Your next steps

Plan how to get here

If you are travelling to the University from outside the UK there are many things to think about, but we are here to help make your arrival as smooth as possible.  

Getting to Leicester from the airport

We would strongly advise that you book your flight once you have accepted your offer and you have obtained your visa or entry clearance.

Airport collection service

To help you get to Leicester as simply as possible, we offer a free scheduled collection service operating from London Heathrow Airport and Birmingham International Airport to your accommodation in Leicester. This bus service will coincide with our September and January registration week. Places are free but must be booked in advance.

Airport taxi

You can also book an airport taxi to pick you up from arrivals. We have negotiated a set price with Airport Taxis Narborough so you can be sure that you’re paying the correct fee for your journey (costs quoted are correct as of July 2022).

  • Heathrow Airport to Central Leicester = £138 plus any parking charges
  • Birmingham Airport to Central Leicester = £68 plus any parking charges

To book, please send an email to with the following details:

  1. Full name
  2. University of Leicester course details
  3. Arrival airport
  4. Accommodation address in Leicester
  5. Flight date, time and number

Airport Taxis Narborough will then respond with how to pay. Confirmation of your booking will be complete once they have received full payment for your taxi service. Please note there may be a charge to send payment from a foreign bank account.

Waiting time is charged at £18 per hour, which starts 1.5 hours after the flight lands unless instructed to arrive later than the estimated flight arrival time.

Bus and train

Leicester City has excellent rail and road links, so if you are arriving at a UK airport you can make use of the United Kingdom’s excellent public transport networks to get to Leicester. Each airport website has guidance on transport to and from the airport - Birmingham, East Midlands, London Stansted, London Luton, London Heathrow airports.


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

Getting to Leicester from within the UK

Getting to Leicester is easy because of the city’s excellent rail and road connections. Leicester Train Station is 15 minutes' walk from campus and St Margaret's Bus Station is centrally located with coach services from most major English cities including Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and London Victoria.

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