Students Staff
We run a coach transfer service from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports travelling to our Colchester Campus. Find out more here.

Colchester Campus airport transfer service

We will run a coach transfer service on Sunday 1 October 2017 for new students arriving from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, travelling to our Colchester Campus. If you are arriving on other dates, find out how to get to our Colchester Campus. If you are going to be based at our Southend Campus please see the Southend travel information. For Loughton Campus please contact Loughton Student Support.

Book your place

Seats must be booked in advance. To guarantee your place, book by Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Once you have made the booking and paid the relevant seat fee you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt will be your e-ticket. Please have it with you at the airport to board the coach. If you do not receive a receipt by email within seven days, please contact or telephone +44 1206 874597.


Each seat costs £35. You may book more than one seat if you wish to travel with parents or guardians. Please ensure that you book as early as possible if you wish to travel with relatives and provide their full name(s), as it appears on their passport, when making your booking.

Coach departures

When choosing your coach departure time, please allow two hours from your flight landing time to clear customs, immigration and security. Coaches to the Colchester Campus will depart on Sunday 1 October 2017 at:

  • London Heathrow (LHR): 8.00am, 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm
  • London Gatwick (LGW): 10.00am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm
  • Meeting point

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    Meeting Group Assembly Point

    From the arrivals hall go to the Meeting Group Assembly Point, signposted with this symbol. Please make sure you go to the correct terminal (see below). University representatives will be there to greet you.

    Heathrow meeting point

    Please meet our representatives from the University of Essex in Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport. This is located in the seating area on the ground floor of the arrivals building. Once checked in with the University representative you will be escorted to your coach.

    Gatwick meeting point

    If you are arriving into Gatwick Airport please make your way to the South Terminal Meeting Point. This is located in international arrivals and opposite WHSmith in UK arrivals. A courier will meet you there and escort you to your coach.

  • On the coach

    It will take approximately two hours to travel to Colchester. No food, drink or smoking will be permitted on the coach.

  • Terms and conditions

    If your flight is delayed and you miss the airport coaches, you will have to make your own arrangements for transport to the University.

    Once payment has been made, tickets cannot be refunded. We do not accept liability for loss or damage to personal belongings or luggage. Please ensure you have adequate insurance cover.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this coach service, please contact:

Charlotte Humphries

Telephone +44 1206 874597