International Students

Airport Pickup Service

Airport Pickup from London Heathrow Terminal 3

The Airport Pickup service is for new International and EU students only. Family and friends cannot use this service and will have to arrange to use public transport.

The cost is £20 cash, which can be paid for on our online store. Further instructions will be sent to you by email once you have made your reservation.

You will be able to book your Airport pickup by clicking on your date of travel once bookings are open in mid-June:

Tuesday 11 September 2018 09:00, 12:00, 14:00, 18:00
Wednesday 12 September 2018 09:00, 12:00, 14:00, 18:00

Bookings will be open from mid-June until the deadline of 5 September 2018.

Please note: when booking your flight, please allow a minimum of 2 hours between landing and preferred airport pick up time.

What happens next?

When you have reserved your place, you will automatically receive a ticket and confirmation email. We will also email you with your exact pick up time and further instructions.

Staff from the University of Portsmouth Global Office will meet you and bring you by coach to your accommodation in Portsmouth. We will be clearly visible and will be holding University of Portsmouth signs.

The Airport Pickup is from Heathrow Terminal 3 only. If you arrive at Heathrow Terminal 1 or 2, it is a short walk to Terminal 3. If you arrive at Terminal 4 or 5, there is a free shuttle bus to take you to Terminal 3.

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.

You can also travel to Portsmouth from Heathrow Airport by coach:

From: Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station or your arrival terminal

To: Portsmouth Bus Station. Direct coaches to Portsmouth take about 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). 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 (£5 to £10, depending on your destination).