Airport coach pick-up service

DMU operates a coach pick-up service from London Heathrow airport (LHR), which will take you directly to the DMU campus. This service operates on key arrival dates in June, July and August (for students starting Pre-sessional English Language courses), as well as in September and January (to coincide with the start of International Welcome Weeks).    

Booking is currently available for January 2019 arrivals. Details of our other airport pickups in 2019 will be available here by the end of March.

If you are arriving to start a course in autumn 2018, you can find information here about how to travel from your airport to Leicester.

January 2019 airport coach pick-ups

Our airport pick-up service will operate on Monday 14th January, with departures from London Heathrow Airport at 13.00 and 18.00.

These pick-ups coincide with the start of January International Welcome Week.

How can I book a place?

To book your place on an airport coach, please complete the online form here.

Seats on coach pick-ups are limited. To secure your place, we recommend booking online as soon as you are able, and a minimum of 14 days before your date of travel.


  • When booking your coach pick-up, you will need to make sure you have enough time to collect your luggage and pass through immigration. You should allow a minimum of two hours between your scheduled flight arrival time and the coach departure time. There can sometimes be long queues at Heathrow Border Control.
  • The DMU Meeting Point is in Terminal 3. If your flight arrives at a different terminal, please allow an additional 45 minutes to transfer between airport terminal buildings.
  • Coaches will leave on schedule and will not be able to wait at the airport after the published departure times. 
  • If you book a place on a coach but we think you have not allowed enough time to get to the pick-up, we will email you to advise you of alternative travel options (such as the National Express coach service).

As part of the booking process, you will need to let us know where you will be staying  in Leicester. Please make sure you arrange your accommodation before you make your coach booking.

Once we've received your booking, we will email you with more information about the pick-up.

Luggage allowance

Please remember that you will need to move and carry your luggage yourself.

If you have booked a place on one of our coaches, you are welcome to bring -

  • up to 2 medium-sized suitcases or rucksacks (maximum size 80cm x 35cm x 40cm each), plus -
  • one piece of cabin luggage (hand baggage)

If you want to bring more luggage than this, you may need to arrange at the airport for your luggage to be sent to Leicester separately. Alternatively, you may need to book a taxi instead, or make alternative travel arrangements.

Further information

You can find more detailed information about our coach pick-up service in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

What if I am arriving at a different time?

If you can, we recommend that you schedule your flight to coincide with one of the pick-ups, because this free service will take you directly to the heart of the DMU campus.

We provide this service on key arrival dates only; if you are arriving at a different time or at a different airport, you will need to make your own way to the DMU campus. You can find out more here about how to travel to DMU from your airport.

If you have any questions about travelling to Leicester or need further information or advice, please email us at  


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