Arrival in the UK
Arriving at Heathrow Airport
We offer an Airport Pickup service (cost: £20 non refundable) from London Heathrow Airport for all new international and EU students. International Office staff will collect you and bring you to your accommodation in Portsmouth by coach.
|0900, 1400 and 1700
Once you have reserved, we will email you with an allocated coach time.
Please allow up to 2 hours to go through immigration & customs
You will be able to book this service online here from mid June.
Missed the Airport Pickup Service?
We advise you try to organise your arrival to coincide with the airport pick-up times above. If you arrive at Heathrow on another day, you will have to make your own way to Portsmouth.
DO NOT TAKE AN AIRPORT TAXI FROM HEATHROW TO PORTSMOUTH AS THIS COULD COST APPROXIMATELY £200. If you decide to take a taxi, please contact one of the following companies in advance:
You can also travel to Portsmouth from Heathrow Airport by coach:
- From: Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station or your arrival terminal
- To: Portsmouth Harbour ('The Hard') Bus Station
Direct coaches to Portsmouth take approx 2.5 hours. You can purchase your tickets in advance online at National Express or on the day at the Central Bus Station ticket desk (however there may be long queues and you may not get your preferred time of travel).
Please Note: Once you arrive at Portsmouth Harbour Bus Station, you will need to take a taxi from there to your destination in the City, so please ensure that you have sufficient cash with you (approx £5 to £10, depending on your destination).