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Coach collection service

Coach collection is for new international and EU students and takes place on Wednesday 16th September and Thursday 17th September 2015.

Please note that we are unable to process your coach collection form and guarantee that there will be any space on the coach if you send it after Sunday 13 September 2015.

Heathrow airport

Cardiff University staff will be at the Arrivals Lounge of terminals 3, 4 and 5 of Heathrow Airport from 08.00 - 15.15 on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September.

Coaches will arrive at Heathrow at regular intervals between 08.00 - 15.15. You may have to wait at the airport before we have picked up everyone arriving on their flights.

If you are flying into terminals 1 or 2, please make your way to terminal 3 to meet our representatives.

Cardiff airport

Cardiff University also provides a free mini-bus and taxi service for international students from Cardiff Airport to the University on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September from 09.00 - 17.00.

How to book your place

To book your place, please let us know your arrival date, time and flight number by completing the online coach collection form:


Please ensure you book flights that land long before the last time of coach collection (15.15 Heathrow, 17.00 Cardiff).

This is because it can take a significant amount of time to get through immigration. The coaches will not be able to wait for you if you are late.

If you miss the coach collection service you will need to make your own way to Cardiff. Don't worry - this is generally quite easy.

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