If you wish to book a seat on one of the coaches please complete and return the form at least 14 days before your flight. If you do not return a booking form, we cannot guarantee a place on the airport coach.

Dates for January 2022

Recommended for arriving students who are not fully vaccinated or need to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival:

Thursday 13th January, 11am

Recommended for students who are fully vaccinated and need to self-isolate until their arrival COVID test result:

Wednesday 19th January, 11am

Recommended for students arriving from red list countries who have completed their 10 days government managed quarantine:

Friday 21st January, 11am

Recommended for students who began studies online in October 2021:

Thursday 27th January, 11am


Normally this free coach service is solely for new international students who will be studying at Loughborough University. However we may be able to accept additional passengers, such as accompanying friends and relatives (other than family dependents), if there are seats available. The fee for additional passengers is £50.

We recommend that you bring no more than two large checked in suitcases and one hand luggage. You will be charged £30 per additional suitcase per person if you bring more than this allowance. Please note that students will be expected to handle their own luggage on and off the coaches.

Please note that if your flight is delayed, it will not be possible for the coach to postpone its departure beyond 11am.

Where do you meet to be picked up?

Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport, London

The meeting point will be at Terminal 2 Arrivals, near to Café Nero and WHSmiths. Loughborough University staff and/or students will be at the meeting point from around 11am and will be clearly identifiable by signs and/or t-shirts with the Loughborough University logo.

If you arrive at other Heathrow Terminals or at London Gatwick Airport North Terminal there will be information desks there which you will be able to approach and obtain information about getting a transfer to Heathrow Terminal 2 if you wish to use this coach service.

If you're attending a pre-sessional English course, there are set dates for you to book your coach. These coaches will drop students off at the designated Hall of Residence. On other dates, the coaches will take students to their Hall of Residence (where it is known), or onto campus where there will be a taxi service offered for smaller off-campus residences. New students will take priority when transferring to transport for accommodation off campus.

We would recommend that you closely monitor the UK Government list as changes may be made in the weeks leading up to your arrival.

Further details relating to self-isolation for students living on or off campus, including information for visiting parents, can be found on our COVID FAQ page.