The College Coach Transfer from London Heathrow

The College will be providing two airport transfer coaches on dates that best suit the times you should arrive in Swansea for enrolment.  Please choose the best transfer coach that suits when you land at the airport.

Option 1 - Saturday 15th September

Airport Transfer Service Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

  • Depart at approx. 9am for approx. Arrival in Swansea 1pm
  • Duration. 4 hours
  • Cost. £75.00 - Family members and friends are also welcome to come on the bus for £75 each

Option 2 - Saturday 22nd September

Airport Transfer Service Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

  • Depart at approx. 9am for approx. Arrival in Swansea 1pm
  • Duration. 4 hours
  • Cost. £75.00 - Family members and friends are also welcome to come on the bus for £75 each

There will be an Ambassador from The College on the coach service to your accommodation to assist you with any questions you may have. On your arrival in Swansea you will be met by The College team who will help you check into your new accommodation.

How to book this service

To secure your booking please complete a booking form and make payment to The College.

Transfer Booking Form

How to Pay:
Online: https://student.globalpay.wu.com/geo-buyer/thecollege#!/

Transfer:
Account Name: SWAN GLOBAL EDUCATION LLP
Account Number: 0018499152
Sort Code: 18-50-08
Swift Code: CITIGB2L
IBAN: GB07CITI18500818499152
Bank Name: CITIBANK LONDON
Bank Address: Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB, United Kingdom

Travelling by Coach

Students can travel by National Express coach which runs buses directly from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Swansea. This is the cheapest way to travel. Transfer times are approximately 4 hours (Heathrow) and 5.5 hours (Gatwick). If you favour this option you will need to book your ticket 24 hours in advance of boarding the bus and make your own way to the correct coach pick up point at the airport (which is determined by your arrival terminal) to board the coach.

For a full list of fares, departure times, pick up points and to book online please go to the National Express website at www.nationalexpress.com - Please remember to read the terms and conditions.

Travelling by Train

Many train services offer either 'Standard', or 'First' Class' tickets (and therefore seating). First Class is much more expensive than 'Standard Class', which most people find perfectly comfortable. It is advisable to book a seat in advance on long distance journeys, especially if you plan to travel on a Friday.

Train services are operated by a variety of different companies. Some companies offer special deals, especially if booked in advance, on certain routes (usually longer distance routes). For timetables and fares, see www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Students can get the train from Gatwick or Heathrow to London and then get a connecting train from Paddington to Swansea. For train times and prices please see www.nationalrail.co.uk - Please remember to read the terms and conditions.

Please make sure you book your train ticket before travelling to Swansea.

Private Car Airport Pickup

The College, Swansea University use a reliable private car airport pick up service called Executive Transport Solutions. Executive Transport Solutions will wait for you in the appropriate airport arrival terminal holding a sign with the college and your name on it.

The driver will then help with your luggage and take you directly to your pre-arranged accommodation in Swansea.

This service needs to be booked with The College, Swansea University at least 48 hours in advance.
You can use the online form here.

We strongly recommend that all under 18 year old students use this service, but it is of course available to all other students. This is probably the easiest and least stressful way of travelling to Swansea.

Airport Distance to Swansea Total cost for one person in a car Additional cost per person

Heathrow Airport Pickup Service

3 ½ hours

£230.00

£110.00

Gatwick Airport Pickup Service

4 ½ hours

£320.00

£110.00

Bristol Airport Pickup Service

2 hour

£165.00

£60.00

Cardiff Airport Pickup Service

1 hour

£130.00

£60.00

The service cost is to be paid in cash (Sterling) to the driver only upon arriving in Swansea.

Executive Transport Airport Pick Up Service Terms and Conditions

Change to flight details / missed flight / your obligations

  • If you miss your flight or are delayed you must contact The College, Swansea University accommodation and arrivals team immediately either by email at the-college-accommodation@swansea.ac.uk or by calling the emergency phone +44 7780686891 so that we can reschedule your private pick up service.
  • If The College, Swansea University arrange transportation and you fail to use the service, you will still be responsible for the Private Car Airport Pickup fee.

Please note that it is your responsibility for making sure you keep The College, Swansea University informed of all changes to arrival times as The College, Swansea University cannot be held responsible for students missing their pre-arranged airport pick up.

Travelling from within the UK?

Click here to find out where Swansea University is located and how you can travel to Swansea from within the UK.