Arrivals and transport

Further details will be published on this page over the coming months, so please check back.

Before you travel checklist

To do now

Just before you travel

We will add information here over the next few months.

When to arrive

We organise activites for new students to help them settle in.

For students on the 34-week course, Welcome Week runs from 18 to 22 September 2017 and teaching starts on 25 September 2017. Students on the 22-week course will receive a warm welcome on 19 January 2018.

You can see the University's term and vacation dates.

Where we can meet you

Leaving home and arriving in a different country can be overwhelming. We are here to help.

We can meet you when you arrive in the UK, if you arrive between Friday 15 and Sunday 17 September 2017. Our friendly Student Ambassadors will meet you and take you to your accommodation.

We can meet you at the following locations:

  • Heathrow Airport Ambassadors will assist you with your onward travel to Bristol Bus and Coach station where others will take you directly to your accommodation.

Our Student Ambassadors will be wearing red and white T-shirts and holding a University of Bristol sign.

How to get to Bristol, if you arrive at another time

If you are delayed, arriving in outside of these times, or arriving in January, you must organise your own travel to Bristol.

Read UKCISA travel and transport in the UK general information. 

Our maps and travel section has more information on how to get here and maps of the University precinct and our halls of residence (accommodation).

If you are planning to arrive before you can move into your accommodation, you will have to arrange extra accommodation. Have a look at where can you stay for more information.

We recommend you fly to Bristol Airport which has flights from international airports around the world

Student accommodation

If you will be living in University accommodation, you can to collect the key during arrivals weekend. You will be sent information about arranging your key collection time.

If you arrive before your accommodation is ready, you can find information about hotels and guesthouses in Where to stay.

Find out more about arrivals and moving in.

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