after the last meet and greet service you can take a National Express coach to Southampton Central Coach Station.

There will be signs directing you to National Express in the airport, or you can ask at the airport Information Desk. National Express coaches run throughout the night.
 
If you are using National Express, or arriving at Southampton International airport, you will need to take a taxi to your University or private accommodation. 

The recommended taxi company in Southampton is Radio Taxis.

Contact Radio Taxis:  +44 (0) 2380 666 666

Please note, if you are using the National Express Coach Service, or arriving at Southampton International airport, this travel cost, including the taxi, is to be paid by you and is not covered by the meet and greet service.

 

 

 

 

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