Airport Collection Service September 2016

When you have firmly accepted your offer to study at the University of Exeter you can reserve a place on our Airport Collection Service at Heathrow International Airport. Please note this service is only availale in September and is not available for January Orientation students. 

There are different collection dates depending on which campus you are studying at.  For students studying at our Exeter campuses, the Airport Collection Services operate on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September.  For students studying at our Penryn or Truro Campuses in Cornwall, the Airport Collection Services operate on Thursday 8 September only.  You are responsible for making your own way to Heathrow for the coach service if your flight does not arrive here on these specific dates.

You must allow at least 2.5 hours between your flight landing and your bus departure time. This time is so you can navigate luggage, customs and travelling between terminals.

Applications will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the booking deadline is 7 September (4 September for Penryn service). If you apply after this date we will email you to inform you if you have a place within 48 hours. The journey is approximately 3.5 hours to Exeter and 5.5 hours to Penryn after departing Heathrow.


Airport Collection Service to Exeter

Airport Collection Service to Penryn, Cornwall

Cost: £38

Cost: £38

Buses will depart from Terminal 5 at the following times:

Saturday 10 September - 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Sunday 11 September - 8am, 9.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Buses will depart from Mercure Hotel, Heathrow. 
Please take shuttlebus from outside your arrival terminal to
Mercure Hotel, Heathrow where the Arrivals team will meet you.  

Thursday 8 September - 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm


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Terms and Conditions

You must read our terms and conditions carefully before making your booking.

Terms and Conditions for service to Exeter

Terms and Conditions for service to Penryn, Cornwall

Arrival instructions: Heathrow 

There will be an International Welcome Team from the University of Exeter at Terminals 3, 4 and 5 on the 8 September for those travelling to the Penryn or Truro campuses, and on Saturday and Sunday for those travelling to the Exeter campuses and they will be wearing bright t-shirts and holding University of Exeter banners! When you have made your way through immigration control, baggage reclaim and customs at Heathrow International Airport please make yourself known to the University of Exeter team. If you are arriving in Terminals 1 or 2 please go directly to Terminal 5 for the Exeter Campuses and for the Penryn or Truro Campus please find the University Welcome rep located at each terminal who will direct you to the shuttle bus to the Mercure Hotel for boarding the coach to Cornwall. Allow at least 2.5 hours between your flight arrival time and your proposed bus time. All Heathrow coaches will be leaving from outside Terminal 5 for those travelling to Exeter and signposted 'University of Exeter'.

If you wish to travel independently to the Exeter Campuses or the Penryn or Truro Campus, Cornwall please consult the following websites: 
For information on train times and to book train tickets please visit The Train Line, or alternatively please use the National Express website if you wish to travel by coach.