Plan how to get here

Getting to Leicester from abroad

Book your flight once your place here is confirmed and you have obtained your visa or entry clearance.

Airports with regular, direct rail or coach links to Leicester are:

If you are travelling to the UK by on the Eurostar, you can change at St Pancras International onto a direct train to Leicester.

Arriving in the UK by air

This advice applies to Tier 4 students from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the USA.

Although students from the countries above can use E-Gates at UK airports, we recommend that you do not use the E-Gates as your passport will not be stamped.

Make sure that you speak to a Border Force official to obtain your entry stamp. Then keep your boarding pass (paper or electronic) and bring it with you when you attend the University visa checkpoint at the start of term.

Travel to and around Leicester

It’s easy to get around Leicester and to the University – check out our handy guide.